The DEVONtechnologies Blog

August 31, 2021

Understanding Tagging

An image with added tags in DEVONthink.

One of the methods of organizing data is tagging. Supported by DEVONthink as well as in some other applications, including the Finder, tags can provide contextual relationships between items, either broadly or narrowly defined. Here is a simple way to think about tags. (more)

August 24, 2021

Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt

Avigail Oren
Avigail started her career by doing history research on U.S. cities but now enjoys learning something new every day in her work for clients.

Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt created the great DEVONthink for Historians online course. No wonder this caught our attention and we wanted to find out more about how it happened. (more)

August 19, 2021

Summer Freeware Updates

Screenshot of the EasyFind window.

This summer it’s time to update also our freeware tools for Apple Silicon. Here are EasyFind 5.0.2, PhotoStickies 6.0.1, XMenu 1.9.11, CalcService 3.5.1, and WordService 2.8.3, all fully optimized for Apple’s new M-series processors. (more)

August 3, 2021

How to Change the App Language

On the Mac and on iOS apps open in the best available language from the preferred languages order you define in System Preferences or the Settings app. But did you know that you can change this for each app individually? Here’s how. (more)

July 22, 2021

Summer Updates

It’s July already and so time for a round of summer updates. Here are new releases of DEVONagent, DEVONsphere Express, and DEVONthink To Go with improvements and bug fixes. Here’s what’s new. (more)

July 13, 2021

Understanding DEVONthink Editions

DEVONthink menu with starred items.

In our user community and in customer support, we receive reports about certain functions of DEVONthink, e.g., OCR, not working. However, after asking for a bit more detail, it often turns out the person has purchased the wrong edition. Here’s how to check your edition and a few of the specific functions in them. (more)

July 6, 2021

Integrate Trickster with DEVONthink

Trickster and DEVONthink icons connected with a cable.

Our friends at Apparent Software added dedicated integration with DEVONthink to their latest release of Trickster. Trickster is a little application that lives in the menu bar and lists your recently used files, neatly organized by file type and application. Here’s how the integration works and how you set it up. (more)

July 6, 2021

Volume Purchase Program?

Since we released DEVONthink To Go 3.0 we received the question about how to buy the app as a student or educator. In the world of the App Store this is only possible via the Volume Purchase Program (VPP). We would like to know if you are a member of the VPP and if buying via the VPP would be (or would have been) an option for you. (more)

June 29, 2021

How To Assign Your Own Shortcuts

CustomShortcuts application window.

For many people, keyboard shortcuts — also known as hotkeys and not to be confused with the forthcoming app Shortcuts — provide a quicker way to accomplish tasks in an application. Here’s how you can assign, and sometimes change, shortcuts on your own. (more)