Version 2.1.7 of DEVONthink To Go has just passed Apple’s review. It adds an option to clear the global inbox and makes the grid view available on all devices. The grid view lets you browse your document collection with larger previews and organize them with drag-and-drop, similar to the announced iOS 11. You activate the grid view by tapping the item count button of a group or by swiping right. (more)
link: /redirect.php?id=product-dttg text: DEVONthink To Go 2.1.3), which passed Apple’s review today and became available on the App Store, follows its Mac counterpart, and now also uses our own decluttering service when clipping web pages and articles. This way we’ve made it independent of third-party services and ready for future improvements. (more)
DEVONthink power user Veritrope has created two new scripts that creates a list of all the pages currently open in tabs in Safari or Chrome. So with a single click you have saved all your tabs in a single HTML document in DEVONthink Pro (Office) and you can re-visit the pages later at any time. Download the Safari script popup: true and the Chrome script popup: true from his homepage. Veritrope has many more scripts and tips popup: true for dealing with browser tabs.
Just a quick note that we have updated the scripts Rename using RegEx and Export Metadata as CSV, which are available as manual downloads through the built-in Support Assistant. To install these scripts choose Scripts > More Scripts, search the script in the list, and click Install. If you have the script already installed, remove it first, then re-install it to get the new version.
All our apps are highly scriptable using AppleScript, OS X’s native scripting architecture for Cocoa applications. But if you’re more into Python and Ruby, you can use that, too. MacRuby popup: true and this thread in our user forum popup: true with example scripts on how to use Ruby to control DEVONthink Pro (Office) give you a hand up.
Many people who are using David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology are also using a tickler file. It consists of 43 folders, one for each month of the year and 31 for the days of the month, in which you keep documents that become relevant at a certain time. DEVONthink Pro already comes with some basic smart templates for this. Forum user Sampsa went a lot further and created a whole series of scripts that create the necessary group structure and even manage it. Documents previously filed for today are automatically moved into the Inbox by a script attached to an iCal alarm. (more)
If you like our mail rule scripts for emailing yourself documents and adding them to your DEVONthink inbox or databases, you will like this new script even more. Add it to a rule in Apple Mail and give the rule a distinct name. The messages will get files into a group of the rule’s name in DEVONthink’s global inbox and all attachments in a group with the message’s name. (more)
While tags and groups are technically the same, their different way of presentation can be more flexible, especially in large DEVONthink knowledge collection spreading out in many directions. Using the tags bar (which you show and hide with View > Show/Hide Tags) you quickly add single tags to documents or remove them. Automatic completion makes adding already known tags easy. (more)