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November 18, 2020

DEVONthink 3.6

Screenshot showing the new Links Inspector in DEVONthink

Just hit DEVONthink 3 > Check for Updates and we’ll drop version 3.6 right onto your Mac. It brings, of course, some necessary changes for macOS Big Sur but also many other enhancements. (more)

November 17, 2020

How to Check Cloud Service Status

Screenshot of the Apple system status page

Many people use compatible cloud services for syncing DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. These can be useful in situations where devices need to be updated more frequently, or Bonjour connections are disallowed. However, just as any website can be unavailable, for a variety of reasons, these servers can experience downtime as well. Here are some official links to some of the services you might use, not only for syncing but just about any of your cloud storage needs. (more)

November 10, 2020

How to Organize with Smart Rules

Groups of web clippings

One of the powerful new features in DEVONthink is smart rules. An extension of smart groups, they allow you to act on the matched item when certain events happen. Since capturing web content to DEVONthink is a common task, here’s an example to show how to use smart rules to dynamically organize web clippings. (more)

November 3, 2020

How to Get Help with Our Apps

Screenshot showing the DEVONthink Help menu

In software as in life, things unexpectedly go wrong. Sometimes you can resolve things alone and sometimes you need help. For those times when you need assistance with our applications, here’s how to get help. (more)

October 29, 2020

MacPowerUsers on Research Apps

MacPowerUsers podcast logo

In the latest episode of their excellent MacPowerUsers podcast, David Sparks and Stephen Hackett dive deep into the field of applications for serious research which includes, of course, DEVONthink. And Kerry Dawson explains on Tech Today Review why DEVONthink is indispensable for his work. (more)

October 27, 2020

How to Filter Items in DEVONthink

DEVONthink showing map filter pane.

No matter if you’re a casual or heavy user of DEVONthink, your databases fill up with a variety of files over time. The more items, the more you have to search and sort through. While the toolbar search is one powerful option for finding items, here is another way: filter panes. (more)

October 20, 2020

How to Add Some Style to Markdown

Markdown styled in DEVONthink.

Markdown is a plain text file format that has become more popular in some circles outside web work. Markdown allows you to write and add formatting with simple, plain text characters. However, the appearance may be a bit plain for some tastes. Here’s how you can change it. (more)

October 13, 2020

How to Customize Bookends Import

Importing Bookends references into DEVONthink.

If you are using the Pro or Server editions of DEVONthink, you can import references from the popular bibliographic manager Bookends. Here’s how you can customize the format of the imported references in DEVONthink. (more)

October 6, 2020

How to Simulate Three Pane View

DEVONthink 3 simulating Three Pane View.

In version 2 of DEVONthink, there was a view also found in some high-end management or information systems: Three Pane View. This view had a pane displaying only groups and their subgroups, one pane only showing enclosing documents, and a preview pane. This view is not available in DEVONthink 3. However, here are some options to approximate the view in version 3. (more)

October 5, 2020

Elaine Giles' DEVONthink 3 Series

MacBite After Hours howling wolf logo.

Elaine Giles, an IT consultant based in Manchester, UK, has made all the screencasts that she produced for MacBites After Hours available for free on YouTube. You don’t want to miss this great collection of tutorials. (more)