The DEVONtechnologies Blog

Articles tagged with devonthink to go

September 20, 2022

How to Use Table of Contents

Screenshot showing the Table of Contents inspector in DEVONthink.

In many documents, there is a need to divide content, breaking it into discrete sections. Navigating those sections can be done with the help of a table of contents. Fortunately, DEVONthink can display such a table in certain documents. Here’s how you can use it. (more)

September 13, 2022

Understanding Decentralization

Visualization of a network, using DEVONthink as nodes.

Nowadays, people often talk about data being “in the cloud” and they often ask or expect their DEVONthink databases to be online. But if your data is all in the cloud, have you ever wondered why there are still local folders on your machines? Let’s briefly discuss why decentralization is the model that DEVONthink follows. (more)

August 30, 2022

How to Use Extended Selection in iOS

Screenshot showing a floating selection using the application switcher in iOS.

When handling items in DEVONthink To Go, it happens that you need to deal with more than one at a time. Perhaps you want to email several documents to someone. Or maybe you need to copy them to a shared folder in Dropbox and don’t want to share them one by one. Here’s how to quickly select and handle multiple items. (more)

August 16, 2022

How to Create Annotations on iOS

Screenshot showing the information pop-up of a document in DEVONthink To Go.

Sometimes you need to take some notes on a document. For this purpose DEVONthink offers annotations. Annotations are separate text documents that are attached to a document and are therefore suitable for making notes about it. Here’s how you easily create and use annotations in DEVONthink To Go. (more)

July 26, 2022

Fabrizio Musacchio

Fabrizio works as a scientist and lives in Cologne, Germany, EU.

Within the past few months, a forum participant who goes by the handle @PixelTracker posted some useful DEVONthink scripts in the Automation section of our forums. A more recent set of scripts appeared on the forums and his blog, prompting us to ask, “Who is this person writing these scripts?” So we invited him to share some thoughts with us and all of you. (more)

July 19, 2022

DEVONthink To Go 3.5.2

Screenshot of the settings for sharing documents.

This maintenance release for DEVONthink To Go adds a new setting for sharing items as files, item links, or Markdown item links. It also recognizes contact cards and lets you run Shortcuts actions on the currently selected items. On iOS or iPadOS 16, it brings fixes for three crashes on the current betas. (more)

July 19, 2022

How to Open Documents Externally on iOS

Screenshot showing the document provider in the sidebar of Apple Numbers.

DEVONthink To Go supports creating and editing some native file types, e.g., plain text, rich text, or Markdown. And while it supports importing many other formats, those can’t be edited in DEVONthink To Go. Here’s how to open those documents in an external application. (more)

June 28, 2022

Understanding DEVONthink's Sync

Screenshot showing the sync settings of DEVONthink

When it comes to syncing in DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go, some people wonder or get confused about how to “get my databases on both devices”. Here are some tips and things to understand about syncing. (more)

June 14, 2022

How to Use Key Commands on the iPad

Screenshot showing the the list of keyboard shortcuts in DEVONthink To Go.

Apple’s mobile platform and devices are built for touch. Touch this, pinch that, swipe left and right, etc. However, using a hardware keyboard is often a much more fluid and accurate experience and also opens up the ability to use keyboard shortcuts. Supporting this, DEVONthink To Go has a broad set of menus and key commands available. (more)

June 8, 2022

How to Use Sync Locations

Screenshot, showing the sync settings in DEVONthink 3

When it comes to syncing DEVONthink or DEVONthink To Go, people are sometimes unsure of how to set up sync locations. If you’re using an iCloud sync, there’s only one option: all databases sync to one location. But if you’re using another sync option, you may want to approach it differently. (more)