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May 16, 2023

How to Search by Content in EasyFind

Screenshot showing the settings drawer in EasyFind.

If you need to locate files in the Finder, our freeware application EasyFind is a specialized tool for fine-tuned searches. However, some people are confused when they don’t get the results they’re expecting. File types are the typical culprit. (more)

December 20, 2022

How to Make A Desktop Slideshow

Screenshot showing an open dialog from Photostickies.

We all have many pictures, records of our lives to look back on. On your Mac, they usually sit in some folder, somewhat forgotten as you gather more and more. But if you’d have some you’d like to see more often, here’s how to create a desktop slideshow with our freeware application PhotoStickies. (more)

November 8, 2022

How to Create Favorites for EasyFind

Screenshot showing the Locations drop-down menu in EasyFind.

Besides our commercial products, we also offer some needful things for free, such as EasyFind. It’s a powerful tool to search for files and folders by name, content, tags, or Finder comments. If you have locations you commonly search, here’s a method to create favorite locations in EasyFind. (more)

July 5, 2022

How to Install Our Applications

Screenshot showing a Finder window for copying an app to the Applications folder.

DEVONtechnologies has several applications available for a variety of purposes. From a simple freeware thumbnail generator to our flagship apps DEVONthink and DEVONagent. For whatever application you’re thinking, “I’m ready to try this application out”, the first step is downloading and installing the app. Fortunately, this is a simple two step process. (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)

December 15, 2020

Christmas Updates

Screenshot showing the DEVONagent Pro See Also inspector pane

With the new Apple Silicon Macs bringing great speed paired with long battery life it’s time for us to update more of our products for Apple’s great new architecture. Here’s some news for DEVONagent, DEVONsphere Express, and EasyFind. We are also updating DEVONthink To Go with bug fixes and preparations for the arrival of version 3.0. (more)

March 3, 2020

Spring Freeware Updates

Did you know that we have freeware too? This week we’ve updated EasyFind and PhotoStickies for macOS Catalina, added dark mode support, and more.

EasyFind 5.0 now uses modern APIs for compatibility, features new optional columns, and lets you search for names, tags, contents, or comments. The nerds among you will like the new support for regular expressions. (more)

November 13, 2019

Autumn Updates

New season, new releases. For this autumn we have prepared updates for our freeware apps ThumbsUp and XMenu as well as for DEVONthink To Go for you. (more)

January 6, 2015

Shortcuts to XMenu's Custom Folder

XMenu’s user-defined menu allows you to build you very own menu extra menu. You just have to add your own documents, apps, or scripts to its Custom folder. In XMenu’s Preferences first check the User-Defined option to make the menu appear. Right-click this menu, which appears with a gear icon, to quickly show its folder. It is always named Custom. Add and remove files to or from this folder to customize the menu’s content to your needs. (more)

January 21, 2014

Connect to Server, XMenu-Style

If you find yourself needing to mount remote volumes fairly often, here’s handy way to do it from XMenu’s User-Defined menu instead of littering your Desktop with aliases.

First things first… in XMenu’s Preferences, you’ll need the User-Defined menu On. Also, you’ll need to mount a remote volume or machine and ideally be showing drive icons on your desktop. (more)