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January 23, 2024

How to Rebuild an Apple Mail Mailbox

Screenshot showing the mailbox Rebuild command in Apple Mail.

If you are dragging and dropping emails from Apple Mail into DEVONthink, you may see a message in our Log window that importing a message failed. Here’s something you can try to resolve the issue. (more)

November 28, 2023

How to Use Universal Control

Image of an iPad and a Mac side-by-side.

If you use a Mac and an iPad at the same time, Universal Control allows you to control both devices from a single keyboard and mouse or trackpad. You can use both devices perfectly together while retaining their individual capabilities. Here we’ll show you this feature. (more)

November 21, 2023

How to Change an App's Language

Screenshot showing the language preferences in macOS' settings.

If an application has translated its interface into another language, you can choose the language in which it is used. DEVONthink is, e.g., available in English, French, and German. Here is, how you can easily change an app’s language on the Mac. (more)

September 19, 2023

A Relaxing Way to Work

Picture of a student sitting at her desk and with headphones on.

No matter how much you may enjoy your work, sometimes it’s just stressful underneath the surface. One option for relieving a little stress from your day that works for us are relaxing background sounds. Here are some options to explore. (more)

September 12, 2023

Where to Store Your Databases

Screenshot showing database files stored in the Finder.

When you create a DEVONthink database, you need to save it to a specific location. In principle, there are many options here. Some are good, some others rather not. Here are the advocated options and things you need to know. (more)

August 30, 2023

Take Control of Your Paperless Office Updated (4th Edition)

Image showing the cover of Take Control of Your Paperless Office.

Joe Kissel from Take Control Books revised the ebook Take Control of Your Paperless Office to reflect today’s hardware and software landscape. This includes, e.g., current scanner models and, of course, our applications DEVONthink 3 and DEVONthink To Go 3. (more)

August 29, 2023

How to Use Multiple Windows on macOS

Screenshot showing App Exposé for currently open DEVONthink windows.

When working in DEVONthink, you almost certainly end up with several windows open at once, and even on larger screens you can easily lose track of them. Fortunately, there are some tricks on how to get an overview of your windows and how to find lost ones. (more)

April 18, 2023

How to Deal With PDF Searchability

Screenshot showing the concordance inspector with a word cloud in DEVONthink.

When it comes to PDF documents, what you see and what is actually there can be two different things. Just because you can read words in the document doesn’t mean it is searchable. Or perhaps you have a searchable PDF but it’s still not found in a search in DEVONthink. Here are a few ways to deal with such PDFs. (more)

April 11, 2023

How to Deal with Reduced Vision

macOS magnifier over the DEVONthink manual.

Whether due to a physical infirmity or just a product of getting older, viewing things on screen can become more difficult. Changing the interface isn’t something that’s simply done and everyone has their own level of correction needed. Here are a few ways to make things a bit easier on your eyes. (more)

February 7, 2023

How to Quickly Open Documents

Screenshot showing the CustomShortcuts menu beneath the Open With submenu in DEVONthink.

We know our applications don’t exist in isolation on your Mac. While you can view or edit many file types in DEVONthink, there are times you want to open them in other applications. This is especially easy with the free utility CustomShortcuts. Here is how that works. (more)