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Articles tagged with productivity

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 3, 2022

Monica Rysavy's Capture Workflow

Part of an info graphic illustrating several steps in Monica's capture workflow.

DEVONthink user Monica Rysavy, Ph.D., Ed.D., shares an insight into her daily capture routine for different types of information on Twitter and her website. (more)

May 10, 2022

How to Use Batch Processing

Screenshot showing the batch process panel

DEVONthink is well known for its automation capabilities: scripting, smart rules, folder actions, etc. However, sometimes you just need to make some quick impromptu changes in your database but don’t need — or perhaps don’t know how — to create something too complicated. Here’s how to use DEVONthink’s batch processing for making such changes. (more)

April 26, 2022

How to Print to DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the PDF dropdown menu in the print dialog.

Beyond messaging and email, PDF is one of the most common formats for communicating information between people. In applications that support printing to PDF — and there are many — you can print a paginated PDF directly to DEVONthink. (more)

April 12, 2022

How to Split PDFs in DEVONthink

Screenshot showing dragging a PDF thumbnail.

PDFs come from a variety of sources but not always in the perfect form for your work. Sometimes you may have pages you don’t need. Maybe you had a marathon scanning session to one big document but need individual documents now. Whatever reason you have for splitting a PDF, DEVONthink has a few special options available. (more)

April 5, 2022

How to Use Multiple Windows on iOS

Screenshot of the iPadOS window switcher with two open DEVONthink To Go windows.

For some time now, DEVONthink To Go has supported opening multiple windows in iPadOS, e.g., when you long-press an item and choose Open in New Window. But windows on mobile aren’t as obvious as they are in macOS. Here are a few ways to access and interact with these windows. (more)

March 30, 2022

Is it Love? — DEVONthink & Yoink

The DEVONthink and Yoink application icons next to each other.

As a Mac user, you know that drag-and-drop can be, well, a drag. Eric uses Yoink to drag files and text to even the most remote places on his desktop without breaking his fingers. Therefore, we’ve arranged a little promotion, so you can get both DEVONthink and Yoink for 20% off. Boosting your productivity was never more affordable. (more)

March 1, 2022

How to Create Documents from the Clipboard

Screenshot of clipboard panel and a new document in DEVONthink.

When rapidly capturing data from a source for use in another application, copy and paste is a commonly used method. In DEVONthink there is a built-in shortcut to create new documents from clipboard content but you need to understand what you’ll get from the content you copied. (more)

February 22, 2022

How to Make Screen Captures

DEVONthink's Sorter in screen capture mode.

As the old adage goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This is certainly true in computing too. It is very common to capture things we want to remember or share. macOS has always had nice screen capturing capabilities but the images are captured to a static location. Here is how to take and file screen captures directly in DEVONthink. (more)

February 1, 2022

How to Open Files Externally

Screenshot of the Open With menu in the Get Info pane.

DEVONthink not only allows you to store your files, but also to open them in their associated external applications. But sometimes when you open a file externally, it opens the wrong application. Here’s how the Open With menu and launching external applications work in DEVONthink. (more)