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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)

May 31, 2022

How to Use Shallow Sync

Screenshot showing the Information menu of a database in DEVONthink To Go

Mobile devices have come a long way. They’re surely more powerful than they used to be with increasing amounts of storage capacity. However, not all devices have a large amount of available space. This can pose a problem when trying to import and sync your DEVONthink To Go databases. Here are some things to consider in this situation. (more)

March 8, 2022

How to Remove Databases from Sync

Screenshot showing how to cleane a database from a sync store in DEVONthink To Go.

In DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go, it’s easy to make as many databases as you’d like. However, there are times when you’ve made and synced databases you now deleted or perhaps just no longer want to sync but the unwanted databases keep showing up in the sync location. Here’s how to get rid of them. (more)

December 8, 2020

Understanding Encryption in Sync

Sync location showing encryption key

When it comes to syncing with DEVONthink, we are often asked questions about what an encryption key is and how you make and use one. Here’s a brief explanation. (more)

August 4, 2020

How to Sync by Wire

Bonjour is a wonderful technology that allows us to connect to devices or services by name instead of a hard to remember IP address, a number that can and does change! DEVONthink can sync via Bonjour on a local network, but only if the traffic is allowed. Here’s one way to work around that … (more)

July 28, 2020

Save Space with Shallow Sync

Many times people will create large databases in DEVONthink and want to sync them to their iOS devices. But there may not be a lot of available space on the iPhone or iPad. DEVONthink To Go has a sync option that may allow you to sync the databases within the space you have. (more)

June 23, 2020

Is Sync “Slow”?

Today’s network speeds are indeed much faster than in the past. The speed and availability of networks are a marvel compared to what we had in the past. But at times, sync can seem like it’s running a bit slowly. (more)

August 1, 2019

Dropbox to DEVONthink To Go

Sometimes you might want to add data from Dropbox into your DEVONthink databases. With DEVONthink on a Mac this is as simple as dragging and dropping. On iOS, however, Dropbox’s mobile application doesn’t allow for this kind of interaction. So is there an option for easily adding Dropbox data to DEVONthink To Go? (more)

February 20, 2018

Find a File Service or Make OneDrive Work with Sync

Our synchronization technology for DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go supports direct connections via the local network, Dropbox, and WebDAV.

WebDAV is a standard protocol for connecting to file services over the internet. You can mount WebDAV servers in the Finder just like a remote hard drive, upload and download files, or move things around. It’s a solid standard and DEVONthink can use it for managing its sync stores, folders containing all the files needed for synchronizing one or more databases between multiple devices. (more)