Annotate Screen Captures in DEVONthink
August 11, 2015 — Jim Neumann
Have you ever used those fancy screen capture applications that allow you to annotate on a screen capture? When you take screenshots as PDFs you can easily annotate them in DEVONthink:
defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdfand press Return.
killall SystemUIServerand press Return.
Now when you make your screen capture, you will end up with a PDF. Select the PDF in DEVONthink and add notes, arrows, even links.
Note that this is a system-wide change, not just for DEVONthink. If you want to change the format back then just repeat the steps but use
tiff for the type.