The DEVONtechnologies Blog

June 23, 2022

SummerFest: Great Apps, Great Prices

It’s summer on the northern hemisphere. The time for going outside, without our digital devices, and enjoying some time in a local café or public park. And it’s the time for our traditional SummerFest. Buy DEVONthink and DEVONagent Pro for 25% off directly at the workshop gate and have a look at the other SummerFest apps with a similar discount. (more)

June 22, 2022

DEVONthink 3.8.4

Screenshot showing the multimedia filter of DEVONthink.

This maintenance release brings a variety of additions and improvements for the everyday life with DEVONthink for Mac. From new preferences and a new filter pane to enhancements for the Markdown editor, support for pencil drawings added with DEVONthink To Go 3.5, better date handling in automations, and more. (more)

June 21, 2022

How to Use Workspaces

Screenshot showing the workspace menu in DEVONthink

Imagine you have a set of databases you open to work on a specific project. Or a database you occasionally use and open in three windows side-by-side. While it’s possible to manually open databases and windows, DEVONthink has a special function to make this a more dynamic process: Workspaces. (more)

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 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)

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 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)

May 25, 2022

DEVONthink To Go 3.5

Screenshot showing a Markdown document being edited in DEVONthink To Go and the key commands overlay.

This update for DEVONthink To Go brings a new text editor for plain text, Markdown, RTF, and the HTML-based formatted notes. Other enhancements include a three-column layout, more keyboard commands, and new PDF view options. The update also improves the overall performance and reliability. (more)

May 23, 2022

David and Rose Automate DEVONthink

Logo of the Automators podcast.

In this week’s episode of the Automators podcast, David Sparks a.k.a. MacSparky and Rose Orchard dig deep into automating DEVONthink for Mac. David and Rose are the prototypical power users and when they’re not recording podcasts they automate everything that can be automated — and if it cannot, they’ll find a way. Don’t miss it. (more)

May 17, 2022

Understanding DEVONthink's Trash

Screenshot showing the trash in DEVONthink To Go

Building a database is similar to setting up an office or furnishing a room. One important, though not glamorous, item is the trash: a place to put unwanted items. DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go databases also have per-database trashes for the same purpose. Here’s how to access and use them. (more)