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18. Januar 2012

Working with Templates

German power user  ”Denkenswert” writes in his blog about how to use DEVONthink more productively. In two articles he talks about how to use pre-fab and user-defined templates to work faster with DEVONthink. (mehr)

3. Juli 2012

Make a Sophisticated Tickler File with Scripts

Many people who are using David Allen’s Getting Things Done methodology are also using a tickler file. It consists of 43 folders, one for each month of the year and 31 for the days of the month, in which you keep documents that become relevant at a certain time. DEVONthink Pro already comes with some basic smart templates for this. Forum user Sampsa went a lot further and created a whole series of scripts that create the necessary group structure and even manage it. Documents previously filed for today are automatically moved into the Inbox by a script attached to an iCal alarm. (mehr)

7. Oktober 2011

Dragging School Papers into the 21st Century

In a recent article on TidBITS Tonya Engst talks about how she manages school papers digitally:

The ScanSnap is addictive, and I’ve hardly begun to learn how to use it. Here’s how cool it is: My son comes home from the first day of school with a fistful of forms and handouts. I open the scanner, stick them in, choose an option from the ScanSnap icon in the Dock, and push the big blue button on the scanner. Within moments (or minutes if I chose to run OCR) the entire pile is onscreen, even the double-sided forms and the pages that emerge from the backpack slightly crumpled. (mehr)

29. September 2011

Tool tip: Structure Your Thoughts with Mind Mapping

What method to use for capturing thoughts is a highly subjective subject: some write outlines, some just a simple text, and some prefer mind maps. DEVONthink supports text and very simple outlines (e.g. using rich text lists), but not (yet) mind maps. Some options are: … (mehr)

1. September 2011

DEVONthink and History Research

All our software is made for heavy-duty professional use. And so it’s no wonder that its used all over the world by researchers dealing with huge piles of data. One of the is Rachel Leow, blogger and historian. She started to use DEVONthink for her PhD thesis in humanities research and now she gives her blog readers an insight into her database. (mehr)

22. Oktober 2010

Perfect Your Digital Document Filing System

On FastCompany, tech blogger Gina Trapani talks about how to build a good digital document filing systems and which tools to use. For the Mac she also mentions DEVONthink.

Scanning your stacks of paper to digital documents is a huge project, and you want to make sure all that information will be as easy to find on your hard drive as it is in your filing cabinet. In this week’s episode of Work Smart, packrat Ed Imbier asks how he can organize his digital archive in a way that makes finding information easy. I share my favorite tools for capturing, organizing, and finding documents on your computer, and Lifehacker editor Adam Pash gives his advice,” she writes on the intro page. (mehr)

20. Oktober 2010

Steven Johnson: 'Eureka moments are very, very rare'

Science writer Steven Berlin Johnson has been a DEVONthink user for many years now. This week he was interviewed by The Guardian and also mentioned DEVONthink as his creativity tool:

I can put a quote in and ask it to show me things that are related to this – which is literally a way of exploring the adjacent possible. … Half the time it’ll suggest something completely irrelevant, but amid that noise there’s always some crazy little new connection that I hadn’t thought of.” … (mehr)

21. März 2009

Steven Johnson Writes about DEVONthink Again

Steven Berlin Johnson is an avid advocate for DEVONthink. In another recent article in the Prospect magazine he wrote about copy-and-paste writing and using software as part of the creative process:

The software [DEVONthink] also acts as a kind of connection machine, helping to supplement your own memory. The results have a certain chaotic brilliance. In my last book, for instance, while researching Joseph Priestley’s experiments with oxygen, Devonthink reminded me of a wonderful passage from Lynn Margulis’s book, Microcosmos, which talked about the way excess oxygen, created by early photosynthesis, became one of the earth’s first pollution crises. I had read the passage years before, but forgotten it entirely. The programme remade the link, and opened up an line of inquiry that ultimately resulted in an entirely new chapter. (mehr)