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  • We Favor Open Over Closed

    Aug 27, 2013

    Since the very first telephone companies popup: true  and there is an ongoing struggle between advocates (and adversaries) of open vs. closed systems. Today is the time of the closed systems. The … (more)

  • When the Web Breaks

    Mar 1, 2017

    If you weren’t aware of it already, there was a problem on the internet yesterday  for a couple of hours . A little problem in terms of describing it: Amazon Web Services (AWS) was … (more)

  • How to Protect Your Data with a UPS

    May 3, 2022 — Jim Neumann

    An interesting weather fact: The Earth is struck by lightning eight million times per day, and no that’s not a typo. The power of a single strike can shut down electricity for a house, a … (more)

  • Interview: Prof. Dr. Frank Thissen

    Oct 1, 2013

    A few months ago I got into contact with Dr. Frank Thissen, lecturer at the Stuttgart Media University popup: true (Hochschule der Medien, HdM) in Germany. Frank is a DEVONthink power user and we … (more)

  • Elaine Giles' DEVONthink 3 Series

    Oct 5, 2020 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

    Elaine Giles , an IT consultant based in Manchester, UK, has made all the screencasts that she produced for MacBites After Hours available for free on YouTube. The whole video is more than … (more)

  • Using Temporary Databases in DEVONthink

    Sep 28, 2021 — Jim Neumann

    When it comes to peoples’ databases in DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go , there often is an almost austere sense they are permanent, inviolable structures. However, as easily as they can be … (more)

  • How to Add Plain Text Extensions

    Dec 7, 2021 — Jim Neumann

    Plain text files are at the very core of many things in the computing world. Markdown and HTML, system logs, delimited files for tabular data… the list goes on an on. DEVONthink supports many plain t … (more)

  • Understanding Database Sizes

    Mar 15, 2022 — Jim Neumann

    While hard drives are relatively large and inexpensive nowadays, it’s still a good idea to keep an eye on your disk usage. When you’re trying to determine how much space you’re … (more)

  • DEVONthink To Go 2.1.2: Sharing, Markdown, and More

    Mar 9, 2017

    DEVONthink is all about document management and workflow. Version 2.1 brought the document provider extension, now DEVONthink To Go 2.1.2 lets you share multiple documents in one go with other apps, … (more)

  • Your Documents, Up in the Clouds?

    Sep 25, 2008

    There’s a lot of discussion about ‘cloud computing’ and storing your data ‘in the clouds’. Some new applications are based on this paradigm and are either built … (more)

  • License Server Failure

    Dec 30, 2008

    Just in time for the Christmas holidays our FileMaker server failed and corrupted our customer and license database. We have, of course, tons of backups and I restored all functionality but it may be … (more)