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  • Backup Your Valuable Data from Evernote

    Sep 6, 2018

    Recently, Evernote has lost key people and started to try to raise investment money. This might make those nervous who rely on their services. Apple Insider published a guide for Evernote users who … (more)

  • Backups (Part 3: Online)

    Sep 4, 2018

    When we discuss backups, we generally advocate primary backups on local drives. However, we sometimes hear, “But, I want to use an online backup!” While, this is indeed possible, here are a few thi … (more)

  • How to Keep Your Data Private

    Jan 22, 2020 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

    An article published yesterday by Reuters casts a shadow on Apple’s commitment on privacy and encryption. When Apple spoke privately to the FBI about its work on phone security the following … (more)

  • Online Backup with Arq and Amazon S3

    Apr 8, 2014

    Backups are something that every computer user is supposed to do but nobody really enjoys doing it. Apple’s Time Machine makes it a lot easier, at least when you have a second hard disk or a … (more)

  • Backups (Part 1: Local)

    Aug 21, 2018

    If there’s one difficult question to ask in Support, it’s: “Do you have current local backups of your  DEVONthink  databases?” Too often, the answer is, “No” or “I’ve been thinking about starting backups, but I ne … (more)

  • Backups (Part 2: Locally Hidden)

    Aug 28, 2018

    As mentioned last week, we sometimes receive support requests from people where the best option is to restore data from backups. All too often we find out they have not been diligent in keeping their … (more)

  • Going Back to a Backup

    May 1, 2007

    Why-o-ever it may happen, databases can go corrupt. Be it a damaged file system, a system hang, or, Heaven forbid!, a DEVONthink crash. But, no reason to panic. First, run Tools > Verify & … (more)

  • Internal Metadata Backups

    Aug 29, 2017

    DEVONthink does not have a system for automatically backing up everything. DEVONthink has a setting in its Preferences > Backup that controls how many internal metadata backups are done. These … (more)

  • How to Create a Database Archive

    Sep 14, 2021 — Jim Neumann

    One of the topics we routinely preach about is the need to be diligent in backups. We believe, “If your data is important to you, it should be backed up.” While DEVONthink doesn’t … (more)

  • Copy/Backup Intelligently

    Dec 11, 2007

    DEVONthink Pro databases are technically packages, folders that appear like a single file. When you simply copy them to another volume as a backup, the Finder always copies the whole thing. And so … (more)

  • An Online Storage Service Worth a Look

    Jan 23, 2008

    Last week I came across an interesting backup and archival solution: JungleDisk . It uses Amazon’s S3 storage and makes it available as a local WebDAV disk. You can use it to make regular or … (more)

  • Find a File Service or Make OneDrive Work with Sync

    Feb 20, 2018

    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 … (more)

  • Fabrizio Musacchio

    Jul 26, 2022 — Jim Neumann

    Within the past few months, a forum participant who goes by the handle @PixelTracker posted some useful DEVONthink scripts in the Automation section of our forums. A more recent set of scripts … (more)

  • DEVONthink for Teachers and Photographers

    Mar 26, 2009

    Nils Raschke, a German high school biology teacher, writes a blog about all things teaching biology and more. Last week he published a nicely written piece about how he is trying to cope with the … (more)

  • Emails to DEVONtech Got Lost

    Oct 23, 2006

    This saturday, the hard drive of my brave MacBook broke. From one second to the next, no warning, no scrating sounds, nothing. Now, it just makes click-click sounds, and I see the “System … (more)

  • Fujitsu Warns About ScanSnap Problems with macOS Sierra

    Sep 22, 2016

    Many of you are using a Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners for capturing documents. Before you jump onto the macOS Sierra train please read the following warning that Fujitsu just published: Problems … (more)

  • Export Your Data Transparently

    Mar 17, 2009

    When you add your documents and clippings to DEVONthink , you’re never locked in. DEVONthink provides you with a variety of export options based on standard file formats , not obscure XML … (more)

  • Improve Classification

    Jan 16, 2007

    One simple way to improve the Classify feature of DEVONthink is to exclude certain groups and documents from being used for classification. You could, e.g., exclude groups with indexed backup CDs or … (more)

  • Routine Maintenance for Your Database

    Aug 4, 2015

    How many of us would drive our cars daily for a year and  never get any maintenance done on it? No oil change. No tire rotation. No fluid checks or general inspections at all…? Odds are, I do … (more)

  • 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)