"Teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre."

So says Gail Godwin. While we can't tell you much about your live performance we have the right tools to facilitate the preparation part. It can be even fun! Our products are designed to assist you with the tedious tasks of collecting and organizing information so that you can focus on what really matters: developing the best teaching materials for your students.

  • Collect

    The better the texts, pictures, and diagrams are that you hand out to your students the easier it is for them to follow the lesson and to recapitulate later. DEVONthink's GTD®-like inbox, the Take Note panel, services, the Clip to DEVONthink browser extension, the print-to-DEVONthink feature and the Sorter make collection easy. Wherever the material comes from, one click later it's in your inbox.

  • Research

    If you don't have enough material for a lesson start (re)searching on the web with DEVONagent Pro. You choose your search engines and type the query, our app does the tedious rest. Get smart text summaries (without all the noise) that, in many cases, are all you need. Review the results in DEVONagent and instantly send the good ones to your DEVONthink inbox.

  • Prepare

    Prepare your lesson by organizing your material so whatever way is most helpful. Use groups or smart tags, or both, to keep clippings, notes, bookmarks, and other files for an article together. DEVONthink assists you by accessing your data and suggesting tags or groups. You can even add items to multiple lessons using replicants. Find other related data on your computer using DEVONsphere Express.

  • Write

    If you distribute or publish your material online write your papers as rich text documents, e.g. in fullscreen mode. Automatic Wiki-style links effortlessly add references to other documents in your DEVONthink database. Manually add links to webpages. Then publish your "personal Wiki" as mini website and share it with your students.

  • Organize

    Teaching is not just teaching. It's also a lot of organization and administration. Save your participant lists, schedule of lessons, and other tabular data in sheets in DEVONthink. Link to address book cards and create to-dos from DEVONthink Pro in iCal, OmniFocus, or Things with just a few clicks.

    Read how Chad Black organizes his courses.

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Prepare your lesson, effortlessly

Gather everything necessary for your lessons, organize it, and create the best teaching materials for your students.

Use DEVONthink to:

  • Collect and organize material
  • Cross-reference info bits
  • Take notes
  • Create new teaching materials

Use DEVONagent to:

  • Find new material on the web
  • Clip text and images to DEVONthink
  • Keep updated

Use DEVONsphere Express to quickly find information in your computer related to what you're working on.

Use DEVONthink To Go to take your data with you on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Elementary school

Keep all the hand-outs for your pupils in DEVONthink organized with smart tags by year, subject, and achievement level etc. Use smart groups to have them always at hand and sort new materials using DEVONthink's unique AI.

Secondary school

Organize your teaching materials in DEVONthink. Find in-depth info on a subject using DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express, and keep up-to-date on developments in your field. Structure data for your next lesson and write your concept undistracted in fullscreen mode.


Research in scientific databases using DEVONagent and create scheduled searches to grab up-to-the-minute news and information in your research and teaching areas. Clip and collect data in DEVONthink; its AI helps you sort in new items quickly. Finally, write your papers and send by email to your students.

Adult education

Collect your teaching materials in DEVONthink, organized in groups or with smart tags. Smart groups or the tag view let you quickly find the right materials for printing. Keep participant lists and course structures as tabular sheets.

If you are a student or educator you can purchase our software licenses with 25 percent educational discount. Apply here.