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December 3, 2019

DEVONthink at ScreenCastsOnline

Screenshot from the DEVONthink 3 tutorial

The great folks at ScreenCastsOnline have kicked off a three-episode series of foundation screencasts on DEVONthink 3. Learn how to install the app, build databases, and how populate them from various sources in the first episode. (more)

October 11, 2019

Take Control of DEVONthink 3

When we released DEVONthink 3 we told you that an updated edition of Joe Kissell's popular ebook Take Control of Getting Started with DEVONthink would be in the works and that we'd make it available for free. (more)

December 8, 2016

A User's Journey into DEVONthink: The Future

(yes, 'one app to rule them all' again...)

The following are some thoughts on what I think could be added to or improved in DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO) or DEVONthink To Go (DTTG2). From this series of blog posts you will have guessed that I am a big fan of this software. It has genuinely made life so much easier for me (especially academically) and even after a good few months of daily use, some of the features I come across still surprise and delight with their simplicity and logical manner! Still, anyone using a piece of software to this extent will occasionally think 'I wish it did this' or 'wouldn't it be good if', so here is my collection of those moments. (more)

December 7, 2016

ScreenCastsOnline Airs Three-Part DEVONthink Video Tutorial

ScreenCastsOnline, dedicated to produce quality video tutorials around all things Mac, has started a new mini series about DEVONthink Pro Office. From the description of the first part:

DEVONthink is one of the most powerful database applications made for the Mac. In fact, some people have said this one application makes it worth getting a Mac just to run it! In the introductory episode, Todd Olthoff takes us through all of the core features of DEVONthink Pro Office. (more)

December 1, 2016

A User's Journey into DEVONthink: Deeper Usage

In this post I want to detail some of the ideas I've only touched on previously, and show how these have really changed my workflows. So far my posts have been quite general, and some further detail in areas may be beneficial. The main things I want to talk about are the DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO) artifical intelligence (AI) and using DTPO as a basic wiki/outliner for larger projects. (more)

November 24, 2016

A User's Journey into DEVONthink: On the Go

I wanted to make this post very much an 'examples of use' text rather than just listing the features in the app or talking about the sync — again there is a comprehensive manual and many associated articles that do that. I also wanted to preface it with the fact that for me, the main usage for the app is capturing information whilst away from my Mac, and recalling pieces of information that just won't wait. (more)

November 10, 2016

A User's Journey into DEVONthink: Professional Academic Workflow

As my professional role has developed I have become more involved in authoring, reviewing, and submitting academic papers, amongst other activities such as grant and report writing. Prior to DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO), there was a lot of flicking through numerous PDFs and web pages, whilst trying to keep track of different sections of writing, of which there are always several on the go at once. The main apps in use here are DTPO, Bookends, OmniFocus. (more)