My preferences are set pretty much as they come out of the box, with one or two tweaks (for example, I want to trash the originals of any PDF files I import and run through optical character recognition). The DEVONthink Pro Office (DTPO manual) covers setting preferences in detail and of course these may change as I go along. (more)
I first came across DEVONthink whilst working through one of the periodic urges I get to review and make changes to my digital organisation habits, Again I had become disillusioned with the futile search for 'one app to rule them all'. I was a longtime user of Evernote, however I'd never been quite satisfied with its storage of files within notes (I'm unable to explain this rationally), and the recent move to limit the usage of free account holders hampered my workflow, which is part personal, part work and across several devices. (more)
Michael Malzahn has updated his German-language ebook DEVONthink — Das Arbeitsbuch with changes for DEVONthink 2.9, DEVONthink To Go 2.0, and the new sync that links the two. If you purchased the ebook on or after July 1st, 2016, you can get the new version for free. Contact the author with your purchase receipt. (more)
DEVONthink and DEVONagent are extremely feature-rich and deep applications, harder to master than, say, a simple to-do list app. But they come with an extensive documentation and many slideshow and video tutorials for many everyday tasks from 'How to set up a first database' to 'How to use DEVONthink in a team'. We explain, e.g., the various options for sharing your knowledge, show you the pros and cons of importing vs. indexing, and give valuable tips. (more)
In the recent weeks we have released both DEVONthink's new sync feature as well as a rewritten web interface for DEVONthink Pro Office as public betas via my blog. If you installed the plugins but are still unsure if you really exploit their potential check out our two new screencasts. Thirteen minutes well spent. Ray demonstrates how you can work on one database with multiple users on the local network and how you set up sync locations, e.g Dropbox, and keep your databases synchronized on all your machines. (more)
Now that we've published a large number of screencasts about DEVONthink we have caught up with DEVONagent Pro popup: true. In the Support Assistant (choose Help > Tutorials inside the application) you'll find seven new screencasts showing you how to search effectively with DEVONagent, explaining what search sets, Boolean operators, and wildcards are, and how you can work with the found results. Finally we demonstrate how you can easily automate your research with scheduled search sets. No more excuses for not using DEVONagent for serious searching!
ScreenCastsOnline popup: true, famous for their great videos about all things Mac, has just published two great screencasts about DEVONthink. > screencastsonline.com/magazineDEVONthink is probably one of the most requested productivity and organisational apps I get asked to cover. Well this week is the week it happens, but as a change, I thought I’d get a DEVONthink expert in to lead us through the benefits of this complex and powerful application — Todd Olthoff. (more)
With DEVONthink 2.4 we have introduced our new scanner/camera import window, and just yesterday we have released an update that makes scanning with Image Capture compliant flatbed scanners or all-in-one devices a lot more comfortable. Today we have published two new tutorials that guide you through the new scanner/camera import window (all editions of DEVONthink) and through setting up a Fujitsu ScanSnap document scanner for use with DEVONthink Pro Office. Check them both out directly in DEVONthink (Help > Tutorials).