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December 17, 2023

How to Quickly Resize Images

Screenshot showing the settings panel of ThumbsUp.

When it comes to creating documents with images in DEVONthink, the file format matters. For rich text and formatted notes, the data is embedded in the file, what can cause the documents to become overly large. Our utility ThumbsUp can help you resize images. (more)

December 12, 2023

How to Use Menus More Quickly

Screenshot showing a menu and a submenu in DEVONthink To Go.

When people talk about how they use an application, they sometimes complain about how many taps it takes to get something done. In DEVONthink To Go you can move through menus a little more smoothly. Here’s how. (more)

November 28, 2023

How to Use Universal Control

Image of an iPad and a Mac side-by-side.

If you use a Mac and an iPad at the same time, Universal Control allows you to control both devices from a single keyboard and mouse or trackpad. You can use both devices perfectly together while retaining their individual capabilities. Here we’ll show you this feature. (more)

November 21, 2023

How to Change an App's Language

Screenshot showing the language preferences in macOS' settings.

If an application has translated its interface into another language, you can choose the language in which it is used. DEVONthink is, e.g., available in English, French, and German. Here is, how you can easily change an app’s language on the Mac. (more)

November 14, 2023

How to Style Markdown

HTML markup for a converted Markdown document.

You may be wondering how you can change the appearance of your Markdown documents. The answer is: with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). Here are some tips to get you started. (more)

November 7, 2023

How to Narrow the Search Location

Screenshot showing a targeted search in two selected databases in DEVONthink.

When you’re searching for your documents in DEVONthink, you often have an idea where they might be. Searching everywhere would give you more results than you want at the moment. Here is, how to narrow down the search location. (more)

October 31, 2023

How to Use Custom Metadata

Screenshot showing the preferences for custom metadata in DEVONthink.

Metadata is information about other data, in our case documents. Most metadata is predefined, like the file size or the creation date. However, DEVONthink lets you create and use custom metadata, that you can apply to your documents. Here is, how that works. (more)

October 24, 2023

Why to Use Markdown

Screenshot showing a window in DEVONthink with an open Markdown document.

As native file type in DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go, Markdown is a format used by many of you. However, often the question comes up what Markdown is at all and why one should use it. Here are a few things you may not have known about Markdown. (more)

October 17, 2023

How to Create a Database Template

Screenshot showing two database windows with some items.

Sometimes we get asked about having a DEVONthink database that can be copied for reuse, e.g., when creating a yearly database. Simply copying a database should not be done for technical reasons, but you can create a set of objects as a template to populate a new database. Here is, how that works. (more)