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September 4, 2018

Backups (Part 3: Online)

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 things to bear in mind: … (more)

August 28, 2018

Backups (Part 2: Locally Hidden)

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 backups current, and some have never even started them! Is there really no solution for them? For people who have used Time Machine but haven’t connected their backup drives in some time, there may be hope as Time Machine keeps a local hidden backup too. (more)

August 21, 2018

Backups (Part 1: Local)

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 need to restore my data now!” This is a heartbreaking response to hear, and one we want to hear less and less. (more)

August 7, 2018

Merge Documents

If you need to merge some documents in DEVONthink, select all the documents you want to concatenate and choose Data > Merge from the main menu. Alternatively there’s also a contextual menu command for it. (more)

July 31, 2018

Create Custom Icons

Day in and day out, we look at the same apps and folders on our machines. Same stuff, different day. To make things a little “more my own”, we like to personalize our computers with things like desktop wallpapers. But another way we can add some flair, and arguably visual distinction, to our user experience is with custom icons. (more)

July 24, 2018

Fix macOS’ Split Screen Mode

Split Screen mode in macOS has been around for some time and it’s a great way to view two documents at once, but in a fullscreen mode. This even works with two applications, as long as the windows are in the same Space. (more)

July 19, 2018

Where Has Your (Home Office) Working Time Gone?

Guest post by Rositta Beck,

It’s a privilege for me to work in a home office. The working model makes it easier for me to combine private and business matters and increases my productivity with fewer interruptions from the outside world. But how much time do I really spend on business? And how much of my office time melts away because I empty the dishwasher or turn on the washing machine? (more)

July 17, 2018

Copy Text from Word Processing Documents

Many of us have files from word processing applications, like Word or Pages, in our databases. These kinds of files are proprietary and not editable in DEVONthink. However, you can preview them. But what if you need to copy some text from one of them? Do you need to fire up your word processor just to make a quick copy of some text? (more)

July 10, 2018

Delete (and Undelete) in DEVONthink To Go

Here are three ways to delete a file in DEVONthink To Go:

And here’s something else you may not have known… On DEVONthink To Go’s home screen, you can go into the trash for a specific database. Long press or left-swipe a record and choose Put Back to return it to it’s original location. You can also tap the Edit link, select several records, and choose Put Back from the Organize menu. (more)