The DEVONtechnologies Blog

January 17, 2019

DEVONagent 3.11.1 and DEVONsphere 1.9.3

Just that we let DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.11.2 out this Tuesday, maintenance releases for DEVONagent and DEVONsphere have hit the street.

The updates fix a sporadic crash when accessing the Preferences panel as well as some visual artifacts. In DEVONagent Pro and Express 3.11.1 we’ve also added support for JSON news feeds, and improved RSS feed handling in general. DEVONsphere 1.9.3 gets support for the Open Packing Format (.opf) and better indexes packages likes RTFD documents. We’ve also made it detect the current web page in the Vivaldi and Brave web browsers in See Also. (more)

January 15, 2019

DEVONthink & DEVONnote 2.11.2

Today’s update for DEVONthink and DEVONnote is all about improving the overall reliability. It fixes a sporadic crash when accessing the Preferences pane on macOS Mojave, issues with Brother and Epson scanners, and a problem with DEVONnote reporting RTFD documents as missing. (more)

January 11, 2019

DEVONthink To Go 2.7.1

Today DEVONthink To Go 2.7.1 has become available on the iOS App Store.

The maintenance release comes with an updated PDF library which fixes a crash during indexing PDF documents. Version 2.7.1 also deletes temporary files used for synchronizing with iCloud as soon as a file is fully uploaded. Direct connections prefer IPv6 now if both IPv4 and IPv6 are available. Finally, the update improves the overall robustness of the app. (more)

January 8, 2019

Organize Your Apps

One great feature of macOS is virtual desktops that Apple refers to as Spaces. Especially useful on laptops with their limited screen space, these allow you to have multiple screens to organize your applications. Check out System Preferences > Mission Control for options. (more)

December 21, 2018

Happy Holidays and a Productive New Year

The whole DEVONtechnologies team wishes you peaceful holidays, wherever you live and whatever you believe in. We hope that 2019 will be a great, productive, and successful year for you, and that you and your loved ones stay healthy and happy. (more)

December 21, 2018

WinterFest 2018: Great Apps, Great Prices

As is our custom in this season, we're joining some fellow software manufacturers from all over the world making the best-of-breed software for research and writing on the Mac. Tools like DEVONthink, DEVONagent, Tinderbox, or Nisus Writer that live at the intersection of art and research. Crafted with care and refined by years of study and exploration. (more)

December 19, 2018

Add with the Proxy Icon

Say you are working on a saved document in an application on your Mac and suddenly feel the need to add it to your DEVONthink database. You can close the document, locate the file, and drag it into the database. Or you can drag the proxy icon. But what’s the proxy icon? It’s the icon next to the title at the top of the window in many macOS applications. Just click-and-hold it (it will turn grey to show it’s selected), then drag away. (more)

December 13, 2018

Push Notifications for Sync and More

DEVONthink 2.11 and DEVONthink To Go 2.7, released today, add push notifications to the synchronization. Whenever you now make changes to your databases our app sends notifications to all your other devices telling them that something new is waiting for them. That means that it takes much less time before changes are available on all your devices. And as a bonus, it lets us wake up DEVONthink To Go, even when your iPhone or iPad is still in your pocket or bag, and pull the new data in the background. (more)

December 4, 2018

DEVONthink and Spotlight

There are times people want to use Apple’s Spotlight to search for a file in a DEVONthink database. Without going too deeply in technical matters, Spotlight doesn’t index inside the type of file a DEVONthink database is. Due to this, we use a technique to write out some of the metadata for Spotlight to index. (more)

November 16, 2018

Configure ScanSnap Home to Scan to DEVONthink

ScanSnap Home is Fujitsu’s new scan application for its desktop ScanSnap line. Unfortunately our self-configuration that allows DEVONthink Pro Office to insert itself as default destination app for completed scans into the now-legacy ScanSnap Manager no longer works with ScanSnap Home. But with the following steps you can manually configure the new scan application for DEVONthink Pro Office: … (more)