The DEVONtechnologies Blog

October 23, 2018

Where Has My Disk Space Gone

Despite the availability of affordable, high capacity external drives, modern laptops often come equipped with much smaller drives. This requires more judicious storage habits and paying closer attention to how much space is left. While you can find utilities that display this information in attractive types of charts, etc. you can get very good information directly from the operating system in macOS El Capitan and later. (more)

October 8, 2018

Chinese Spy Chips? That's Why DEVONthink Uses Strong Encryption

Last week Bloomberg Businessweek published an article named The Big Hack. The authors claim that testers have found a tiny microchip on server mainboards that wasn’t part of the original designs:

During the ensuing top-secret probe, which remains open more than three years later, investigators determined that the chips allowed the attackers to create a stealth doorway into any network that included the altered machines. Multiple people familiar with the matter say investigators found that the chips had been inserted at factories run by manufacturing subcontractors in China. (more)

October 4, 2018

How Professionals Use Our Software to be Productive

Kirby Ferguson

From time to time I post some links to articles out there that give an idea on how other people use our software. DEVONthink and DEVONagent are part of what makes them productive at their Macs, iPads, and iPhones. (more)

October 2, 2018

Reuse Smart Groups

Just like a smart folder in the Finder, smart groups in DEVONthink are a handy way to isolate items based on common criteria. But sometimes you may need a similar, but not exact set of criteria to use — a temporary and reusable smart group. For example, if you wanted to search for groups by name, you could create a smart group via Data > New > Smart Group, with criteria of… … (more)

September 25, 2018

Re-enable the Mail Plugin on macOS Mojave

Today is macOS Mojave day. And while DEVONthink 2.10.1 is working fine on Apple's latest incarnation of the Mac operating system, the new security measures do interfere with DEVONthink Pro Office's Mail plugin. Mojave wants to know that you trust our plugin and have the intent to run it. To (re)enable the Mail plugin please follow these steps: … (more)

September 25, 2018

Take a Hike

Our world is full of extraordinarily beautiful places, many set aside and protected from development for people to enjoy nature undisturbed. While not the only country with beautiful national parks, the US, with its varied habitats over three million square miles (eight million square kilometers), has many of its own. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a resource for park information? (more)