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September 20, 2021

MacSparky DEVONthink Field Guide

MacSparky Field Guide illustrative picture.

After six months of work David Sparks a.k.a. MacSparky has today published another one of his excellent field guides — this time for DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. It brings you more than 100 learning videos totaling 8.5 hours. Everything is transcribed, additional downloads include sample data sets and scripts. Check it out and don’t miss the launch discount. (more)

September 14, 2021

How to Create a Database Archive

ZIP file of database.

One of the topics we routinely preach about is the need to be diligent in backups. We believe, “If your data is important to you, it should be backed up.” While DEVONthink doesn’t do file backups on its own, it does have an option for doing periodic full backups of a database. Here’s how to create a database archive to use as a secondary backup. (more)

September 1, 2021

Welcome Back to School

Campus life will, maybe, never be what it was before the pandemic. Video courses might, at least partially, replace the need to queue up for overcrowded lectures and you’ll do more of your research online instead of burning the midnight oil at the library. Get our Mac apps with an exclusive 40% discount until September 19th, 2021. If this isn’t the best time in the year to get prepared, then when is? (more)

September 2, 2021

Hemispheric Views on DEVONthink

Logo of the Hemispheric Views podcast.

In their entertaining podcast Hemispheric Views, Andrew Canion, Jason Burk, and Martin Feld talk about all things tech, media, and more. In episode no. 36 Andrew tells his co-hosts why and how he moved back to DEVONthink. (more)

July 13, 2021

Understanding DEVONthink Editions

DEVONthink menu with starred items.

In our user community and in customer support, we receive reports about certain functions of DEVONthink, e.g., OCR, not working. However, after asking for a bit more detail, it often turns out the person has purchased the wrong edition. Here’s how to check your edition and a few of the specific functions in them. (more)

July 6, 2021

Integrate Trickster with DEVONthink

Trickster and DEVONthink icons connected with a cable.

Our friends at Apparent Software added dedicated integration with DEVONthink to their latest release of Trickster. Trickster is a little application that lives in the menu bar and lists your recently used files, neatly organized by file type and application. Here’s how the integration works and how you set it up. (more)

July 6, 2021

Volume Purchase Program?

Since we released DEVONthink To Go 3.0 we received the question about how to buy the app as a student or educator. In the world of the App Store this is only possible via the Volume Purchase Program (VPP). We would like to know if you are a member of the VPP and if buying via the VPP would be (or would have been) an option for you. (more)

June 29, 2021

How To Assign Your Own Shortcuts

CustomShortcuts application window.

For many people, keyboard shortcuts — also known as hotkeys and not to be confused with the forthcoming app Shortcuts — provide a quicker way to accomplish tasks in an application. Here’s how you can assign, and sometimes change, shortcuts on your own. (more)

June 24, 2021

Join the SummerFest and Get 25% Off

It’s summer again on the northern hemisphere. So, as it it has been our tradition now for many years, we’re joining some friends from all over the world for our SummerFest. Buy DEVONthink or DEVONagent Pro for 25% off directly at the workshop gate and have a look at the other SummerFest apps with a similar discount. (more)

June 8, 2021

How to Use the Log Window

Log window with results.

Whether you are experiencing issues in DEVONthink, doing database maintenance routines, or running processes like archiving emails, the Log window is a handy utility pane that provides information useful in different situations. Here is how to access the log and some of the things you may see reported there. (more)