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November 15, 2022

How to Install the Import & OCR Rule

Screenshot showing a group in DEVONthink containing an imported scan.

There are various ways to merge individual work steps into a workflow and execute them automatically. One option is to use the smart rules in DEVONthink. Now we have created the smart rule Import & OCR, which lets you easily import scans and make them searchable. Here you will find out how to set up and use the rule. (more)

November 10, 2022

News from DEVONthink for Historians

Picture of Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt.

Avigail Oren and Ada Barlatt created DEVONthink for Historians, a series of online courses that provide a practical introduction to scholarly work with DEVONthink. Now, Ada and Avigail started to share some exciting insights into Avigail’s current research project on their YouTube channel, showing how a new database is being built for this. (more)

October 27, 2022

Once License, Three Seats

Illustration of an iMacs and two MacBooks.

All good things come in threes. Maybe you not only have a Mac at home and a MacBook on the go, but another one, e.g., at your office. Only this week from Thursday, October 27th, to Friday, October 28th, 2022, you will get a third seat when you purchase a DEVONthink 3 license. (more)

October 25, 2022

How to Change Views in DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the view icons and a document thumbnail in DEVONthink.

In every DEVONthink main window, there is a pane that shows the contents of the current location. This is the item list. Similar to the view options in the Finder, the item list supports four view options, from more technical to more visual views. Here are the views and some notes about their behavior. (more)

October 18, 2022

How to Navigate in DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the path history dropdown in DEVONthink.

When working in a database with a more complex hierarchy of groups, sometimes you may feel a bit lost. Or maybe you find yourself needing to move more quickly through your groups. Here are a few ways to quickly navigate back and forth through locations in your DEVONthink databases. (more)

October 5, 2022

How to Use RSS in DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the RSS preferences in DEVONthink.

There is a flood of information and news available to us every day, making it hard to stay up to date. With so many sites to browse, it’s easy to miss some in the process. RSS is a convenient way to get articles from websites delivered in an organized and clearly presented way. DEVONthink supports RSS and can be used as a reader. Here’s how that works. (more)

September 27, 2022

DEVONthink or the Finder?

Cuddling icons of DEVONthink and Finder.

As people trial DEVONthink, they occasionally ask, “Why don’t I just use the Finder?” or “Isn’t DEVONthink just a Finder replacement?” While both are legitimate questions, the Finder is still central to your Mac. Here’s a brief comparison of some of their features. (more)

September 22, 2022

Autumn Updates

Screenshot of a Google Docs document loaded for editing in DEVONthink.

With today’s maintenance releases for DEVONthink and all editions of DEVONagent we concentrated on the many smaller improvements that can brighten your day, save you clicks, or fix that bug or glitch you might have stumbled upon already. (more)

September 20, 2022

How to Use Table of Contents

Screenshot showing the Table of Contents inspector in DEVONthink.

In many documents, there is a need to divide content, breaking it into discrete sections. Navigating those sections can be done with the help of a table of contents. Fortunately, DEVONthink can display such a table in certain documents. Here’s how you can use it. (more)

September 13, 2022

Understanding Decentralization

Visualization of a network, using DEVONthink as nodes.

Nowadays, people often talk about data being “in the cloud” and they often ask or expect their DEVONthink databases to be online. But if your data is all in the cloud, have you ever wondered why there are still local folders on your machines? Let’s briefly discuss why decentralization is the model that DEVONthink follows. (more)