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Articles tagged with productivity

January 25, 2022

Assessing Your Computing Habits

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Another New Year’s has passed us by. Let’s stop for a moment and consider the what we’re doing, as well as the whys. Perhaps now is a good time to examine your habits and databases in DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. Here are some things to think about… (more)

January 18, 2022

DEVONthink To Go App Icon Shortcuts

DEVONthink To Go's application icon shortcut menu

With the speed of our networks and operating systems, the timeframes of our interactions have only grown shorter and shorter. While “entering data at the speed of thought” isn’t quite there yet, DEVONthink To Go’s application icon delivers some commands for a few quicker interactions. (more)

December 10, 2021

Mikah & Rose about Research on iOS

iOS Today video podcast logo.

In episode 578 of iOS Today, the lovely Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard talk about gathering notes and research on iOS. They go through on-board options and third-party apps including DEVONthink To Go. (more)

December 7, 2021

How to Add Plain Text Extensions

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Plain text files are at the very core of many things in the computing world. Markdown and HTML, system logs, delimited files for tabular data… the list goes on an on. DEVONthink supports many plain text file types, but there may be types DEVONthink doesn’t recognize. Here’s how to add new plain text extensions that can then be viewed and edited in DEVONthink. (more)

November 9, 2021

Using DEVONthink To Go for Capture

Database properties popover in DEVONthink To Go.

We have had some requests from people that want to use DEVONthink To Go only for capturing data, not for carrying databases around with them. They just want to capture, sync, then clean out the mobile database. Our sync is a mirroring sync, so this isn’t possible on its own. However, it is possible if you’re refiling the items on another device. (more)

September 7, 2021

How to Install the Browser Extensions

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Personally and professionally, much of our time is spent reading online. So it’s important to be able to capture items of interest as we’re browsing. DEVONthink has its own browser extension for this purpose. Here’s how to install it in most common browsers. (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)

August 31, 2021

Understanding Tagging

An image with added tags in DEVONthink.

One of the methods of organizing data is tagging. Supported by DEVONthink as well as in some other applications, including the Finder, tags can provide contextual relationships between items, either broadly or narrowly defined. Here is a simple way to think about tags. (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)

May 28, 2021

The Sweet Setup on DEVONthink

Living room situation with a MacBook running DEVONthink.

The Sweet Setup is one of the best online sources with daily app reviews, tips, and tutorials for everyone interested in productivity. In one of the latest articles Josh Ginter lays out how he uses DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go for managing and annotating PDFs. (more)