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Articles tagged with productivity

April 5, 2022

How to Use Multiple Windows on iOS

Screenshot of the iPadOS window switcher with two open DEVONthink To Go windows.

For some time now, DEVONthink To Go has supported opening multiple windows in iPadOS, e.g., when you long-press an item and choose Open in New Window. But windows on mobile aren’t as obvious as they are in macOS. Here are a few ways to access and interact with these windows. (more)

March 30, 2022

Is it Love? — DEVONthink & Yoink

The DEVONthink and Yoink application icons next to each other.

As a Mac user, you know that drag-and-drop can be, well, a drag. Eric uses Yoink to drag files and text to even the most remote places on his desktop without breaking his fingers. Therefore, we’ve arranged a little promotion, so you can get both DEVONthink and Yoink for 20% off. Boosting your productivity was never more affordable. (more)

March 1, 2022

How to Create Documents from the Clipboard

Screenshot of clipboard panel and a new document in DEVONthink.

When rapidly capturing data from a source for use in another application, copy and paste is a commonly used method. In DEVONthink there is a built-in shortcut to create new documents from clipboard content but you need to understand what you’ll get from the content you copied. (more)

February 22, 2022

How to Make Screen Captures

DEVONthink's Sorter in screen capture mode.

As the old adage goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. This is certainly true in computing too. It is very common to capture things we want to remember or share. macOS has always had nice screen capturing capabilities but the images are captured to a static location. Here is how to take and file screen captures directly in DEVONthink. (more)

February 1, 2022

How to Open Files Externally

Screenshot of the Open With menu in the Get Info pane.

DEVONthink not only allows you to store your files, but also to open them in their associated external applications. But sometimes when you open a file externally, it opens the wrong application. Here’s how the Open With menu and launching external applications work in DEVONthink. (more)

January 25, 2022

Assessing Your Computing Habits

Desk with computer, hands writing notes.

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

Icon of unknown file type.

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)