The DEVONtechnologies Blog

Articles tagged with tip

March 2, 2021

How to Quickly Take Multiple Photos

In DEVONthink To Go, you can create a new image in a database with the New Document Assistant button in the bottom toolbar. This works great for a one-off image, here and there. But what if you wanted to take and add a series of images in a row? A Shortcut may help. (more)

February 16, 2021

How to Customize the Toolbar

Window with toolbar options

As with any good macOS application, the toolbar at the top of any window in DEVONthink presents information at-a-glance and buttons for some common commands. Perhaps you often add rich text files to your databases. Or maybe you prefer to press a button to group and ungroup files. Here’s how to customize the toolbar to your own needs. (more)

November 17, 2020

How to Check Cloud Service Status

Screenshot of the Apple system status page

Many people use compatible cloud services for syncing DEVONthink and DEVONthink To Go. These can be useful in situations where devices need to be updated more frequently, or Bonjour connections are disallowed. However, just as any website can be unavailable, for a variety of reasons, these servers can experience downtime as well. Here are some official links to some of the services you might use, not only for syncing but just about any of your cloud storage needs. (more)

September 29, 2020

How to Put Drag-and-Drop to Best Use

Dragging a thumbnail out of the PDF thumbnails list.

People new to Macs, especially Windows converts, often have questions about how to get data into DEVONthink. While there are a variety of methods we outline in the In & Out chapter of the help, one option is a long-standing Mac feature that makes this simple: drag-and-drop. (more)

September 22, 2020

How to not forget what's important

Many times we need to schedule a reminder about something we need to revisit. This may be something you need to defer until a later date or perhaps some documents you need to be done and sent out next Friday. DEVONthink provides two simple ways to set such a reminder. (more)

August 25, 2020

How to Use Your Voice for Notes

Dictation settings on iOS.

With the development of Siri (and now Cortana, Alexa, and who knows who else is on the horizon) as well as systems integrated into our cars, talking to our devices has become more commonplace. Here are a few ways to add content to your databases with your voice. (more)

August 18, 2020

How to Search with Advanced Queries

name:android* {name:hit text:impact}

Collecting things is usually a fairly easy thing to do. Just look at your attic, basement, or garage. The hard part comes in finding something in all that stuff. DEVONthink makes it quick and easy with some specialized options. (more)

August 11, 2020

How to Find and Remove Duplicates

Duplicate files are not uncommon on our computers. Sometimes we’ve copied a file somewhere, then forgot about the copy. Or maybe we’ve re-imported files we don’t remember importing previously. Along with the large capacity hard drives so common today, it’s easy to end up with extra copies. Here is an application to help avoid importing duplicates or just clean them off your hard drive. (more)

August 4, 2020

How to Sync by Wire

Bonjour is a wonderful technology that allows us to connect to devices or services by name instead of a hard to remember IP address, a number that can and does change! DEVONthink can sync via Bonjour on a local network, but only if the traffic is allowed. Here’s one way to work around that … (more)

July 28, 2020

Save Space with Shallow Sync

Many times people will create large databases in DEVONthink and want to sync them to their iOS devices. But there may not be a lot of available space on the iPhone or iPad. DEVONthink To Go has a sync option that may allow you to sync the databases within the space you have. (more)