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October 14, 2019

Don't Install Catalina (Yet)

In recent weeks we have written a few times about macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple's latest version of the Mac operating system. Even though Apple officially released the upgrade last week, it has numerous very rough edges that can even stop you from getting any actual work done on your Mac. (more)

October 8, 2019

DEVONagent and Catalina

If you are a DEVONagent user and plan to upgrade to macOS Catalina we recommend that you wait a moment before you hit the Upgrade button. There's a minor incompatibility that keeps the application's splash screen from being closed. You can expect a free maintenance update for DEVONagent that addresses this issue later this month. (more)

October 1, 2019

How to Scan and Archive Email

As part of the unified interface of DEVONthink 3, some functions are now found in dedicated sidebars instead of opening separate windows. These sidebars are on the left side of every main window you open, and display an icon for each. (more)

September 25, 2019

How to Upgrade Promo Licenses

Our newly introduced user accounts list all your licenses as well as the upgrade options for them. But what if you purchased your license not from us but in a promotion, e.g., from MacUpdate Promo, StackSocial, or a bundle? No worries, you can, of course, upgrade too. (more)

August 13, 2019

Catalina and Our Applications

macOS Catalina is going into a new round of public beta testing and is expected to arrive for everyone this autumn. It brings changes to iTunes, Find My Friends, and Reminders, but also a lot of modifications to the underpinnings. One of these (almost) invisible changes is the end of support for 32-bit applications. You might have already been notified by your Mac about applications that need an update. (more)

August 6, 2019

Use Favorites in the Sorter

A great tip from our community user TomSLN:

Groups in databases can be flagged as favorites. Once flagged, the list of favorites appears at the top of the Sorter's navigate list. This is an easy way to drag files into the Sorter and onto the desired group without having to navigate to the group in the database tree. (more)

August 1, 2019

Dropbox to DEVONthink To Go

Sometimes you might want to add data from Dropbox into your DEVONthink databases. With DEVONthink on a Mac this is as simple as dragging and dropping. On iOS, however, Dropbox's mobile application doesn't allow for this kind of interaction. So is there an option for easily adding Dropbox data to DEVONthink To Go? (more)

July 23, 2019

Airdrop to Mobile

Suppose you’re working with a friend or colleague who isn’t running DEVONthink on her Mac (heaven forbid!). But they have a file you need and you have your iOS mobile device running DEVONthink To Go. Is there any way to get it transferred quickly and easily? (more)

July 16, 2019

Building the Perfect Database

One of the requests we occasionally receive is: "Tell me how to create and set up my database in DEVONthink." This seems like a simple enough question to answer, but in truth, it is not. While creating a database can be as simple as choosing File > New Database, the simplicity ends with structuring the database. (more)

July 9, 2019

Find Those Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts (or hotkeys) are a great way to add a little efficiency to your computer use. CheatSheet is a great little utility from Media Atelier that shows a list of shortcuts for the active application when you press and hold the Command key down. (more)