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Articles tagged with workflow

June 21, 2022

How to Use Workspaces

Screenshot showing the workspace menu in DEVONthink

Imagine you have a set of databases you open to work on a specific project. Or a database you occasionally use and open in three windows side-by-side. While it’s possible to manually open databases and windows, DEVONthink has a special function to make this a more dynamic process: Workspaces. (more)

June 14, 2022

How to Use Key Commands on the iPad

Screenshot showing the the list of keyboard shortcuts in DEVONthink To Go.

Apple’s mobile platform and devices are built for touch. Touch this, pinch that, swipe left and right, etc. However, using a hardware keyboard is often a much more fluid and accurate experience and also opens up the ability to use keyboard shortcuts. Supporting this, DEVONthink To Go has a broad set of menus and key commands available. (more)

June 3, 2022

Monica Rysavy's Capture Workflow

Part of an info graphic illustrating several steps in Monica's capture workflow.

DEVONthink user Monica Rysavy, Ph.D., Ed.D., shares an insight into her daily capture routine for different types of information on Twitter and her website. (more)

May 10, 2022

How to Use Batch Processing

Screenshot showing the batch process panel

DEVONthink is well known for its automation capabilities: scripting, smart rules, folder actions, etc. However, sometimes you just need to make some quick impromptu changes in your database but don’t need — or perhaps don’t know how — to create something too complicated. Here’s how to use DEVONthink’s batch processing for making such changes. (more)

April 26, 2022

How to Print to DEVONthink

Screenshot showing the PDF dropdown menu in the print dialog.

Beyond messaging and email, PDF is one of the most common formats for communicating information between people. In applications that support printing to PDF — and there are many — you can print a paginated PDF directly to DEVONthink. (more)

June 15, 2021

Get Item Links with Bubble Gum

Screenshot showing the Bubble Gum menu.

Scotty Jackson, co-host of the excellent productivity podcast Nested Folders, has created a great iOS shortcut named Bubble Gum for quickly searching for materials and copying links to them to the clipboard. It supports a growing list of apps including DEVONthink To Go. Check it out. (more)

November 10, 2020

How to Organize with Smart Rules

Groups of web clippings

One of the powerful new features in DEVONthink is smart rules. An extension of smart groups, they allow you to act on the matched item when certain events happen. Since capturing web content to DEVONthink is a common task, here’s an example to show how to use smart rules to dynamically organize web clippings. (more)

April 30, 2020

Rose’s DEVONthink Setup

We love Rosemary Orchard and Scott Jackson’s productivity podcast Nested Folders. In the second episode that we’ve sponsored, Scotty interviews Rose and explores her setup, architecture, and usage of DEVONthink to organize her projects, studies, reference material, version control, and life. (more)

April 2, 2020

Scotty's DEVONthink Setup

We love Rosemary Orchard and Scott Jackson’s productivity podcast Nested Folders. And so we sponsored two bonus episodes. The first one just went live with Rose interviewing Scotty and exploring how he approached the product, set up the first databases, and now uses it to organize his files, reference material, and life. (more)

March 24, 2020

Using Our Tools in the Pandemic

COVID-19 is everywhere, in the news, blogs, podcasts, but also quite literally. We’re all giving our best to adjust our lives to the new rules that will impact our societies for quite some time. We don’t want to give you yet another list of tips for how to work from home. Instead, we asked our user community how they use our products to cope with the current situation. (more)