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Use Folder Actions

July 27, 2010 — Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

The folder actions scripts that we supply with DEVONthink Pro allow you to turn any folder, e.g. one on your Desktop, into a hot folder. To attach a script to a folder of your choice, do the following:

  1. Open DEVONthink Pro and choose Help > Install Add-Ons. Check Folder Action Scripts and install. This creates the ‘Folder Action Scripts’ folder in ~/Library/Scripts and places our scripts into it.
  2. Select the folder you want to use as a hot folder, right-click it, and choose Services > Folder Actions Setup.
  3. Choose the action script of your choice and attach it to the folder.

Your hot folder is ready now! Drop any file into the folder and it will be automatically added to DEVONthink Pro (Office).