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What's Your Favorite?

May 13, 2014 — Jim Neumann

As you work in DEVONthink, you'll come to find yourself going to the same places over and over again. It may be opening a certain database, working in a certain project, or other daily uses. These are perfect items to add to your Sidebar Favorites.

  1. An often used database (or one you just want quick access to). Here you can see an Accounts database that I don't use all the time so it doesn't show up in my Recent Databases. The Favorites makes it quickly accessible when I need it. Note that it is grayed out because it's stored in an unavailable location.
  2. The next four items are groups in three separate databases. These are groups that I am often in (and in the case of Dailies and Support Hub, I am in them all the time). This provides quick access to these groups no matter where I am in another database. The BLUEFROG - Links group shows that I have some RSS feeds with unread entries, so I can see at a glance that I have something to read. A nice perk of these Favorites is double-clicking them will open the database if it's not open, unless the database is in an unavailable location.

Note: You can't add a database's smart groups or individual documents to the favorites, but… Smart groups will go to the Global Smart Group section, and documents can be dropped to these favorite groups just like a Sorter location.