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Cookies for DEVONthink

10. November 2015 — Jim Neumann

With apologies that the story won’t be as tasty as the title makes it sound.

With OS X El Capitan’s new views on ‘safety’, cookies are no longer shared between Safari and other applications. This can have an effect you might not expect. Even if you have logged in to your account in Safari, capturing a Readability page via the Clip to DEVONthink extension will not honor your choice of font and font size from your Readability account settings. Here is how you can set a per-application cookie for DEVONthink (using as the example).

  1. Create a new Bookmark in DEVONthink (Data > New > Bookmark, then enter
  2. Log in to the account. This sets a cookie for DEVONthink.
  3. If you want, go to your archive, open a page, right-click and capture the page to PDF to verify the font choice is correct.
  4. Go to your browser and capture a Readability page via the Clip to DEVONthink extension.​

You can use steps 1 and 2 to set these cookies for other web sites, as needed. Also, remember that you can use the bookmarks directly in DEVONthink if you want to browse without leaving the application.