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DEVONthink 3 Review, From a Lawyer’s Perspective

Readers of this blog know how important DEVONthink is to my workflow. I use it as a central repository on my Mac for almost every piece of information in my professional and personal life, including as a place to store personal and business records, deposition data, jury verdict reports, legal research, trial notebooks, and more. I’ve been using DEVONthink 2 for over 7 years, during which time the program has seen frequent updates and improvements. Now, though, DEVONtechnologies has released an entirely new version of DEVONthink for the Mac.

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I talk DEVONthink on the Apps in Law Podcast

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I recently had the pleasure of being on the Apps in Law podcast with Brett Burney, where Brett and I talked about my love of DEVONthink and DEVONthink to Go, and how I use DEVONthink in my law practice.

If you’re a lawyer and are at all tech-savvy, I highly recommend subscribing to the Apps in Law podcast. In each episode, Brett welcomes a guest to discuss an app he or she uses in a legal setting. I’ve not only learned of some apps, but have been able to reexamine my use of apps I already use. On top of it, Brett is an engaging host and makes for an entertaining listen.

Link: Episode 19 of the Apps in Law Podcast


Add a Folder to the Sidebar in DEVONthink for Easy Access →

Jim Neumann, for the DEVONtechnologies blog:

Drag this folder to the Favorites section of DEVONthink’s sidebar. This will give you quick access to the group.

The post at the link talks about how to use DEVONthink as a “read it later” service, but that’s not what caught my eye. I had no idea you could add folders to the Favorites section of the sidebar. You can do it by either dragging a folder onto the word “Favorites” in the sidebar (I couldn’t drag it directly to the spot I wanted among my favorites – it went to the bottom automatically), or by right-clicking on a folder/group, and choosing “Add to Favorites.” I still learn something new about DEVONthink almost every week, and I’ve been using the program for several years now.


DEVONthink adds iCloud sync →

Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, writing for the Devonian Times (the DEVONtechnolgies blog):

Sychronization via iCloud was the no. 1 feature request on our list. And here we go: DEVONthink 2.10 and DEVONthink To Go 2.6 let you keep your databases in sync via iCloud and without entering anything except for the optional encryption password. No messing around with sync store names, server addresses, or login credentials. Add the iCloud sync location, check off the databases you want to sync, done. It can’t be any easier.

This is the feature in this update that will get most people excited, assuming they have enough iCloud space. But some of the other features, such as improvements to syncing on both platforms, are just as important. There’s a pretty good list here, so check out the full post.


Search DEVONthink Databases using HoudahSpot →

 From the Houdah Blog:

Now that you have all your documents stored and organized in DEVONthink, you can rely on both DEVONthink and HoudahSpot to always find the piece of information you need.

I don’t use HoudahSpot often, but when I do it does a fantastic job of finding exactly what I need. HoudahSpot is a tool that performs searches on your Mac using almost any parameter available. When your search is done, you can sort the results multiple ways.

The blog post explains how to set up DEVONthink so it works with HoudahSpot, and also includes a DEVONthink search template.

(From the Houdah Blog, via Devonian Times)