A lot of folks know that DEVONthink, this week’s MacSparky sponsor, excels at bringing artificial intelligence (A. I.) to your documents and research, but did you also know DEVONthink has a killer set of automation tools? Over the last few years, DEVONthink has added some powerful features that make automating your DEVONthink library a snap.
The app can install scripts in Apple Mail to save email messages to your DEVONthink library which link backs to Apple Mail. You can then store those emails along with key documents to keep project files and email together.
You can build smart folders that automatically collect documents around parameters you (or the DEVONthink A. I.) set.
There is now built-in document automation called Smart Rules that lets you move, sort, rename, tag, index, and perform just about any other action in the DEVONthink arsenal automatically. The screenshot below shows a list of available triggers to give you an idea. This is a relatively new feature that a lot of experienced DEVONthink users don’t even realize exists.
You can build template documents and generate them right out of DEVONthink.
The mobile version, DEVONthink To Go, supports Shortcuts and mobile automation.
I always appreciate it when developers spend time trying to take the tedium out of their apps, and the DEVONthink developers have delivered on this over the past few years in a big way. If you haven’t checked out DEVONthink yet (or looked at it lately), you should.
You can think of DEVONthink as your paperless office. You can automate your workflow from capture to filing, editing to publishing. It stores all your documents, helps you keep them organized, and presents you with what you need to get the job done.
Interested? MacSparky readers can get a 20% discount on DEVONthink. Use the code MACSPARKY2021 at checkout. This offer has been extended and now ends on December 31, 2021.