There are a lot of great apps in the Apple ecosystem, but when it comes to doing research, the clear leader is this week’s sponsor, DEVONthink. DEVONthink is the most professional document and information management application for the Mac. It’s the one place for storing all your documents, snippets, or bookmarks, and working with them.
The Integrated A.I. assists you with filing and searching. The search is extensive, with advanced Boolean operators.
DEVONthink features a Flexible sync system that supports many cloud services — or lets you synchronize over the local network too — with everything securely encrypted. This gives you the choice for however syncing works best for you!
It has Smart rules and flexible reminders that let you automate all parts of your workflow and delegate boring, repeating tasks. Let DEVONthink automatically organize your data with rules you define!
DEVONthink’s AppleScript dictionary is one of the largest on the Mac. There’s no part of DEVONthink that can’t be automated. Extend DEVONthink’s functionality with your own commands by adding them to its Scripts menu.
Even templates can have scripts inside and you can set up new documents with data from placeholders, or inserted by your own AppleScript code.
And, of course, there’s so much more, from an iOS companion app, email archiving, scanning, or even an embedded web server for sharing your data securely with your team.
I often get email from folks who are using apps like Obsidian or Craft and trying to figure out document management in those apps. My answer, if you love those apps, is to keep using them, but put all files and documents into DEVONthink. While these emerging PKM apps are pretty great, they can’t hold a candle to DEVONthink when it comes to working with actual files.
On top of all of that, the DEVONthink team just keeps iterating. The most recent version (3.9) give you the ability to embed deep links into text and PDF annotations.
I find DEVONthink’s combination of innovative features and automation support irresistible. Interested? The code MACSPARKY2023 gets you 20% off any version of DEVONthink (Standard, Pro, or even Server). You can also click this link.