DEVONthink: The Unparalleled Data Tool (Sponsor)

This week MacSparky is sponsored by DEVONthink, the app that organizes and tracks your files and data for you. I use DEVONthink for all of my research and record-keeping workflows. There simply is nothing else that has DEVONthink’s combination of file management, meta-data, and artificial intelligence tools. Also, DEVONthink performs OCR (optical character recognition) on everything for you.

Since releasing the DEVONthink Field Guide I’ve heard from so many people that rely on DEVONthink. To name a few:

  • I heard from a high school student that tracks all her class work in subject-based DEVONthink databases. (That would also work for college.)
  • I heard from a pH.d student writing his thesis with DEVONthink.
  • I heard from a listener that builds plastic models of WWII aircraft. He researches every plane before a build and uses DEVONthink to store his growing database.
  • Stephen Hackett, our too-young but too-smart Apple historian has gigabytes of Apple data in his DEVONthink database.

These are just a few. If you have need of tracking, sorting, organizing, or searching, or analyzing data, DEVONthink is the tool for you. Check it out today.

Daylite and the New Opportunities Board

This week MacSparky is sponsored by Daylite, which just announced its new Daylite Opportunities Board.

Unlock your sales potential with the new Daylite Opportunities Board

For small businesses, acquiring new business often means juggling multiple priorities at the same time, as each deal has its own time frame and different client requirements. That’s why you need a tool that will help better manage your sales pipeline, so you’re making the most of every sales opportunity that comes your way.

Meet the Daylite Opportunities Board

The Daylite Opportunities Board lets you visually track your deals’ progress at every stage and helps you prioritize sales opportunities. This powerful feature gives you a holistic view of your sales pipelines, allowing you to track where each Opportunity is in the process, so you and your team can focus on the most valuable ones. The drag-and-drop functionality allows you to move opportunities from one stage to the next, and you can easily classify deals as “won” or “lost” by dragging them to the respective status categories. Learn more about how this powerful Daylite feature has become a game-changer for Apple-savvy small businesses

I really like this new feature. Something visual like this is the best way to keep all of your team on the same page.

About Daylite

Daylite is an award-winning CRM and productivity business app that empowers small businesses to get more done throughout the full customer lifecycle. Daylite is a native app built exclusively for Mac, iPhone, and iPad. From meeting prospects and taking control of your sales to managing the moving pieces on projects, all the way through to winning more repeat business, it’s all done in Daylite. 

And now, with the Daylite Opportunities Board, you can finally better manage your sales process and unlock your sales potential. 

Are you ready to close more deals with Daylite? Start your free trial here.

MindNode for Superior Mind Maps (Sponsor)

This week’s Sponsor, MindNode, is my mind mapping app of choice. I was there at the beginning with mind map apps when they all cost north of $500 and were super complicated. When I first discovered MindNode (iOS Version) (Mac Version), it was love at first sight. MindNode, from day one, has always been an attractive yet powerful mind mapping app that makes the process of developing thoughts and ideas easy and fun. I use it daily. MindNode has a bunch of new features if you haven’t looked at it lately.

Emoji Support
You can choose from thousands of available emoji and then add them as an image to your nodes. It immediately makes your mind map more visual.

Compact Layout
They’ve got a brand new node layout for top-down mind maps. This can be used for organizational charts or any other type of mind map where this new format suits.

The New Apple Watch App
They fully redesigned the watch app using the look and feel of the MindNode Outline view. It’s faster, more responsive and makes capturing ideas on the go even easier. Also, I expect it would look pretty great on a 49mm Apple Watch Ultra.

That’s not all. MindNode has plans in the works for this fall to turn the iPad app into a true desktop-class app with a customizable toolbar, improved controls, and a unified design with the Mac version. I can hardly wait.

DEVONthink: The Place for Documents and Files (Sponsor)

I often hear from listeners/readers looking for a research solution in the Mac ecosystem. My favorite app for this, without a doubt, is 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, while the extensive search language 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 is to put all that stuff in 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.

I find DEVONthink’s combination of innovative features and automation support irresistible. Interested? MacSparky readers can get a 20% discount on DEVONthink..

Become the Boss of Your Email With SaneBox (Sponsor)

Did you know that the snooze button isn’t only for your alarm clock? With SaneSnooze, you can snooze on your emails as well. SaneBox, this week’s sponsor at MacSparky, helps me prioritize my email with the SaneSnooze feature.

There are emails that you don’t have to act on right now, and that’s where SaneSnooze comes in handy. I can snooze the less important emails until I want to respond. The email disappears from my main inbox. Not delete disappear, but more of a I’ll-deal-with-it-later situation because SaneSnooze will hide the email until the time I say I’m ready for it to show back up in my inbox, and I can give it my attention when I’m ready to deal with these kinds of emails.

And SaneBox lets you choose how long you want to snooze. You can set your Snooze Folders to SaneTonight, SaneTomorrow, SaneNextWeek, SaneNextMonth, or whatever you think works best for you. When you move an email to your chosen SaneSnooze time, that email will disappear from your inbox, and then SaneBox will move that email back into your inbox at the time you’ve designated it. Want to deal with email on your terms? Click here to sign up for a free trial, and you can get a $10 credit you can use towards a SaneBox subscription

SaneBox (Sponsor)

How many emails fo you get per day? Have you ever counted? I’m going to bet that not all of them are important. But have you ever thought about show much time you’re spending to filter through the unimportant ones to get to the important emails that actually need your attention? SaneBox, MacSparky’s sponsor this week, can help you clean up your inbox. 

SaneBox can filter your emails, such as less important emails or newsletters you’ve subscribed to. You’ll start by training SaneBox’s A.I., which will study how you handle your emails. SaneBox will then move your unimportant emails into whatever SaneBox folders you chose. You’ll get a daily digest that summarizes the less important emails that went to your SaneLater folder, and when you’re done reading the digest, you can delete or achieve them. Instead of dealing with constant distractions interrupting your time, increase your focus and productivity and save time with SaneBox. You can give it a try. Sign up for a free trial and you’ll get a $10 credit you can use towards a SaneBox subscription. Get your email sanity back with SaneBox.

Take Your Business Out Of The Dark With Daylite (Sponsor)

For small businesses, it can be difficult to stay on top of clients, leads, and projects that are evolving every day. Here’s how Daylite can help supercharge your team to shine brighter, handle more clients, close more deals, and execute more projects. Designed for Mac, iPhone, and iPad exclusively. 

Daylite empowers small businesses by improving team efficiency and making collaboration easy—everything is organized, searchable, and accessible (even offline). You can easily access information and segment data tailored to your specific client’s history. You can manage and share everyone’s schedules, project status, and next steps. 

Seamless Apple Integration 

Daylite is the only Mac CRM and productivity app that integrates with Apple devices and most of the built-in Apple apps and features, like direct Apple Mail integration. You and your team can capture all email communication in one place and create opportunities, appointments, and tasks right from Apple Mail. 

Linking 

Its linking capability is what makes Daylite shine. You can link emails, notes, tasks, projects, appointments, and other records to existing contacts in Daylite. This enables teams to quickly and clearly view an organization’s structure and access the information they need in a unique way. 

CRM + Project Management 

Daylite’s productivity-focused design helps you and your team get more done throughout the full customer lifecycle. From meeting prospects and winning business to managing the moving pieces on projects, all the way through to following up on referrals and repeat business, it’s all done in Daylite.
If you live by the mac, you’ll love Daylite. Start your free 30-day Daylite trial today!

Unleash Your Creativity with DEVONthink (Sponsor)

This week MacSparky is sponsored by DEVONthink, the app that organizes and tracks your data for you. I use DEVONthink for all of my research and record-keeping workflows. DEVONthink has all the tools: auto-sort, artificial intelligence-based search, automatic OCR, the works.

Since releasing the DEVONthink Field Guide I’ve heard from so many people that rely on DEVONthink. To name a few:

  • I heard from a high school student that tracks all her class work in subject-based DEVONthink databases. (That would also work for college.)
  • I heard from a pH.d student writing his thesis with DEVONthink.
  • I heard from a listener that builds plastic models of WWII aircraft. He researches every plane before a build and uses DEVONthink to store his growing database.
  • Stephen Hackett, our too-young but too-smart Apple historian has gigabytes of Apple data in his DEVONthink database.

These are just a few. If you have need of tracking, sorting, organizing, or searching data, DEVONthink that do that job better for you than anything else. Check it out today.

Hoban Cards and Stationery (Sponsor)

This week, MacSparky is sponsored by Hoban Cards, where they use a 1902 letterpress machine to make cards that your colleagues, clients, and customers will never forget. I sure love mine.

Evan and the gang at Hoban Cards are masters at the craft of designing and making letterpress calling cards and stationery. They have some beautiful templates to choose from, or you can roll your own.

I love handing out letterpress cards. It is always a conversation starter. Hoban Cards is where I go to buy them, and it is where you should too. Throw out those ugly, conventional, mass-produced, soulless business cards and reach out to Hoban Cards.

If you’re set on calling cards, I also recommend going to Hoban for your stationery. I bought stationery from them years ago, and I love sending it to friends and family. In a world full of text messages and email, personal stationery sends a whole different message altogether.

Best of all, use ‘MacSparky’ to get $10 off any order. Get yours today.

Manage Email Distractions with SaneBox (Sponsor)

Better email management. You want it? This week’s MacSparky sponsor, SaneBox, can help you get it. SaneBox uses A.I. to analyze your email history and identifies what is important to you, making sure you’re seeing the important emails in your inbox. 

You don’t have to come up with rules for your email. You’ll train SaneBox, which is really easy. You’ll move emails from your inbox and Sane folders, and SaneBox’s A.I. will learn to get it right the next time. Have email filtered to @SaneLater, which you can check once a day to see which of the emails you actually have to process. You know all of those newsletters you get? Send them to @SaneNews, so you can read them when you’re ready for them, and not have them interrupt or distract you when you’re trying to get work done.

SaneBox will help you get back your sanity and your time. Get straight to the emails you actually need to deal with, and have SaneBox deal with the ones that don’t require your immediate attention. Get those distractions out of your way with SaneBox. You can try it for yourself and sign up for a free trial, and you’ll get a $10 credit you can use towards a SaneBox subscription. Try it out for a better email life.