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DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.2.1

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Those using any edition of DEVONtechnologies’ information management applications DEVONthink and DEVONnote under Mac OS X 10.7 Lion should take note. Version 2.2.1 of both apps fixes a number of Lion-specific bugs, along with a few other minor issues. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes)

Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article:

DEVONthink 2 offers a slew of features for defeating information overload, but mastering its power is easier with real-world advice from DEVONthink power-user Joe Kissell. He helps you understand what DEVONthink can do for you, the best ways to put information into DEVONthink, and how to organize it so you can find it later.
Put your paper online and keep it there with help from Joe Kissell! Assess your situation, develop a strategy, and learn clever techniques for keeping more paper at bay—with an emphasis on the Mac-compatible hardware, software, and processes needed to get the job done.

 

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Comments about DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.2.1

Felicia  2011-08-13 20:27
I'm doing a DT Trial right now. I've gotten the Kissell book and it's very good on many things but has not helped me figure out how to link documents to a sortable spreadsheet, which is my primary goal right now. Perhaps I will discovery I cannot do this with DT as I continue the trial.
Joe Kissell  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-08-15 13:50
I can't quite visualize what you're trying to accomplish, but if you can explain it in more detail I might be able to offer some guidance. Feel free to contact me by email; this might be too long to handle in comments.