DEVONtechnologies has updated all three editions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) plus DEVONnote to version 2.4.2, making it easier to scan multi-page documents. Across all editions, the new release adds an option to combine multiple scanned pages into a single document. This option is available in PDF and TIFF formats and requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later. The DEVONthink Pro and Pro Office editions add scripts for adding reminders to the Calendar and Reminders apps in 10.8 Mountain Lion, as well as a new assistant that guides new users through the initial steps and options. The DEVONthink Pro Office edition improves ScanSnap and ExactScan Pro integration and makes importing references from Bookends faster and more reliable. Meanwhile, DEVONnote improves sorting, 64-bit support, and memory management, while also fixing a number of 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)
Option-click to Hide Apps Quickly
This trick has been available in the Mac OS for years, but many people still don't know it. If you have too many windows cluttering up your screen, you can hide specific ones easily as you work. When you're in any application, hold down the Option key and click on another app's window, on the Dock, or in the Finder to switch to that other app and simultaneously hide all the windows in the previously current app.