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Keyboard-based Dock Navigation

If you're a fan of keyboard shortcuts and navigation, you may want try accessing the Dock from your keyboard. Press Control-F3 to enter the Dock's keyboard access mode. Then you can press a letter corresponding with an item's name to select it; press Return to open it, Command-Q to quit the selected application, or Escape to exit keyboard access mode. You can also use the arrow keys, Tab key, and other keyboard navigation keys to toggle between the Dock items.

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DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.7.4

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DEVONtechnologies has updated all three versions of DEVONthink (Personal, Pro, and Pro Office) and DEVONnote to version 2.7.4, with more control over how labels are displayed (with classic tinting, with a bubble around the document name, or with a colored dot). All three editions of DEVONthink add a contextual menu item to copy an image of a movie’s frame, an Annotation toolbar item that can create lines and arrows, and support for sending email via AirMail. The three editions of DEVONthink also receive improved importing of Evernote Notebooks (skipping previously imported notes), added creation date and user name annotations to PDFs, added support for viewing FTP site from the Web on OS X 10.9 Mavericks, reloaded windows and views after syncing, and workarounds for Quick Look glitches on Mavericks. The Pro Office edition adds support for viewing email messages via the mobile Web interface and a fix for re-indexing of imported email messages after filesystem events. (All updates are free. DEVONthink Pro Office, $149.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Professional, $79.95 new, release notes; DEVONthink Personal, $49.95 new, release notes; DEVONnote, $24.95 new, release notes; 25 percent discount for TidBITS members on DEVONnote and all editions of DEVONthink.)

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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.

 

New for iOS 8: TextExpander 3 with custom keyboard.
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and
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