How to effectively use DEVONthink?
January 31, 2008 2:08 PM Subscribe
DEVONthink: how can i learn to love it?
posted by Señor Pantalones to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I've been using DEVONthink Pro for two months. I had the one month trial and thought it seemed interesting, so I bought it. Two months into it it's feeling like a bit of a chore. I can't really explain it but I feel like I'm time-warping back to some less effective mode of organization where cavemen bookmark things locally and store files in one place right after they take down a mammoth.
The developers have told me they're implementing tags and UI changes into the next version, so I know I don't need to bother with Yojimbo.
But what's the big deal overall? How do you use it?
I'm in a directorial role in a user experience & development team. I've primarily been a programmer + designer (read: at the production end of things) all my life and picked up DTPro as a hopeful solution to tracking the materials, urls, and conversations around 8-10 simultaneous projects. I'm not sure it's really fulfilling any sort of magic bullet role but I keep hearing people swear by it. So...can you tell me why?