Regarding Knowledge Management

Embedded Images in DEVONthink HTML

Recorded on January 8th, 2017

Thanks to Macdrifter, I see that when DEVONthink exports a rich text note containing an image, that image is encoded right into the HTML (as base64, I presume). This means that if you ever need to leave DEVONthink, that note file can stand on its own and won’t depend on an associated image file to travel with it (which would inevitably get lost). This is huge! I will soon try DEVON in earnest.

Spending Time With Your DEVONthink Data

Recorded on December 27th, 2016

On Episode 356 of Mac Power Users, Stuart Ingram shared a ton of tips and examples of how he uses DEVONthink. It was enough to make me want to shut down the dusty remains of my Evernote database and convert to DEVONthink all the way, at least for long-term storage of reference material. After some detailed conversation about what works for him, Ingram finished with a really smart thought, saying that (paraphrasing) yes, all of the processing and careful weeding of his DEVONthink databases take time, but one effect is that he gets to know his data better overall because of that time he spends it. The outboard brain actually helps his real brain remember more stuff on its own. Something like that. Good lesson.