Database sort order

Database sort order in the sidebar is alphabetical. You could rename the database, or perhaps add prefixes to the names (say, the digits 1,2,3 …) so that they sort higher. You have a couple of options for renaming:

First, you have an option to rename the database’s “display name” which is done with File > Database Properties …. You might need to quit and reopen DEVONthink for the change to appear in the sidebar. This change of “display name” does not affect the name of the database in the file system.

Second, if you need to change the name of the database in the filesystem, the procedure is more complex.