In previous version of Devonthink, you could not have multiple databases - but you could use the auto-classify feature. i loved this as it was easy to classify items and was one of the principle reasons I bought devonthink. It quickly organised accurately thousands of files. Multiple databases is great and helps with speed but it means this auto-classify feature doesn’t work any more resulting in my having to search across the databases which is slower, not ideal for a lot of what I use devonthink for.
I know it has been promised for a while but when are we going to get auto-classify across databases?
Or is there a work-around - bar putting everything back in one database?
I’ve thought this would be useful too, but then I stop and think: “I have dozens of databases, many are related, but I keep most of them shut because of performance and clutter. So, how would cross-database-auto classify work in that scenario. It wouldn’t.” And, IMO, that kills the idea for me. (A single database would far exceed the size DTPO can handle, and would be an unworkable mess.)
An interesting and valid point. Purely for me however, I have my main databases open by default and it is these that 99% of stuff will go to. The rest of the databases I open only periodically and would happily manually mover stuff across to these. If we could have the option for auto-classify to work for just the open databases, that would suit me down to the ground - I am sure others will be in the same boat. It will never be possible to have a one-size fits all, but lots of options with the user aware of any drawbacks would be ideal.
Wonderful though devonthink is, this issue is my biggest bug-bear.