my setup: devonthink pro, devonagent pro, chrome, chrome DT extension.
7 databases, 3 of which are used the most. i bought and read the DT ebook.
my problem: import process takes too long.
i browse mostly using chrome. when i come along something i want to import, i normally want to import specific content of the page, keep the layout and multimedia content.
this is absurdly difficult IMO.
i can clip the entire page as a webarchive, which seems to have massive disadvantages, among others:
- throws off classification
- most often huge filesizes (i clipped this page yesterday  which turned out to be 9MB)
- throws off search
- re-downloading the entire page/webarchive
if i then go in manually and remove all the unnecessary parts, it is time consuming and does not always work. besides, it normally does not even shrink the archive much.
importing a pdf is a nightmare too: i open the pdf in chrome and then what? do i seriously have to save it temporarily to the disk, drag it into dt and then delete the pdf?
opening the page in devonagent, selecting the things i want and importing them via “Add Selection to DT” is viable but it kills the layout. Attached as a screenshot. left side is the imported version, right is how the page looks in devonagent and it also lightly shows what i have selected
i can’t seem to streamline my import process. clipping has a different import process than adding via devonagent. dragging the item from path finder onto the DT icon is also showing a different window. suboptimal.
another thing: regardless the window i can’t quickly select the group i want to put the item in. with almost 500 groups and 5 hierarchical levels it is needless to say … manually selecting does not work.
auto-classification: has never worked for me. 95 out of 100 documents will not get classified at all. what am i doing wrong here? 3 out of the 5 remaining documents will get wrongly classified
why do i classify? because search is not good enough. i have a group “backpacks” that contains around 25 or 30 backpacks. with search i get a list of 100 documents or sth and those 30 backpacks are distributed evenly it seems
any tips are highly appreciated, it is just too time consuming overall.