Problems With Safari Clip to DEVONthink


I think I may have found a bug with the Clip to DEVONthink bookmark.

Problem: When I Clip a webpage to PDF (paginated or one page) to DTPO and it has a period character in the title, any text after it does not appear in the file name in the Finder (using reveal in Finder), but only in DTPO. This is a problem because when I export my files from DTPO to the Finder, any text after the period character is missing (thought it displays in DTPO).

Troubleshooting: I tested this further with capturing to a Plain Text, Rich Text, Bookmark, Formatted Note, HTML Page, and Webarchive and all the text is retained after the period character in both DTPO and in the Finder. So it seems that the problem is exclusively related to capturing PDF’s.

This is a big problem for me because I capture almost exclusively to PDF, and to know that if I ever have to export my entire database some files will loose important file name data. Is there a script or some other method that can change the actual file names in the Finder to the file name as displayed in DTPO?

Also, can anyone else confirm this behavior? I’m on OS X 10.11.6 and running DTPO 2.9.8


Confirmed. Same kit.

I’m confused. Are you changing the title when you capture it? If not, what kind of filenames are you expecting in the Finder?

The next maintenance release will fix this.

Thank you, Korm for confirming, and Christian for addressing and correcting the problem!

And Jim, to answer your question, here’s an example:

  1. Navigate to this sample link: … hing-blue/

  1. Capture the webpage to PDF (one page or paginated)

In DTPO the Name will be, “Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue by Scott Simmons - ProVideo Coalition”

  1. Reveal the document in the Finder, and all the the text after the period character in the title will be omitted from the file name in the Finder.

This also happens if I manually change the Name in the clipper pop up window (e.g. saving journal articles, “Vol. 33”. The portion " 33" will be omitted.

Hope that helps clear things up.


Just wanted to close the loop on this one:

I checked this using 2.9.10 and this issue has been resolved. Thanks!