As the Devon blog noted on May 6, The Apple Press did a nice review of DevonThink. However, the blog does not mention the review’s criticisms, including the following:
“Another gripe with DEVONthink is the fact that there’s no easy way to change a document’s creation date once it has been imported into the database. This is a glaring shortcoming for anyone who needs to organize files by date and doesn’t always create PDF’s on the day the documents were issued or received. Only when you scan documents directly into DEVONthink do you get a chance to enter a custom date. Mr. Böhnisch-Volkmann states that this “omission” is actually a “feature” since some government agencies may not allow date-changes for paperless workflows.”
I really like DevonThink a lot, but this is my most frustrating gripe with the product. How can you have a database and not be able to organize items by whatever date you want to organize them by? And be able to change those dates when it suits you?
This is not a feature, it’s a terrible terrible omission, and I hope others who agree with let Devon know they need to allow this.