I’ve been using Devonthink for quite a while. I am most assuredly not an expert user and there some things in DT that is pretty much never use. Ofocurse thats true for most software I use. There are always functions that some find useful while others simply find them bothersome.
When it comes to the “paperless office” and digital storage much has happened. From a software viewpoint things are much better now than lets say four years ago.
There is however one small point that bothers me. It seems that pretty much all developers of archive/storage thingamajig-software ( such as DT) … yes i confess that “archive/storage thingamajig-software” is not an accepted terminology but you all know what i mean , have missed one itsbitys teenyweeny little item.
If you have loads of pdf or other documents in a neat program like DT (pro or otherwise) and you need access to several documents quickly … ot ro put it another way, you need to quickly read or skim through a document, make notes or perhaps jump back and forth in the document, then the means to do so are very limited.
In most cases you need to open external third party software which usually has load up times etc and does not work with links in DT or works badly with links etc.
Getting information in is important, systemizing and structuring information is equally important, but lets not forget that ultimately every document has been created to be read not just stored.
As a lawyer i often need to access files during meetings and or trials and unfortunately i find DT Pro a bit lacking… heres hoping things get better on that front.
I would be happy to be a “test-pilot”