A bit ironic, yes?
DEVONthink has two serious limitations for me. First is the inability to play well with Windows. I have a PC at the office and am tied to it for work. I use Google Chrome as a browser and I often need to save a web page for use later. No extension for Windows browsers. I also need to store documents that I get.
Second is the lack of integration with Airmail 3 on the Mac. Not even a send to DEVONthink option.
Evernote has solutions for all these problems. An extension for Chrome (and all the other major Windows browsers, including a save as Simplified Article-which I really like), a Send to Evernote in the File Explorer contextual menu, and a Send to Evernote in Airmail 3.
My solution is to use these Evernote functions to send to a specified notebook in Evernote (I call it “To DT”). I use http://cloudhq.net to sync this notebook to a folder in Dropbox that DEVONthink is watching (I call it “From Evernote” and put it in the DEVONthink Dropbox folder for convenience). CloudHQ is a freemium service (2 syncs for free-works with many cloud services). I have a one-way sync set up. As soon as the file hits Evernote, it is sent to the Dropbox folder. CloudHQ is online, so it works without me having to worry about anything. As soon it hits Dropbox, it triggers a save to DEVONthink via a folder action. Voilà - move it out of the global inbox at my convenience.
The only thing I have to do at some point is delete the note from the Evernote notebook. No hurry. Just don’t use the DEVONthink script Move and Delete for the watched folder in Dropbox. If you do that, you’ll get a loop and end up with continual messages getting moved into DEVONthink. As soon as you delete the note from Evernote, CloudHQ will delete it from Dropbox. I’m going to ask CloudHQ if they can build in a delay before resending a file. If that can be done, a 2-way sync with the folder action to move and delete should work. That would eliminate having to remove the note from Evernote and make the process completely automatic and transparent.
This method seems work well, at least until and if DEVONthink performs these functions (which seems doubtful from what I’ve read in the forum). If you want to try it and have any questions, leave a reply.