if one uses multiple sets of columns in DevonThink for different workflows, there currently is no way to save these as sets. So it’s necessary to select the columns to show/hide individually from the list of available columns, which can be somewhat inefficient.
I found a workaround that improves this a bit, by using an app called “Paletro”. This app, when invoked through the hotkey, allows entering a keyword to find any available command in DevonThink.
To hide/show a column field, one can just enter the title and press return. In my experience, this is a bit faster than right-clicking the column and selecting/deselecting the field from the list. Paletro is also useful in general in combination with DevonThink.
Here’s an example for hiding/displaying the Aliases column. I invoked the Paletro dialogue (seen on the screenshot) and typed in “Aliases”. Hitting return now will show/hide the column:
It also works with custom metadata fields.
I would also be interested in other solutions for optimizing this, please share