Devonthink and sente

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  1. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    A forumer has kindly recommended both of these as good for organising research for a research degree.

    What are peoples thoughts about these.

    Any experiences , tips or advice?

    What is a good scanner to use with these so that some documents can be entered into them? Many thanks :)
     
  2. steveoc macrumors regular

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    I am very happy with DEVONThink. It's an amazing document based database. I recommend the Pro Office variant with the integrated OCR. I'm very happy with my ScanSnap S300M and how it integrates seamlessly with DT. There is also some integration between DEVONThink and Sente making it easy to import citation information.

    I bought the InfoWorker Pro Bundle with DEVONAgent.

    Make sure you get the Academic Discount. I believe it is 25%
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  3. macgrl thread starter macrumors 65816

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    What is the infoworker pro bundle with devonagent? What does it do? Is included I the office pro

    Thank you so much for taking the time to reply :)
     
  4. steveoc macrumors regular

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    Here's a link to the aforementioned bundle. DEVONAgent is an advanced internet search application. Here's a link to more information.
     
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    You can use sente academic on 3 macs. How many can use devonthink office pro / devenagent on? :)
     
  7. macgrl thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know of any decent flat bed scanners that work well with devonthink. I am thinking of how to scan books etc as the s300m won't do this I don't think :)
     
  8. steveoc macrumors regular

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    DEVONthink allows the software to be installed on multiple computers provided only one is in use at a time.

    Any number of flatbed scanners can work with the software.

    Check out and search Devon-Technologies User Forum.
     
  9. macgrl thread starter macrumors 65816

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    much appreciated, i will have a look at that forum
     
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  11. steveoc macrumors regular

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    There is no question in my mind that DEVONthink is one of the most valuable apps that I have ever purchased. I wish I had it when I was a student (of course even a computer would have been a big step).

    I got Sente on the basis of recommendations on the DEVONthink forum. You might look through the forum for different points of view. DEOVNthink is configured to work with Sente, Endnote, and Bookends. I have only used Sente (and not that extensively).
     
  12. macgrl thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thank you steveoc, what is your opinion on sente? worth the money? useful? :)

    Many thanks for taking the time to reply, it is much appreciated.
     

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