Runar Ovesen Hjerpbakk

Programmer. Software Architect. Technical Manager.

DEVONThink

Thinking different about groups and tags in DevonThink

I’ve ditched Evernote as a knowledge manager and I’m now trying out DEVONthink for macOS and iOS.

Thus, I’ve been pondering the difference between groups (folders) and tags, and when either should be used. Arno had an interesting take:

Think of the group structure in a DevonThink database as a catalog rather than as the place where your documents are stored

Use DevonThink’s groups to tag your documents by topic

Use DevonThink’s tags to flag documents for special purposes

Using groups to store documents by topic and tags to actualize them while working on projects is something I’ll try from now on.