How to add Devonthink documents to your Quicksilver catalogue

Quicksilver is one of my most loved applications for getting to reports rapidly and doing a wide range of errands. I utilize it relatively every time I need to open another application, open an archive or discover an organizer. I likewise utilize Devonthink to store every one of my documents. I am changing over to a paperless office. (Ideally I will compose an article about this sometime in the not so distant future!) If you are a Quicksilver and Devonthink client here’s the way to add your Devonthink database to your Quicksilver list with the goal that all the PDF records in Devonthink can be available to Quicksilver.

Step-by-step Devonthink tutorial

  • Step one:  You need to find your Devon think database. To do this right-click on the database and select “Show In Finder”.

show in finder

  • Step Two:  You should now see a folder containing your Devon think databases.  Right click on the database that you would like to access and select “Show Package Contents”.
  • ‘Show package contents’ will allow you to see the individual files within your Devonthink database.

  • Step three: Within the database folder you should now be able to see a folder called “Files.noindex”.  This folder contains all the files in your Devon think database. You simply need to add this folder to your Quicksilver database (in Quicksilver go to Catalog: Custom: Add Folder).

This is the file that you need to add to your quicksilver catalogue.

Now all those PDF files that are in your Devon think database will be accessible to Quicksilver.  Note that it won’t be able to search the contents of the PDF files like Devon think does, but it will be able to search the filenames of the files.