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DEVONthink: Why?

I admit. The first time I read through the site introducing DEVONthink, I thought, "WOW! That's awesome! An app that organizes all my files intelligently." Then, after about five minutes of wondering how to convince the wife to give me $80, something hit me. I already have something that will allow me to organize any type of file, whatsover. The search function may not be as great, but it seems to do most of the other things DEVON does. It's my computer, or more specifically my OS. I realized I had this same epiphany after getting over the initial buzz of iPhoto as well.

Am I wrong? What is the advantage? I realize that I can cross-categorize, but pretty much any OS out there right now lets me do that to with aliases and simlinks. What am I missing?




An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


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