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Posted by Jesse Grosjean
Aug 7, 2023 at 12:12 PM


Use row types to add another level of structure and meaning to your outlines. You can now include task list rows, ordered list rows, heading rows, divider rows, and more.

Demo Movie + Next Feature Vote:

Other newer features:

- Navigation bar with history
- Printing, quicklook, icon previews
- Status bar with word count and other statistics
- Shortcut automation to complement AppleScript automation
- Distraction free outlining–fullscreen mode, text wrap width, typewriter scrolling, and focus mode.


Posted by tightbeam
Aug 7, 2023 at 06:19 PM


Shame it’s not available for Windows.


Posted by satis
Aug 7, 2023 at 10:55 PM


Shame you’re not using a Mac.  ;)


Posted by tightbeam
Aug 8, 2023 at 11:11 AM


Ha! You might be right.


Posted by Amontillado
Aug 9, 2023 at 12:54 PM


For a number of reasons it’s nice to make maps of content in Devonthink. Bike is probably my new favorite tool for that because it’s quick and low friction for editing lists. Devonthink links work fine in Bike files, so it can link to DT notes, files, groups, or tags.

Yesterday I found the game changer. Devonthink recognizes links, backlinks, and mentions in Bike files.

There is one small wrinkle, not Bike’s fault, and with an easy workaround.

Devonthink will open and edit a Bike file. Unfortunately, it changes the file type from Bike to HTML and you no longer have a Bike-friendly file - but there’s a nice workaround.

Set a smart rule to lock any file with a Bike extension on creation, import, or moving into the database.

The lock is just within the context of Devonthink. You can still open a “locked” file in Bike and edit to your heart’s content. The only limitation is I haven’t found a way to save an empty Bike file as a template in Devonthink. Creating a new Bike file from a template results in an HTML file, not a Bike file.

I grumble, but I can live with that limitation.


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