Using .bike files as templates in DEVONthink

(originally posted on my wiki, but thought it would be more discoverable here)

I keep several template files in DEVONthinks Templates.noindex folder so I can easily create copies using Data->New from template…

When doing that with a Bike App template, DEVONthink would create an .html file instead. After some digging, I learned that there’s a hidden preference called “AdditionalPlainTextExtensions” and I needed to add .bike to the list.

First, I checked to make sure there were no current additional extensions (one line):

defaults read com.devon-technologies.think3 AdditionalPlainTextExtensions

Then, I added .bike (one line):

defaults write com.devon-technologies.think3 \ 
         AdditionalPlainTextExtensions -string .bike


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September 28, 2023