Zettelkasten Note-Taking Method With DEVONthink

The way we write notes determines how we think and learn. I was introduced recently to a quite old method of writing notes: The Zettelkasten method. This article describes how I implemented the method into my workflow with DEVONthink.

Front-End Web Developer & Designer

I work as Senior Software Engineer on the Design System of XING. Previously I contributed to a variety of products like Jobs, Mobile, Groups, Profile, SEO and Onboarding.

I love new ideas and innovating. I took part in over 30 Hack Weeks and won the Innovation Award during the yearly Prototyping Days at XING three times. One of my HackWeek projects became a product on the XING platform.


  • HTML
  • CSS
  • PostCSS
  • CSS Modules
  • SCSS/Sass
  • CSS Grid Layout
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Critical Render Path
  • Performance
  • Accessibilty
  • JavaScript
  • TypeScript
  • React
  • Redux
  • Jest
  • React Testing Library
  • Apollo
  • GraphQL
  • Node.js


  • Affinity Designer
  • Affinity Photo
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Blender
  • Usability
  • Information Architecture
  • User Interface
  • Graphic Design

Agile Methods

  • Scrum
  • Kanban


  • Git
  • Vim
  • Zsh
  • Bash
  • tmux
  • Gatsby
  • Hugo
  • Apache
  • SEO


I love books, to be precise I love paper books. I can not imagine a living room without shelves of books.

Most likly I inherited this passion from my grandfather, who owned over 4000 books. My books count roughly a 1000. I buy books ahead and my desks are always stuffed with unread books. I like classics, books about philosophy, martial arts, art & desgin, architecture, typography and novels.

Work-related books I read mostly digital, because they get old too fast and don’t look nice in most cases.