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DEVONagent Pro
DEVONagent Pro
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DEVONagent Pro free download for Mac

DEVONagent Pro

Maximize Web-search efficiency.

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DEVONagent Pro overview

DEVONagent Pro helps you search more efficiently on the web. It searches multiple sources, frees you from hunting for the really relevant results, and gives you power tools for your research.

Features
  • Your personal meta search engine - DEVONagent Pro is not a simple Google interface. It knows how to talk to search engines, and how to squeeze the best out of them.DEVONagent connects to as many search engines as you want, collects the data, and weeds out the junk that managed to slip through. It also scans your favorite websites and notifies you when it finds something that matches your query. It can even do all of this while you're sleeping; the results will be ready before you pour your first cup of coffee.
  • Get the good stuff, skip the junk - DEVONagent Pro is all about filtering what you don't want and giving you the best tools to find more of what you really want. DEVONagent Pro doesn't simply trust the search engines. It filters all returned results again, allowing you to use advanced Boolean operators, proximity operators, and wildcards of unlimited complexity, something no single search engine allows you to do. DEVONagent's "scanners" can even find thumbnail galleries or linked PDF or Office documents for you. When you've found what you're looking but want a little more detail, the unique See Also list contains related pages from elsewhere in the search results, online and even from DEVONthink Pro.
  • The information you want, the way you want - Every research tasks is different. DEVONagent Pro supports this with many ways to list, read, even explore your data. View the results as a list or as a smart text summary, and explore them with the topics map. Unread results are marked with a blue dot, just like in Apple Mail, so that you don't miss the one important piece of information you're looking for. Finally, for viewing Web pages there's DEVONagent Pro's specialized Web browser. Extract images, RSS feeds, links, email addresses, even linked documents with a single click and save them for reference or reuse.
  • Save your research and come back later - Research is not only about finding, it's about collecting data, sharing it, and using it to create something meaningful. DEVONagent Pro exports your filtered and trimmed-to-the-max research results in a variety of formats, from a simple list of bookmarks to comprehensive RTF digests and PDF reports. The built-in, searchable archive keeps them for later reference, or you can send your results to DEVONthink. Finally, you can save your search and continue later on, or even share it with others via email.
  • How DEVONagent Pro can help your research:
    • Researchers: Stay up-to-date on your subject with scheduled searches. Search through specialized online databases, scan important Web sites, and get smart summaries. Extract the key facts using DEVONagent Pro's research-centric Web browser.
    • Students and educators: Find better course materials faster, with DEVONagent Pro weed out the chaff. Cite references for your papers and extract images and lists of links with a single click. Save interesting results in DEVONagent's archive or in DEVONthink.
    • Journalists: Keep an eye on as many other information sources as you like and dig deeper into the subject you are writing about. Use the smart See Also function to learn more about the article you're reading. Save a search and return to it later if you get interrupted.
    • Lawyers: Search LexisWeb and FindLaw efficiently with advanced Boolean operations, and use See Also to find related data with a single click. Export comprehensive reports, or save the results for future reference in DEVONagent's archive or in DEVONthink.
    • Power users: Use DEVONagent Pro's specialized and easily automated browser to find and collect information and file it in DEVONthink. The object drawer and extensive AppleScript, JavaScript, and Automator support make it the #1 browser for DEVONthink users and enthusiasts.

What’s new in version 3.11.6

Updated on Sep 22 2022

This maintenance release has many under-the-hood technical improvements. For those creating their own plugins, a new key has been added to send JSON posts to a compatible site. Several plugins have been updated, including the JSTOR plugin, and the Linked Documents scanner now finds also EPUB and Kindle files. DEVONagent Pro also better handles and traverses links in RSS feeds. The release, of course, also improves the overall stability and performance.

Note: Starting with version 3.11.6, DEVONagent Pro requires macOS 10.14 Mojave or later.

New:
  • Added the new key JSONPost of XML/JSON plug-ins to send HTTP POST requests as JSON. The value has to be a dictionary which can also contain arrays and other dictionaries. Note: Placeholders like _agentNumber_ or _agentQuery_ in strings are still replaced.
  • Added Help > Frequently Asked Questions.
Improved:
  • The Linked Documents scanner now also looks for EPUB and Kindle files.
  • Updated plugins: Apple > App Store, References > JSTOR, Images & Video > Google Video, and Images & Video > YouTube.
  • Improved parsing of Google results.
  • Improved Atom, RSS, and JSON Feeds scanner and following links in feeds.
  • Improved retrieving the title of HTML pages and feeds as well as image thumbnails.
  • Improved overall reliability of thumbnailing of web pages.
  • Improved filtering of advertisements.
  • Clipping or exporting web pages as PDF documents adds HTML metadata to the document properties if possible, e.g., title, subject, description, author, and keywords.
  • You can close both active or inactive browser tabs by clicking on their close button. Reorder the tabs by dragging them, or drop files onto them.
  • Improved fullscreen behavior of windows and their zoom buttons.
  • The Support Assistant now supports dark mode and is more responsive.
  • The rewritten Download Manager improves performance, better handles cookies, and allows to resume interrupted downloads.
  • The password handling in Preferences > Email no longer depends on the keychain anymore and is much more reliable.
  • Minor cosmetic improvements were made to the interface for modern versions of macOS.
  • Added VoiceOver support to the Scripts menu.
  • Added basic information about DEVONagent Pro and the used version of macOS to Help > Feedback and extended information to bug reports.
  • Improved reliability when handling _agentOffset_ placeholders in XML/JSON plugins.
  • Improved overall performance and reliability.
Fixed:
  • A WebKit workaround caused some rendering issues on macOS Big Sur and later. Fixed.
  • Brave bookmarks didn't work. Fixed.
  • Viewing some web archives or RSS feeds could sometimes cause a WebKit crash. Fixed.
  • The default order of search sets wasn't sorted correctly. Fixed.
  • Downloads were not always automatically added to the Download Manager, e.g., after clicking on download links on web pages. Fixed.
  • Embedded videos and other files could get automatically added to the Download Manager when viewing web pages. Fixed.
  • Removing an item currently being downloaded from the Download Manager didn't remove the temporary file. Fixed.
  • Certain content-disposition attachments were still unnecessarily added to the Download Manager, potentially causing incompatibility with some web sites. Fixed.
  • The user interface sometimes responded slowly during the trial period. Fixed.
  • There was a minor glitch in search windows. Fixed.
Removed:
  • Removed Twitter plugin as it's no longer supported on the latest versions of macOS.
  • Removed support for importing Camino and OmniWeb bookmarks, including from Preferences > Bookmarks, as well as the action and contextual menus of Windows > Search Sets.
View older DEVONagent Pro updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

40.2 MB

Downloads

67360

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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penpoints
penpoints
Feb 8 2018
3.10
5.0
Feb 8 2018
5.0
Version: 3.10
DEVONagent Pro is an excellent search engine and browser, for doing in-depth research, especially when combined with DEVONthink Pro Office. My only complaint is that DEVONagent Pro doesn’t get updated very often (which makes me wonder about security). Otherwise it's great.
Levelbest
Levelbest
May 18 2017
3.9.6
1.0
May 18 2017
1.0
Version: 3.9.6
This company has terrible customer service. They offer great software but it is also highly complex. You are going to spend a lot of time in the manuals and asking dumb questions on their forums. But beware, the forums allow far too much “RTFM” type commentaries, “what’s wrong with you”, etc. And that’s from the moderators and the forum experts. I have some genuine learning disabilities as the result of injuries suffered in service to my country (disabled vet). I was really hoping that many of Devon’s products would be very helpful for those of us who struggle to organize information on a daily basis. Unfortunately, Devon people do not suffer fools gladly and I have been suddenly and permanently banned from their forums. Why? No explanation was given after I asked repeatedly. Apparently it was for complaining to Devon customer service about how I was getting treated in the forums. To add insult to injury, Devons web site boasts about how they won’t bury problems by closing tickets before they are through and how much they value fairness. Don't you believe it. None of these are values that I have seen. My ticket on this issue was closed prematurely and their head guy refused to provide any justification for their actions. Apparently asking too many questions about good netiquette on their forums will get you banned. I can't see using such a complex and important piece of software (it’s about managing all the files on your Mac), and not being able to ask questions about it on an active user forum. Devon makes great software. I have no argument with that. I have a license for DevonThink Professional Office, DevonAgent, and some others. But learning something with such complex capabilities, having learning challenges of my own, and having such a non user friendly forum, just got to be too much. I have been trying to use Devon products for a couple of years now. Sadly, I probably will not continue with this company barring a sharp reversal in their way of treating customers. Why pay for abuse? Your mileage may vary. I have rated this software as low as it can go, not because it isn't really smart software but because if you can't get help using it or worse, you are ridiculed and then banned, then why recommend this brand to others? Without ongoing access to good customer service through the user base (forums), my licenses are now pretty much useless. And these software titles from Devon, are not cheap.
goggles
goggles
Feb 27 2012
3.1.1
5.0
Feb 27 2012
5.0
Version: 3.1.1
It finds everything I need, and things I didn't know I needed, there is a small learning curve but once you get used to it, you can't go without it, great companion to DevonThink. I use DevonAgent Pro with DevonThink Pro Office, using these 2 apps together, you can find a needle in 1 million hay stacks.
Istra
Istra
Aug 17 2011
3.0
5.0
Aug 17 2011
5.0
Version: 3.0
great tool! it saves me enormous time & effort even so, out of the box; I'm keen to learn using this other unique boolean stuff.
Trashie
Trashie
Jul 20 2011
3.0
0.0
Jul 20 2011
0.0
Version: 3.0
One thing to make clear is this is not a browser but a powerful internet research tool. This is only for people who do research. Everyone else will fine it useless and should use safari etc. Compared with the last version this is massively improved. Works best with devonthink. It will streamline the proces of online research. The only thing that let's it down is the web itself and quality of information available. However as the web gets better and more and more publish direct online this will only improve. A fine app for anyone involved in research even if it does not get what you want 100% it will always sign post you there due to it's AI. Not something to pick up and use in 5mins you need to practice using it.
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
Jul 20 2011
3.0
5.0
Jul 20 2011
5.0
Version: 3.0
Devon Technologies is the best! Using the internet for research is great, but DevonAgent makes it fun and easy, especially with all the filtering tools they have available to help you wade through the junk and get to the good stuff! And their support team is second to none...
Afreese
Afreese
Dec 16 2010
3.0pb1
5.0
Dec 16 2010
5.0
Version: 3.0pb1
There is no better tool for Recherche, look no further.
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
Dec 16 2010
3.0pb1
5.0
Dec 16 2010
5.0
Version: 3.0pb1
So very glad that DevonTech has released an update to this perennial favorite of mine! Makes searching the web for paper writing a snap and a joy! An indispensable tool for research, now updated with new search plugins.
Trashie
Trashie
Oct 4 2010
2.3.1
0.0
Oct 4 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3.1
They should just revamp this and merge it into devonThink. It is not like it is a big seller alone from what I hear anyway. If they do that they may work on it more as devonThink is non stop with updates and powerful new features but this is ignored. Making it devonThinks default browsers makes a lot of sense. As there is an argument that they should have a customised webkit browser built into devonThink eventually as many people do their research online now be it free or paid sites it is all going electronic. Why waste time supporting integration for others with so many browsers out there...when they already have one of their own.
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
Mar 24 2010
2.3.1
5.0
Mar 24 2010
5.0
Version: 2.3.1
My take on this.. I wish it its capabilities were either completely included in DevonThink Pro and/or were a Safari plugin.. because as a stand alone browser it is awkward and I end up rarely ever using it. I'd prefer the first option.. if DTP had a more user friendly approach t its browsing dept (own set of bookmarks or at least editable Safari bookmarks and tabs.. DA has them but not DTP). I would not even have to launch Safari at all.. and with the DA capabilities it'd be a powerhouse all in one..
Stike
Stike
Feb 24 2010
2.3.1
0.0
Feb 24 2010
0.0
Version: 2.3.1
Dont get me wrong, this app is great, but really - NO update for 1.5 years? Also I could really use a tutorial or anything "help-related" to fully use all the features. This app works well, but I think I barely used its full potential...
Lux
Lux
Jun 13 2008
2.3.1
4.0
Jun 13 2008
4.0
Version: 2.3.1
An update to my earlier review nearly 2 years ago. DEVONagent Research assistant and the way it works seamlessly with the browser is fantastic - 'nuff said but DEVONagent browser hasn't been my default browser for some time since I discovered iCab, Flock and the much improved Safari in Leopard. It's also nearly 2 years since the developers said a 'new non-metal-non-Safari look was planned for a future release of the browser - or at least the option to change the old and tired brushed-metal look to an aqua / unified look along with being able to customise the toolbar. As it is, DEVONagent browser looks more like Safari than Safari does. I also don't like [since v2.3], the appearance of a national flag in the toolbar to represent the language of the web-page - I think I'm capable of recognising the English language without the prompt of the flag of St George, that symbol of English racial purity so beloved of little englanders and the right wing political fascist party the BNP..
Britonius
Britonius
Oct 2 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
I have seen and heard of it before, but never realized the need for it. This summary explains it quite well. Problem is I would need to see it in action a few times to realize if it was truly benefiting me before I decided to buy, so there is no way I would have time to test it out tonight.
MattRob
MattRob
Oct 2 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
I tried it out for a while, and read quite a few reviews. All in all, seems to be worth $30, so I'm going to buy it.
Rdavid-c
Rdavid-c
Oct 2 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
Aside from the steep learning curve, the visual representation of data is rather cool (especially when one gets use to it).
Trail-Walker
Trail-Walker
Oct 2 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 2 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
I look forward to trying this tool again when it matures. 1) 3 of 4 sessions in its browser crashed 2) a search "neck health" AND pillow featured several hits from sites which began their webpage with a nonsensical jumble of words --- the AI component of DevonAgent should have excluded such garbage.
Tannit
Tannit
Oct 1 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
I've been eyeing DEVONthink Office for a while, and while I've yet to take the plunge, DEVONagent is worth the price of admission. The learning curve is rather steep (it's not as intuitive as it may seem), but it does return results you wouldn't easily get with Google.
Skritter
Skritter
Oct 1 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
EVONagent seems to be a useful tool. The topics overview helps to redefine the individual search runs. However, I am still convinced that you need to have a good understanding of what you're looking for in order to get the best search results.
Drad
Drad
Oct 1 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
i have mixed feelings about it because it's deep inner workings are so hard to understand -- there is a steep learning curve and face it most of us are too busy and A.D.D.-addled. the browser is generally much faster than safari altho uses the same base webkit, but it's also missing some features you'd expect to be there. it's quite complex to try to customize. in fact elements are overly complex and difficult to understand so in that regard not very mac-user friendly. but if you can get aspects of the research features to work it can be useful. maybe if they had better instructions/help features it would be more appealing/easier to use and understand. i think they could get there but right now it seems to be the kind of tool an engineering minded person easily 'gets' while the rest of us want more of the fast, direct results and less of being forced to move, tweak, manipulate the wheels and levers.
Rwbmu
Rwbmu
Oct 1 2007
2.2
0.0
Oct 1 2007
0.0
Version: 2.2
DEVONagent seems to be a useful tool. The topics overview helps to redefine the individual search runs. However, I am still convinced that you need to have a good understanding of what you're looking for in order to get the best search results.
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