DEVONagent Pro
DEVONagent Pro
3.11.4
4.3
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DEVONagent Pro free download for Mac

DEVONagent Pro for Mac

15 December 2020

Maximize Web-search efficiency.

What is DEVONagent Pro for Mac

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 DEVONagent Pro

Version 3.11.4:

This release brings many fixes and improvements, including support for Apple Silicon Macs. Preview or display a slideshow of selected search results via Quick Look, and find up to 10,000 results with search sets. To help find related web pages, the See Also inspector now uses a page's keywords. We added support for importing bookmarks from the Brave browser and we improved RSS feed handling for increased compatibility with certain sites, e.g., Google Alerts. Lastly, we included many fixes and improvements in performance and reliability.

NEW
  • Added a new command View > Quick Look and an alternate command, View > Slideshow (shown when pressing the Shift key), for use with selected search results.
  • Added support for Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Added support for the Brave browser in Preferences > Bookmarks, File > Import, and Windows > Search Sets.
  • Added new AppleScript command get favicon of.
Improved
  • Cosmetic changes made for macOS Big Sur.
  • A filetype: operator can be added to a search if it's supported by the search engine, e.g., Google.
  • A search can now return up to 10,000 results instead of 1,000.
  • The See Also inspector of browser windows now uses the keywords of a page to find similar results on the web.
  • Improved the HTML-to-text conversion in case of websites containing all text inside NOSCRIPT tags, e.g., our Discourse forum.
  • The default encoding is now UTF-8 when none is specified by the site.
  • Updated plugins: Web, Computer Science > ACM Digital Library, References > Internet Public Library, References > SEC.
  • Updated Search Sets: Marketing.
  • RSS feeds scanner and feed handling improved making them more compatible to certain feeds, e.g., Daring Fireball or Google Alerts.
  • Items downloaded via the Download Manager now have the kMDItemWhereFroms extended attribute set.
  • Improved compatibility of multimedia files with the Download Manager.
  • Added a BaseURL key to the plugin API to specify the base URL for relative links of JSON and XML results.
  • Improved compatibility of the DEVONthink Server plug-in to DEVONthink 3.
  • Improved Open URL service.
  • Improvements to the HTML parser enhances processes like improved scanner compatibility with websites loading images dynamically or the AppleScript command get embedded images of in the Pro edition.
  • The Last Safari session script displays an alert if the System Events application doesn't have full disk access.
  • Improved handling of invalid arguments of AppleScript commands.
  • To improve the performance and reduce battery usage, web views on inactive tabs are no longer updated.
  • Background tasks now support automatic graphics switching, potentially increasing the battery life on dual GPU MacBooks.
  • The Support Assistant now uses https:.
  • Sending bug reports via MailMate is now supported.
  • A notification is added to the system's notification center each hour during the last twelve hours of the trial.
  • Improved the application registration mechanism.
  • Improved overall reliability.
Fixed
  • DEVONagent Pro could crash in macOS Big Sur on Apple Silicon Macs after trying to print a page. Fixed.
  • Rare crash after going to previous occurrences, e.g., via the button in the Digest tab of search windows. Fixed.
  • Added workaround to alleviate crashes cause by the Adobe PDF Viewer plugin.
  • Completions of a browser window's address bar were not closed after deactivating the application. Fixed.
  • Temporary glitches could be seen in browser windows while exporting paginated PDFs. Fixed.
  • Going to the previous or next result in the Digest tab of search windows did not work as expected with URLs containing highlighted results. Fixed.
  • Conversion of HTML to text sometimes generated wrong titles of scanner objects or links. Fixed.
  • Conflict of get title of AppleScript command. Fixed.
  • Many open web views could crash the WebKit framework. Improved by reusing web views.
  • Certain Atom-based RSS feeds were incompatible. Fixed.
  • Rare search engine issue. Fixed.
  • The automatic installation from the disk image could show a Finder alert on macOS Catalina and temporarily freeze the user interface. Fixed.
  • The shortcut control in Preferences > Menu Extra wasn't working properly. Fixed.
  • The welcome video of the Support Assistant didn't work anymore. Fixed.
  • Plugins installed via the Support Assistant into subcategories were not immediately shown in the correct location without a restart. Fixed.
Removed
  • Removed plugins: Bing.
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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..
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