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DEVONagent Pro
DEVONagent Pro
4.2
DEVONagent Pro free download for Mac

DEVONagent Pro

Maximize Web-search efficiency.

$49.95
PaidOne-Time Purchase
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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 3.11.5

Updated on Jul 22 2021

Version 3.11.5:

This maintenance release focuses on plugins and search sets. We revised a large number of plugins to restore or improve their capabilities. Some plugins or search sets received new names for clarity. We also added some polishing touches to the interface and fixed a few display glitches. And as DEVONagent Pro does a lot of heavy lifting in its searching, we have again improved both performance and reliability.

New
  • A new Bing plugin is available and Bing is again used in the Web plugin.
Improved
  • Updated plugins: Google, Google (PDF), Google News, Google Blog Search, Google Patent Search, Google Video, Google Scholar (Articles), Google (Last Week), Google (Last Year), Facebook Profiles, Amazon, ingentaconnect, American Chemical Society, Github Code Search, ACM Digital Library, Medline Plus, BBC News, Qwant, SEC, Acronym Finder, Dictionaries, Infoplease, FDA, WebMD, Yandex, World News Network, and Reuters.
  • Updated healthfinder.gov plugin and renamed it to MyHealthFinder.
  • Updated plugin Apple > Knowledge Base and renamed it to Apple Support.
  • Replaced outdated Ohloh Code Search plugin with a new Openhub Search plugin.
  • The Location field of the Sites tab of new search sets now defaults to https://. Additionally, all fields in this view reset after adding a new location to the sites.
  • If multiple sites are selected in the Sites tab of a search set, toggling the state of one site will set the same state for all the sites in the selection. This behavior is also found in the selection of items in the Download Manager.
  • Improved reliability of search sets using the search mode for sites and plugins using the EngineSite key.
  • Refined interface, especially on macOS Big Sur and later. This includes modernizing the appearance of Browser window tabs.
  • Browser windows in full-screen mode are excluded from being selected for split screen viewing.
  • Improved retry handling of the Download Manager.
  • Improved usage of number formatting as defined in System Preferences.
  • More reliable capturing of dynamic websites as paginated or single-page PDF documents via AppleScript.
  • The extended File results in DEVONthink action script retains the date of the result. Also the results parameter in the script contains a |Date| key for results having a date value.
  • In the Finder, the name of scripts can be prefixed with a number, e.g. 01), 02) etc., to allow ordering the items in the menu. The number will not be displayed in the menu. NOTE: It's not recommended to rename the default scripts.
  • Aliases of folders in the scripts menu pointing to other folders in the scripts directory aren't supported anymore as it could crash the operating system's menu handling.
  • Reduced memory usage while searching.
Fixed
  • Changing the size of system fonts in Preferences no longer worked on the latest macOS releases. Fixed.
  • Links in the location bar of Browser windows could flicker when hovering over a link in a web page. Fixed.
  • Saving images of web pages via the contextual menu didn't always use the right extension, especially on macOS Big Sur. Fixed.
  • The toolbar search field of search windows didn't adapt to the toolbar width. Fixed.
  • The Download Manager could cause orphaned temporary files. Fixed.
  • Opening and closing many tabs could sometimes cause a visual artifact. Fixed.
Removed
  • Removed plugins: Yahoo Answers, Yahoo Directory, Open Directory, WoW, StackOverflow, Apple Cocoa-Dev, Cocoabuilder, and Topix.
View older DEVONagent Pro updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

40.1 MB

Downloads

67346

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 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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