DEVONagent Pro
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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.
  • Filters bad results so you don't have to
  • Shows results the way you want
  • Creates reports in many formats
  • Saves searches so you can continue later
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.
What's New
Version 3.8:

New

  • Shopping > Amazon plug-in (language-aware).
  • Keywords entered in the address bar of browser windows use language-specific engines if possible.
  • Recently used submenu for quick access to recently used plugins and search sets.
  • Browser windows support FTP on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Support for JSON-based plugins.
  • The plugin editor allows to switch between property list and JSON format (requires at least OS X Lion).
  • Support for JSON queries.
  • Optional "UserAgent" plugin key allows to specify the HTTP user agent.
Improved
  • Menu extra shows "No results" instead of giving no feedback in case of no results.
  • Expansion tooltips of menu extra results wrap too longs titles instead of truncating them.
  • Recent searches appear in a submenu of the menu extra or the popup menu of search field of search windows.
  • Inactive results in the menu extra are easier recognizable.
  • Search results support VoiceOver.
  • Plugins updated: Apple Cocoa-Dev, DEVONtech Forum, Facebook Profiles, FDA, FindLaw, Google Patents Search, Google Scholar (Articles), Google Scholar (Legal opinions and journals), Gutenberg.org, Healthfinder.gov, Images, Info (Images), Poetry, RocketNews, US Patent Office, Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Yahoo News, and Yandex.
  • Plugin Koders Code Search becomes Ohloh Code Search, FirstGov becomes USA.gov.
  • Linked Audio Files and Linked Video Files scanners support certain JavaScript links; Tubes scanner supports JSON.
  • Marketing default search set updated.
  • Support for Yahoo.
  • Support for news feeds.
  • Filtering of links to cached results and to social bookmarking and social networking sites.
  • "EngineUrl", "EngineNextUrl", "KeywordsUrl", and "NextLinkName" keys of XML and JSON plugins can be suffixed with a language to use language-specific engines.
  • Localizations.
Fixed
  • Not all XML plugins using the "SkipsCrawling" key could be tested.
  • Expansion tooltip of results.
  • Issue with searching in found PDF documents.
Removed
  • Obsolete plugins: Exalead, Google Government, Googlism, Scinet, Scirus, Usenet Groups, and Webshots.
  • Deprecated plugin key "ReformatPreformattedText".

Version 3.8:

New

  • Shopping > Amazon plug-in (language-aware).
  • Keywords entered in the address bar of browser windows use language-specific engines if possible.
  • Recently used submenu for quick access to recently used plugins and search sets.
  • Browser windows support FTP on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • Support for more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.8 or later



MacUpdate - DEVONagent Pro



DEVONagent Pro User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
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Your rating: Now say why...
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Holypoly commented on 09 May 2012
Version 3.2 (Pro) is out).
[Version 3.1.2]


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+5

goggles reviewed on 26 Feb 2012
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.
[Version 3.1.1]


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iLeopard reviewed on 23 Sep 2011
Cuz it blows

tard
[Version 3.0.1]

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burypromote
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Lev replied on 03 Nov 2011
Enjoy that? It'll be something to look back on ten years from now when you're in a trailer on welfare outside Joshua Tree and Shezanne is expecting her fifth. Maybe this time, you're the daddy. Who knows?

But thanks for taking the trouble to share the fruits of your reason with us.
burypromote

+9
Chris Reed replied on 23 Apr 2012
Chris apparently likes "social theory and polotics as well."
I guess if he cannot spell or use a spellchecker, DevonAgent would definitely be beyond him.
Chris. I won't be following you on Twitter.
Keep your small thoughts to yourself.
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Jimblue replied on 02 Sep 2012
@chrisreed spellcheck "politics."

@Lev hee hee bwah ha ha.
burypromote
+2

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Istra reviewed on 17 Aug 2011
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.
[Version 3.0]


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Trashie commented on 20 Jul 2011
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.
[Version 3.0]


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Anon-Bud reviewed on 20 Jul 2011
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...
[Version 3.0]


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+9

Afreese reviewed on 16 Dec 2010
There is no better tool for Recherche, look no further.
[Version 3.0pb1]


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Anon-Bud reviewed on 16 Dec 2010
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.
[Version 3.0pb1]


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Trashie commented on 03 Oct 2010
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.
[Version 2.3.1]

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Jimblue replied on 31 Mar 2011
Trashie, I agree wholeheartedly with your comment. Even if DEVONtechnologies has to raise the price somewhat across the entire line of DEVONthink softwares, I agree it would make the DEVONthink line even more useful and they would probably put more development into DEVONagent. Great idea.
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Maclover1.1 commented on 24 Mar 2010
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..
[Version 2.3.1]


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+28

PRjohnson rated on 17 Feb 2014

[Version 3.7]



Léonux rated on 13 Feb 2014

[Version 3.6]



otsu rated on 27 Jul 2013

[Version 3.5.1]



mweitz rated on 20 May 2013

[Version 3.5]



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Crcsnc rated on 11 Jan 2012

[Version 3.1.1]



Simonbailey rated on 13 Dec 2011

[Version 3.1.1]



Alessandro_stagni rated on 10 Aug 2011

[Version 3.0]



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Myka rated on 02 Apr 2011

[Version 3.0pb3]



+2

Vanderwal rated on 31 Mar 2011

[Version 3.0pb3]



+8

Michael Dougan rated on 26 Feb 2011

[Version 3.0pb2]


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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.
  • Filters bad results so you don't have to
  • Shows results the way you want
  • Creates reports in many formats
  • Saves searches so you can continue later
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 & 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.


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