DEVONsphere Express
DEVONsphere Express
1.9.4

3.4

DEVONsphere Express free download for Mac

DEVONsphere Express1.9.4

31 October 2019

Finds connections between seemingly unrelated files.

Overview

DEVONsphere Express makes your Mac smarter. Be more productive by letting DEVONsphere Express keep track of related emails, articles on the same subject, or similar Web pages. Discover the hidden connection between seemingly unrelated files.

  • Find other items related to what you're working on
  • Search like with Spotlight on steroids
  • Context-aware, always focuses on what you do
  • Runs as a menu extra, always available

What's new in DEVONsphere Express

Version 1.9.4:

This release increases compatibility with macOS Catalina. We have added support for the native file format of the popular Nisus Writer application. Indexing HTML and Finder comments are more reliable and autocompletion suggestions of search terms now appear more quickly in the search field. In addition to overall performance and reliability being improved, we have also fixed some bugs when using the proximity operators in searches.

NOTE: Starting with version 1.9.4, DEVONsphere Express requires macOS El Capitan or later.

New:
  • Add support for indexing and searching .zrtf documents created by Nisus Writer.
Improved:
  • Displayed sizes are now based on 1,000 instead of 1,024. This is similar to sizes reported in the Finder and other applications.
  • Improved speed of autocompletion suggestions in the search field.
  • Improved performance when traversing the filesystem using excluding folders in Preferences > Locations.
  • Improved indexing of Finder comments.
  • Improved parsing and indexing HTML content.
  • Replaced Buy button in the License dialog with Your Account.
  • Updated the Preferences > Categories > DEVONthink icon to the new icon for DEVONthink 3.
  • Improved overall performance and reliability.
Fixed:
  • Fixed issues with proximity operators, e.g., BEFORE, including the negated forms using NOT.
  • Fixed an issue where indexing .emlx files no longer worked, caused by Apple's newer Spotlight plugins.
  • Fixed an issue where the application licensing could fail on some machines, e.g., ones with a replaced logic board.
  • Fixed an issue where the Hide Web Search command didn't work.
  • Fixed an issue where the Safari history was no longer working (macOS Sierra or later).
  • Fixed an issue where the Support Assistant caused a memory leak.

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10 Reviews of DEVONsphere Express

1
Levelbest
18 May 2017
Version: 1.9

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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.
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Iliketrash
06 April 2018
Version: 1.9.1
Finally—a utility to keep your browser from using up all your RAM.
(0)
1
Levelbest
18 May 2017
Version: 1.9
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.
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ChristopherPrice
26 July 2013
Version: 1.6.2
App Store version stuck at v1.5 due (apparently) to sandboxing restrictions. However, if you download and install the latest version from DEVON Technologies over the MAS version, you will then have the latest version (currently v1.6.2) automatically registered to "App Store". Details: http://forum.devontechnologies.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=15377 An elegant solution. Thank you DEVONTech!
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Anon-Bud
07 September 2012
Version: 1.5
Not too sure what to think here. I've got the premier apps from Devon Technologies [DTPro Office and Devon Agent] and I use them all the time—actually DTPro Office is open all the time and I use it to store just about everything...]. But Devonsphere Express is very iffy right now. After the initial indexing, the app uses over 500MB of memory, even though it is idle for most of the time. I've got 8GB of memory, so this isn't that big a deal, but I keep over a dozen apps open continuously and the ones in the background [like DSphere] use very little memory [unlike DSphere]. Gonna have to give this pass, since functionality vs. memory load don't make it worth it for me.
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Penguirl
31 May 2012
Version: 1.5
The description sounds very intriguing, too bad there isn't a demo or trial version.
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3.5
Steven-Goodheart
09 March 2012
Version: 1.3
I am a huge fan of DevonTechnolgies, and own DevontThink Pro, the hub and brain of my whole digital universe, and DevongAgent Pro, my brilliant research assistant. So, when I read the description of Devonsphere, I just bought it..with DevonTechnoogies, what could I lose for $4.00? -- except, well, $4.00. ;) Anyway, I've had it for a few days, and I like it quite a bit, but hope they will keep developing and refining it. Like DTPro, it's uncanny in finding linkages between e-mails, web sites, docs, images etc. I'm still learning how to use it, but see lots of potential. On my machine, a iMac with 4GB ram and 3.07 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, I find the program reasonably fast, except when it's indexing, and then, it can really hog the cpu for a while. Not inoperable, but I definitely feel the performance hit. Unlike a previous reviewer here, I find that DevonSphere typically uses 150 to 350 mb of ram. The only time I've seen it go higher than that is when its indexing, then the "devonbot" can use 800 mb for a while, and then drops it all when done.) But in regular use, I've not had to go higher than 350 mb. My Devonsphere database seems to be aroud 875 mb. I have a 3.07 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, and I find the program reasonably fast, except when it's indexing, and then, it can really hog the cpu for a while. Not inoperable, but I definitely feel the performance hit. Unlike a previous reviewer here, I find that DevonSphere typically uses 150 to 350 mb of system ram, and I've not had to go higher than that. My DS database seems to be aroud 875 mb -- which does't seem so huge, to me, because as a science editor/writer, I have over 43,00writer images using 45 GB of disk space and over 36,000 PDFs, docs, etc. etc using 34 GB. Devonsphere works well in Apple Mail and Safari and with desktop items. Devonsphere works well in Apple Mail, Safari and Chrome, but I wish it worked in Firefox and Picassa, too. I'm still trying it out, so I don't know what other programs it may or may not work with. Overall, I'm pleased with the $4 I've spent, and hope that DT will continue to develop and broaden the programs it works with .
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2.5
Rochade
17 February 2012
Version: 1.1
I could not wait to get this. The idea and user interface is once more brilliant! Thanks DEVONtechnologies. But it consumes so much of my RAM (actually about 1-1.7GB from my installed 4GB) so it slows down every other app. If you have a lot of RAM available, get it! Else, think twice. In effect I can't have this app running at all. The disk storage is about 1.3GB here once I quitted the app but of course this depends on what content you want to index (this can be adjusted in the prefs). As far as I see, it doesn't use much CPU. And please: stop bashing developers for the MAS. I want to know how a software works and not what you think about Apples business. And if you think such comments will change anything: it won't. Why do you think developers use the MAS? Because it is bad for their business? The good thing is that I already have the visual representation of "MAS" in my mind and so can simply scroll down fast to a really useful review.
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Iliketrash
17 February 2012
Version: 1.1
This program looks like it could be amazing, BUT it looks like it could also be a memory hog, both in disk space for its database and in RAM for its functionality including the fact that it constantly adapts to what the user is doing. Can anyone report on this? How big is the database (and how much user data do you have to catalog)? How much RAM does it use as you go about your usual work? (Use Activity Monitor to find out.) Also, is it a CPU hog? (Also use Activity Monitor.) Finally, is it easy to delete the database if one decides not to use it?
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Espiridion
16 February 2012
Version: 1.1
I love Devon and their apps, but refuse to use the AppStore. Hopefully they'll offer this through their website as well.
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Surikat
16 February 2012
Version: 1.1
Great! Very useful!
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$9.95

3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later

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