DEVONsphere Express
DEVONsphere Express
1.9.5
3.4
0.0
DEVONsphere Express free download for Mac

DEVONsphere Express for Mac1.9.5

15 December 2020

Finds connections between seemingly unrelated files.

What is DEVONsphere Express for Mac

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 1.9.5:

This release brings compatibility with Apple Silicon Macs and some cosmetic changes for macOS Big Sur. Indexing and caching have been improved, and so has the overall reliability and performance.

NEW
  • Added support for Apple Silicon Macs.
  • Added .nim files to the list of known plain text extensions.
Improved
  • Cosmetic changes for macOS Big Sur.
  • An alert asks for full disk access before indexing on macOS Mojave and later, if necessary.
  • Opening found documents from the results list now submits the search string to the default application like a Spotlight search.
  • Images in Nisus Writer .zrtf files are now stripped before indexing the file as they're not supported by macOS' text engine.
  • Improved the reliability of indexing of third-party file formats requiring Spotlight metadata importers.
  • Related documents for aliases in the Finder linking indexed items are now supported.
  • Revised caching to provide faster and more reliable indexing of Finder comments.
  • The ~/Music/iTunes/Downloads directory is now automatically excluded by default.
  • The default encoding of HTML files is now UTF-8 if no charset is specified.
  • Background tasks now support automatic graphics switching, potentially increasing the battery life on dual GPU MacBooks.
  • Sending bug reports via MailMate is now supported.
  • Improved overall performance and reliability.
Fixed
  • The Quick Look preview of found DEVONthink items wasn't working. Fixed.
  • When many locations were added, Preferences > Locations couldn't be scrolled. Fixed.
  • Preferences > Locations, the dark mode appearance of the splash screen, and the text color of the search field showed display artifacts. Fixed.
  • The shortcut control and progress bar in Preferences > General weren't working properly. Fixed.
  • The welcome video of the Support Assistant didn't work anymore. Fixed.
  • Empty EPUB files could crash the background task. Fixed.

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Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Apr 6 2018
1.9.1
0.0
Apr 6 2018
0.0
Version: 1.9.1
Finally—a utility to keep your browser from using up all your RAM.
Levelbest
Levelbest
May 18 2017
1.9
1.0
May 18 2017
1.0
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.
ChristopherPrice
ChristopherPrice
Jul 26 2013
1.6.2
0.0
Jul 26 2013
0.0
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!
Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
Sep 7 2012
1.5
0.0
Sep 7 2012
0.0
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.
Penguirl
Penguirl
May 31 2012
1.5
0.0
May 31 2012
0.0
Version: 1.5
The description sounds very intriguing, too bad there isn't a demo or trial version.
Steven-Goodheart
Steven-Goodheart
Mar 9 2012
1.3
3.5
Mar 9 2012
3.5
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 .
Rochade
Rochade
Feb 17 2012
1.1
2.5
Feb 17 2012
2.5
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.
Iliketrash
Iliketrash
Feb 17 2012
1.1
0.0
Feb 17 2012
0.0
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?
Espiridion
Espiridion
Feb 16 2012
1.1
0.0
Feb 16 2012
0.0
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.
Surikat
Surikat
Feb 16 2012
1.1
5.0
Feb 16 2012
5.0
Version: 1.1
Great! Very useful!
$9.95
3.4
0.0
App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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