DEVONagent Express

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DEVONagent Express
Software Details:
Version: 3.9.8 updated
Upload Date: 2 Sep 17
Developer: DEVONtechnologies
Distribution Type: Shareware
Price: 4.99 $
Downloads: 19
Size: 9157 Kb

Rating: 1.5/5 (Total Votes: 2)

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DEVONagent Express combines the ease-of-use and ubiquity of Spotlight with the powerful web search technology of DEVONagent. Just like Spotlight searches your computer DEVONagent Express searches the web and presents the results directly in its menu.

What is new in this release:


  • Improved compatibility to Google Chrome bookmarks.
  • Improved handling of background processes.
  • Help > Report Bug sets the receiver if Postbox is the default email client.
  • Improved overall performance and reliability.

What is new in version 3.9.7:


  • Qwant plugin.

Changed for macOS Sierra

  • Renamed 'Mac OS X' to 'macOS' in alerts.


  • Help > Contact us sends an email via the default email client again.
  • Google Scholar (Articles) plugin.
  • Marketing search set.
  • Advertisement filter.
  • Compatibility to RSS 1.0 feeds.
  • "site:domain" operator in primary query terms is now stripped before matching to facilitate searching sites using the Google, Bing, and Web plugins.
  • Recognition of dates if neither the server nor the HTML metadata specify a date.
  • Compatibility to HTTP proxies.
  • Handling of background tasks.
  • Checking for updates.


  • Issue where the position of the menu extra was wrong if the menu bar was automatically hidden.
  • Issue where opening the Preferences pane was delayed.

What is new in version 3.9.4:


  • ACM Digital Library, Baidu, Facebook, SEC, and Twitter plugins updated.
  • Marketing, New Software, Macintosh News (Latest), and Macintosh News (More) search sets updated.
  • Clearing recent searches clears the system-wide find pasteboard.
  • Handling of HTML refreshs and frames improved; fixes the Baidu plugin too.
  • Filtering of links to translation services improved.
  • Filtering of advertisements, analytics, and tracking improved.
  • Support for XML/JSON plugins using HTTP POSTs improved.
  • Handling of background tasks made more reliable.
  • Sparkle framework updated.
  • Overall reliability and performance improved.

What is new in version 3.9.3:

Changes for OS X El Capitan

  • Added support for App Transport Security.


  • Updated plugins: "Computer Science > StackOverflow" and "Legal > EUR-Lex".
  • Idle system sleep is disabled while searching.
  • VoiceOver support.
  • Overall reliability.


  • Support for OS X Lion and earlier.

What is new in version 3.9.2:


  • Compatibility to El Capitan.
  • Alignment of menu extra window in case of crowded menu bars.
  • "Twitter" and "Thumbnail Gallery" scanners.
  • HTML 5 support of "Video" and "Audio" scanners; "Video" scanner recognizes WEBM, 3GPP and 3GP2 videos.
  • "Marketing" and New "Software" default search sets extended and updated.
  • Advertisement filter.
  • Following of links.
  • Filtering of links to social bookmarking.
  • UTF-32 support.
  • HTML-to-text conversion.
  • Handling of HTML/HTTP dates.
  • Communication with background tasks; more reliable termination of tasks on quit.
  • Revised startup alert in case of invalid installation outside of the Applications folder.
  • Registration file is now stored in Application Support to avoid conflicts with preferences cleaners.
  • Memory management.
  • Overall performance and reliability.
  • Further minor improvements.


  • Crash (caused by ShortcutRecorder framework) after changing the system appearance.

What is new in version 3.9.1:


  • Stack Overflow and GitHub Code Search plugins.


  • Thumbnail Galleries scanner and Marketing default search set.
  • HTML to plain text conversion.
  • Compatibility to invalid BASE URLs of web pages.
  • Handling of HTTP forwards.
  • Handling of background tasks.
  • Error logging to the console.
  • Overall performance and reliability.

What is new in version 3.9:


  • Retina splash screens.


  • History of Safari 8.x is supported and therefore can be searched again.
  • All Google plugins use https:// now.
  • "References > SEC" plugin updated.
  • Default search set "Web (Movies)" updated.
  • "Linked Audio/Video Files" scanners now support embedded streams and videos; renamed to "Audio/Video Files".
  • Excluding of domains or links ("Preferences > Search") is now 8 to 200 times faster.
  • Memory management to work around issues of OS X.
  • French localization.
  • Overall performance and reliability.


  • Memory leaks in case of extensive lists of filtered links and domains.
  • Further minor bugs and glitches.


  • Obsolete "Tubes" scanner.

What is new in version 3.8.3:


  • "DuckDuckGo" plugin.
  • New option "Preferences > Menu Extra > General > Cancel search after opening result".


  • Search set "Macintosh News (Latest/More)".
  • Search set "Blogs & Usenet" renamed to "Blogs".
  • Plugin "Facebook Profiles" updated.
  • If the metadata of a search result doesn't include a date, DEVONagent Express tries to retrieve the date from the plain text of the result.
  • Better handling of HTML and HTTP dates.
  • Termination of (frozen) background tasks, e.g. on quit, is more reliable.
  • Overall performance and reliability.


  • Appearance of menu extra icon in dark menu on OS X Yosemite.
  • Opening a result didn't always close the preview popover of the menu extra.
  • Issue of the feed parser causing invalid URLs.

What is new in version 3.8.2:

  • User interface elements adapted to OS X Yosemite.
  • Menu extra preview popover fixed.
  • Further visual glitches corrected.
  • Baidu plugin.
  • Filtering of links to social media (e.g. retweeting).
  • "Twitter ID", "Thumbnail Gallery", "Tube", "Linked Audio/Video", and "Embedded Multimedia" scanners enhanced and more reliable.
  • Better parsing of dates.
  • Overall performance and reliability.
  • Opening the panel to enter the license code by right- or ?Control-clicking the menu bar icon didn't activate the application.

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