DEVONagent Pro

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DEVONagent Pro
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Version: 3.9.4 updated
Upload Date: 11 Mar 16
Developer: DEVONtechnologies
Distribution Type: Shareware
Price: 49.95 $
Downloads: 32
Size: 16548 Kb

Rating: 3.0/5 (Total Votes: 5)

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The knowledge of mankind doubles every one to two years, speed increasing. How to cope with this unbelievable huge mass of data? How to find that very document you are looking for? How to find the answer to your question? DEVONagent is the solution for you if you are tired of clicking hundreds of links delivered by Google & Co. just to find out that most of the links are either outdated, broken or lead to junk pages. It communicates with search engines, digs for you through all the results and gives you only those documents that are really worth reading. Even better, it summarizes the accumulated knowledge and presents you with a list of the most important topics and an interactive mind map. Finding information on the Web has never been easier. Your Research Assistant: DEVONagent finds, collects and organizes information with a powerful search architecture, a simple to use built-in archive and perfect integration with DEVONthink. More than 130 plugins for popular search engines, databases and search tools, predefined search sets, and a clean Mac-like user interface make DEVONagent the number one tool for finding information on the web for the Mac. DEVONthink companion: Collect search results as plain or rich text, web archive or as PDF directly in your DEVONthink database with just one click and from any view. Then use DEVONthink's intelligence to organize it.

What is new in this release:


  • 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.
  • Fixed non-appearing launch and progress panels.
  • Fixed glitch of "Plugins" panel.
  • Fixed Twitter access.
  • Fixed flipped footers/headers of printed web views.


  • Safari scripts for script menu extra (will be installed in ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Safari)
  • Videos in web views support fullscreen viewing.


  • Updated plugins: "Computer Science > StackOverflow" and "Legal > EUR-Lex".
  • PDF reports add real link annotations that don't depend on data detectors anymore.
  • "Preferences > General > Interface > Alternating row colors in view" is now disabled by default.
  • Automatically updated web browser user agent strings should be more compatible to modern websites.
  • Caching of web pages.
  • Throttling of network traffic avoids CAPTCHAs in case of search sets using lots of Google plugins.
  • Idle system sleep is disabled while searching.
  • VoiceOver support.
  • Overall reliability.


  • Worked around possible issues of PDFKit framework.
  • Glitch of toolbar of "Search" windows.
  • Crash in case of broken workspaces.
  • Random crash after selecting a group in the "Archive".


  • Support for OS X Lion and earlier.

What is new in version 3.9.2:


  • Compatibility to OS X Yosemite and El Capitan.
  • Title of online PDF documents displayed in web views is now used if available.
  • "Data > Add to DEVONthink > via Clip to DEVONthink" is now also available if the frontmost tab doesn't display HTML.
  • "Download Manager" uses up to eight concurrent downloads on OS X 10.10.3 or later again.
  • Alignment of menu extra window in case of crowded menu bars.
  • New "Search windows" use default plugin settings instead of using the last used plugin settings.
  • Updated icon of "Web > Inspectors > Objects" menu item.
  • "Twitter" and "Thumbnail Gallery" scanners.
  • HTML 5 support of "Video" and "Audio" scanners; "Video" scanner recognizes WEBM, 3GPP and 3GP2 videos.
  • Optimized scanning by "Objects" pane.
  • "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.
  • IFRAMEs are no longer stripped from feeds.
  • HTML 5 support of "get embedded objects of" AppleScript command.
  • 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.
  • Downloads queue is now stored in Application Support.
  • Memory management.
  • Overall performance and reliability.
  • Further minor improvements.


  • Sending email via SMTP could fail.
  • Glitches of "History" menu.
  • "Data > Add to DEVONthink > Resource" was enabled if no resource was loaded.
  • "File > Export > Digest as Map (PDF)" didn't work any longer.
  • "See Also" pane wasn't updated after selecting tabs.
  • "See Also" pane was updated even when it was not visible.
  • Intro movie didn't play due to recent changes in WebKit's event handling.
  • "get embedded objects of" AppleScript command.
  • Crash (caused by ShortcutRecorder framework) after changing the system appearance.
  • Typo in the license agreement.

What is new in version 3.9.1:


  • Recipes scanner looking for pages containing recipes; supports microdata, RDFa and microformats.
  • Stack Overflow and GitHub Code Search plugins.


  • Source code scanner -- finds code e.g. on Stack Overflow, GitHub, and
  • Email scanner -- recognizes email addresses in HTML metadata, too.
  • Thumbnail Galleries scanner and Marketing default search set.
  • Search window -- shows snippets found by Recipe/Code scanners and highlights occurrences if matching of objects is enabled.
  • History menu -- shortens long items.
  • Icons of scanners and the browser toolbar.
  • Export to DEVONthink -- adds application name and version, the name of the search set, and the search query to the comments.
  • HTML to plain text conversion.
  • Compatibility to invalid BASE URLs of web pages.
  • Requests while testing plugins are throttled, too.
  • Handling of HTTP forwards.
  • Handling of background tasks.
  • Error logging to the console.
  • Overall performance and reliability.


  • Graphical glitches of the tab bar on OS X Yosemite.
  • Compatibility to "feed:https:" links sent by Safari.
  • Crashes when performing multiple searches concurrently.

What is new in version 3.9:


  • New "Inspectors" pane. This makes the interface more consistent and easier to use scanners while browsing results. This pane includes properties, See Also, and objects.
  • "Properties" pane added to browser windows showing metadata of the current HTML page. The metadata can be selected and copied.
  • Menu item "Data > Delete Domain" to delete all results from the selected domains; "Data > Delete & Exclude Domain" is now an alternate menu item.
  • Alternate menu item "Help > Report Bug" to comfortably send bug reports.
  • Support for .webhistory and .webbookmark bookmark files.
  • Retina splash screens.


  • History of Safari 8.x is supported and therefore can be imported or searched again.
  • All Google plugins use https:// now.
  • "References > SEC" plugin updated.
  • More precise See Also algorithm. Improves also summaries and topics.
  • Default search set "Web (Movies)" updated.
  • "Linked Audio/Video Files" scanners now support embedded streams and videos; renamed to "Audio/Video Files".
  • Objects panes are more responsive.
  • Retrieval of object thumbnails optimized.
  • Scanning for objects in browser and search windows optimized.
  • Excluding of domains or links ("Preferences > Search") is now 8 to 200 times faster.
  • Setting of Finder comments by the "Download Manager" optimized.
  • Revised and unified many keyboard shortcuts.
  • Heavily revised "Web" menu.
  • Slightly revised contextual menus.
  • More reliable automatic restoring of remembered browser selections on OS X Yosemite.
  • Sorting uses system-wide settings.
  • "DEVONthink" and "View" toolbar items of search windows support text-only toolbars and toolbar overflow menus.
  • Selecting a different sound in "Windows > Search Sets > Actions" plays the sound.
  • Scripts of "Scripts" menu are cached and so their properties are persistent during runtime.
  • Handling of "Scripts" menu is more compatible to third-party software.
  • Compatibility to OS X Yosemite 10.10.2.
  • Memory management to work around issues of OS X.
  • French localization.
  • Overall performance and reliability.


  • "Data > Delete & Exclude Domains" didn't fully support "Log" tab.
  • "Scripts" menu icon on OS X Yosemite.
  • Some scripting issues.
  • Reduced number of concurrent downloads on OS X Yosemite due to HTTP issues of OS X 10.10.x.
  • 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 Pro tries to retrieve the date from the plain text of the result.
  • Better VoiceOver support.
  • Sending email messages and executing scripts by search sets is more reliable.
  • 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.
  • The Digest view of search window was scrolled to the top regularly while searching.
  • Issue of the feed parser causing invalid URLs.

What is new in version 3.8.2:

  • User interface elements adapted to OS X Yosemite.
  • Inverse display of results is disabled by default on OS X Yosemite.
  • Improved inverse display of results.
  • Private browsing wasn't reenabled after relaunching.
  • Menu extra preview popover fixed.
  • Further visual glitches corrected.
  • Baidu plugin.
  • Clear button added to search field of search windows.
  • "Share" submenu added to contextual menu of web views (requires at least OS X Mountain Lion).
  • Search field and progress indicator of search windows merged, similar to DEVONagent Express.
  • Search fields always use system default look.
  • New plugin assistant improved.
  • Display and naming of URLs.
  • Secondary search term, if specified, is used for highlighting and summarizing instead of the default term.
  • Title of search windows shows if no plugins or search sets are enabled.
  • Too long names in "Move To" contextual menu are now truncated after seven words.
  • Scanners are more accurate.
  • 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.
  • Updated user agent of web views is more compatible, e.g. to GitHub.
  • Better parsing of dates.
  • German localization.
  • Overall performance and reliability.
  • Rare delays or freezes after loading a web page.
  • Popup menu of "Go > Bookmark > Add" panel.

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