What's New

This release uses Open Graph to match HTML pages and skips Amazon search results. It comes with an improved MacUpdate plugin and Twitter Accounts scanner. The new version executes menu scripts in the background and handles background tasks better. It also fixes an incompatibility to DEVONthink 2.7.6 and a few other issues. The update is recommended for all users.

NEW

- "Edit > Deselect All" is now an alternate menu item of "Edit > Select All" and available after pressing the ⇧Shift modifier key (or the shortcut ⌘⇧A).
- Matching of HTML pages supports Open Graph properties (title and description), too.

IMPROVED

- MacUpdate plugin updated.
- Twitter Accounts scanner is more reliable.
- Amazon search results are skipped while crawling.
- Many scripts are executed in the background.
- Handling of background tasks is more reliable.
- German localization.
- Overall performance and reliability.

FIXED

- Incompatibility to DEVONthink 2.7.6 causing e.g. delays.
- The address bar wasn't always updated.
- Inconsistencies of displayed remaining trial time.
- Glitch of "Window > Search Sets > Actions > Add Results to DEVONthink > Format".
- Support for RSS feeds using "isPermaLink=false".
- Description of several search sets still mentioned Exalead.
- Rare crash after closing the "Plug-Ins & Scanners" panel.
- Rare issue of split views.

App Description

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.

YOUR PERSONAL META SEARCH ENGINE

DEVONagent Pro is not a simple web search engine 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 e.g. 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

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 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 and save them for reference or reuse.

The integrated DEVONagent Express menu extra adds the power of DEVONagent to your menu bar and lets you run even complex searches with a single click.

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 searchable archive keeps them for later reference, or you can send your results to DEVONthink. 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 pane and extensive AppleScript, JavaScript, and Automator support make it the #1 browser for DEVONthink users and enthusiasts.

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

September 18, 2014 New version 3.8.1
February 19, 2014 New version 3.7
January 29, 2014 New version 3.6
November 28, 2013 Price Decrease: $49.99 -> $34.99
October 04, 2013 New version 3.5.2
September 06, 2011 Initial Release

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