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.
This maintenance release addresses a sporadic crash some users had when accessing the Preferences panel on macOS Mojave, as well as some visual artifacts in the interface. We have also added support for JSON RSS feeds and improved handling of RSS feeds in general. Overall reliability has been the primary focus of this release.
Ratings and Reviews
One of the best apps in the store.
Not Sure if its seriously useful
The idea seems sound, if you need to do web searches a lot & get pages & pages of web hits you must sort through. If it delivers better than the browsers you are already using, I'm not certain. Its not for everyday searches, but rather for intense ones. Beats the usual search engine display of hits that require many pages to click through to find what I want. Caveat is that one is still getting used to it so I'm a little lukewarm about this app & never thought I'd pay for a browser. The full price seemed too high to me, for my limited use.
I bought it on a slight holiday discount, partly on the strength of some of the other apps Devon makes.
So far, it appears to rate the results of web searches & present them the way Sherlock used to do, for one example.
Then you can refine your results, parse them with more specific booleans once made & view those qualified results several ways. I like the "mind map" display of categories.
It ultimately depends on the quality of the hits you got up front. GI, can still yield GO.
Content on the web is designed with tags to broadly maximize their store hits & I don't know if this adequately overcomes those misplaced hits as well as advertised
if what you seek is something outside of an online store, or if it circumvents the way the usual search engines biases & shows its hits.
Using DevonAgent to find stuff to buy:
I've used it to search for particular mechanical components, expecting that specs contained in pdfs & online documentation would appear,
but the results haven't been quite as good as I hoped, possibly because vendors poorly tag for critical detail in their catalogs, I guess, or I need to set the searches to "DEEP," which slows them down considerably. You can set those searches to occur during off hours.
There are a number of specific plug-ins you can download which search [apparently] unusual sites. What those sites actually do & why I'd expect
to find there pertinent to my searches is a mystery. DevonAgent Pro doesn't make the web a better place, but it might help sort through the flotsam stuck in the fishing nets if your time is important to you.
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- 23.2 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- Rated 17+ for the following:
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.