Web search reloaded: DEVONagent Express brings web search directly to your menu bar. Just like Spotlight searches your computer DEVONagent Express searches the web and presents the results directly in its menu. A great selection of top-notch search engines and large tool tips with preview pictures and summaries let you find the right page before you open it in your web browser. You can even query all three major web search engines all at the same time or use pre-fab collections such as a thumbnail gallery search set.
Your search assistant: While the 'express' mode just collects the results the 'agent' mode does a lot more for you in the background. It downloads each page, filters advertisements, error pages as well as pages that don't fit your question, and applies its own ranking. No more Error 404 pages, no more pages that have nothing to do with your search at all.
What DEVONagent Express does for you:
- Let's you search the web as easy as using Spotlight
- Shows convenient summaries and preview pictures
- Filters advertisements and error pages
- Gives you only really relevant results back
- Talks to more than 80 general-purpose and specialized search engines
Perfectly integrated and easy to use:
- Located directly in the menu bar, always there when you need it
- Opens results in your web browser or DEVONagent (if available)
- You already know how to use it
- Accessible by pressing a hotkey
Supported search engines categories:
- General purpose
- Apple- and Mac-related (e.g. App Store, MacUpdate)
- Computer science
- Dictionaries (e.g. Wiktionary)
- Educational resources
- Images and videos (e.g. YouTube, Flickr)
- References (e.g. Wikipedia)
- Social networking (e.g. Facebook Profiles, Twitter)
The functionality of DEVONagent Express will be part of DEVONagent 3.0.
Based on DEVONsphere®.
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
I have DevonThink and have grown to have great respect for what DEVONtechnologies, LLC has offered the OSX - iOX world. I am the 'average joe' when it comes to searching the internet for information; anyone remember "Ask Jeeves"? Well, good ole 'Google' was about the only search engine that I would currently use and sort through it to find information relevant to what I was interested in. Folks, you get this thing called DEVONagent EXPRESS, slap it into Web (deep) and just watch what will come up using many search engines at one time. I have not messed with the boulean, e.g., (AND (XXXX)) but a little, and I am going to have to brush up on that syntax as that is going to be another good experience with web searching in chewing down to just what I want to see.
Agent Express is "PHENOMINAL" in what it does. Exactly what DEVON says it will. I doubt that I would ever need the options that I am sure they built into the Pro version of this, but I bet for the "Not So Average Joe" researcher, the Pro version would have to be a must have.
Just spend that 5$, I think you WILL NOT be disappointed if you are the average JOE information seeker like me.
Great Job Devon, you folks are QUALITY! Mak'in my life easier and more FUN!
Excellent so far...
I am quite impressed by this app. It has consistently yielded better search results than using Google alone, using the web (deep) search set and the Express search mode. This app seems to have quite a bit of depth - many different search presets and search sets - but I'm seeing a benefit in web (deep) alone. I look forward to getting more out of it, but I think I've already earned back the registration in time saved refining Google queries.
Not ready for prime time
I violated a cardinal rule: don't buy new software until the second or third upgrade. The app installed fine but on the third use it froze my entire Mac. I couldn't force quit the app; had to kill the whole machine and reboot. It's also slow in searching for anything not in the cache. The drop down results window is so narrow that you can't read enough of the description to know what the site is, and the thumbnails are so small as to be unhelpful. I'm going back to plain Google searches in the browser. There's nothing "express" about this. A good idea but it's not ready for prime time. If there was a way to get a refund from the App Store I would. I violated my own rule, so have no one to blame. I look forward to the upgrades of this app.
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OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.