DEVONsphere Express 4+

DEVONtechnologies, LLC

    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings
    • $9.99



Be more productive by letting DEVONsphere Express keep track of related emails, articles on the same subject, or similar web pages. Discover the hidden connection between seemingly unrelated files.

- Find other items related to what you're working on
- Search like with Spotlight on steroids
- Context-aware, always focuses on what you do
- Runs as a menu extra, always available


DEVONsphere Express finds connections between items you haven't thought of. Let yourself getting inspired, follow yet untrodden paths, and create something new.

Whatever document you are currently working on, e.g. in Pages, TextEdit, or DEVONthink Pro, what email you are currently reading, which web page you are looking at, or what song you are listening to: click DEVONsphere Express' icon to see what other items on your computer or on the web are related. Explore further using thumbnails, Quick Look, or by opening them in their parent apps.

Drag selected text or files from the Finder to DEVONsphere Express to manually focus its attention to what interests you most, or use OS X's convenient Services menu.


DEVONsphere Express find precisely the files or other items you're looking for on your computer. If it's there, you'll know where in no time.

Switch DEVONsphere Express to search mode and use advanced Boolean operators (as known from high-end databases, DEVONthink, or DEVONagent), wildcards, and parentheses to narrow your search. Easily navigate the results, view thumbnails, get large Quick Look previews, or open them in any app that can open them.


Your computer and the web is full of gems. They're just hidden in heaps of stones. DEVONsphere Express only shows you what matters and filters the rest.

Adjust DEVONsphere Express' preferences so that it only searches the categories that are important to you and indexes the locations you want. Change filter settings on demand—all adjustments are applied instantly—so that you don't waste your valuable time with the less important stuff.


DEVONsphere Express saves you time and makes you more productive without forcing you to change your work style. It adapts to you!

DEVONsphere Express extends you computer's abilities with its unique artificial intelligence (AI) and makes it available to your apps without e.g. forcing you to store your data in a separate database like DEVONthink does. It's always available from the menu bar or via Services and works with almost all your apps.

Customize DEVONsphere Express to your needs so that it doesn't throw data irrelevant to you in your way.

What’s New

Version 1.5.12

In today's release, you'll find a new link to our online FAQ in the "Help" menu. DEVONsphere Express more reliably returns related websites and sets thumbnails for them. And beyond general fixes, we improved overall performance and reliability again.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

BAR112 ,

Fantastic search resource for the Mac!

After figuring out how to access it (clicked on a word, chose Services, then DEVONsphere Express), it’s proving to be very useful for finding all sorts of info (ie, documents, e-mails, epubs, pdf’s, etc.) hidden deep within my laptop. Also discovered ability to add new search locations such as Dropbox, increasing it’s scope. Haven’t quite figured out how to search iBooks or Photos, although I would love that capacity. Like their other app, DEVONagent Express, it also pulls up web searches along with your device searches, all in one place. And it searches very effectively within your e-mails. Highly recommend DEVONsphere Express!

garyinalaska ,

Great search tool, DEVONsphere Express

Like saving time, making your searches work quickly and accurately, then you’ll love DEVONsphere, a new search tool from DEVONTechnologies, the company that helps us do more with our computers.
I talked with company founder Eric Boehnisch about why this new product, and he talked about how he wanted searches to come up with all emails about a topic, or relevant web sites, doc’s, and Apple’s Spotlight wasn’t quite up to it, so he built DEVONsphere, and it works great.
Downloading it from Apple’s App store, and costing $4.99, it easily installs, and goes in your menu bar, for quick access, it’s there when you want it, you know, when you start searching for supportive data to a topic that interests you, like I did to write this review, it quickly showed me all relevant emails, websites, doc’s. He suggested I also try the advanced operators, or boolean search terms, like “ “ and it narrowed what I was looking for. It’s easy and simple to use, and there are video tutorials for us that like seeing how it works, as well as, full on written manual that went through everything, well done in an era of no written accompanying manual. Eric is thorough and German. DEVONtechnologies also has an office in Idaho.

Marja E ,

Useful but limited search tool

Devonsphere is a useful but limited search tool.

It can search pdf and epub files using multiple alphabets. It doesn't search mobi or azw files, and doesn't have separate preferences to include epub vs. mobi vs. rtf vs. odt.

And it doesn't index more than aboout 100 pages of each book, so if you know a few of your reference books mention someone-- but don't remember which books-- it's likely to miss them.

It relies on exact matches or asterisks, instead of accepting truncated search terms by default.

App Privacy

The developer, DEVONtechnologies, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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