DEVONagent 3.8.3 supports DuckDuckGo, DEVONsphere Exp. updated to 1.8.2

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[] Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its Internet search and research tool DEVONagent as well as the context-aware search assistant DEVONsphere Express. All editions of DEVONagent 3.8.3 add support for the DuckDuckGo web search engine. DuckDuckGo claims to honor users' privacy and deliver unbiased and uncluttered search results

A new preference option in DEVONagent Pro and Express stops search runs from the menu extra as soon as the user opens the first results. The new version comes with updated Macintosh News search sets as well as an overhauled Facebook Profiles plugin. For results without proper date information DEVONagent searches their plain text for usable dates. DEVONagent Pro also enhances its VoiceOver support. All editions are also faster and more reliable.

DEVONsphere Express 1.8.2 retrieves Finder comments and handles damaged file systems better. It also imports damaged or incompatible Word documents differently. These files could otherwise bloat the index and increase memory usage. The update fixes minor issues, too.

"Privacy matters, even if there are some large companies seeing things differently. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that claims that it doesn't track its users and respects their privacy. And it delivers good search results, too. Reason enough for us to support it natively in all editions of DEVONagent," comments Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Pricing and Availability:
All editions of DEVONagent as well as DEVONsphere require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.7.5 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.8 or 10.8.3 or later). They can be downloaded from and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. All editions of DEVONagent are also available in the App Store; DEVONagent Pro and Express as well as DEVONsphere Express can be bought as part of attractive bundles together with DEVONthink in DEVONtechnologies' online shop.

* DEVONagent Pro: US $49.95 (App Store: $49.99)
* DEVONagent Express: US $4.95 (App Store: $4.99)
* DEVONagent Lite: free
* DEVONsphere Express US $9.95 (App Store: $9.99)

More information:
Customers find more information about our apps on the DEVONtechnologies website. Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann also posts news, opinions, previews, and public betas in his blog Devonian Times.

DEVONtechnologies LLC creates end-user and server applications for the Mac and iOS platforms that enhance productivity, organization, and user experience with unique artificial intelligence technology. All applications are focused on both ease of use and satisfying the needs of even the most savvy users. The underlying DEVONtechnology is a flexible and versatile foundation that can be used for a large range of purposes from databases, data mining, and information retrieval to human-computer interfaces. DEVONtechnologies LLC was founded 2002 and incorporated 2004, and is today headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2014 DEVONtechnologies LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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