Uncovered: DEVONagent 3.0 Public Beta

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[prMac.com] Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), DEVONtechnologies, LLC today is proud to release version 3.0 of its intelligent Internet research assistant DEVONagent as public beta. DEVONagent 3.0 comes with a reworked user interface, better browsing capabilities, new and updated plugins, and is based on a new technology foundation.

DEVONagent 3.0 returns much better search results, more comprehensive summaries, and uses a new internal ranking. It supports wildcards, new advanced search operators such as 'OPT', fuzzy searching, and natural phrase matching. Searches can be saved and recalled later. New scanners and plugins have been added, e.g. for Bing, the App Store, Unfolding News, or DEVONthink Pro Office, and all other plugins, scanners, and pre-fab search sets have been updated. Yet unsupported search engines can be added with just a few clicks using the new and unique Plugin Assistant. DEVONagent now also supports PDF, PostScript, OpenOffice, Oracle Open Office, RTF, and Microsoft Word documents.

In addition the integrated Web browser has been vastly improved. A new sidebar integrates the new bookmark management, search results, and objects, e.g. images or links, found and extracted from the page. Search results and tabs can be navigated using Cover Flow and the See Also drawer, unique to DEVONagent, lists not only related pages from the search but also from the Web and from open DEVONthink Pro databases. The built-in archive and the download manager have been overhauled, too.

Finally, DEVONagent better integrates with Mac OS X 10.6 and third-party applications with much extended export capabilities as well as support for Snow Leopard's Services and Growl. It is faster, more responsive, more compatible, and more reliable, too.

"DEVONagent is the way to do serious research on the Internet with a Mac. With version 3.0 we have reworked almost every aspect to make it easier-to-use, visually more appealing, and overall more productive. All plugins and search sets have been updated, the Web browser window redesigned. It's one of the longest lists of changes we ever had for one application," remarks Eric Bohnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Pricing And Availability:
DEVONagent 3.0 public beta requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be downloaded from www.devon-technologies.com. The public beta can be used for free but expires end of March 2011 when it will need to be replaced by either a new public beta or the final release. DEVONagent 3.0 public beta can be test-driven for free for 60 hours of non-continuous runtime until it needs to be properly licensed.

Users who purchased DEVONagent on or after January 1, 2009, will be eligible for free upgrades. Upgrade offers will become available before the final release is published.

Background: DEVONagent:
The knowledge of humankind doubles every one to two years, speed increasing. How to cope with this unbelievable huge mass of data? How to find that very document one is looking for? How to find the answer to a question?

DEVONagent is the solution for those who are tired of clicking hundreds of links delivered by Google & Co. just to find out that most of the links are either outdated, broken or lead to junk pages. It communicates with search engines, digs through all the results and presents only those documents that are really worth reading. Also, it summarizes the accumulated knowledge and make it available as a list of the most important topics and an interactive mind map. Finding information on the Web has never been easier!

DEVONagent finds, collects and organizes information with a powerful search architecture, a simple to use built-in archive and perfect integration with DEVONthink. Plugins for popular search engines, databases and search tools, predefined search sets, and a clean Mac-like user interface make DEVONagent the number one tool for finding information on the Web for the Mac.

DEVONthink companion: DEVONagent can send search results in their original format, as bookmark, PDF or web archive, as well as a summary of all search results directly to a DEVONthink database with just one click and from any view. Then, one can use DEVONthink's intelligence to organize it.

DEVONtechnologies LLC, founded in 2002, incorporated in 2004 and headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USA, researches in the field of semantic and associative data analysis and synthesis, and develops key applications based on the DEVONtechnology. Named after the Devonian Period, the DEVONtechnology marks the departure into a new age of data processing. The main focus of all activities is on using the robust, flexible and versatile architecture intelligently to create rock-solid applications for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to databases, intelligent agents, data-mining, information retrieval and human-computer-interfaces.


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