DEVONagent 2.2 - Workspaces, Bonjour, and many Improvements

August 10, 2007 in Software (E)

[] DEVONagent 2.2 allows the user to save the addresses of all currently open web pages in a 'workspace' that can be recalled at any time later. This way, the user can create specialized workspaces for various browser-centric tasks such as news reading or database work. Also, DEVONagent shows the available web services advertised on the local network through Bonjour in the Go menu, the bookmarks drawer, and gives access to both workspaces and Bonjour services via the Dock menu. The Bonjour integration makes it easy to access, for example, shared DEVONthink Pro Office databases or other devices present on the local network. The Go menu and the bookmarks drawer use web page icons, too, to make it easier for the user to find the bookmark she or he is looking for.

A new search engine plugin for Apple's Cocoa Dev mailing list has been added, several other plugins have been improved, and all scanner plugins got a major internal overhaul. DEVONagent now much more reliably recognizes thumbnail galleries, wallpapers (desktop pictures), news feeds, downloadable files, multimedia files, email addresses as well as Office documents. The new XML-based Office file formats are supported, too.

In addition, Finnish, Swedish and Polish have been added to the language filter, and the other available languages have been extended and revised. DEVONagent 2.2 follows links of matching items of news feeds, too, comes with a stronger advertisement filter as well as better filtering of social bookmarking services. Finally, the Dashboard widget has been completely redesigned, the overall performance has been improved, and some minor glitches have been fixed.


DEVONagent 2.2 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later and a reasonably fast Internet connection is recommended. The new version is immediately available from and can be test-driven for free for 60 hours of runtime until it needs to be properly licensed. The update is free for all registered users.

DEVONagent sells for US$ 49.95 in DEVONtechnologies' online shop. DEVONagent and DEVONthink Professional (Office) are also available as as bundle for US$ 99.95 or US$ 169.95 respectively. Upgrade coupons are available.


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The knowledge of mankind 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. More than 130 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 as plain or rich text, web archive or as PDF directly to a DEVONthink database with just one click and from any view. Then, one can use DEVONthink's intelligence to organize it.

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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 clearly 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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