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< DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.2 are not afraid of the Lion
20.07.2011 00:00 Age: 7 yrs
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONagent grows up: DEVONagent Pro 3.0 released

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), Jul 20, 2011 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC releases the final version 3.0 of the smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent Pro 3.0 with many improvements over the last public beta and literally many hundred major and minor enhancements over DEVONagent 2.3.1.


Changes since the last public beta

Most noticeably DEVONagent has been renamed to DEVONagent Pro, on the one hand to emphasize its claim to be the most capable and smart (re)search assistant on the Mac, and on the other hand to distinguish it clearly from the Express and Lite editions of DEVONagent.

 

"We are excited about today's release of OS X 10.7 Lion. With DEVONagent Pro 3.0 all our apps are ready, too," comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

Version 3.0 final is now compatible to OS X 10.7 Lion and supports 64 bit mode for much better memory management. So whenever Apple's new operating system is finally out you're prepared. It's faster and more reliable, too. In addition we have added three new plugins for JSTOR, the SEC, and Lexis Web, and updated or even rewritten most other plugins. Plugins support also authentication now.

We have improved the Thumbnail Gallery and Multimedia scanners and made the Code scanner compatible to Apple's latest version of the Apple Developer Connection website. DEVONagent Pro 3.0 final inherits the enhanced workspaces handling from DEVONthink and adds better See Also results, news feed handling, and a more reliable fullscreen mode.

What's new in 3.0 at a glance

The list of improvements in DEVONagent Pro 3.0 over version 2 is long. The new version updates all aspects of the application from the plugins that connect it with the search engines to the built-in search and ranking engine, the WebKit-based browser, and the archive to the user interface and experience.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • Improved internal search and ranking engine
  • New plugins e.g. for Facebook profiles and Twitter
  • Existing plugins updated or even rewritten
  • Plugin assistant helps creating new plugins
  • Searches can be saved and reopened later
  • Cover Flow for comfortable searching and browsing
  • Much improved web browser with bookmark management, sidebar, and better integration of object scanners
  • Better archive
  • Overhauled user interface and new support assistant
  • Compatible to OS X 10.7 Lion

DEVONagent Pro 3.0 is a paid upgrade for all customers who have purchased their license for DEVONagent 1.x or 2.x before January 1, 2009. Everyone eligible for a free upgrade has already received their upgrade license; if not, they can reclaim it from the DEVONtechnologies website.

"DEVONagent Pro 3.0 is, by far, the best version of DEVONagent we ever made. It's fast, reliable, and gives our users an advanced environment that lets them do smart research on all major and many specialized search engines. Add an optimized web browser, and integrated archive, and excellent export and report capabilities and the #1 search assistant for the Mac just got even better," claims Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies' President.

Availability and pricing

DEVONagent Pro 3.0 requires Mac OS X 10.5 or later and can be downloaded as free trial from www.devontechnologies.com. It can be test-driven for free for 60 hours of non-continuous runtime until it needs to be properly licensed.

DEVONagent Pro sells for US $49.95 in DEVONtechnologies' online shop and will be available in the Mac App Store soon, too. The upgrade from DEVONagent 1.x is US $40, the upgrade from version 2.x US $25. Users who purchased DEVONagent on or after January 1, 2009, have already received a free upgrade license.

Corporate background

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.

More information: www.devontechnologies.com.

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