By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
Powerful new search options: DEVONagent 3.4
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), Nov 15, 2012 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of DEVONagent to version 3.4 with new search options, improvements, and bug fixes.
DEVONagent Pro is a search tool that allows you to search on the Internet with full control and powerful options. One of them is the ability to follow links that look promising. DEVONagent Pro 3.4 makes this option even more powerful. Let it follow all links, only links leading to the same site, the same directory, or its sub-directories. Define with an additional query how exactly a "promising" link looks like.
Another strong feature is DEVONagent Pro's capability to scan a list of sites, download the pages, and find those that match your query. Version 3.4 allows to alternatively search the sites using common search engines, download the found results, and analyze them. Create your own site-specific search without writing your own plugin.
Both DEVONagent Pro and DEVONagent Express 3.4 come with a number of improved default search sets, plugins, and scanners. Search sets are combinations of search parameters, actions, and a schedule. Plugins tell DEVONagent how to talk to a search engine and scanners filter pages e.g. for links, RSS feeds, images, or Office documents. The enhanced Wikipedia and Wiktionary plugins, for example, search the local sites using the selected language.
Of course the updates for all three editions — Pro, Express, and Lite — bring performance and reliability improvements as well as the obligatory bug fixes. We recommend the update for all users.
"If you are serious about searching then DEVONagent Pro is for you. The extensive list of ready-to-use search sets, plugins, and scanners, the mighty search options, and the ability to write your own plugins, make it the most powerful Internet search tool for the Mac. And if you want to search a website or search engine which we don't support out of the box, write your own plugin or use the new site search feature," says Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, DEVONtechnologies' President.
Availability and pricing
All editions of DEVONagent require OS X 10.6.8 or later. DEVONagent Pro and Express can be downloaded as free trial versions from www.devontechnologies.com. DEVONagent Pro can be test-driven for free for 30 hours of non-continuous runtime, DEVONagent Express runs 100 search queries until it needs to be properly licensed. DEVONagent Express is also available with DEVONsphere Express as Express Bundle.
- DEVONagent Pro: US $49.95 (Mac App Store: US $49.99)
- DEVONagent Express: US $4.95 (Mac App Store: US $4.99)
- DEVONagent Lite: free
- Express Bundle: US $11.95
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.
More information: www.devontechnologies.com.
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