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08.02.2018 09:01 Age: 163 days
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

DEVONagent 3.10 searches Google Scholar for case law, adds DuckDuckGo Bang support

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), February 8th, 2018. — DEVONtechnologies updates all editions of its smart research tool DEVONagent. The update brings a plugin for searching Google Scholar for case law and supports DuckDuckGo Bangs in its integrated web browser. It also adds more formats for sending results to DEVONthink. Extended plugin and AppleScript API enhance the options for automation. The updates for all three editions of DEVONagent are free and recommended for all users.


DEVONagent is DEVONtechnologies' web research solution for the Mac. It finds information searching multiple sources in one go and applying powerful filters to the retrieved data. The presented results can be further processed and saved to the internal archive or handed over to other applications, e.g. DEVONthink. DEVONagent also offers a range of automating options to run searches unattended. It adds found data to the user's archive or send reports by email.

Sophisticated research tools, AI-based techniques that handle even the largest result sets, and a high degree of integration and automation make DEVONagent the #1 web research tool on the Mac for scientists, lawyers, engineers, and educators.

  • Get pre-filtered, organized results from many sources
  • View and analyze the results the way you want
  • Create reports in many formats
  • Save searches so you can continue later
  • Run searches unattended to stay up-to-date on important subjects

New in DEVONagent 3.10

Version 3.10 adds a new plugin for searching Google Scholar for case law. Google Scholar indexes scholarly books, articles, abstracts, and court opinions. The update also brings new versions of plugins for searching Google Patent Search, the British Library, BBC News, Reuters, RocketNews, FindLaw, and the publications of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

"Finding references and court opinions dominates the work of attorneys and law students. DEVONagent Pro is the ideal tool for in-depth research in databases like Lexis, FindLaw, EUR-Lex, and now also Google Scholar. It not only searches all these sources but also post-filters them. Sophisticated search operators drill down to the ground. And what's left DEVONagent presents to the lawyer in an environment that lets them directly work with them", comments Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, President of DEVONtechnologies.

For quick queries, DEVONagent Pro now supports DuckDuckgo Bangs in the internal browser. These keywords, beginning with an exclamation mark, make it easy to search a specific website. Found search results can be archived to DEVONthink now also as Markdown or HTML-based formatted note. A decluttering option removes unnecessary text and images.

Other improvements in DEVONagent Pro 3.10 include enhanced plugin and AppleScript APIs for writing new search plugins as well as for automating post-processing search results. The updated plugin editor makes it easier to create a custom plugin from code published on the DEVONtechnologies user forum. Finally, webcam and video scanner plugins recognize live streams now, too.

The updates for all three editions of DEVONagent are free for existings users and highly recommended.

System requirements

  • OS X Yosemite or later

Availability and pricing

All editions can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be licensed. The applications are also available in the App Store; DEVONagent Pro and Express can be purchased in bundles 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

More information

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

Corporate background

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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