By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann
El Capitan updates for DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express
Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), July 29th, 2015. — DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates all editions of its Internet search and research tool DEVONagent as well as the context-aware search assistant DEVONsphere Express for compatibility to OS X El Capitan. Both applications also get workflow, performance, and reliability enhancements too. The updates are free and recommended for all users.
All editions of DEVONagent 3.9.2 improve the compatibility to OS X El Capitan, DEVONagent Pro also to OS X Yosemite. In addition, DEVONagent Pro 3.9.2 uses the title of PDFs displayed in the build-in web browser and quickly captures non-HTML documents to DEVONthink. New search windows always start with default settings now making search results more predictable.
The Twitter, Thumbnail Gallery, Audio, and Video scanners as well as the Marketing and New Software search sets have been updated. Scanners filter search results by looking for e.g. Twitter accounts or image galleries, and return matching objects. Search sets query multiple search engines and web sites in one go. Also, DEVONagent Pro and Express 3.9.2 better filter advertising and links to social bookmarking. They smarter follow links, support UTF-32, and come with improved HTML-to-text conversion.
All editions of DEVONagent improve reliability and performance, and come with some important bug fixes.
DEVONsphere Express 1.8.4 adds support for Textbundle files and brings optimizations for OS X El Capitan. It also enhances the HTML-to-text conversion and UTF-32 support. The HTML-to-text conversion is used, among many other techniques, to build the search index. Like the update for DEVONagent this release also improves performance, and reliability.
DEVONagent is a smart internet search agent. It queries search engines and crawls web sites. It then post-filters the results and presents the results in a multitude of ways. DEVONagent is available in three editions. DEVONsphere Express adds artificial intelligence to the Mac by providing context-sensitive information system-wide.
"OS X El Capitan is Apple's next big operating system release. These maintenance releases make DEVONagent and DEVONsphere Express ready for it. And, of course, we use the chance to throw in some workflow and performance enhancements, too," remarks DEVONtechnologies' President, Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann.
Availability and pricing
All editions of DEVONagent as well as DEVONsphere require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.7.5 or later (in the App Store: OS X 10.8 or 10.8.3 or later). They can be downloaded from www.devontechnologies.com and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed. All editions of DEVONagent are also available in the App Store; DEVONagent Pro and Express as well as DEVONsphere Express can be bought as part of attractive bundles together 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
- DEVONsphere Express US $9.95 (App Store: $9.99)
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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