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< Compatibility updates for OS X 10.7 Lion
01.09.2011 00:00 Age: 7 yrs
By: Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann

First update for DEVONagent Pro 3.0

Coeur d'Alene (Idaho, USA), Sep 1, 2011 — DEVONtechnologies, LLC updates the smart Internet research assistant DEVONagent Pro to version 3.0.1 with support for OS X 10.7 Lion's full screen mode, other smaller improvements, and bug fixes.


The update to DEVONagent Pro 3.0.1 brings support for OS X 10.7 Lion's fullscreen mode, new contextual menu commands, and many updated plugins, scanners, and search sets. Other improvements include smarter handling of hyphenated words in queries and higher compatibility to certain websites as well as to results returned by Yahoo. Results and scanner views support selecting by entering the first characters of their name. Finally, this update fixes a number of bugs and glitches on OS X 10.7 Lion and removes the obsolete Google Directory plugin.

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.

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.

The update from version 3.0 to 3.0.1 is available for free from the DEVONtechnologies website.

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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