DevonAgent

DevonAgent for Deep Dive Internet searches

Many years ago there was a great search tool called Copernic Agent. With it, you could search multiple search engines at the same time, and then collect and save the results. It was a fantastic tool when you wanted to deep dive into a subject.

That tool has long since passed, but DevonAgent is all that and so much more. Since DevonThink is information storage, DevonAgent is information collection, and then some.

DevonAgent is the tool you use when you need to get as much information as you possibly can about a subject and the first 2 pages of Google simply don’t cut it. Let’s say you are researching thing related to the Macintosh or even more exciting, Grace Hopper. You want more than a Wikipedia entry and you don’t want the same articles over and over again. Further, you want to cut through the nonsense and not get tangled up in all the spam results that usually come with a search.

You can put in your search criteria and let DevonAgent scan and filter the results. It will filter out duplicates, sites that don’t load anymore, sites that aren’t really relevant, or sites that are very similar to ones it’s already looked at.

Further you can add powerful search terms like AND, OR, NEAR, NOT and other query language constructs to find information that is relevant not just on the page. This way you could search for (Robert OR Bob OR Bobbie OR Bobby) as well as (Jean !jeans). In the last case you will get the name, not articles related to “jeans” the clothing.

Again, this is for deep dive research. But with DevonAgent, I have been able to find books, articles, software, code fragments and sift through mountains of information in a fraction of the time.

For several searches I have done, DevonAgent has filtered through more than 3000 links, discarding 90% because the information is either too similar, or not relevant enough to meet the criteria. This saves me hours of time and focuses on the most relevant results.

If you are doing research or have the need/desire to dig deep into a topic, DevonAgent is a must have Internet search tool. And if you have DevonThink, you can store and index your results for future reference.

DevonAgent – Search the Web Better

Other articles of interest:

Recent Comments

  • Working with Dates and Date Formatting in Katalon Studio (14)
    • Don Pedro: That could be a little tricky. First, is the text/format always going to be the same? You will need to do some parsing. Separate the first but of text at 2019. After that, split the text again to get rid of Central Standard...
    • Don Pedro: It should be of the same Date type as today. You could then do some calendar trickery with Calendar /*Calendar c = Calendar.getInstance(); //c.set(Calendar.MONTH, 1) //Set the month, 0=January, 11=December println...
    • josh: I’m testing a page with a string like “Updated November 21, 2019 16:25:32 PM Central Standard Time.” How might I capture the date and time and compare it to current time to verify that the update time was within...
    • zakir hussain: today = new Date() lastWeek = (today – 1.week) can u please help me in understanding what is the return type of lastweek? and I wanted to set nextyear date how can i do it
    • ALLAN FORD: Useful !
    • Don Pedro: Not sure I understand what you are trying to do.
    • Don Pedro: formattedDate = mydate.format(“M/dd/yyy& #8221;)
  • Setting up Environment Profiles in Katalon Studio (2)
    • Don Pedro: Not quite sure I understand. The term “Execution Profile” is normally used now, but they are still GlobalVariables and are created in the same way for version 7 as previous. You make a new execution profile, then...
    • Aparna: Hello, Your documentation is excellent and has helped me understand many things. But this article above seems outdated and I need help in creating my own Global variables and all the documentation out there seems to be point to...
  • Here is my drive cluster (2)
    • Don Pedro: While I still have those drives, the drive cluster looks nothing like that now. Almost all of my external drives have had the cases removed and they have been installed into a series of MediaSonic 8 Bay Drive Enclosures. I...
    • Marin Boucher: Hi! Verry funny blog with “go to the point” on many post! I spent good time reading some of your post. Regarding this one about NAS, “many NAS” in fact, I would be curious to see a screenshot of...
  • How To Disable the Quicken Registration Prompt (27)
    • debra: didn’t work for me… my 2007 – which I am keeping on my older mac.
  • Adding entries to an open Excel spreadsheet during runtime (1)
    • IanG: Hi: Seems like nobody else has described (in detail) how Katalon can be configured to test an API by reading the first entry from a multi-row multi column XLSX spreadsheet, executing a test, writing the result to another column (or...
  • Output status messages and test information by writing to the Log File Viewer in Katalon Studio (4)
    • Don Pedro: That is correct. You will need to add KeywordUtil.markFailed to change the Failures count. Other commands in the library are: KeywordUtil.markPassed KeywordUtil.markFailed KeywordUtil.markError KeywordUtil.markWarning
    • Nadim: This is really helpful … the only problem when log.logFailed executed it doesn’t update the results Failures count … still show Failures: 0