DEVONtechnologies has released the first public beta of DEVONagent, its new Internet search agent. DEVONagent 1.0b1 comes with a total of 15 plug-ins for querying a variety of search engines and databases, scanning the Usenet, and more. Also released was DEVONthink 1.7.1, which adds tight integration with DEVONagent, an automatic update check function, and performance boosts. DEVONagent requires Mac OS X 10.2 and Safari. DEVONthink runs on Mac OS X 10.1 or higher. Both applications are available as free downloads.