DEVONtechnologies has released maintenance updates for all editions of DEVONthink and DEVONagent with minor enhancements and bug fixes.

DEVONthink is a database for all digital files. DEVONagent is a research tool that communicates with search engines.

DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.3.2 display empty groups in lighter gray so that they can be easier recognized and make adding new tags to documents more comfortable. DEVONthink also comes with a better Sorter — an applet that runs independently of DEVONthink and lets you add files to databases even when DEVONthink itself isn’t open. The update also improves compatibility of OmniOutliner 3 files, DEVONthink Pro and up come with enhanced scripts for Microsoft Entourage and Outlook, better layout handling for tabular data (sheets), and better AppleScript support.

The updates for DEVONagent Pro and Express bring updated plug-ins for Googlism, PubMed, Twitter, Wiktionary, and the DEVONtechnologies user forum as well as improved wallpaper, thumbnail gallery, and video scanners. DEVONagent scanners filter search results for data types like “page contains videos” or “page is a picture gallery”. In all editions of DEVONagent both keywords and names of plugins and search sets can be used to quickly search with the named search engine or search set.

Plug-in names can also be used in the address bar of DEVONagent Pro browser windows. DEVONagent Pro search windows display the number of unread results and a new script for DEVONagent Pro opens the last Safari session in DEVONagent.

All Mac apps require Mac OS X 10.5 or later and, with the exceptions of DEVONagent Express and Lite, can be downloaded as free trial versions from DEVONtechnologies online ( DEVONthink and DEVONnote can be test-driven for free for 150 hours of non-continuous runtime until they need to be properly licensed, DEVONagent Pro for 30 hours.

Pricing for DEVONagent is free for the Lite version, $4.99 for the Express version and $49.95 for the Pro version. All are available at the Mac App Store.

DEVONthink Pro Office costs $149.95, and DEVONthink Pro is $79.95; they can be bought and downloaded at the DEVONtechnologies web site. Available at the Mac App Store are DEVONthink Personal: ($49.95) and DEVONnote ($24.95).