DEVONtechnologies ( has updated all editions of its smart research assistant DEVONagent for OS X Yosemite with new features and interface adjustments. DEVONthink and DEVONnote 2.8.1 bring bug fixes. The updates are free and recommended for all users.

All editions of DEVONagent now also search Baidu, the #1 search engine in China. DEVONagent Pro lets users share web content via the Mac’s native share mechanism on OS X Mountain Lion or later. For better highlighting and more accurate summaries DEVONagent Pro now uses a secondary search term if entered.

Scanners in version 3.8.2 are more accurate. Some overhauled scanner plugins return better results and are more reliable, according to the folks at DEVONtechnologies. Scanners in DEVONagent are plugins that filter results by formal criteria.

All editions of DEVONthink as well as DEVONnote have received maintenance updates, too. Version 2.8.1 fixes a few more incompatibilities to the latest public beta of OS X Yosemite. It also works better with user-installed Spotlight plugins and imports incompatible files as generic items.

DEVONthink Pro Office 2.8.1 automatically reinstalls its Apple Mail plugin if necessary also on German and French systems. Finally, DEVONtechnologies has also increased the trial limit for imported email messages. Users can now import up to 1,000 messages per day when test-driving the app.

All editions of DEVONagent, DEVONthink, and DEVONnote require an Intel-based Mac and OS X 10.7.5 or later (in the Mac App Store: OS X 10.8.3 respectively 10.9 (DEVONthink) or later). They can be downloaded from the DEVONtechnologies website and be test-driven for free before they need to be properly licensed.

DEVONagent, DEVONthink Personal, and DEVONnote are also available in the App Store; DEVONthink and DEVONagent can also be purchased as bundles in DEVONtechnologies’ online shop. Pricing is as follow:

° DEVONagent Pro: US$49.95 (App Store: $49.99);

° DEVONagent Express: $4.95 (App Store: $4.99);

° DEVONagent Lite: free;

° DEVONthink Pro Office: $149.95;

° DEVONthink Pro: $79.95;

° DEVONthink Personal: $49.95 ($49.99);

° DEVONnote: $24.95 (App Store: $24.99).