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DevonAgent Pro 3.5 a powerful search engine and browser combo

Joe Kissell | May 17, 2013
For researchers who need to find data not found by conventional search engines, DevonAgent Pro 3.5 can be a big help, though it won't replace your browser for day-to-day use.

Although DevonAgent Pro's built-in browser is much better than it was five years ago--and certainly more than adequate for displaying search results--I'm not tempted to make DevonAgent Pro my default browser. It lacks niceties such as autofill for forms and fine-grained control over cookies, and because it doesn't support browser extensions, it's no longer compatible with password managers such as 1Password and LastPass. You can view and open bookmarks from any of your other browsers, but you can't edit them within DevonAgent Pro; in order to manage bookmarks, you must store them in DevonAgent Pro yourself.

Bottom line
For serious, detailed Web research, especially when you have to find data that's not accessible in conventional search engines, DevonAgent Pro can cut through clutter and help you make sense of complex information. It's unlikely to replace Safari, Chrome, or Firefox as your everyday browser, but for what it does best, no other tool can compare.


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