Parsnips enables you to drag and drop text from various locations -- including Web pages, files, e-mails and instant messaging sessions -- to the application. Later, you can use Parsnips' Google-like search engine to find desired items.
Version: 1.5If you are like most people, you constantly come across useful bits of information throughout the day while using your computer.
License: Free To Try $27.00
Operating System: Windows
It may come from a web site, e-mail, chat sessions, usenet news articles, or just files that you have been sent.
Parsnips now gives you a place to store all these bits of useful text and easily find them later.
Parsnips is a new breed of Personal Information Manager (PIM)
Using a drag and drop interface, you select the text you want to save and drag it into Parsnips.
Parsnips automatically creates an "item" for the information, and saves it away for later retrieval. You can also give the item a title, an associated URL, or assign keywords to it.
Later, when you want to find that information again, you can search for it using Parsnips powerful search mechanism. With Parsnips you can:
- find all items containing specific words or boolean combinations of words in either the title or the main body of text.
- find items containing one or more keywords you have attached to them.
- find all items created in the past day, week, month, year, or any arbitrary range of dates.
Parsnips' search mechanism is similar to the popular Google search engine. However in this case you are searching your personally relevant information rather than the web at large.
The text for an item doesn't have to come from a pre-existing source. You can create initially blank items and type or paste into it whatever text you wish.
In this way Parsnips can serve as a free-form database.
Parsnips can keep track of more than text. If you drag and drop any sort of file into Parsnips, it will create an item for it and record the file's location on your computer.
You can add keywords for the item or add comments about it. Later you can easily locate and open the non-text file by searching in the keywords or comments.
Version 1.4: -Added "More Like This" functionality. When an item is displayed, you can click the "More Like This" button and a search will be performed to find other items similar to the one selected.
- You can now place a "Send to Parsnips" bookmarklet in your browser's bookmark toolbar. It will send the currently displayed page to Parsnips for indexing.
Version 1.3: New Icons and screen layout Keyword manager to see what keywords have been previously used Ctrl-clicking a URL in the Display pane now opens the UTL in a browser Several bug fixes Fixed documentation to explain wildcars searches
Version 1.2: Added Close command to close main window Double-click and drag now selects words at a time Fixed bug in wild card searches Adjusted print margins