Parsnips 1.5


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Publisher Description



If you are like most people, you constantly come across useful bits of information throughout the day while using your computer. 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.

Program Details



General

 
Publisher Otherwise
Released Date 2005-06-23
Languages English

Category

 
Category Business
Subcategory PIMS & Calendars

System requirements

 
Operating systems linux, mac, other, unix, windows

Download information

 
File size 1.07 MB
Total downloads 66

Pricing

 
License model Free Trial
Price $27.00

Version History



» version 1.5   -   posted on 2005-06-23
- Improved the HTML parser that is used for extracting text from web pages. Now captured web pages no longer show javascript or style sheet information in the text. Also improved error handling so you don't get extraneous "> " characters in the text.
- Implemented Services on Mac OS X. You can now use the Services menu in another application to send the application's selection to Parsnips.
- Added "Tip Windows" that are shown before executing certain non-obvious commands. These tips explain a bit about what the command does. Each tip window had a checkbox to prevent it from being shown again.
- Better "Quick Start" information is now displayed in the Results Pane when there are no items in the database.
- New preference for setting the main window's background color. By default Parsnips now has a non-standard background coloe. You can turn this off in the Preferences.
- In previous versions, if you had an item you were editing then and did an operation that diplayed a new item, you would be shown a dialog with choices to Cancel or Discard Changes. in the new version you are also given the option of saving the changes before proceeding.
- In previous versions, many operations such as saving or deleting an item would revert you to showing all items. Now we try to keep the current search parameters and just upate the changed item.
- You can now Command-click a file:// URL in the text of the Display Pane to have it opened by the application that natively handles that file type. Previously his only worked for http:// based URLs.
- When requesting web pages, the user-agent is now set to "Parsnips".
- Changed the wording and button order in the License dialog to be more clear.
- If you had an unsaved change to an item and then clicked a different item (or did a search), you are to there are unsaved changes. If you cancel and then save the changes, you will get two copies of the item, one before the save and one afterwards. This bug has been fixed.
- Fixed problem where non-html files referenced via HTTP always had the "text" extracted from them even if they were binary files.
- Eliminated some screen flashing that occured when paging up and down through the results list.
- When running under Mac OS X 10.2.x, fixed a problem where a "phantom window" was shown when the main windows was closed.
- When running under Mac OS X 10.2.x, we no longer use a "Brushed Metal" main window type.

» version 1.5   -   posted on
- Improved the HTML parser that is used for extracting text from web pages. Now captured web pages no longer show javascript or style sheet information in the text. Also improved error handling so you don't get extraneous "> " characters in the text.
- Implemented Services on Mac OS X. You can now use the Services menu in another application to send the application's selection to Parsnips.
- Added "Tip Windows" that are shown before executing certain non-obvious commands. These tips explain a bit about what the command does. Each tip window had a checkbox to prevent it from being shown again.
- Better "Quick Start" information is now displayed in the Results Pane when there are no items in the database.
- New preference for setting the main window's background color. By default Parsnips now has a non-standard background coloe. You can turn this off in the Preferences.
- In previous versions, if you had an item you were editing then and did an operation that diplayed a new item, you would be shown a dialog with choices to Cancel or Discard Changes. in the new version you are also given the option of saving the changes before proceeding.
- In previous versions, many operations such as saving or deleting an item would revert you to showing all items. Now we try to keep the current search parameters and just upate the changed item.
- You can now Command-click a file:// URL in the text of the Display Pane to have it opened by the application that natively handles that file type. Previously his only worked for http:// based URLs.
- When requesting web pages, the user-agent is now set to "Parsnips".
- Changed the wording and button order in the License dialog to be more clear.
- If you had an unsaved change to an item and then clicked a different item (or did a search), you are to there are unsaved changes. If you cancel and then save the changes, you will get two copies of the item, one before the save and one afterwards. This bug has been fixed.
- Fixed problem where non-html files referenced via HTTP always had the "text" extracted from them even if they were binary files.
- Eliminated some screen flashing that occured when paging up and down through the results list.
- When running under Mac OS X 10.2.x, fixed a problem where a "phantom window" was shown when the main windows was closed.
- When running under Mac OS X 10.2.x, we no longer use a "Brushed Metal" main window type.

EULA - End User License Agreement



Terms of License for the Parsnips -- http://www.otherwise.com/Parsnips.html

Please pay attention to the following notes before you start using this software. If you do not agree with the following, do not use Parsnips and remove it from your system.

1. Ownership

When purchasing a license for Parsnips you have no ownership rights in the software itself. Rather, you purchase a license to use Parsnips as long as this License Agreement remains in full force and effect. Ownership of the software, documentation and all intellectual property rights therein shall remain at all times with Otherwise.

2. License Agreement

Parsnips is shareware. You are allowed to test this software intensively for a period of 14 days. To use the software after this period legally you need to purchase a valid license. You may learn how to purchase a license by visiting the web site whose URL is at the top of the page. By using the software beyond the test period you infringe international copyright terms.

The licensed version of the Parsnips can be installed by the licensee on as many computers as he wants, as long as Parsnips is only used by a single person at a time.
3. Reproduction and Distribution

The unlicensed shareware version of Parsnips may be freely distributed, provided the distribution package is not modified. Parsnips cannot be distributed together with commercial software. For this you need to be authorized by the manufacturer.

No person or company may charge a fee for the distribution of Parsnips without written permission of Otherwise. Parsnips may not be sold or be included in a product or package.
4. Other Rights and Limitations

Limitations on Reverse Engineering, Decompilation, and Disassembly: You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble Parsnips, except and only to the extent that such activity is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding this limitation.

Separation of Components: Parsnips is licensed as a single product. Its component parts may not be separated for use on more than one computer.
5. Copyright

Parsnips is protected by copyright laws and international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual property laws and treaties.
6. No Warranties

The Author of the Parsnips expressly disclaims any warranty for the Parsnips. Parsnips and any related documentation is provided "AS IS"; without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or noninfringement. The entire risk arising out of use or performance of the Parsnips remains with you.

No Liability for Damages: In no event shall the author of this Software be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, damages for loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information, or any other pecuniary loss) arising out of the use of or inability to use this product, even if the Author of the Parsnips has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Because some states/jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
7. Termination

This License Agreement is effective until it is terminated. You may terminate this License Agreement at any time by destroying or returning to Otherwise all copies of Parsnips in your possession or under your control. Otherwise may terminate this License Agreement for any reason, including, but not limited to, if Otherwise finds that you have violated any of the terms of this License Agreement. Upon notification of termination, you agree to destroy or return to Otherwise all copies of the Software and Documentation and to certify in writing that all known copies, including backup copies, have been destroyed. All provisions relating to confidentiality, proprietary rights, and non-disclosure shall survive the termination of this Software License Agreement.

8. General

This License Agreement shall be construed, interpreted and governed by the laws of the United States without regard to conflicts of law provisions thereof. The exclusive forum for any disputes arising out of or relating to this License Agreement shall be an appropriate court sitting in Texas, USA. This License Agreement shall constitute the entire Agreement between the parties hereto. Any waiver or modification of this License Agreement shall only be effective if it is in writing and signed by both parties hereto. If any part of this License Agreement is found invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of this License Agreement shall be interpreted so as to reasonably effect the intention of the parties.





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Release Date: 2005-06-23
Publisher: Otherwise
Operating System: linux, mac, other, unix, windows