Parsnips
Parsnips
1.5.1

4.5

Parsnips free download for Mac

Parsnips

1.5.1
31 October 2016

Store/retrieve bits of useful info (was Nuggets).

Overview

Parsnips is a new breed of Personal Information Manager... If you're 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.

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.

Features:
  • 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.

What's new in Parsnips

Version 1.5.1:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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8 Parsnips Reviews

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Anonymous
14 September 2004

Most helpful

I've been trying this program out for a day, and so far it looks quite good. I'm a writer, I have lots of files to catalogue and index and keep track of, and I've tried (usually bought) all the major organizers in this category: Jotz (my favorite!), Iorganize, MaMemo, DevonNote, and a couple of deceased programs. Nuggets fits nicely into the array, a little different from all the others, but plugging a gap I didn't quite know was there. (It works nicely as a supplement to Jotz, since you can replace text -- Jotz lacks that ability.) Like DevonNote, it sets up a single database, capturing and indexing files independent of the source (i.e, the original file, once indexed, can be erased). Like Jotz, it has a variety of search parameters, and input is mainly by way of drag'n'drop (will also import files or folders by menu). It's a kind of more sophisticated MaMemo, allowing two or three indexing subcategories and exporting according to them. Like HogsBay (the old one) it exports textfiles back into a folder, allowing you to restructure your original and re-import. I have yet to find anything bad about the 0.6, even though it's beta. (The Windows version, unfortunately, depends on Java, which won't install properly on my Powerbook under Virtual PC -- users with dual allegiances, beware!) One or two small features could still be added by 1.0 or 2.0, but on the whole it's complete and satisfactory as is. (Oh yes, those who are still using Jaguar should find it nice not to be forced to move on to Panther.) Congratulations all around for a neat product.
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Version 0.6b
fiery12
02 November 2016
@Macupdate - The link to developer website should be: http://www.otherwise.com/Parsnips/ (instead of http://www.otherwise.com/Parsnips.html) - This app is now free (not $27). The app web page starts with this statement: "Snow Leopard Users: A new release 1.5.1 fixes an incompatibility with Snow Leopard. NOTE: Parsnips is now a free application. After downloading, use the following license string to gain full access to the application: dcf2-dcd9-ddeb-ddea-75b6 "
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Version 1.5.1
Anonymous
17 February 2005
This program continues to get better with each version release. The addition of a reference list of past keyword labels is especially appreciated, since it allows keeping a consistent set of labels. Label the notes, pluck them from the database when needed, and export them into labeled textfiles within a single folder: all your archiving and organizing is taken care of easily. I have no problem with user interface (improved in this edition, with more color) or Java speed, and the ability to transfer databases between MAC and WIN platforms while remaining in the same program is as always the strong point of Parsnips. I recommend this program particularly along with hierarchical organizers such as DevonNote or Jree (opensource, also Java, and free). You can't ask for more help with collecting bits of information, large or small.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
13 December 2004
This program is great. Being able to drag text to a window when you're browsing the web, and not having to cut-bring up application-paste is really sweet.
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Version 1.2
Anonymous
12 November 2004
Great! I hate sorting through all my stickies notes, so the find feature is invaluable. Apart from the layout, which could be a little nicer, it's great. Like the name too =) (not been using it for long enough to rate stability)
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Version 1.1
1 answer(s)
Bill83
Bill83
12 November 2004
Christopher, If you have specific suggestions to improve the layout (or any other aspect of the program), I would be happy to here them. Bill
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
26 October 2004
Nice concept and easy to use, but it's Java, too Java. The interface is not well arranged, and the performance is extremely low.
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Version 1.0.1
1 answer(s)
Bill83
Bill83
12 November 2004
You should try the new version 1.1. There have been numerous performance improvements.
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Version 1.1
Anonymous
20 September 2004
Parsnips immediately replaced Stickies and other ad-hock note taking systems I had been using on my PowerBook. Although still in beta, it is quite stable, and the developer is very responsive to feedback -- which is great, because this is the kind of app that may never feel "feature complete." I also apreciate that Parsnips is cross platform. My only complaint is that it, like many apps written in Java, is somewhat ugly on the Mac. But this is something that the developer hopes to address.
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Version 0.7b
Anonymous
14 September 2004
Hello, all. I got a nice reply from the developer, who wondered why I gave Nuggets low points for stability. Thought I should let you all know that wasn't intentional. I left the stability category blank because I'd been using Nuggets for only a day and didn't want to jump to conclusions. Everything about the program is running fine, as far as I know.
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Version 0.6b
Anonymous
14 September 2004
I've been trying this program out for a day, and so far it looks quite good. I'm a writer, I have lots of files to catalogue and index and keep track of, and I've tried (usually bought) all the major organizers in this category: Jotz (my favorite!), Iorganize, MaMemo, DevonNote, and a couple of deceased programs. Nuggets fits nicely into the array, a little different from all the others, but plugging a gap I didn't quite know was there. (It works nicely as a supplement to Jotz, since you can replace text -- Jotz lacks that ability.) Like DevonNote, it sets up a single database, capturing and indexing files independent of the source (i.e, the original file, once indexed, can be erased). Like Jotz, it has a variety of search parameters, and input is mainly by way of drag'n'drop (will also import files or folders by menu). It's a kind of more sophisticated MaMemo, allowing two or three indexing subcategories and exporting according to them. Like HogsBay (the old one) it exports textfiles back into a folder, allowing you to restructure your original and re-import. I have yet to find anything bad about the 0.6, even though it's beta. (The Windows version, unfortunately, depends on Java, which won't install properly on my Powerbook under Virtual PC -- users with dual allegiances, beware!) One or two small features could still be added by 1.0 or 2.0, but on the whole it's complete and satisfactory as is. (Oh yes, those who are still using Jaguar should find it nice not to be forced to move on to Panther.) Congratulations all around for a neat product.
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Version 0.6b
1 answer(s)
Bill83
Bill83
14 September 2004
Vivaldi, Thanks for your nice review. I'm curious about the single star you gave for "Stability". Did you have any problems with the program crashing or failing in some way? I would also be happy to hear any suggestions for improvements. You can either post them here or use the "Sent Comment/Suggestion" menu command in Nuggets.
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Version 0.6b
$27.00

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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