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Parsnips: Stores Snippets

Store and Retrieve Important Snippets of Text and URLs -- Otherwise has released version 1.3 of Parsnips, a Personal Information Manager for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Parsnips allows easy storage and retrieval of text gleaned from web sites, e-mail, chat sessions, usenet news articles, or even files you've received. It was designed to provide a place to keep the useful bits of information you come across each day while using your computer.

clip and snipParsnips uses a simple drag and drop interface to create new text items. Select the text you want to save, drag it into Parsnips, and a new item is automatically created for you. You can give the item a title, an associated URL, or assign keywords to it. In addition, by dragging a web site address into Parsnips, the web page will automatically be downloaded and the text will be extracted, saved and indexed. Later, using Parsnips' powerful search engine, you can quickly search your personally relevant information to:

Parsnips can also serve as a free-form text data base for notes or other data. Simply create an initially blank item and type or paste into it whatever text you wish store for later retrieval.

More than just text

Drag and drop any sort of file into Parsnips and it will create an item for the file, recording its location on your computer. You can add keywords for the item or comments about it. You can easily locate and open the file later by searching in the keywords or comments.

For your peace of mind, Parsnips can export either all or some subset of its items to standard text files.� This means you have the freedom to move your important information to other applications if you later choose to do so. Parsnips costs $15.



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