Otherwise Software announced on Friday the introduction of Parsnips 1.0, which the company bills as “a new breed of personal information manager.” Parsnips enables you to drag and drop text from various locations — including Web pages, files, e-mails and instant messaging sessions — to the application, where you can give it a title, an associated URL and keywords. Later, you can use Parsnips’ search engine to find retrieve items based on keywords, specific words or Boolean combinations of them, or a range of dates.
Parsnips can also track any type of file if you want to create an item for it and add keywords or comments, or it can export all of the text in its items, or subsets of them, to a text file. The utility will run for 14 days before it must be registered at a cost of US$15 per user for up to five users, with volume discounts beyond that. Mac OS X v10.1.2 and Java 1.4 are required.