Introduction

How does Parsify Desktop actually work?

Here is a brief flowchart which shows how Parsify Desktop evaluates expressions:

As you can see, most of the work is done by plugins. They have direct access to expression, as well as the math parser (so that they can modify variable and function definitions).

Security considerations

That sort of system gives you the ability to extend the application to a great extent. However, please be extremely careful which plugins you install. Each plugin has access to a Node.js environment and, despite it being sandboxed, can be harmful for your privacy and data security.

Official plugins will have a "✔ Official" badge next to them - please see the "Plugins" page for more information.

On the next page, you will learn how to create a basic plugin.