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Get Plain Text is a practical utility program to process text within Mac OS X: It converts copied text into plain text. It instantly removes everything unneeded: colors, typeface size, style (for example, boldface/italics), hyper-links, images, etc. In other words, everything that isn't plain text! Now you can put plain text in your letters and documents using the copy/paste functions, without having to clean it up manually. Get Plain Text will convert any bit of text into plain text, no matter where you copied it from (a website, PDF document or elsewhere). You can activate the feature manually, or check "automatically more...

What's New

Version 1.1:

Now available in:

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • French


  • Mac OS X 10.6 or greater
  • 64-bit processor

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David_Evian Member IconComment+34

why is this a paid for app ? Every system does this anyway. Copy and paste into Text Edit and hit Apple Shift T

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Version 1.0

You probably do not realize what this application does. It removes formatting from text on the clipboard, even automatically if you set it to do that. Pasted text will thus always appear in the formatting of the context in which it is pasted, regardless where it came from. I find that very useful. I hardly ever want copied text to be pasted in the formatting it had where it was copied.


Also, Shift-Command-Option-V will paste and match the style of the text you're pasting into.

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Current Version (1.x)


Downloads 7,006
Version Downloads 6,951
Type Utilities / System
License Commercial
Date 04 Jun 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $2.99