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TextSoap is for people who work with text.

TextSoap effortlessly cleans up text from endlessly different formats. Wash away unwanted characters, spaces, tabs. Fix paragraphs with hard returns at the end of each line, as well as a myriad of other formatting issues that come your way and do it all while retaining desired font styles.

Unlike finding and replacing each of dozens of typical formatting issues or manually perusing through a file to find errors and fixing them by hand, TextSoap can automate that task down to just one click. And you can do it all from within your favorite app using the TextSoap Universal more...

What's New

Version 7.3.8:
  • Added menu item "Reveal Application Support Folder" to Help Menu.
  • Renamed "Send Feedback" to "Contact Support" in Help Menu.
  • Release notes window only shows "rate it" link(s) for either direct download or MAS release.
  • Fixed: The "Set StrikeThrough Attributes" action did not properly change the underlying text.
  • Fixed: Contextual menu with all items more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Ddchene Member IconReview+3
Ddchene
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Powerful program. I find it indispensable for text manipulation. It’s easy to use on selected text almost anywhere through its own menu in the menubar. Creating macros is simple. Unmarked Software has updated it frequently.

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Version 7.3.8
Willoneal Member IconReview-1
Willoneal
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Easy, fast, and it works exceedingly well.

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Version 7.3.8
bumper314 Member IconReview+32
bumper314
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I find myself using TextSoap on a weekly basis. It's nice looking and very well laid out.

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Version 7.3.8
michael sebban Member IconReview+1
michael sebban
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Is this app work well with Nisus and Mellel and deal special characters (hebrew, arabic) and is there a way to Find and replace in several files together?

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Version 7.3.8
Unmarked Software (Developer)
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TextSoap can read/write RTF documents & clipboard contents as defined by Apple, so it should generally work with Nisus & Mellel documents. It also supports Unicode.

The Batch File Cleaning Window & File cleaning Automator Action allow for processing multiple files.

Peterinwiesbaden Member IconReview+3
Peterinwiesbaden
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If you have to copy & paste a lot of text (all kind of source, into a WordPress installation), TextSoap makes it very easy to get rid of all nasty characters.

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Version 7.3.8
Robingo88 Member IconReview+1
Robingo88
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like many others, have been using TextSoap for close to 10 years (maybe more?)… i probably only use a fraction of its power but its my go-to text manipulation tool when moving between word, email, web pages, pdf's, etc… not sure i could calculate how much time (and how much more aggravation) this little tool has saved me!

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Version 7.3.8
Dee4 Member IconReview+0
Dee4
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I like all of the options. I have used TextSoap for many, many years, and it just keeps on getting better and better. It solves so many of my text problems without my having to go through complicated routines, multiple programs, or scripts. It has become easier and easier to use over time. I love the System Menubar item that I can always just go up to use in whatever program that I am using. It's so much fun to watch it just clean everything up!

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Version 7.3.8
Maclover1.1 Member IconComment+740
Maclover1.1
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Tabs would be great, I could see it as a mix between Ulysses and a markdown app..

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Version 7.3.7
Alexwoolfson Member IconReview+1
Alexwoolfson
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This is one of the finest examples of productivity software around-- right up there with 1Password and TextExpander.

This is one of those apps that's hard to realize how awesome it is until you try it and then once you figure out its power, there's no turning back. Luckily there's a free trial.

What can it do with text? Pretty much anything you want and in any application. For example, thank to its TextSoap menu, in an email, with one keystroke, I can have it search for and italicize each and every use of a title of my book. I don't even have to select text. It happens automatically and instantly. So if I'm typing quickly and forget to italicize my work, one keystroke and it's taken care of. Bang, done!

But that's easy. What about the hard stuff? Well, I post transcripts of pages of my comic up on the web. These need to be converted from Rich Text Comic Book Scripts to specifically formatted HTML, but not only that, it's just supposed to be the dialogue, so I have to remove all the written descriptions while keeping everything else. I have to bold the character names (which aren't bolded in the Rich Text) with tags and I need to place both and tags around the words my characters emphasize. What I'm saying is that its totally repetitive gruntwork, but kinda tricky too, with lots of fiddly moving parts. Before TextSoap, it would take me about 10 to 20 minutes a page. Now it's another instantaneous keyboard command.

And what's especially amazing? I wrote to the developer with a couple questions about how to tackle this problem and HE HAND-CODED THE WHOLE WORKFLOW FOR ME. I didn't even ask for that. The guy who does ScreenCasts Online mentioned he did that for him, but I figured that was because he had a huge following for his screencasts. I'm nobody. But he just did it! And every interaction from him has received a response in less than 12 hours. And a thoughtful/helpful one too.

If you are wondering if this app is worth your money, let me tell you it absolutely is. Frankly, I wish the developer made more apps so I could have even more apps of this quality and from someone so extraordinarily responsive.

Don't hesitate. Download the trial. And then buy it. This is the real thing.

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Version 7.3.7
Bigg E Member IconReview+3
Bigg E
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Incredible software. Feature-rich, flexible, stable and powerful. Manipulates text incredibly well -- if you can think it, then TextSoap can likely make the manipulation automatic.

I have been a loyal customer since version 3 at least. This product has only gotten better and without any bloat.

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Version 7.3.7
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DarrenRath
Version 7.3.8
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Yorkio
Version 7.3.8
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Version 7.3.8
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Kindly
Version 7.3.7
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Wilmill
Version 7.3.7
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CepheusElf
Version 7.3.6
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Giorgio_swiss
Version 7.3.6
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Randyn
Version 7.3.2
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Version 7.3.2
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Version 7.3.1
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Downloads 51,425
Version Downloads 1,620
Type Internet / Email
License Demo
Date 24 Oct 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $39.99
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