WordService
WordService
2.8.2

4.9

WordService free download for Mac

WordService

2.8.2
06 April 2018

Text editor add-on for enhanced functionality.

Overview

WordService provides a large number of commands for working with selected text:

  • Reformat text paragraphs
  • Clean up tabs, quotes, line endings
  • Remove unwanted text parts
  • Sort lines or paragraphs
  • Change case
  • Shift paragraphs right or left
  • Obscure using Rotate 13
  • Insert date, time, or file path
  • Get text statistics

Extend your favorite text processor, email app, or Web browser with all the functions listed above.

What's new in WordService

Version 2.8.2:
  • Improved: Sorting supports rich text and correctly sorts numbers.
  • Improved: "Initial caps of sentences" capitalizes first word after paragraph separators or multiple line feeds too.
  • Improved: Optimized for OS X Yosemite through macOS High Sierra.
  • Fixed: "Initial caps of sentences" capitalized words after following semi-colons.
  • Removed: "Insert Contents of Path" removed from App Store version.

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27 WordService Reviews

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Macbenutzer
14 July 2008

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BTW, 3 of these functions: all caps, all lowercase, and initial caps for words can all be done by creating a key bindings file. Learn how to do this, and there's a whole bunch of convenient things you can do. Unfortunately, this method does not let you define functions that can see what the text it's changing contains, so it cannot replace most of the great functionality in WordService.
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Version 2.7
neeklamy
28 July 2015
An invaluable addition to the services menu. Statistics and Straight/Smart Quotes are especially useful.
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Version 2.8.1
Akanico
17 July 2014
Using this mostly for the change case services with custom keyboard shortcuts and could not go back to use the contextual menu, this is a great time saver. Probably don't need to upgrade to this version since it was working fine for me but it's great to see it still being developed.
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Version 2.8.1
So sad that this awesomeness is now orphan-ware !!
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Version 2.8
Ochre
17 October 2013
Seems to work just fine in 10.8.5. You just have to: a) double-click it after copying it to your Services folder, so that you can authenticate it to have run permissions b) enable the majority of the available services in Services preferences. Done!
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Version 2.8
Leoncahun
09 September 2013
Did this stop working on Mountain Lion? It doesn’t work for me after upgrading from Snow Leopard; not at all; doesn’t load. This is really unfortunate since it used to be such a great collection of handy little tools. An update would be so very welcome.
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Version 2.8
Charlie-Reich
27 August 2012
I recently downloaded Mountain Lion and soon after was contacted by a SAMUG member with a request on how to make a simple column/listing of 1000 items and then sort it in alphabetical sequence... First off I discovered I had to go to,  → System Preferences → Security & Privacy, then unlock my padlock at the bottom of the window using my system password, and then select; Allow applications to be downloaded from → Anywhere. A free software App allows many options added to TextEdit, which includes Sort Lines Descending which rearranges all words/sentences in alphabetical order. This free download is available from: Download WordService for Mac - Text editor add-on for enhanced functionality. MacUpdate.com This App adds a lot of functionality to theTextEdit application. To install go to your Finder toolbar → Go → hold down the Option key and select Library. Now drag the new WordService.service icon into the Services folder. You’re now ready to select the many new options available for use in the TextEdit application. Go to your - Finder toolbar - under Finder → scroll down to Services, and select → Service Preferences . Scroll down the menu list and select: Sort Lines Ascending. Now you have the set-up installed and ready to work in TextEdit. To test your new feature, type up a column of a few words in random alphabetical order such as; Zebra. Dog, Apple, cat, elephant. Now click and highlight your list, or go to your TextEdit toolbar → Edit → Select All, or keyboard command (Option → Shift → K). To alphabetize your column go under TextEdit on your toolbar and select Services → Sort Lines Ascending. Your column will now be sorted in alphabetical order. Your new Services→ Sort Lines Ascending tool will available in TextEdit’s toolbar when ever you need it.
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Version 2.8
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giggleswickjo
giggleswickjo
16 June 2016
Thanks for this - helped me a lot as I very rarely download anything and find it hard to understand what I am supposed to do to get started - so I usually give up but your advise from 4 years ago worked for me. Yay!
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Cowicide
15 August 2011
Fantastic services. Use them all the time to quickly clean up quotes, change caps in various ways, etc. The one thing that I desperately wish it could do is ADD quotes to text like TextSoap can do and then my life would be complete. tl;dr WordService can remove quotes, but can't add them to text. Would love that.
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Version 2.8
Captain-Nemo
12 November 2010
Nice to see an update. I have been using this service pack on a daily basis for years. i couldn't find anything wrong with it.
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Version 2.8
Achoco
11 December 2009
When I hit “download now” the blue bar runs across, stops and nothing happens after that. How do I install and use MacUpdate? NOTE: I was a heavy Windows, Word, Outlook user and am trying to adapt to the Mac. Thanks......
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Version 2.7
Yangzone
05 December 2009
'Followed the install instructions. No show in Mail Services menu after log out. 'Supp?
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Version 2.7
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4.9

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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