WordService
WordService
2.8.2

4.9

WordService free download for Mac

WordService2.8.2

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 Reviews of WordService

Macbenutzer
14 July 2008
Version: 2.7

Most helpful

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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5
neeklamy
28 July 2015
Version: 2.8.1
An invaluable addition to the services menu. Statistics and Straight/Smart Quotes are especially useful.
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5
Akanico
17 July 2014
Version: 2.8.1
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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5
flash1296gmailcom8977
25 March 2014
Version: 2.8
So sad that this awesomeness is now orphan-ware !!
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5
anonymous-mollusk-5346
17 October 2013
Version: 2.8
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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Leoncahun
09 September 2013
Version: 2.8
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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4.5
Charlie-Reich
27 August 2012
Version: 2.8
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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4.5
Cowicide
15 August 2011
Version: 2.8
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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5
Captain-Nemo
12 November 2010
Version: 2.8
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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Achoco
11 December 2009
Version: 2.7
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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Yangzone
05 December 2009
Version: 2.7
'Followed the install instructions. No show in Mail Services menu after log out. 'Supp?
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Macbenutzer
14 July 2008
Version: 2.7
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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Macbenutzer
14 July 2008
Version: 2.7
I love this new functionality, but I wish it wouldn't limit the Smart Quotes command to a single language per user. I use my computer for both English and German, and even though Smart Quotes can handle either, it chooses the language based on a single key in the info.plist file, so you can't set it up to give you both a "Smart Quotes English" and a "Smart Quotes German" function. Unless, of course, someone out there knows a way to do this.
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5
Peanut-Butter
29 January 2008
Version: 2.7
Reformat is the best feature EVER! This one piece does what other $30+ programs do..... for free. Other great tools in there too. THANK YOU!
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resuna
24 October 2007
Version: 2.7
I've missed this, thanks for the UB.
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Rollerdl
24 October 2007
Version: 2.7
I tried this today on my intel macbook C2D. As the readme said, I created a new folder named "Services" inside my users "Libraries" folder and copied the "Wordservices.services" file into it then logged out and back in but I do not get any service menu when I opened a file in textedit. What I do wront?
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Jedik
10 October 2007
Version: 2.6.1
Yes, UB please! =)
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Leoncahun
09 May 2007
Version: 2.6.1
A universal binary would be welcomed (2.6.1 is noticeable slow on fast Core Duo's, e.g. when invoking the Statistics-service).
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5
Anonymous
05 May 2005
Version: 2.6
WordService is very nice and it works perfectly with TextEdit and Safari in Tiger. But, it doesn't seem to work in Mail 2.0? I have tried it on two different Macs with the same results. Anyone else having this problem?
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5
Anonymous
11 February 2005
Version: 2.5.3
Good to have around ... very useful ... no problems (10.2.8). Thank you to the developers for making this available!
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5
Anonymous
16 December 2004
Version: 2.5.3
WordService is flat-out amazing; I've used it for a few years now, never a problem. If you have more than a certain number of Services available, there's a big with Services that might cause your Services menu not to work in Carbon apps (eg, the Finder). If that happens, the readme describes how to edit out some of the offerings in WordService that you might not use. Also, search out the Service Manager freeware; it disables app Services you never use. That tidies up your menu and fixes the menu in Carbon apps.
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5
Anonymous
22 November 2004
Version: 2.5.2
Turns TextEdit into a great word processor.
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4.25
Anonymous
03 November 2003
Version: 2.5.1
An excellent addition to all OS X toolkits... this service turns any almost text editing field (must be service-aware) into quite a strong text editor. Great way to boost freeware, and very useful to web developers and power web users! Along with Safari's support for spell check in text fields, it also supports drag and drop, and services; combined with WordService, Mac users have extra, very useful features for browser-based apps (WinIE still doesn't offer spell check in text fields.) Also great for blogging and other posting systems (like UseNet clients, chat etc.), saving a lot of typing, and making formatting a lot easier.
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5
Anonymous
21 September 2003
Version: 2.5.1
AMAZING! Keep it up! Works in panther.
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03 September 2003
Version: 2.5
After installing WordService 2.5 on 10.2.6, the Internet Finder Preference Web panel settings for Home Page and Download folder were constantly being reset to defaults. Immediately upon removing WordService 2.5 these settings became stable again. My system has only a modest number of commercial applications installed and just a handful of free/shareware apps. Not many opportunities for conflict. If the author wishes, I will provide a system profile.
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5
Anonymous
25 July 2003
Version: 2.5
This is a must have to open .doc files. It can't display pics but the text is usable. TextEdit + this Service = a little word processor. On Windows you just have this stupid WordPad. OS X rules :-)
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4.75
James LaRue
27 June 2003
Version: 2.4.2
I just installed Jaguar (10.2.6) on old G3 iMac. With WordService, TextEdit is a surprisingly capable word processor -- quick, responsive, and with all the features that most people will need for the usual home or office word processing functions. Also handy with Stickies. The "Services" idea is proving to be very handy, helping to make the Mac environment even more seamless in its integration among applications.
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4.75
Anonymous
12 April 2003
Version: 2.4.1
Every once in a while one discovers something really really cool about system 10: wordservice highlights the coolness of a system-wide services menu, with tonnes of cool and funky usefulness (like word counts - in the finder!) Together with AntiWordService (a ms word document opening service), one of Devon's other efforts, these make word-processing sans word pain-free.
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4.9

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

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