WordService
WordService
2.8.2
4.8
0.0
WordService free download for Mac

WordService for Mac2.8.2

06 April 2018

Text editor add-on for enhanced functionality.

What is WordService for Mac

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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Gog4
Gog4
Nov 9 2020
2.8.2
0.0
Nov 9 2020
0.0
Version: 2.8.2
Hi, is there a way to ad "Insert Date and Time" in Notes Apps? I am not scripting save at all. Thank you.
neeklamy
neeklamy
Jul 28 2015
2.8.1
5.0
Jul 28 2015
5.0
Version: 2.8.1
An invaluable addition to the services menu. Statistics and Straight/Smart Quotes are especially useful.
Akanico
Akanico
Jul 17 2014
2.8.1
5.0
Jul 17 2014
5.0
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.
flash1296gmailcom8977
flash1296gmailcom8977
Mar 25 2014
2.8
5.0
Mar 25 2014
5.0
Version: 2.8
So sad that this awesomeness is now orphan-ware !!
anonymous-mollusk-5346
anonymous-mollusk-5346
Oct 17 2013
2.8
5.0
Oct 17 2013
5.0
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!
Leoncahun
Leoncahun
Sep 9 2013
2.8
0.0
Sep 9 2013
0.0
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.
Charlie-Reich
Charlie-Reich
Aug 27 2012
2.8
4.5
Aug 27 2012
4.5
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.
Cowicide
Cowicide
Aug 15 2011
2.8
4.5
Aug 15 2011
4.5
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.
Captain-Nemo
Captain-Nemo
Nov 12 2010
2.8
5.0
Nov 12 2010
5.0
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.
Achoco
Achoco
Dec 11 2009
2.7
0.0
Dec 11 2009
0.0
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......
Yangzone
Yangzone
Dec 5 2009
2.7
0.0
Dec 5 2009
0.0
Version: 2.7
'Followed the install instructions. No show in Mail Services menu after log out. 'Supp?
Macbenutzer
Macbenutzer
Jul 14 2008
2.7
0.0
Jul 14 2008
0.0
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.
Macbenutzer
Macbenutzer
Jul 14 2008
2.7
0.0
Jul 14 2008
0.0
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.
Peanut-Butter
Peanut-Butter
Jan 29 2008
2.7
5.0
Jan 29 2008
5.0
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!
resuna
resuna
Oct 24 2007
2.7
0.0
Oct 24 2007
0.0
Version: 2.7
I've missed this, thanks for the UB.
Rollerdl
Rollerdl
Oct 24 2007
2.7
0.0
Oct 24 2007
0.0
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?
Jedik
Jedik
Oct 10 2007
2.6.1
0.0
Oct 10 2007
0.0
Version: 2.6.1
Yes, UB please! =)
Leoncahun
Leoncahun
May 9 2007
2.6.1
0.0
May 9 2007
0.0
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).
Guest
Guest
May 5 2005
2.6
5.0
May 5 2005
5.0
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?
Guest
Guest
Feb 11 2005
2.5.3
5.0
Feb 11 2005
5.0
Version: 2.5.3
Good to have around ... very useful ... no problems (10.2.8). Thank you to the developers for making this available!
Guest
Guest
Dec 16 2004
2.5.3
5.0
Dec 16 2004
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Nov 22 2004
2.5.2
5.0
Nov 22 2004
5.0
Version: 2.5.2
Turns TextEdit into a great word processor.
Guest
Guest
Nov 3 2003
2.5.1
5.0
Nov 3 2003
5.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Sep 21 2003
2.5.1
5.0
Sep 21 2003
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
AMAZING! Keep it up! Works in panther.
Guest
Guest
Sep 3 2003
2.5
0.0
Sep 3 2003
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Jul 25 2003
2.5
5.0
Jul 25 2003
5.0
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 :-)
Guest
Guest
Jun 27 2003
2.4.2
0.0
Jun 27 2003
0.0
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.
Guest
Guest
Apr 12 2003
2.4.1
5.0
Apr 12 2003
5.0
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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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

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