Plain Clip
Plain Clip
2.5.1

5.0

Plain Clip free download for Mac

Plain Clip2.5.1

22 December 2015

Removes formatting from clipboard contents.

Overview

Plain Clip removes formatting from copied text. Additionally, it can be configured to perform one or more additional actions such as removal of trailing whitespace, conversion to ASCII etc.

With the exception of the preferences window, Plain Clip does not have a user interface, which makes it ideal for using it from hotkey/launcher applications such as Spark or LaunchBar or even typing utilities such as TypeIt4Me and TextExpander.

What's new in Plain Clip

Version 2.5.1:
  • Added a preference for converting smart quotes to dumb quotes, i.e.: replaces all occurrences of any of the characters „ “ ” » « with " and all occurrences of › ‹ ‚ ‘ ’ with '

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How would you rate Plain Clip app?

14 Reviews of Plain Clip

Captain-Nemo
21 May 2009
Version: 2.1

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Works fast ! The better thing would be to make it a service, as I don't want to install Spark on my machine for just one function.
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5
gluhring
22 March 2017
Version: 2.5.1
Do one thing and do it better than anyone else (and make it Free) (are you crazy? 20 Stars
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Andrew8042
24 February 2015
Version: 2.5
Yeees, work on 10.9.5!!! (^__^)
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Andrew8042
28 April 2014
Version: 2.4.8
Ceased to run on 10.9.3 13D45a. =(((
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5
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 January 2013
Version: 2.4.7
I've used this little gem for many years and so it seems past time to write a review. Plain Clip is not a full featured text cleaner. If that's what you need there are other options, including SmartWrap and TextSoap. But for quickly and easily stripping formatting, like text size, color and style, from text for a clean paste in e-mail, for instance, or simply for making notes, Plain Clip does the job nicely. I keep it handy in my Dock.
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waryuser
01 December 2010
Version: 2.4.1
Does it (or can you add) remove smart quotes?
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Jo*
06 November 2010
Version: 2.4
Does exactly what it says on the package. So that's awesome. I also quite like that it's unobtrusive and doesn't take up space in dock and/or menubar. I set up a shortcut (Command/Shift-C) with Spark (that was installed on my system prior to PlainClip anyway) which I can use right after Command-C so my workflow to get rid of formatting of copied text basically consists of two shortcuts. But wait... The moment I hit the assigned shortcut for Plain Text (Command/Shift-C) however, the preference pane of Plain Text shows up which needs to be confirmed. Since I don't need to change preferences concerning the format of the clipboard content in 99 out of 100 times I could easily do without the preference pane showing up whenever I need to get rid of formatting. In fact that would make this little app even more unobtrusive and a joy to use. Please consider incorporating a means of setting up global preferences (i.e. via system preference pane like Growl or FinderPop). And thanks for making this free!
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Captain-Nemo
21 May 2009
Version: 2.1
Works fast ! The better thing would be to make it a service, as I don't want to install Spark on my machine for just one function.
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Tice
20 May 2009
Version: 2.1
If you want to make it quick, use Freeware Spark (Shortcut app) and this AppleScript: try set the clipboard to string of (the clipboard as record) on error errMsg display dialog errMsg end try
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5
schmelding
20 May 2009
Version: 2.1
Plain Clip, will you marry me?
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Darth-Brooks
06 February 2009
Version: 2.0
Version 2.0 launches then quits a second later (observed in Activity Monitor, 10.4.11 PPC).
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5
Schoschie
27 March 2008
Version: 1.0.6
Indispensable.
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5
Jazzaddict
22 May 2006
Version: 1.0.6
Works just as it says. Very useful. Saves me a lot of time!
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5
rhythmicus
20 August 2004
Version: 1.0.5
A very useful little freeware app!
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5
Anonymous
19 August 2004
Version: 1.0.5
In a word —> *YES!!!!* [insert MacHead ::::happy dance:::: here.............] (-:
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