Plain Clip
Plain Clip
2.5.1

5.0

Plain Clip free download for Mac

Plain Clip for Mac2.5.1

22 December 2015

Removes formatting from clipboard contents.

What is Plain Clip for Mac

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?
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gluhring
gluhring
Mar 22 2017
2.5.1
5.0
Mar 22 2017
5.0
Version: 2.5.1
Do one thing and do it better than anyone else (and make it Free) (are you crazy? 20 Stars
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Feb 24 2015
2.5
5.0
Feb 24 2015
5.0
Version: 2.5
Yeees, work on 10.9.5!!! (^__^)
Andrew8042
Andrew8042
Apr 28 2014
2.4.8
5.0
Apr 28 2014
5.0
Version: 2.4.8
Ceased to run on 10.9.3 13D45a. =(((
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
Jan 14 2013
2.4.7
5.0
Jan 14 2013
5.0
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.
waryuser
waryuser
Dec 1 2010
2.4.1
0.0
Dec 1 2010
0.0
Version: 2.4.1
Does it (or can you add) remove smart quotes?
Jo*
Jo*
Nov 6 2010
2.4
0.0
Nov 6 2010
0.0
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!
Captain-Nemo
Captain-Nemo
May 21 2009
2.1
0.0
May 21 2009
0.0
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.
Tice
Tice
May 20 2009
2.1
0.0
May 20 2009
0.0
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
schmelding
schmelding
May 20 2009
2.1
5.0
May 20 2009
5.0
Version: 2.1
Plain Clip, will you marry me?
Darth-Brooks
Darth-Brooks
Feb 6 2009
2.0
0.0
Feb 6 2009
0.0
Version: 2.0
Version 2.0 launches then quits a second later (observed in Activity Monitor, 10.4.11 PPC).
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5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later

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