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PlaintextPaste is a simple SparkPlugin that adds a "Paste Plain Text" item to the Edit menu of all Cocoa applications. Normally the Paste menu item will preserve all colors, styles, fonts and formatting of so-called "rich text." However, sometimes, you don't want all this formatting, especially when copying text from the web. Thus, "Paste Plain Text."

What's New

Version 0.2:
  • Adds 3 new menu items: Copy Plain Text, Paste 7-bit ASCII, and Swap Selection with Clipboard
  • Re-enables the "Special Characters" menu item
  • Allows you to easily prevent PlaintextPaste from loading in certain applications
  • Allows you to enable or disable menu items at will
  • Allows you to put the new menu items in a submenu
  • Does not add keyboard


Mac OS X 10.3 or later (do not install under earlier versions, it WILL crash your system!).

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PlaintextPaste User Discussion

4.2 5


Current Version (0.x)


Downloads 4,947
Version Downloads 3,075
License Free
Date 03 Feb 2005
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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