Text Tools
Text Tools
1.2.2

4.2

Text Tools free download for Mac

Text Tools1.2.2

21 June 2012

Text editing tools made readily available.

Overview

The MarsThemes Text Tools is a contextual menu application that grants easy access to the key Cocoa text tools that writers and editors need but often can't find in the software they're using. With the Text Tools menu, you can quickly add and edit:
  • Tables
  • Lists
  • Hyperlinks
  • The "Ruler" for accessing styles and setting tabs etc.
In addition, the Text Tools menu makes sure you always know where to find functions like Copy/Paste Style and Copy/Paste Ruler, as well as reliable access to the Font and Color panels. For details on how the software works and what it can be used for, have a look at the developer's blog entry, "Text Tools for Mac OS X: Free At Last!"

What's new in Text Tools

Version 1.2.2:
  • This is a maintenance update for compatibility with other MarsThemes plugins.

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9 Reviews of Text Tools

Dorkypants
24 April 2012
Version: 1.2.1

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Possibly it's just coincidental, but several days after I installed Text Tools 1.1 I got 2 copies of every icon on the right-hand side of my menubar. Not sure what triggered it, but I'd shutdown and restarted many times since installing Text Tools. Perhaps it was some accidental keystroke-combo or modified mouse-click. Logging out and back in didn't fix it. Rebooting didn't fix it. I hadn't installed anything else, so I uninstalled Text Tools, rebooted, and all was back to normal. Oh yeah, I also noticed the flood of messages about MTL trying to inject itself into all sorts of processes in the console log, whether it seemed sensible or not.
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Aargl
20 March 2013
Version: 1.2.2
Seems very interesting, but fills the Console with messages such as: "MTLAgent[217]: warning: failed to get scripting definition from /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app; it may not be scriptable." For every running process including the system's ones...
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Tachy0n
03 August 2012
Version: 1.2.2
Conflicts with Syncode Syncopy. Causes Syncopy to crash at launch.
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Arnauld
22 June 2012
Version: 1.2.2
Basically a good idea - I like the functionality of this pleasing tool but it renders the application DSP-Quattro 3.5.x unusable (the "save"/"save as" or "save a copy" dialogues become absolutely inaccessible - what a strange behavior! Just uninstalling "Text-Tools" has solved the problem (e.g. MacBook Pro 13", core-i7 2.8GHz, MacOS X 10.6.8), this bug occurs on every Mac I own and so I must leave "Text Tools" - what a pity.
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dperugini
21 June 2012
Version: 1.2.2
Very elegant implementation of many handy 'text editing' features that you wish would be universally available, but prior to Text Tools, never seem to be there when you needed them most. Well, now they are. Apple's Text Edit has grown to be quite a powerful word processors in its own right and 'Text Tools' notches things up a bit with the new additional functions it brings into play - most notably, Styles, Copy/Paste Styles, Special Characters, and Substitutions. Contextual access to other already built-in features such as Table, Spacing, and more. Being able to easily add any of those features to formerly simple text-type applications such as 'Stickies' makes them finally valuable applications. Just a word about the developer - he's a very responsive communicator. When I mentioned some problems that I was having with earlier versions, he responded immediately to my email and remedied the concerns, first with a work-around (version 1.2) and then with a permanent fix (version 1.2.2).
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Dorkypants
24 April 2012
Version: 1.2.1
Possibly it's just coincidental, but several days after I installed Text Tools 1.1 I got 2 copies of every icon on the right-hand side of my menubar. Not sure what triggered it, but I'd shutdown and restarted many times since installing Text Tools. Perhaps it was some accidental keystroke-combo or modified mouse-click. Logging out and back in didn't fix it. Rebooting didn't fix it. I hadn't installed anything else, so I uninstalled Text Tools, rebooted, and all was back to normal. Oh yeah, I also noticed the flood of messages about MTL trying to inject itself into all sorts of processes in the console log, whether it seemed sensible or not.
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Anotheruser
10 April 2012
Version: 1.1
Apparently this interesting utility has a conflict with the WASTE text engine, or at least a conflict with Tex-Edit Plus. If you are fond of using TE+, you will have problems.
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Hal-Itosis
04 April 2012
Version: 1.0
Seems like Mars Text Tools may turn out to be very handy, and I certainly do appreciate that the author is offering it for free... thanks. But —without even using it yet —so far I do have a comment to make: GOOD LORD this thing floods the system log file with a ton of needless chatter!!!!!! Averaging just over 250 lines per minute, every minute. I like to keep Console.app open constantly (parked in space #5 to stay out of sight). But Text Tools is broadcasting so many messages that the Console.app icon practically never stops bouncing on the Dock (at least that was the case yesterday). And if I try to even look at the log for some other reason... the lines keep on scrolling by, filled with entries about MTLAgent. It's now afternoon here, and system.log has grown by almost 7 megabytes since last night. Please make it stop. Here's a small sampling (less than one second): 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent[147] com.apple.console Warning Injecting MTL into com.apple.finder... 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent[147] com.apple.console Warning Injecting MTL into com.apple.loginwindow... 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent[147] com.apple.console Warning warning: failed to get scripting definition from /System/Library/CoreServices/loginwindow.app; it may not be scriptable. 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent[147] com.apple.console Warning Injecting MTL into com.apple.systemuiserver... 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM Finder[126] com.apple.console Warning This app's Name is Finder, and its ID is com.apple.finder 4/4/12 3:49:38 AM MTLAgent[147] com.apple.console Warning warning: failed to get scripting definition from /System/Library/CoreServices/SystemUIServer.app; it may not be scriptable.
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S/ash
04 April 2012
Version: 1.0
A very good idea and nicely implemented. Works in almost all apps, except Mail, where I need it the most to create tables.
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Rudy
03 April 2012
Version: 1.0
Is it possible that Text Tools does not work at all in non-English systems? It does not show up in any text editing app -when holding down the Ctrl-key- in my Dutch system 10.6.8.
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