Get Plain Text
Get Plain Text
2.0

5.0

Get Plain Text free download for Mac

Get Plain Text

2.0
23 April 2016

Convert any text to plain text.

Overview

Get Plain Text is a practical utility program to process text within: It converts copied text into plain text. If you've used the copy/paste functions in Mac OS before, you'll appreciate how valuable Get Plain Text is! We use it ourselves every day. This app will lower your stress level and save you tons of time!

It instantly removes everything unneeded: colors, typeface size, style (for example, boldface/italics), hyper-links, images, etc. In other words, everything that isn't plain text! Now you can put plain text in your letters and documents using the copy/paste functions, without having to clean it up manually. Get Plain Text will convert any bit of text into plain text, no matter where you copied it from (a website, PDF document or elsewhere). You can activate the feature manually, or check "automatically remove formatting".

What's new in Get Plain Text

Version 2.0:
  • Simplify quotes: All occurrences of any of the characters („ " " » «) transforms to " and (› ‹ ‚ ‘ ’) transforms to '
  • Improved user interface localization
  • Ready for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

5 Get Plain Text Reviews

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David-Evian
21 April 2012

Most helpful

why is this a paid for app ? Every system does this anyway. Copy and paste into Text Edit and hit Apple Shift T
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Version 1.0
Psifi
07 December 2016
The developer has confirmed that this app is compatible with Sierra.
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Version 2.0
Robio
27 August 2015
Formatted text CMD+C CTRL+OPT+CMD+K (my own custom shortie) CMD+V unformatted text What more needs to be said?
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Version 1.4
Robio
27 August 2015
Formatted text CMD+C CTRL+OPT+CMD+K (my own custom shortie) CMD+V unformatted text What more needs to be said?
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Version 1.4
2 answer(s)
@timi
@timi
23 April 2016
cmd-alt-shift-v
You'll see it in your edit menu as "Paste and match style"
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Robio
Robio
24 April 2016
There are hundreds of apps that don't use CMD+OPT+SHIFT+V, @timi.
That doesn't work in Postbox (at least the version I have)
Or in the version of Office I'm running
Or in webapps, like LucidChart
Or in Graphic (formerly iDraw)
Or in Pixelmator (at least the version I have)
etc., etc.
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Thel
27 February 2015
What earthly reason could there possibly be for an application, whose SOLE purpose is to convert current clipboard contents to plain text, also creating a new folder within the user > Library > Containers folder that holds aliases to EVERY FOLDER within that user's own home folder? I call shenanigans! O-:> Now, I am not a code jockey, so perhaps there is a practical purpose for that, that is simply beyond my understanding.... However, discovering it immediately set off this old-fashioned MacHead control freak's internal "intruder alert!" klaxon and literally made my skin crawl as well. Needless to say (but I will), I root-searched my hard drive, and everything with "getplaintext" and/or "zipzapmac" in its name was tossed into ye olde Trash can and secure-emptied posthaste. Note also that AppCleaner did NOT detect the presence of this folder when I used it to trash the Get Plain Text app, so if you use it (or a similar utility) to uninstall software, you'd also need to bop into your Containers folder to grab and trash that sucker by hand. So-o-o, in summary, if you are thinking about taking this one for a test drive, proceed at your possible peril. (Or not. (-;)
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
MacProCT
MacProCT
07 May 2015
Thel,

You may be a "code jockey" but you obviously aren't up on Apple coding. The Containers folder is an integral part of the latest versions of OSX and is part of sandboxing.

If you look in the User>Library folder of any Mac that is running an up to date OS, you'll see a Containers folder present and it will have folders inside of it, which will have the names of some of the apps on that Mac.

So, bottom line, there is no "shenanigans" going on here and you have bad mouthed a piece of software that was likely coded in close adherence to Apple's developer guidelines.

You've also chosen to badmouth this piece of software, simply because it performs a task that you can't personally appreciate. Which strikes me as immature behavior.

-Chris Hart
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David-Evian
21 April 2012
why is this a paid for app ? Every system does this anyway. Copy and paste into Text Edit and hit Apple Shift T
Like (1)
Version 1.0
2 answer(s)
ronaldpr
ronaldpr
21 April 2012
You probably do not realize what this application does. It removes formatting from text on the clipboard, even automatically if you set it to do that. Pasted text will thus always appear in the formatting of the context in which it is pasted, regardless where it came from. I find that very useful. I hardly ever want copied text to be pasted in the formatting it had where it was copied.
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Moogan
Moogan
04 June 2012
Also, Shift-Command-Option-V will paste and match the style of the text you're pasting into.
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5.0

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