Clean Text
Clean Text
7.8

5.0

Clean Text free download for Mac

Clean Text7.8

24 October 2018

Clean text docs with random spaces or line breaks.

Overview

Clean Text is an application for those times when you have to paste some text copied from one document or application into another, and you want the text to get the attributes (such as color, font, dimension and style) of the new document instead of preserving the attributes copied from the old one. Clean Text for Mac eliminates all text formatting, preparing it for pasting. Moreover, the application performs other useful functions, such as removing empty lines, removing multiple spaces, removing tab characters etc. It's also very useful for printing out text without wasting ink and paper, as often happens when you print directly from a Web browser.

Main Features:
  • Fixes Paragraphs.
  • Removes returns within a paragraph and removes multiple empty lines between paragraphs.
  • Replaces multiple spaces with a single space and removes spaces at the beginning and at the end of a line.
  • Replaces each tab with a specified number of spaces.
  • Replaces each sequence of a specified number of spaces with a single tab.
  • Removes the quoting characters ">" at the beginning of lines.
  • Adds the quoting characters ">" at the beginning of lines.
  • Removes returns.
  • Replaces each return with a single space.
  • Converts to smart quotes.
  • Converts to straight quotes.
  • Replaces quotes with curly quotes.
  • Replaces curly quotes with straight quotes.
  • Text shifting right or left.
  • Adds a specified number of spaces before each line (delimited by line ending).
  • Sorts all the lines all the lines of the text (delimited by a line ending) using ascending order.
  • Capitalizes sentences. Capitalizes the first word of each sentence (delimited by "." and ellipsis "...").
  • Capitalizes words.
  • Sets characters to uppercase.
  • Sets characters to lowercase.
  • Random case.
  • Removes duplicate lines. Keeps only the first line between a group of equal lines.
  • Text encoding. Windows to Mac encoding.
  • Mac to Windows encoding. Converts MacOSRoman encoding to Windows Latin 1.
  • ROT-13. Rotates characters 13 positions in the alphabet.
  • Reverse text. Reverses characters.
  • Reverses each word.
  • Reverses words.
  • Converts three periods to ellipsis. Replaces each chunk of three periods with one single ellipsis (in Mac version only).
  • Converts ellipsis to three periods (in Mac version only).
  • Creates fi and fl ligatures. Creates professional publishing fi and fl ligatures for each "fi" and "fl" sequences in the text (in Mac version only).
  • Removes fi and fl ligatures (in Mac version only).
  • Encodes to Mac Line Endings (CR).
  • Encodes to Unix Line Endings (LF).
  • Encodes to Windows Line Endings (CR+LF). Converts all line breaks to "Carriage Return"+"Line Feed".

What's new in Clean Text

Version 7.8:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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How would you rate Clean Text app?

18 Reviews of Clean Text

Eelco-Deuling
07 November 2009
Version: 6.5

Most helpful

I have tested TextSoap and Clean Text and settled on Clean Text because it's cheaper. They offer more or less the same functionality but TextSoap wins: it's more simple to write your own actions and the services are more useful than those of Clean Text. However: Clean Text offers all I need out of the box. I don't mind opening the app and make all the tweaks I need in the app. If you want to automate everything and don't mind paying more (and enjoy a more refined interface) you will like TextSoap more.
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5
Macbookpro
09 June 2019
Version: 7.8
Works great at taking copied text in the clipboard and stripping the formatting to place into new documents. FYI version 7,9 is out and works with Mojave.
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Odysseus
05 June 2019
Version: 7.8
Would anyone venture to compare Clean Text to Text Soap? At first glance, CT seems easier to use and appears to have a better UI.
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5
ash-f
30 April 2018
Version: 6.8.2
all new v7.0 works perfectly on High Sierra!
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1
jefferis
19 January 2018
Version: 6.8.2
6.8.2 crashes continually with an Out of Bounds Error. No longer useable. Downloaded a fresh copy with the same result
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2
Morlo
24 February 2016
Version: 6.8.2
hefty price for an app that can't trim a certain number of characters from a bunch of lines.
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Danny-Yo
28 October 2012
Version: 6.8.1
Currently on sale for 99¢ on AppStore
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LWks
27 January 2012
Version: 6.8.0
Clean Text is terrific. Use it with great success (and very often) Just wanted to note that the System requirements listed here on MacUpdate (10.5) are not correct for this version. The last version that worked with OS 10.5 was CleanText 6.5.1.71
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R1000m
09 April 2011
Version: 6.5.1
Be careful when upgrading from 6.5 to 6.5.1. Apimac has changed the registration scheme, and now requires a key file instead of (or in addition to?) the license number. They will give you a code to get the key file for free, but you have to contact support and it's an inconvenience.
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4.5
EndoLab
12 March 2011
Version: 6.5
I've bought this app within a bundle. I didn't know it would be so useful, use it almost every day !
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Anon-Bud
22 February 2011
Version: 6.5
Interesting: Apimac site lists the retail as $19.99. MacZot special in my inbox lists the retail price as $49.99. MacZot website lists the retail price as $29.99. Here (MacUpdate) it is listed as $24.99. Wow! BTW- MacZot sale price today is $9.99
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4
Flashmech
05 August 2010
Version: 6.5
I like this software. It delivers what it promises. The window though, has a few limitations which make me cringe. I'm on a MacBook, so the screen real estate is not as big as a desktop mac. Upon launch, the app will have a default size that does not remember its previous size. This size, which I have no control of, goes larger than my screen real estate, which makes it impossible to resize and use. Some of the functions were under my docK! Because of this issue, I have to get another window resizing app just to properly size the window. Also, there's no reason to have such a large minimum width limit. Please allow it to scale down gracefully. If the above issues are addressed, this app will be a 5-star product.
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Eelco-Deuling
07 November 2009
Version: 6.5
I have tested TextSoap and Clean Text and settled on Clean Text because it's cheaper. They offer more or less the same functionality but TextSoap wins: it's more simple to write your own actions and the services are more useful than those of Clean Text. However: Clean Text offers all I need out of the box. I don't mind opening the app and make all the tweaks I need in the app. If you want to automate everything and don't mind paying more (and enjoy a more refined interface) you will like TextSoap more.
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timstringer
21 February 2007
Version: 5.0
Just wondering how Clean Text compares to TextSoap? Does anyone have any feedback to contribute based on experience with both applications?
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3.75
Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 3.4.1
They priced themselves out of a sale. I use this program quite a bit and finally justified paying $15 for it. I went to buy it and now the price is $19.95. I'll pass.
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4.5
Anonymous
18 August 2004
Version: 3.4.1
At $15 I feel it's overpriced a bit, but I've tried all the rest and inevitably when I need to clean up an eMail before I fwd I find myself downloading this little jem and waiting though the required reminder-ware notice. No funky instalation or preferences and it works out-of-the-box without having to read the directions - just like a Mac!
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4.5
Anonymous
05 May 2004
Version: 3.2
I've to disagree with the reviewer before me. WordService is a nice utility for casual users, but Clean Text is better for repetitive jobs, as e-mail cleaning. You can apply several filters with just one click, and you can also save the filters you used as a custom preset, so that you can rerun it again later. Clean Text is a great time-saver, given my needs. With WordService I would have to apply one service at a time. Thanks, but no thanks.
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2.25
Anonymous
21 March 2004
Version: 3.2
I have used it years ago. And, it has not change much since then (if it has at all). Try WordService with combination of any Cocoa apps like TextEdit or Mail. You will get a simpler process with more options.
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4.5
Anonymous
02 October 2003
Version: 3.0b2
The application is quite easy to understand, the interface is really transparent, and it even supports regular exressions now - it's a huge step forward.
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