Clean Text
Clean Text


Clean Text free download for Mac

Clean Text

24 October 2018

Clean text docs with random spaces or line breaks.


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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18 Clean Text Reviews

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07 November 2009

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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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Version 6.5
09 June 2019
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.
Version 7.8
05 June 2019
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.
Version 7.8
30 April 2018
all new v7.0 works perfectly on High Sierra!
Version 6.8.2
19 January 2018
6.8.2 crashes continually with an Out of Bounds Error. No longer useable. Downloaded a fresh copy with the same result
Version 6.8.2
24 February 2016
hefty price for an app that can't trim a certain number of characters from a bunch of lines.
Version 6.8.2
28 October 2012
Currently on sale for 99¢ on AppStore
Version 6.8.1
27 January 2012
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
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Version 6.8.0
09 April 2011
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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Version 6.5.1
1 answer(s)
26 January 2012
Good point. Please contact us at support at apimac if you encounter any problems when you update. Thank you.
Like (1)
12 March 2011
I've bought this app within a bundle. I didn't know it would be so useful, use it almost every day !
Version 6.5
22 February 2011
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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Version 6.5