TextSoap
TextSoap
8.4.10

4.8

TextSoap free download for Mac

TextSoap

8.4.10
18 January 2019

Automate tedious text document cleaning.

Overview

TextSoap can automatically remove unwanted characters, fix up messed up carriage returns, and do pretty much anything else that we can think of to text. Save time and effort. Be more productive.

Stop manually fixing text documents and emails. Let TextSoap help you automate away all that tediousness. And do it all from within your favorite app using TextSoap Menu. Enable it in preferences and access TextSoap in most apps that support standard copy and paste.

Easy to learn for casual users, TextSoap offers the flexibility that expert users need.

What's new in TextSoap

Version 8.4.10:

Note: Version 8 is a paid upgrade from previous versions. Upgrade information can be found here.

Fixed:
  • App could strip off style information from Rich Text files (rtf, docx).
  • Services inspector text did not display correctly in Dark Mode.
  • Descriptions between Capitalize Sentences and Capitalize Sentences (Alt) were reversed.
  • Show Group shortcut option did not display colors associated with group items.
  • App would not always respect preference for Appearance: Use Gray Clipboard Workspace Window.
  • Mojave behavior change caused left margin of text to slide under line ruler when toggling Show Line Numbers.
Improved:
  • Capitalize Sentences now works better with sentences that include quoted text.

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Pdxmph
03 April 2007

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I've been using TextSoap for work for some time now. I'm an editor dealing with an international bullpen that submits material in all sorts of formats and encodings. A big part of my job is normalizing text before editing it for content & style and handing it off to a CMS. TextSoap was great when it provided nothing more than a GUI for some useful text transformations, but when the developer added regular expression support, it became something I don't want to be without. I can draw on a lot of the knowledge I earned on the Unix command line with tools like sed to handle the edge cases TextSoap's numerous out-of-the-box filters can't. When TextSoap can't handle something specific, it's trivial to drop it into a larger AppleScript, because it has a clean, usable syntax for doing its thing in that context. If you can't do it in TextSoap but can do it with Perl, sed or similar, handling it with "do shell script" then handing the result off to TextSoap for its much easier AppleScript text processing works like a charm. I probably use TextSoap 20 or 25 times a day, often to condense workflows that would take several minutes and be much more error prone into just a few seconds. I could handle a lot of stuff TextSoap does with a little thought, a few raids on CPAN, and a lot of hacking. TextSoap saves me that trouble, and it has paid for itself in terms of time saved on an almost weekly basis for years. Great tool. Great fusion of Mac simplicity with more powerful Unix idioms. The developer is responsive if something doesn't work, and he answers mail quickly, always looking for a way to help fix or explain things. For a text-munger like me, who'd prefer to concentrate on content instead of fiddling, TextSoap is indispensable. The one thing I'm waiting on and hoping for is some sort of interface with external Unix pipes. The developer said he's looking into it. Even if he never implemented that, I'd still be very happy with his product.
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Version 5.5.2
Pavel231
26 November 2017
TextSoap is my goto app for quickly changing text. I use it weekly, if not daily, to convert cases, smarten/straighten quotes, sort lines ascending/descending, remove extra spaces, change line breaks... TextSoap does it all in the flash of a second. The application has become ever more powerful over the years, now featuring numerous ways to customize cleaners based on personal preferences and needs, and the developer is very helpful. Highly recommended.
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Version 8.4.5
Riptide360
09 October 2017
TextSoap is seriously one of those apps anyone struggling to reformat text needs! I use it to strip out weird formatting. It uses the REGEX find/replace language so if you need to do something there is a way. For most folks just learn enough to create a couple of scripts to do what you need. Two companion apps you'll probably use is Excel/Numbers for sorting and PopClip (they have a TextSoap extensions) for quick copy/paste cleanups. The support forum is a Google Groups that is pretty helpful. The app could benefit from a PopChar font function to show extended characters. Struggled with figuring out how to search on keyboard items like the "TAB" - which really should be in help and in Find/Replace dialog. The running query of paragraphs, words and characters is useful! Would be nice if there was an online library for sharing scenarios and scripts that solve a problem, along with a service where you could pay a few bucks to have someone create a script for your custom scenario.
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Version 8.4.2
1 answer(s)
Unmarked Software
Unmarked Software
09 October 2017
One tip: click the Insert button, you will see a popup of special characters that you can insert (like TAB, RETURN). Using the menu button, you can also insert common patterns and ICU properties (like \p{UppercaseLetter} or \p{Lu} ). If cursor is in Replace field when you click Insert, it will let you specify Regex capture groups ($0, $1). Not quite PopChar, but hopefully useful.
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johngagardner
13 July 2017
great little App. I've ended up using it as my main editor for short notes, minutes etc. A lot of what I write assembles comments and emails from disparate sources. There are multiple formatting optoins as any decent WP and I can easily format all the pieces into a common layout. I suspect there is considerable power in its cleaning system A better manual would be handy...
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Version 8.4.1
robfol
21 April 2017
V8 is In daily use and multiple times. I have my own personal list of fonts etc in the menu bar and this helps me keep all my text consistent. Dead easy to use after initial setup and a brain if you work with text all the time, especially if you copy text from website etc.. Regularly updated and fine on OSX 10.12.4
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Version 8.3.4
Michael-Vilain
09 February 2017
8.3.1 crashes on 10.11. Sent a crash dump.
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Version 8.3.1
Macbookpro
22 December 2016
Seems latest version is 8.2.1 not 8.3.
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Version 8.3
2 answer(s)
Unmarked Software
Unmarked Software
22 December 2016
Sorry about that. I temporary pulled 8.3 update when a problem showed up for 10.10 users. Tracked it down to a build issue that was fixed. 8.3 update is back online.
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Macbookpro
Macbookpro
22 December 2016
Thanks so much for your response. I was just pointing out that the build listed by MacUpdate was not the build at the time of download.
Glad you are so actively addressing issues. Thanks again.
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MattSD
15 July 2016
I purchased a license randomly when I saw version 8 was released and had seen this app get great reviews for years. I work with HTML and text files daily and I didn't realize how much time I spent fixing small things over and over. Every time I caught myself correcting something more than once I created a new action in TextSoap. These actions are grouped in to custom cleaners which can be run with a single click. It's now saving me a few hours every week and one of my most used apps. I really started to get the most use out of it by spending a couple of hours learning how regular expressions work. Regexone and RegExr are two great website starting points for learning. I'm now able to create more powerful find and replace commands within TextSoap.
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Version 8.0.9
brian-dunnell
15 July 2016
It really saves a lot of time fixing up the wrong typing. I like to use Text Soap as it makes me feel sure my text will be perfect. The developers made this app very customized so you can setup your own options in preferences, like to convert to uppercase or capitalize words. TS is worth that money you pay. Try it to see the difference.
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Version 8.0.9
LeMerlot
25 January 2016
I bought version 8 immediately since I work with TextSoap every day cleaning up my "Dragon Dictate" files very fast and easy since years. But version 8 still has some glitches: E.g. "Capitalize Sentences (Alt)" doesn't work – ALL words besides of the first one in a phrase become lower case which makes this (at least for me as a German) important action unusable. Also the new UI could be a bit more streamlined: To change custom cleaners I first have to open the Customize Navigator via menu while at least a related button in the Clipboard Workspace or a right click menu in the cleaner list would make access much faster and more convenient. But I'm optimistic that it will be ironed out soon by the developers.
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Version 8.0
4 answer(s)
textsoap
textsoap
26 January 2016
Capitalize Sentences (Alt) does a lowercase, then capitalize. You probably want "Capitalize Sentences", which keeps existing case of words, only capitalizing the first character of a sentence. Please contact support if this is not the behavior.

> Customize Navigator
Right now, you can use Window menu, cmd-opt-0, and the groups menu to access the Customize Navigator. There are some additional options planned as well.
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LeMerlot
LeMerlot
28 January 2016
Great support, developer offered the solution of an issue immediately – many thanks! I'm happy, that I upgraded – was worth it.
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Andrewrodney
Andrewrodney
08 February 2016
Indeed, the first version had some issues. 8.0.2 seems to have cleared up all those I found. The developer was super responsive in the support tickets I produced and fixed all the issues I reported. Can't ask for better support of this fine product.
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Niran-Sabanathan
Niran-Sabanathan
03 April 2016
I have found the developer extremely responsive. I had an issue while doing during the trial . The developer worked diligently to resolve it. I became a paying customer that day .
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dwp-1
22 January 2016
I've been using TextSoap for years and find it to be a huge time saver. You can find some of TS features available in other apps but being able to build and save your own text manipulation cleaners is just awesome. It may not be something you use every day but when you need it to make changes to a large document, TS could save you hours of time. I actually use it as my text application. TextSoap 8 is on sale for $29 right now, great time to buy, only $10 more than my upgrade price. BTW: No affiliation with developer, just a very useful application
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Version 8.0
$44.99

4.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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