Get Plain Text

Developer: Alice Dev Team

Current Version: 2.0

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 3.4 MB - Download


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!
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Get Plain Text is a practical utility program to process text within Mac OS: It converts copied text into plain text.

It instantly removes everything unneeded: colours, 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” to make the app take care of it every time you copy something.


Release Notes:

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


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1
Review by Abigail Scott

well - It automatically cleans copied text. Earlier, I had to paste the text in TextEdit than copy it to forms on different web-sites. Nowadays, my workflow is not interrupt by useless operations.

Found helpful by 14 out of 15 people
Version 2.0
Review by dasphere

Paid for, and now I get ads? - I have bought this app before it went free. Instead of honouring that, I’m now served with ads and asked to “tip”. I find this offensive. The app is good, but this kind of practice makes me want to find an alternative app instead.

Found helpful by 5 out of 6 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0
Review by Julietred

Feature Request - I really like that I can set a shortcut to use this app to strip formatting. That is so useful. My feature request is this: I want to be able to copy a file and then strip the file away and still have the file name in my clipboard. This is my workflow: 1) I copy and paste a file into an email. 2) I copy and paste the filename into the email right above the file and then add a comment about the file. — what I want is that instead of going back and copying the filename that I use the shortcut to strip the file away and still have the filename in my clipboard. Right now when I copy a file to my clipboard and then use your app to strip it nothing happens. Maybe it could be a feature that gets toggled on or off in the preferences?

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 2.0
Review by nspt47

Excellent - This app saves me more headaches than just about any other app on my computer. The placement in the top bar makes it easy to access, and the keyboard shortcut is a great feature. As someone who works with unusual symbols frequently, this is a must-have.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.0
Review by High M.

Excellent utility - I love the Get Plain Text app. It does one thing and does it very well. Of course I setup the hotkey combination to make even more useful and convenient. If you have the need to clear formatting from some text on a regular or occasional basis, then Get Plain Text is the app you want.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.0
Review by 61Keys

I use this all day - At this point, Cmd+Shift+K is in my stable of second-nature keyboard shortcuts, right along with Cmd+C and Cmd+Tab. I use Get Plain Text constantly while transferring content between Gmail, Word, Notes, and all the other text editors that refuse to render text consistently. Essential!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.0
Review by SoundCloudFanatic

Perfect for programmers or working in a shell - For work I often need to copy and paste between applications or out of documents and paste into the shell, this app is a life saver and makes things so much easier. I have been using this app for over a year and usually just keep it set to auto strip formatting for everything and then it’s just set and forget. I have definitely recommended this to my coworkers.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people