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I don't know how long I've been making the detour via BBEdit when I copy text somewhere under macOS and then copy it to a website or editor without formatting. In any case, I need it every day when I copy something into the WordPress WYSIWYG editor without including formatting such as font, font size or bold.
Since I once again had to take over a larger Excel table cell by cell - but without formatting - the pain was great enough to look for alternative solutions. Luckily other people have the problem too and already have one App designed to run on macOS: Get Plain Text.
I have the software downloaded from the Mac Appstore, but you can too via the ZipZapMac website inform about the tool. Get Plain Text is free in the app store, but you can donate three different amounts to the developer with an in-app purchase. Since I use the software every day from now on, I immediately booked the "premium donation package", which costs EUR 4,49.
An additional feature that can be optionally switched on is the simplification of quotation marks in the text. On the website it is transfigured like this:
Simplify quotations: All characters (““ ”» «) become" and (›‹ ‚'') become '
I don't currently have any use for this, but the idea behind it is definitely a good one!
I now have the tool running permanently in the background and every time I copy and use something, I am pleased that the utility program has saved me the detour via the text editor and thus a few seconds of my time.
Here again the link to the Mac App Sore, where you can get "Get Plain Text": https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/get-plain-text/id508368068?mt=12
Thanks to the developers for this handy tool!
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.