I’ve blogged before about how I use OS X’s Services to make life easier in
Textsoap takes text manipulation to an even higher level.
It provides a graphical interface (as well as Services) for over 70 different ways of treating text, whether in
It comes with plugins for TextWrangler and BBEdit, Eudora and MailSmith and works natively with Cocoa-based apps like Apple Mail and Pages.
With AppleScript you can extend its reach to cover Entourage, Word and AppleWorks.
“Scrub” is a pre-set series of text cleaning actions that removes forwarding characters, rewraps paragraphs and more at the press of a single button. You can customise it further with the “my scrub” feature.
But the interface also offers easy access to other functions, like setting the quote level of text quickly, adding initial capitals, changing between upper and lower case and much much more.
You can use it with the built-in editor or with its plug-ins and services inside any app you choose.
Recently the ability to clean Rich Text has been added to its plain text capabilities.
TextSoap costs money (Devon’s Word Services doesn’t), but USD 24.99 is not much to pay for the time it saves if you work with decent quantities of text. A 30 day demo is available from the developer’s web site.
- TextSoap 4.5.2
- Services and Apple Mail
- Speed up pasting in Word with scripts
- Spell Catcher X: Typos, snippets, formatting …
- Looking nice for Outlook users
Tags: Apple Mail, cleaning, mail.app, rich text, Services, text formatting