Clean Text is an essential tool for webmasters, graphic designers, developers and magazine editors to reduce text cleanup and editing time, and it is a very convenient tool for all Mac users that needs to cleanup and editing text from emails, documents, or other material.

Solve text problems with a couple of clicks
Clean Text quickly performs many essential text processing functions such as removing empty lines, removing unwanted spaces, converting tab characters, smart quotes, and more. In addition to this, smart tools let you solve with a single click, the most common cleaning problems of text found in email messages, documents and web pages.

Type on Mac and find the text on iOS
With Clean Text, you can write text on Mac and then find it on any iOS device. Thanks to iCloud, you will find in the device that you just picked up, exactly the text that you have just typed on Mac. Just use the iCloud menu to send or receive the text via iCloud. Clean Text for iOS requires a separate purchase.

Live search
While you type in the search box all occurrences within the text will be highlighted to give you a complete picture, then with the Select Next and Select Previous buttons you can gradually select instances to edit or change them. Also Ignore Case, Contains, Starts With and Full Word, act immediately on the highlighted text and will allow you to do the replacements with millimeter accuracy.

Natural Language Processing
Clean Text takes advantage of Apple's Core ML, a new foundational machine learning framework to deeply understand text. The new Entities functionality of the app uses machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to instantly identify and select personal names, place names and organization names mentioned in the text.

Automate repetitive tasks
Easily create automated tasks that perform a series of processing actions and replacements in the text. Creating tasks is within everyone's reach, and if you're an advanced user, you can also include Regular Expressions patterns in your tasks.

Support for the latest macOS technologies
Clean Text supports the latest macOS technologies, such as: iCloud to access the same text from any Mac and iOS device; Touch Bar for quickly enter Emoji; Sharing with Mail, Messages, Note, Reminder, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin; document advanced tabbed browsing and infinite undoes and redoes functionality. The app is written in Swift, the new fast and powerful Apple's coding language.

The main text processing features of Clean Text are:
• Smart Clean and Clean and Compact text.
• Clean Clipboard content without the need to paste it in the app.
• Fix spaces and line breaks, join paragraphs and strip quote prefix.
• Trim spaces and empty lines.
• Replace tabs with spaces, spaces with tabs, spaces with returns and returns with spaces.
• Replace one return with two returns and vice versa.
• Convert from three periods to ellipsis and from ellipsis to three periods.
• Convert quotation marks: curved quotes, straight quotes, angle quotes and Chinese quotes.
• Convert from single to double and from double to single quotes.
• Change case to sentence case, title case, uppercase, lovercase and random case.
• Remove empty lines, spaces, returns, duplicate words and duplicate lines.
• Convert HTML to plain text and URL encoding.
• Convert emoji and symbols to their description.
• ROT13 encode (replaces a letter with the letter 13 letters after it in the alphabet).
• Increase and decrease text indent.
• Add and remove line numbers and quote Prefix.
• Sort lines, sort lines in reverse, order words alphabetically and reverse text.
• Convert to upside down and to mirrored pseudo text.
• Extract Links, Email Addresses, Phone numbers and Unique Words.
• Find and Replace with live highlighting of matches.
• Regular Expression search and substitution.
• Characters, words, spaces and lines count.
• Calculate estimated reading time
• Automatically select personal, place and organization names.

What's New

Version 7.5

• New "Export as Plain Text" menu item in File menu
• Code optimizations

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Best Text Formatter for Mac


I have been using this application for over 6 years, and I have to say. I love it. Clean Text has been a staple for me and my workflow for many years, and will continue to be for years to come. I am So glad it was finally rewritten, and Iove exploring all it has to offer. While this app was in need of some help, the functionality was totally acceptable for years and now it has the polish to make it even more easy and satisfying to use.

Thank you Apimac for making this program and giving it an (albeit much needed) update! You make the life of web developes easier, FOR SURE!

Developer Response

Thanks for the review, we will work constantly to ensure that you will always be satisfied.

An Absolute Necessity


I have used Clean Text for many years, and feel like I couldn’t live without it. I frequently have to copy text from PDF files, and Clean Text quickly removes the line breaks and converts the quotes to smart quotes. I use this app on a daily basis and would highly recommend it to anyone!

Powerful, simple to use, and beautiful new UI


Thanks for the update! Your new user interface is beautiful and so intuitive. Clean Text has always been my go-to app for simple RegEx substitutions and other text manipulation. Keep up the good work!


Ivan Gobbo
9.9 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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