By Danusch Merrikh Yazdi
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FormatStripper allows you to automatically adjust the format of copied text from one environment to match the format of text in another and simultaneously change the capitalization while you're at it. All you do is copy and paste, FormatStripper does the rest.
Are you sick of untangling wacky text formatting from websites, PDFs and PowerPoint slides? Or how about reading THOSE ANNOYING ALL CAPS MESSAGES from people who don't understand netiquette? FormatStripper is the app for you! That pesky bold-underlined-size-82-hot-purple-heading-you-can’t-seem-to-get-rid-of-in-less-than-five-steps is no match for FormatStripper!
FormatStripper is simple to use. After installing and launching the app you will find the FormatStripper icon in your top status bar. After you activate the app it will automatically remove all formatting from whatever text you copy. Once you paste the text it will automatically adjust to the format of the document you are pasting into. You have the options to keep the capitalization as-is by selecting "Strip Format only" from the menu or change your copied text to "ALL CAPS", all "lowercase", or capitalize the first letter of each word using the "Capitalization" mode. This app is guaranteed to save you time and headaches.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
- Automatically strip format when activated without the need to copy the text again.
- Fixed an issue that prevented the app from launching on some users Macs.
IMPORTANT: There is no application window. After you launch the app the only thing that is supposed to happen is that you see a "SFo" icon on your Mac status bar. Using that icon you can check active in order to activate the app and have it strip the formatting info. Feel free to contact us through our website if you have additional questions or think something isn't working properly!
Simple and perfect
I wanted a format stripper that would do one thing really well and without any energy on my part — strip the format from whatever I’ve copied and match the format to wherever I’m pasting it. I don’t want a lot of bells and whistles, just simplicity. I’ve tried so many of the apps like this and I found all of them a bit annoying after a while. This one does the job and is a keeper.
App does just what it says and it's really handy. I tested it with a complex PDF and it worked like a charm. I'm a proposal writer and sometimes I need to import highly formatted text from the company web site or from our marketing brochures in PDF. This will be a huge timesaver.
The author responded right away to a question I posted on the web site … pretty impressive!
Works in the air!
Looks like a nice app, but all the magic is in the air! You do not see the transformation. I thought the app was not launching or working, but email response explained it all:
There is no application window. The SFo initials indicate that the app launched properly.
In order to have the app do anything you need to check Active. Then the SFo initials will become bold.
Now if you copy and paste anything the formatting info will be stripped.
If you select "ALL CAPS" in addition everything will become caps.
If you uncheck "Active" the app will stop doing anything. This is so that you don't have to quit and relaunch it all the time but can have it run all the time...