Text Case is a simple utility that allows you to convert any text into various different formats.
## Tons of Formats ##
There's a whopping number of 23 different formats to use!
## Share Extension ##
It comes packed with an action extension that lets you select text anywhere in iOS, tap the Share button, and then you’ll find the “Convert Text” action. This will show you a preview of all available formats, and a simple tap on one of those will copy it to your clipboard, and you’ll be returned to the original app.
## Siri Shortcuts Support ##
All formats are available to be used with Siri Shortcuts. Every time you copy or share the result of a text conversion, iOS will be made aware and can suggest these actions to you in the future. You can also manually add a format to Siri by going tapping on Settings, and then the “Add to Siri” button at the bottom.
## Customisation ##
There's a lot of customisation available in Text Case.
The first one is the themes. There are two to choose from - Light and Dark. They change the whole interface of the app, and it also applies to the share extension.
You can also choose to show/hide specific formats by navigating to the Settings page, and also change the order they are displayed in. This will apply to both the app, and the action extension. All settings will be synced across your iCloud devices.
## Titles ##
There are four different title case standards you can choose from: AP, APA, Modern Language Association, and Chicago Manual of Style.
## Common Transformations ##
All the basic text transformations are available: Uppercase, Lowercase, Capitalise, Capitalise Words, Sentence Case, and Reversed.
## URLs ##
You can encode text to URL formatting, and also decode it.
## Strip HTML ##
You can extract any text from HTML code.
## Programming Formats ##
There's four programming inspired formats to choose from: Camel Case, Pascal Case, Snake Case, and Kebab Case.
## Hashtags ##
Convert any group of words into hashtags, for easy social use.
## Mocking Spongebob ##
Just for fun, you can convert any text in to Mocking Spongebob format, so you seem just a tad sarcastic.
## Emoji ##
For the times when you don't want to use plain text, you can let Text Case convert your words to appropriate Emoji!
## Rot13 ##
Have fun with your words by using the Rot13 cipher, to rotate each letter by 13 places.
## Base64 ##
You can encode and decode any text to and from Base64 encoding.
# 2.0.1 #
This update contains a fix for title case, where in APA style, the last word would always be capitalised by default (this is incorrect behaviour). It also contains a default app icon that matches the same text weight as the custom options.
# 2.0 #
Text Case has been completely rebuilt. This includes a new way of organising individual formats into groups, and a new design that matches this philosophy.
There are four new formats to use: Emoji, Rot13, Base64 Encoded, and Base64 Decoded. This means that there are now 23 different formats to use in Text Case!
The app now has a few extra customisation options, you can switch between a Dark and Light theme, change the order of the groups, enable/disable formats, and also choose between 22 different app icons.
Ratings and Reviews
Very Useful Utility, Just Needs A Little Work
This is the type of thing I’d use daily with a little adjustment. The biggest issue is that Capitalize doesn’t recognize multiple sentences, so only the first word of a paragraph is capitalized with other sentences transformed to lowercase.
I think the results could also be better ordered with more commonly used items first. For instance: Capitalize, Title Case, Uppercase, Lowercase, URL Encoded, Reversed, Mocking Spongebob (whatever that one means?!).
There’s also an additional case I’d love to see solved for that I run into frequently: turning copied text into a quote. So, wrapping pasted text in double quotation marks and any internal quotes in single quote marks (American English, I believe British English might be the reverse.) This is useful when grabbing text from an article to quote on social media.
Another goofy/fun idea would be to turn any words of a sentence into emojis if there is an exact match. Like “The rooster and the pig drove a car.” into “The 🐓 and the 🐖 drove a 🚗”. Almost like a rebus.
Anyway, great start, looking forward to seeing it grow!
Needs one-touch copy
App couldn’t be more straightforward. It’d be even better with the ability to copy any string to the clipboard with one touch, so you wouldn’t have to tap-and-hold. As a bonus, a Today Widget version would present transformations of whatever was currently on the clipboard without a visit to the app.
Disappointed there isn’t Shortcuts support
The features for this otherwise-useful app says it has Siri Shortcuts support. When adding to siri within the app, it allows you to create trigger phrases for Siri to process text in the clipboard, but when I create workflows in Siri Shortcuts, there are no Text Case actions available. I bought this app hoping to use it to process text in Siri Shortcuts.
Developer Response ,
I’m sorry that the Shortcuts app doesn’t appear to be listing the Text Case actions properly. It’s one of the main features, and I’d love to try and work it out with you.
I wrote a short guide about using Siri Shortcuts with Text Case recently, and while it focuses on using custom phrase option from inside the Text Case app, it does show you how it should appear in the Shortcuts app. Because it should totally be suggesting you every format in Shortcuts.
One random idea at a solution: try “using” a format in Text Case a few times. Basically, enter an input text into the app, and tap loads of times on a format. Because every time you use a format, it’s gets suggested to the system, and that’s supposed to place a higher priority of it appearing. I did notice issues like that when Shortcuts was first released, so there’s a small chance that this will fix it. 🤞🏻
I’m available to help via email, whenever you’re ready. Just find me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.