Text Case is a simple utility that allows you to convert any text into various different formats.
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.
The available formats are currently:
- Title Case (In 4 different styles):
- Associated Press (AP)
- American Psychology Association (APA)
- Modern Language Association (MLA)
- Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
- URL Encoded
- URL Decoded
- Capitalise Words
- Sentence Case
- Camel Case
- Snake Case
- Pascal Case
- Kebab Case
- Mocking Spongebob (This one is for fun)
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.
- Added KebabCase (it-makes-text-look-like-this)
- Added About Text Case section with the version number, and links to relevant websites, and also access to Text Case on the App Store.
- Cleaned up the Action Extension so it no longer inherits any style form the app it's being presented inside. Instead it will look like the native Text Case app, and make use of the chosen accent colour.
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.
Works great! This app strips text formatting as well, which is perfect! In other words, if you paste in bold or italicized text, this app makes it normal unformatted text! :)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
Get things done within this app using just your voice.