To Text Converter is an app to convert files from various formats (PDF, HTML, RTF, RTFD) to standard plain TEXT files
It works with drag and drop of files from the finder to the application window.
No other actions required.
It is the right solution to extract from your files the content in pure text format for successive use.
The original files are always leaved untouched and unmodified.
It can accept a single or multiple files in a single drag and drop operation.

It can accept and convert to plain text:
• PDF documents from any platform (.pdf files)
• Web pages (.html and .htm files)
• Rich text Format documents ( .rtf files)
• Rich Text Format with embedded graphics documents ( .rtfd files)

To Text Converter works creating new text files inside a selected folder or in a custom destination asked after dropping the files, as specified in the preferences.
The newly created files will contain, in text format, the perfectly readable textual content of the original files
The original files will be always left untouched to never damage your work.

Useful to extract text, cleaning it from format text and various language code, in case of web pages, PDF, RTF and RTFD files.
Obtained text, can be used for any purpose because it is always 'clean' with no code inside and ready to use in any other application.

Process many files at once dropping them on the 'To Text Converter' main window, in that case it will save more files each with the relative text inside, all in a single step.
Shows in the window path to the converted and created files.
It is able to show in the finder and directly open them pressing a button, both the last processed file and the converted one.

It is fast and can convert and save a large quantity of files in a very short time, often in a flash if file size is small or medium.

Fully compatible with macOS 10.10 Yosemite
Optimized for macOS 10.14 Mojave (can work in Dark Mode)

• Easy to use, no learning curve at all
• Works using Drag and Drop
• Can save results in a custom folder or near the originals
• Never touch or modify the original files
• Works on PDF, RTF, RTFD, HTM, HTML
• Convert also more then one file per time
• Log of processed files
• PDF manual embedded

What’s New

Version 1.5

• Bug fixes
• Optimized for macOS 10.14 Mojave
• Compatible with Dark Appearance Mode under macOS 10.14 Mojave and successive

Ratings and Reviews

fillip ,

Fast But Not Fully Informative

First, I went to the website to see if there was a demo (I always do this because there are no MAS demos). Downloaded the demo worked fine. The negative is that it just has a nebulus way of saying that it supports some files. It turns out the demo is only good for .rtf and .rtfd.

The demo will not work with .htm, .html, .pdf. It would have been a nice gesture of the developer to let the user know that.

However, the demo did work enough to convince me to buy it (special price helped too :) )

To test the full version I selected two .pdfs (one 58p and another 9p-the TTC user guide) and one .html page. Dragged the three documents to the TTC window and a-batta-bing-batta-boom, everything was converted within one or two eye blinks..I mean it was fast.

The draw back (where the 4-stars come in) is that under the "Details" window it said it Processed "3" which it did but only one document was availble to view. I'm guessing the last one to be processed was shown. So the Details only shows "ONE" processed document at a time. Lucky I was using the Desktop as the "destination".

Other than that, I'm quite happy with this and will notify the developer so TTC will show "ALL" documents processed when you do a multi-document one-time process.

And finally, this is a "text" only converter. Any pictures, .jpg, .gifs etc will not be converted.

Liz I ,

Works perfectly converting rich text to plain text

Like many others, my workflows are changing as I do more and more of my work on iOS platforms. Thus I have come to appreciate the utility of .txt files as they can be accessed and used in many ways and using a variety of applications. Having decided to export mountains of quotations from a proprietary database into text files, I was faced with a folder of .rftd files needing conversion. I downloaded this app and it worked perfectly and was amazingly fast (on the latest version of Mountain Lion). I recommend it to anyone needing to convert rich text to plain text. The interface is dead simple and it's a true bargain.

ankenycat ,

Converts To Text - Just Like It Says It Will !!!

I do genealogy as a hobby and have collected thousands of obituaries from the Internet. I have recently started using SiteSucker to download a funeral home's entire website. I go through the collected web pages and drag those with obituaries into TO TEXT CONVERTER. The program does exactly what it says it will do - strips away all of the HTML tags and leaves behind the text. With a little clean-up and formatting, I have the obituary in a fraction of the time that I use to. It's all done off-line line and a much improved work-flow. TO TEXT CONVERTER has worked flawlessly and was a great find at a very reasonable price (despite what the negative reviews say) !!


Roberto Panetta
1.6 MB

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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