Download.com Shuttlecock
  • Navigation
  • open search
Close

PLATFORMS

POPULAR LINKS

CATEGORIES

HELP & SETTINGS

Plain Clip for Mac

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Poor
Average User Rating:
Be the first to rate this product!
0
No ratings

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,318
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 30, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    787.7KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

+

Copying and pasting between different programs can cause a lot of formatting problems and waste a lot of time. Plain Clip for Mac tries to fix these issues by allowing users to preset clipboard styles and eliminate format issues when cutting and pasting. However, the program's inconsistency overwhelms its usefulness.

Plain Clip for Mac is a free program that has a great concept but is too buggy to be useful. The program allows you to select which elements you want to remove from material on your clipboard. You can remove all formatting, spaces, lines and even HTML code. Unfortunately, this program does not have a user interface. Each time you want to use it, you must turn the program on. There is no way to check that the program is on other than trial and error by pasting. The program is very inconsistent, as sometimes you can paste multiple times with the settings intact but other times you can only paste once before the program quits. This program is supposed to help you save time and eliminate frustration, but with all its issues it might just do the opposite.

Plain Clip for Mac should allow users to get rid of unwanted formatting when pasting from their clipboard. Unfortunately, due to the lacking interface and inconsistency of this program it doesn't seem appropriate for anyone.

 
read more +

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 13

5 stars

"Only does one thing, but does it extremely well"

April 21, 2016  |  By irenehsieh2000

2016-04-21 11:40:44  |  By irenehsieh2000

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.5.1

Pros

Strips away formatting so that the text looks like it's native to the document it's pasted in. Has worked every time for me not matter what source I copied it from.

Cons

Really can't think of anything.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"Very Handy"

March 07, 2013  |  By MarkKojak

2013-03-07 11:13:46  |  By MarkKojak

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.4.7

Pros

I use it in combination with Spark and find it a really handy little application. I copy and paste a lot between applications, and it is great to get rid of unwanted formatting with a tap on a hotkey or two.

Cons

The only problem I have with the application is that, when I remove the formatting from a bulletted list, it puts in a couple of bullet icons which I have to delete by hand. I wish it would just paste the test, the Plain text.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Doe exactly what it says, how it says it."

July 29, 2012  |  By vt154

2012-07-29 07:19:55  |  By vt154

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.4.3

Pros

I copy a lot of formatted text from the web and up till now pasted it into Bean and selected 'Remove all styles' and then copied it again. No need to bother now I have Plain Clip

Cons

None [and more stuff as this field has to be more than 10 chrs!]

Summary

Removes formatting from clipboard - what more can I say?

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

4 stars

"Removal of formatting on paste is available within OS X"

June 25, 2012  |  By sonicraft

2012-06-25 12:26:58  |  By sonicraft

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.4.2

Pros

I'm sure this is fine software and offers a few other good functions & settings, those mentioned above seem quite useful.

Cons

Not a con, per se, but the main function might be redundant with an already existing OS feature (?) (please feel free to comment, if I am incorrect)

Summary

I just found out that if I copy something to the clipboard, then paste using SHIFT-OPTION-COMMAND-V it removes formatting. So it might be that the main function of this software is unnecessary. If there is something I'm misunderstanding, I apologize. Perhaps this can be addressed in a later description.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Essential utility works perfectly."

November 14, 2010  |  By slightlyoffkilter

2010-11-14 07:57:53  |  By slightlyoffkilter

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.4

Pros

It does exactly what it says it will do without surprises. I use Butler to invoke it with a key-stroke combination. It does its job then disappears. Perfect.

Cons

None that I can find.

Summary

Not every application has text formatting stripping capabilities. This utility overcomes that limitation. I use a multiple clipboard utility which can also strip out formatting but have encountered problems using it with Adobe Creative Suite applications, which I use extensively. Plain Clip works perfectly with CS.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Flawlessly strips formatting from clipboard items."

September 09, 2010  |  By jeffanony

2010-09-09 19:37:02  |  By jeffanony

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.4

Pros

Simple to use and works flawlessly.
Can be invoked with a keyboard command.

Cons

No downsides.

Summary

This little program runs when you invoke it, strips the formatting from an item on your clipboard, then quits on it's own to keep from cluttering your memory. Love it.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Indispensable utility that I use constantly."

April 15, 2010  |  By slightlyoffkilter

2010-04-15 05:44:32  |  By slightlyoffkilter

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.2.1

Pros

A one trick pony that performs that trick perfectly, it does exactly what it is supposed to.

Cons

Nothing to report.

Summary

Although many apps have the ability to paste without formatting, Plain Clip works with everything. By using Butler to invoke Plain Clip I can strip the formatting with 3 keystrokes no matter which software I am currently using. Simple but effective.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"I use it every day - new features add versatility"

December 28, 2009  |  By rickjohnson.us

2009-12-28 12:07:07  |  By rickjohnson.us

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.2.1

Pros

It's always ready in the DOCK to strip formatting for all copy and paste functions. I hadn't upgraded since v1 and love the additional Shift-Click preference options.

Cons

Nothing yet

Summary

Particularly useful when pasting something into an email and you want it to appear in your email's default font and size instead of the formatting in the source document, email, or web page.

The Shift-Click access to preferences allow you to set what will be stripped from copied text before you paste it into the destination location (such as invisible control characters, line breaks, etc.)

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Works as advertised"

May 20, 2009  |  By Bob Graham

2009-05-20 16:57:34  |  By Bob Graham

 |  Version: Plain Clip 2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I am always needing to remove formating from web and email text.
This is really slick!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

5 stars

"Superb......"

August 20, 2004  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

2004-08-20 04:52:46  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: Plain Clip 1.0.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I'm always copying & pasting text from websites which I then just want as plain text. This is a saviour to me. I've got it launching with keyboard Maestro.

I'd love to find a similar app that removes line spacing too.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0)   (0)  

Results 1–10 of 13

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Plain Clip
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update Your Review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
General
Publisher Carsten Bluem
Publisher web site http://www.bluem.net/
Release Date November 30, 2015
Date Added November 30, 2015
Version 2.5.1
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 787.7KB
File Name Plain-Clip.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,318
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Plain Clip

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK