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PureText

CNET Editors' review

When you need to paste text, the whole text, and nothing but the text, turn to this modestly appointed clipboard app. With a default hot key combination of WINDOWS V, PureText pastes plain, stripped-down, unformatted text from the source document to its destination quickly and without fuss.

It's hardly what one would call feature-rich, but this freeware offering doesn't need to be. It worked equally well on Vista and XP in our tests, and pasted flawlessly from Web documents. It would be nice if PureText had an optional desktop icon and was listed in the program menu; unless you've selected to run PureText on startup, you'll need to run the EXE to launch the app anew.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.6 stars

    out of 25 votes

    • 5 star: 18
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 5 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Perfectly Simple"

    September 5, 2013  |   By SummerFade

    Version: PureText 3.0

    Pros

    This application does one thing and does it very well: convert formatted text to plain text with a single keystroke, anywhere you are working. The global hotkey WinKey+V is the way to use this power tool.

    Cons

    Doesn't have hundreds of options and unnecessary features. Hey, the only "con" is actually a "pro"!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simple, clean, small and extremely effective!"

    July 29, 2013  |   By MarcPennings

    Version: PureText 3.0

    Pros

    Simple, clean, small and extremely effective!
    Easy to 'install' or uninstall for that matter.

    Cons

    Pasting the selection changes the actual contents of the clipboard.

    Summary

    Just good.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does exactly what it's supposed to"

    February 7, 2013  |   By blckclbrtn

    Version: PureText 3.0

    Pros

    Functions perfectly
    Low memory usage
    No installation required

    Cons

    I don't know if it's just me, but it seems like there's a second or two delay in the new version that didn't used to occur. I'm using it on a new system, though, so it could be that.

    Summary

    Highly recommended. No bloat, no UI flash, no BS. Just does what it's supposed to do, and does it well.

    Updated on Feb 7, 2013

    I don't know what the CNET downloader program does, but if you download from the direct link, all you get is a nice little ZIP file with the EXE in it. There is no installer, so I'm not sure what the other users could be talking about aside from the CNET program itself. My recommendation: always use the direct download link.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Ditto on the warning about ride along software"

    January 25, 2013  |   By mrobinson52

    Version: PureText 3.0

    Pros

    The Puretext itself is very helpful software. It becomes very easy to copy text from any source and then paste it as unformatted into any other document or chat window.

    Cons

    Very difficult to remove crapware comes with this installer. It will hijack your preferred search engine, add an unwanted toolbar, and hijack your homepage unless you VERY CAREFULLY uncheck all of the pre-checked options in the agreement.

    Summary

    Very good program that consorts with very bad company in the installer.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Product is installing other malware."

    January 24, 2013  |   By infoatomssucks

    Version: PureText 3.0

    Pros

    This product works great, but see cons below.

    Cons

    This is installing infoatoms as a browser plugin that is malware and difficult to remove. Do not recommend in the short term.

    Summary

    It is not worth the hassle to download this and have the infoatoms malware. I did not realize this until it was too late and had to go through a frustrating process to remove. Overall, with the infoatoms, I would not recommend.

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