PureText

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 25 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    25,620
  • Date Added:
    January 24, 2013
  • File Size:
    12.86KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    36
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Perfectly Simple"

    September 05, 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 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 stars

    "Does exactly what it's supposed to"

    February 07, 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 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 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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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 3.0
    Version 3.0 has added support for using the ALT key in Hot-Keys and fixed issue that prevented many Hot-Keys from working on Windows 8.
    General
    Publisher Steve Miller
    Publisher web site http://www.SteveMiller.com/apps
    Release Date January 24, 2013
    Date Added January 24, 2013
    Version 3.0
    Category
    Category Desktop Enhancements
    Subcategory Clipboard Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows 95, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 12.86KB
    File Name puretext_3.0_32-bit.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 25,620
    Downloads Last Week 36
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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