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Plain Clip for Mac

By Carsten Bluem Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 17, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.2


Release October 29, 2018
Date Added October 29, 2018
Version 2.5.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion


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Developer's Description

Plain Clip is a tiny Mac OS X application that removes formatting from text which is on the clipboard. It's designed as a faceless application (no GUI), which makes it ideal for triggering it from a hotkey application such as "Spark" or "iKey".
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