Copy as plain text right within your favourite apps!* Are you tired of pasting text into an app such as Mail, only to find that the text is too large or the wrong color? Using Plain Text Paste, you can now copy as plain text*, or remove formatting from the current clipboard content. All formatting (colors, fonts, and sizes) are automatically removed from the text in the clipboard. You can even view and edit the plain text currently in the clipboard!

How it works (easy way):
1. Highlight text
2. Tap "Share..." if available (if not, use steps below)
3. Tap "Copy Plain Text"**
4. Paste the unformatted text into any app you wish

Or (classic way):
1. Copy text from any app
2. Open Plain Text app (split view supported***)
3. The text in the clipboard is automatically converted to plain text
4. Paste the unformatted text into any app you wish

Take control of your clipboard by viewing and editing text, and clearing all formatting using Plain Text Paste.

* The "copy within app" feature is not available in all apps. Please use "classic way" instead (see above).
** First time use: At the bottom of the pop-up, tap "More" and then enable "Copy Plain Text"
*** Word and character count available only in full-screen mode.

App does not show original rich text. For illustrative purposes only.
Second screenshot is showing the "Smart Copy" app to illustrate the "copy within app" feature.

Screenshot Copyright Notice:
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What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Support for dark mode

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Larkpr ,

Works fine

Just downloaded it. Can cut and paste text and it strips the formatting out as advertised.

PRSCustom24Artist ,

So useful!

I often copy text from the net and paste into Notes on my iPhone 6s only to find that the text is full of hyperlinks or odd formatting! Its so frustrating!
This simple little app shows you what's been copied but without any formatting. Simply copy again from there and paste into Notes! Brilliant!

tj2000000 ,


Works perfectly. Gets round a very annoying iOS limitation. Opening the app for a second converts the text in your clipboard into plain text. I use it on both my iPad and iPhone.

App Privacy

The developer, Lukas Rossi, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


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