Clean Text quickly performs many essential text processing functions such as removing empty lines, removing unwanted spaces, converting tab characters, smart quotes, and more. In addition to this, customizable tasks let you solve with a single click, repetitive and complex cleaning problems of text found in email messages, documents and web pages.
Type on Mac and find the text on iOS
With Clean Text, you can write text on Mac and then find it on any iOS device. Thanks to iCloud, you will find in the device that you just picked up, exactly the text that you have just typed on Mac. Just use the iCloud menu to send or receive the text via iCloud. Clean Text for iOS requires a separate purchase.
While you type in the search box all occurrences within the text will be highlighted to give you a complete picture, then with the Select Next and Select Previous buttons you can gradually select instances to edit or change them. Also Ignore Case, Contains, Starts With and Full Word, act immediately on the highlighted text and will allow you to do the replacements with millimeter accuracy.
Natural Language Processing
Clean Text takes advantage of Apple's Core ML, a new foundational machine learning framework to deeply understand text. The new Entities functionality of the app uses machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) to instantly identify and select personal names, place names and organization names mentioned in the text.
Automate repetitive tasks
Easily create automated tasks that perform a series of processing actions and replacements in the text. Creating tasks is within everyone's reach, and if you're an advanced user, you can also include Regular Expressions patterns in your tasks.
Support for the latest macOS technologies
Clean Text supports the latest macOS technologies, such as: iCloud to access the same text from any Mac and iOS device; Touch Bar for quickly enter Emoji; Sharing with Mail, Messages, Note, Reminder, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin; document advanced tabbed browsing and infinite undoes and redoes functionality. The app is written in Swift, the new fast and powerful Apple's coding language.
Price and terms
Clean Text offers the following subscriptions options:
- 1 month: $1.99 (USD)
- 1 year: $19.99 (USD)
These prices apply to United States residents. Prices may vary in other countries respecting your local currency exchange rate. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account. At the end of the term, unless auto-renewables subscriptions are disabled, your subscription will automatically renew in your iTunes account. You will be charged for the regular price of your subscription within 24 hours prior to the end of the current term. You can turn off automatic renewal in your iTunes account settings at any time, but you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current term. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of any term.
• Minor improvements in the interface
• Code optimizations
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
I see you are now switching to the subscription model, but there is no mention of that in the version update What's New" note for 8.0. I noticed the "Store" addition that says I am in Read Only mode and see in the main description of the app about the Subscription. The app appears to working as normal, but can only assume that won't last long. Can the developer please expand on what will happen to the users that previously owned the app?
Update: Thank you for your response and providing more detail regarding the current users of your app. I have adjusted the rating on this great app.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the review! All users who have purchased the app before the change of model to Subscription will continue to use the app without any additional payment. The message that appears in the preferences panel is an error that we will adjust in the next version. Actually the app works with full functionality. If you are satisfied with the answer, please consider changing your rating, thank you!
Not configurable enough
Clean Text has its uses, but it’s not configurable enough. For example, you can’t select which “Actions” you want displayed, or rearrange them. ROT13? RaNDom CASe? The “Pseudo Text” actions? Useless, I don’t even want to see those. Another example, “Add Quote Prefix” inserts a “>”. What if I want to prefix my lines with a different character or characters, like “pipe space” (“| “)? There’s no way to tweak the “settings” of an Action, even inside a task. The title of my review pretty much says it all.
It’s also odd to me that if I choose “Hide Clean Text” I have to go click something in the Dock to show it again. Seems like the menu item should toggle to “Show Clean Text”?
It would also be nice if you could assign global hot keys to tasks, so if I copy something to hte keyboard, I could hit a key combo and activate a task that loaded the clipboard, did some “cleaning” and then moved it back to the clipboard so I could just Command-C to copy, Command-Control-C (or whatever global hot key you assigned to the ask) to clean, and then Command-V to paste in whatever app I happen to be in.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for reporting on the item menu to hide the app on the menu bar, we have corrected it for the new version. We are also working to include the possibility of disabling unused actions. As new versions come out we plan to add new features and customization possibilities.
I seldom write reviews, but I hadn’t used this app in a few months, and just discovered the beautiful new interface. I’ve used Clean Text for a number of years, and it’s great for doing what it says: cleaning text. I use it all the time when moving text from one app to another (especially if I’m coding for the web). There are several new actions in 7.0 that I know I’m going to love. Thanks to the author for such a pleasant upgrade!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.