Text Case is a simple utility that allows you to convert any text into various different formats.
## Tons of Formats ##
There's a whopping number of 37 different formats to use!
## Share Extension ##
It comes packed with an action extension that lets you select text anywhere in iOS, tap the Share button, and then you’ll find the “Convert Text” action. This will show you a preview of all available formats, and a simple tap on one of those will copy it to your clipboard, and you’ll be returned to the original app.
## Siri Shortcuts Support ##
You'll now find the new "Format Text" action inside the Shortcuts app. This will let you pass in any text as an input, choose from one of the many formats, and then have the output passed back to you. This means that you can make use of all the functionality in Text Case, all from the Shortcuts app, and without it launching Text Case at all!
Although you can still add specific formats to Siri using the Add to Siri option in Settings.
## Customisation ##
There's a lot of customisation available in Text Case.
The first one is the themes. There are three to choose from - Light, Dark, and Black, or you can choose to sync it with the system theme. They change the whole interface of the app, and it also applies to the share extension.
You can also choose to show/hide specific formats by navigating to the Settings page, and also change the order they are displayed in. This will apply to both the app, and the action extension. All settings will be synced across your iCloud devices.
You can also add custom noun capitalisation, so you can have more control of the Title Case and Sentence case formats.
## Titles ##
There are four different title case standards you can choose from: AP, APA, Modern Language Association, and Chicago Manual of Style.
## Common Transformations ##
All the basic text transformations are available: Uppercase, Lowercase, Capitalise, Capitalise Words, Sentence Case, and Reversed.
## Smart Quotes ##
Turn any straight single or double quotes into the correct quotation marks for your own localisation.
## URLs ##
You can encode text to URL formatting, and also decode it.
## Markdown ##
There are various different types of Markdown formats for you to use, such as Blockquotes, Code Blocks, Unordered Lists, and Ordered Lists. And you can also convert any Markdown formatted text into HTML!
## Cleansing ##
There are three cleansing formats, Strip HTML which removes HTML tags from text, and also Strip/Trim Whitespace.
## Programming Formats ##
There's four programming inspired formats to choose from: Camel Case, Pascal Case, Snake Case, and Kebab Case.
## Hashtags ##
Convert any group of words into hashtags, for easy social use.
## Mocking Spongebob ##
Just for fun, you can convert any text in to Mocking Spongebob format, so you seem just a tad sarcastic.
## Emoji ##
For the times when you don't want to use plain text, you can let Text Case convert your words to appropriate Emoji!
## Rot13 ##
Have fun with your words by using the Rot13 cipher, to rotate each letter by 13 places.
## Base64 ##
You can encode and decode any text to and from Base64 encoding.
## Clap Case ##
Insert the clap emoji between every single word!
## Shuffled ##
Want to confuse people? You can also randomise the order of the text.
## Small Caps ##
Turn any text into small capitals.
## Upside Down ##
Flip text upside down!
Two new formats:
- Straight Quotes
Various under the hood fixes and improvements.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Very Useful Utility, Just Needs A Little Work
This is the type of thing I’d use daily with a little adjustment. The biggest issue is that Capitalize doesn’t recognize multiple sentences, so only the first word of a paragraph is capitalized with other sentences transformed to lowercase.
I think the results could also be better ordered with more commonly used items first. For instance: Capitalize, Title Case, Uppercase, Lowercase, URL Encoded, Reversed, Mocking Spongebob (whatever that one means?!).
There’s also an additional case I’d love to see solved for that I run into frequently: turning copied text into a quote. So, wrapping pasted text in double quotation marks and any internal quotes in single quote marks (American English, I believe British English might be the reverse.) This is useful when grabbing text from an article to quote on social media.
Another goofy/fun idea would be to turn any words of a sentence into emojis if there is an exact match. Like “The rooster and the pig drove a car.” into “The 🐓 and the 🐖 drove a 🚗”. Almost like a rebus.
Anyway, great start, looking forward to seeing it grow!
Needs one-touch copy
App couldn’t be more straightforward. It’d be even better with the ability to copy any string to the clipboard with one touch, so you wouldn’t have to tap-and-hold. As a bonus, a Today Widget version would present transformations of whatever was currently on the clipboard without a visit to the app.
Disappointed there isn’t Shortcuts support
The features for this otherwise-useful app says it has Siri Shortcuts support. When adding to siri within the app, it allows you to create trigger phrases for Siri to process text in the clipboard, but when I create workflows in Siri Shortcuts, there are no Text Case actions available. I bought this app hoping to use it to process text in Siri Shortcuts.
Developer Response ,
I’m sorry that the Shortcuts app doesn’t appear to be listing the Text Case actions properly. It’s one of the main features, and I’d love to try and work it out with you.
I wrote a short guide about using Siri Shortcuts with Text Case recently, and while it focuses on using custom phrase option from inside the Text Case app, it does show you how it should appear in the Shortcuts app. Because it should totally be suggesting you every format in Shortcuts.
One random idea at a solution: try “using” a format in Text Case a few times. Basically, enter an input text into the app, and tap loads of times on a format. Because every time you use a format, it’s gets suggested to the system, and that’s supposed to place a higher priority of it appearing. I did notice issues like that when Shortcuts was first released, so there’s a small chance that this will fix it. 🤞🏻
I’m available to help via email, whenever you’re ready. Just find me at email@example.com.
- Christopher R Hannah
- 87.5 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- © 2019 Christopher R Hannah
- In-App Purchases
- Small Tip $0.99
- Medium Tip $1.99
- Large Tip $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.