Tired of copying text and getting an unreadable, strangely formatted result? You're not alone. Usually, all we want is the actual content - not the Comic Sans font - when we copy a text.

Plain Text Copy strips the text you copy of all formatting (font, font size, bold/italics/underline, etc.) leaving you with a plain text to paste.

Simply add the Plain Text Copy action and use it whenever you want to copy a text without the formatting.

Select a text and tap Share... Tap More and enable Plain Text Copy. Finally, tap Plain Text Copy to copy the text without any formatting. You can now paste the clean text anywhere you like.

Plain Text Copy is also on macOS! You can find it on the App Store:

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Ratings and Reviews

2.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

thekylera ,

App works as intended

I just bought this on an iPhone 8+ running iOS 12.1. I am in no way affiliated with the developer; I found this app by searching on the App Store with no one referring me to it.

It’s as the subject says - the app works as the description says. I wanted to make this review to let others know there really is nothing wrong.

This isn’t a conventional app where you tap to open it, and you interact with the app; instead, the **guts** of the app are hidden in the share option. You need to enable it the first time you’re using it (I believe the instructions for that are in the “app” itself), and once you see the app icon in the share menu, you’re all set.

To the developers, maybe one way to further help users understand is to provide the instructions in a way that’s more upfront. Have a sample text that’s all formatted, with some empty text box where the user can try pasting the text. Make the text box open to any and all formatting like the stock Notes app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for appreciating the app! And thanks for taking the time to explain it so pedagogically. :) Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have further comments or ideas. Really glad you see the value of the app.

nichsco73 ,

App hangs and locks up

Works well in principle, but say for example, you want to strip formatting from an email and paste it into the same or a new email draft, the app hangs on the “Done” screen (on both my iPad and iPhone, both on iOS 11.4.1). I have to double tap the Home button, swipe the (in this example) email app off the screen, then do the paste back into an email draft. If pasting elsewhere, this step can be temporarily skipped, but still needs to be done before I can get past the “Done” screen in the originating app. I would just delete the app, but since I paid for it, I want it to work.

Developer Response ,

Really sorry to hear that. Please reach out to us at and we will try to help you out.

bdheeidj ,


the app stays on the welcome page, does nothing else

Developer Response ,

The app shows the instructions on how to use the app. Have you followed the instructions (using the Share functionality)? Send us an email at and we will help you out.


Tom Gyllenhammar
8.8 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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