Convert text in the clipboard to plain text. 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 paste the current clipboard content as plain text into any app. 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.

* 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.
Third screenshot is showing the "Smart Copy" app to illustrate the copy within app feature.

Screenshot Copyright Notice:
Scriptures taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. The “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.™

What’s New

Version 2.0.1

2018 release!
• How about one less step to paste as plain text? Now, you can (in many cases) copy plain text without leaving the app you're using!
1. Highlight text
2. Tap "Share..." if available (if not, then this new feature is unavailable from where you are copying. In this case, copy and open the app as usual.)
3. At the bottom of the pop-up, tap "More" and then enable "Copy Plain Text"
4. You now have the option to copy as plain text whenever you tap "Share..."!
• Hebrew localization added

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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A tool that does exactly what I need, without it I couldn’t use my iPad for specific tasks which means giving up the small form factor and LTE access from anywhere. A real lifesaver for me.

Sgreen221 ,

Works Great

This app solves a persistent problem which I share with the other users: how to get rid of formatting designed for another purpose when I just need the text. It does the job! Thanks!

CollageUser ,

Works great - exactly what you need to remove text formatting

Thanks for a great app that does something well that few other apps do. Appreciate the thought behind this.


Lukas Rossi
1.4 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Lukas Rossi


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