WordService provides a large number of commands for working with selected text:

- Reformat text paragraphs
- Clean up tabs, quotes, line endings
- Remove unwanted text parts
- Sort lines or paragraphs
- Change case
- Shift paragraphs right or left
- Obscure using Rotate 13
- Insert date, time, or file path
- Get text statistics

Extend your favorite text processor, email app, or web browser with all the functions listed above.

What’s New

Version 2.8.2

- Sorting supports rich text and correctly sorts numbers.
- Initial caps of sentences capitalizes first word after paragraph separators or multiple line feeds too.
- Fixed an issue where "Initial caps of sentences" capitalized words after following semi-colons.
- Optimized for OS X Yosemite through macOS High Sierra.

Ratings and Reviews

ArttMann ,

Fantastic Time Saver, But… One Request!

When I discovered this app a few years ago, it immediately changed my workflow for the better. I’m sure, if one were to add up all the time it has save me since then, it’s in the WEEKS, not hours or even days. If you deal with a lot of text, then this is a MUST HAVE app. But even if you occasionally need to edit text, it can still be a life saver. You can instantly transform text that would be a pain to do manually, and a nightmare if it became a repetitious task.

My one gripe/complaint is that WordService (as far as I can tell) lacks a way to transform lists/blocks of text. For example, as someone who does SEO work, I’m constantly dealing with lists of tags and keywords. Sometimes, they need to be all in one line separated by commas (tag 1,tag 2,tag 3,etc), other times on separate lines, like…


Depending on the app in question you’re using, you need one or the other, but it would be great if there were a way to instantly transform back and forth. Is there any way to implement this in WordService?

Anyway, I’m a long time DevonThink customer, and I’ve never complained about the cost of that software, as it is incredibly powerful and worth every penny. But that WordService is FREE says a lot about the Devon Technologies. They’re not just about the benjamins! Thanks, people. You rock! :-)

Wm. ,

Keyboard Shortcut for Date and Time and a Lot more

I would literally buy the keyboard short cut utilities just so I could type something like command-shift-T to get the time to type out, or command-shift-D to get the date. This utility does that simply and effectivally and a whole lot more.

Best of all, it does it using the system services so it is not some patchy-cludge that only works sometimes, breaks things and needs constant updates. This little buzz-saw utlity is awesome.

The only think I could think of adding is the ablity to customize the things it expands. It would be nice to have the ablity to type dates out like 23-Aug-2015 or time out like 1430 hrs Eastern.

But for what it does, it just saved me so much time typing, it gets 4 stars without hesitation. Thanks!

Rose Yogi ,

Awesome Time Saver!

I’ve used WordService for 8 years, every week, some days all day long. I couldn’t do all the text cutting/pasting from pdfs to Pages without WordService to Reformat all the line breaks for me. Sort is another tool that just works. Way faster than sorting in Pages itself. I’m am thrilled to now have a 64-bit version of my most useful app. Thank you DEVON!!!!


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