Plain Clip


Version 2.5.1 (11/22/2015)
Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
Processor: Intel
Price: Free / Donations

Plain Clip FAQ

Version History

Plain Clip is a tiny Mac OS X application which will remove formatting from text which is on the clipboard. It's designed as a face­less application (i.e.: no graphical user interface, with the excep­tion of the preferences win­dow), which makes it ideal for triggering it from a hotkey / launcher applications such as Spark or Launch­Bar. For users of such tools, Plain Clip offers a way to invoke it with a shell command, which makes it possible to emulate a “Cmd-V” / “Paste” keyboard shortcut after the clipboard’s content has been converted.

Since version 2.0, a number of additional, optional text processing steps have been added, so user can choose to not only convert the text, but – for instance – to also remove all trailing whitespace and replace consecutive spaces with a single one. See the screenshot below for the options that are currently available.


The preferences window, which can be opened by keeping the Shift Key pressed while launching Plain Clip


Plain Clip is localized in English, German and Italian.