Plain Clip

Removes formatting from copied text

Version 2.5.2 (10/18/2018)
Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
Price: Free / Donations

Plain Clip is a tiny Mac 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 “⌘-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.


Plain Clip is localized in English, German and Italian.

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