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Copy Plain Text is described as 'Copies text without formatting: Have you ever copied something to Thunderbird or Office and been annoyed that the text formatting (bold, font size, etc) came with it? Dont you wish you could just copy the text itself, without having to copy it, paste it into notepad, then copy it' and is an app in the web browsers category. There are five alternatives to Copy Plain Text for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Firefox, Mac, Linux and AutoHotkey. The best alternative is PureText, which is free. Other great apps like Copy Plain Text are PasteUnformatted, PlainPaste, Copy Plain Text 2 and Copy PlainText.

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  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Firefox

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    PureText

    6 alternatives to PureText 

    PureText is a tiny (13Kb) application for Windows that allows you to paste text to any application without formatting, using a hotkey (default Win + V).

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    1.  PortablePureText can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. PasteUnformatted

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    5 alternatives to PasteUnformatted 

    When copying text from one application and pasting it into another one, you usually get to keep the formatting of the text as well. With formatting, I here refer to font size, text color, bold, hyperlinks, et cetera.

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    1.  PortablePasteUnformatted can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, released in December 2011, can be still downloaded from the official website.



    • PlainPaste

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • AutoHotkey
      5 alternatives to PlainPaste 

      PlainPaste is a simple app to let you paste copied text without formatting in Windows. Simple press Ctrl-V once to paste regularly, or twice fast to paste as text.

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      Copy Plain Text 2

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Waterfox
      • Pale Moon
      • Firefox
      5 alternatives to Copy Plain Text 2 

      With this addon you can copy selected text without any formatting such as italic, bold, font size, etc. Just select text, right click and from context menu choose "Copy as plain text".

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      Discontinued

      The extension is no longer updated since August 2016 and it doesn't work on Firefox 57 and later. It still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox icon Waterfox and Pale Moon icon Pale Moon

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      Copy PlainText

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Firefox
      5 alternatives to Copy PlainText 

      Copy PlainText is a tiny multi-process extension that removes the formatting from the selection before saving to the Clipboard.

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