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Copy PlainText Alternatives

Copy PlainText is described as 'tiny multi-process extension that removes the formatting from the selection before saving to the Clipboard' and is an app in the web browsers category. There are five alternatives to Copy PlainText for a variety of platforms, including Windows, AutoHotkey, Waterfox, Pale Moon and Firefox. The best alternative is PureText, which is free. Other great apps like Copy PlainText are PlainPaste, PasteUnformatted, Copy Plain Text 2 and Pure Paste.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Firefox

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  1. PureText icon

    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. 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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  3. 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      The program is no longer updated.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.

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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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      Pure Paste

      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      14 alternatives to Pure Paste 

      How many times have you pasted some text into an email and ended up with a mess of different font sizes?

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