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PasteUnformatted Alternatives

PasteUnformatted is described as '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' and is an app. There are five alternatives to PasteUnformatted for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Firefox, Linux and AutoHotkey. The best alternative is PureText, which is free. Other great apps like PasteUnformatted are PlainPaste, Copy Plain Text 2, Copy PlainText and Pure Paste.

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  • Windows

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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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    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    The extension is no longer updated since August 2016 and it doesn't work on Firefox 57 and later.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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  5. Pure Paste icon

    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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