PlainPaste Alternatives

    PlainPaste is described as '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'. There are four alternatives to PlainPaste for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Firefox, Linux, Mac and Pale Moon. The best alternative is PureText, which is free. Other great apps like PlainPaste are PasteUnformatted (Free), Copy Plain Text 2 (Free) and Copy PlainText (Free).

    This page was last updated Jan 22, 2020

    1. 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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    2. 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.


      The program is no longer updated.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

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    3. 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".


      The extension is no longer updated since August 2016 and it doesn't work on Firefox 57 and later.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 and Pale Moon

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