Clean Text tidies up messy text on iOS

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Clean Text does what it say on the... name.
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Don’t you just hate messy text? Text with extra spaces between words. Text with carriage returns inserted in the middles of lines. Text with lots of %-encodes and %nbsp mixed in. Text with > symbols at the beginning of every line. Filthy, dirty, unclean text? What you need is Clean Text, the smiter of hinky formatting, and quasher of non-smart punctuation.

Clean Text for iOS

Clean Text’s function is in its name. It takes any text your paste into it, and cleans it up. This could be as simple as finding and replacing specific text in a document, or as fancy as removing empty lines, turning HTML back into regular text, encoding URLs, changing the case of your text, and so on.

It’s not just for cleaning text, either. You can also use Clean Text to extract links, email addresses, or phone numbers from a document

Clean Text cleans dirty, corrupt, filthy text.
Clean Text cleans dirty, corrupt, filthy text.
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The list is long. Seriously. There’s an actual list on the Clean Text web page, and it’s long. Or you can take a look at this video of the iPhone version in action and see the number of avv actions for yourself:

Wrangling test is something of a pain on iOS. Even the iPad, with its big screen, and clever two-finger trackpad mode to move the cursor in text, suffers from not having a hardware keyboard and a mouse to accurately select and manipulate text. That’s why something like Clean Text is so useful on iOS. I used to use an app called TextTool, but that’s no longer available, and Clean Text does everything I need it to.

Files app and iPhone X support

Clean Text is also available on the Mac.
Clean Text is also available on the Mac.
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New in this latest version of Clean Text is support for Files app. You can now open any text file in Clean Text by using the Share menu, in either the Files app, or from any other app that shares its files. v2.6 has also been rejigged to look better on the iPhone X. Speaking of which, the dark mode looks pretty great. Clean Text is $3 on iOS, and can also be had for the Mac, where it costs $20.

Price: $2.99

Download: Clean Text from the App Store (iOS)

Price: $19.99

Download: Clean Text from the App Store (Mac)