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If only text documents were as easy as they looked. Whole documents typed entirely in capital letters, content cut and pasted from web sources complete with all HTML tags, random use of spacing – it can be a nightmare to clean up into coherent copy. TextOpus […]

If only text documents were as easy as they looked. Whole documents typed entirely in capital letters, content cut and pasted from web sources complete with all HTML tags, random use of spacing – it can be a nightmare to clean up into coherent copy. TextOpus rides to the rescue with a comprehensive collection of web-based text tools ranging from the simple lower-casing of all capital letters through to encrypting information with the BlowFish 448 algorithm.

Modules also include cleaning text so “This is cool,really!!Can you believe it?” is changed to “This is cool, really! Can you believe it?” in seconds. It also arranges lines alphabetically through ascending or descending order (invaluable if you are indexing) and deletes duplicate lines and reverses lines.

For the more technically minded TextOpus also boasts a good range of two-way conversion tools covering hexadecimal, octal, binary and ASCII.  Encryption and hashing are comprehensively covered ranging from simple Base64 through to more advanced systems such as BlowFish.

  1. I have been hoping Google Docs would include more text manipulation features. Also it needs an option where I can ‘paste as text.’

    I’m trying to work in the clouds and I can definitely use this web based text tool.

    Thanks

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  2. Problem is, from the example box on the website, it simply doesn’t seem to work very well. I’ve used Apimac Clean Text, and it’s not bad. But why such programs can’t be a couple of steps more intelligent, I don’t know. How hard can it be to figure out what a block of text “should” look like, based on the probabilities?

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  3. [...] Need to make all-caps text a little less shout-y? Don’t feel like going through a ream of lines and fixing all the capitalization? TextOpus, a free text-filtering web app, is a great place to start. Paste in problematic text and choose from a wealth of options, from line adders to a decent, simple “Clean Text” option to a very handy “Strip tags” that takes the HTML and forum code out of a blurb. For those who know what to do with them, there’s also options to hash, hexadecimal, and encrypt text. Next time you’re staring at a wealth of un-printable babble, try TextOpus before diving in with your mouse and backspace key. TextOpus [via Web Worker Daily] [...]

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  4. [...] Need to make all-caps text a little less shout-y? Don’t feel like going through a ream of lines and fixing all the capitalization? TextOpus, a free text-filtering web app, is a great place to start. Paste in problematic text and choose from a wealth of options, from line adders to a decent, simple “Clean Text” option to a very handy “Strip tags” that takes the HTML and forum code out of a blurb. For those who know what to do with them, there’s also options to hash, hexadecimal, and encrypt text. Next time you’re staring at a wealth of un-printable babble, try TextOpus before diving in with your mouse and backspace key. TextOpus [via Web Worker Daily] [...]

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  5. [...] things can come in small packages. I was recently pointed towards TextOpus by The WebWorkerDaily. This is a website which contains a small collection of online tools which you can use to do quick [...]

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