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How to Capitalize Words and Add Periods Automatically in Mac OS
“Auto-capitalize words means that any word at the start of a sentence will be automatically capitalized, as will proper names”
mac  osxdaily  2016  text  systempreferences  capitalize 
june 2019 by handcoding
How to convert text to shape? - OmniGraffle - The Omni Group Forums
On converting text (font) to a shape in OmniGraffle (such as before exporting to SVG)
“Select Text Object, then Edit > Objects > Convert Text to Shapes”
omnigraffle  svg  export  fonts  text  2019 
march 2019 by handcoding
Text Case
(This looks pretty decent.)
“A simple utility that allows you to convert any text into various different formats.”

(Also, the Helvetica-based typography here looks nice to boot.)
helvetica  text  ios  apps  software  2019  capitalization 
march 2019 by handcoding
Randomcase - Converters
If you should need a jobbie to randomly capitalize text, this page does a pretty good job.
capitalization  generators  random  canonical  2019  text 
february 2019 by handcoding
Link Text Selector - Apple - Safari - Safari Extensions Gallery
(Based on the project’s webpage,, this is apparently set to Shift by default.)
“Lets you select text from a link easier”
safari  extensions  text  2018 
october 2018 by handcoding
Sub-pixel text rendering
“Higher pixel density displays also negate the need for sub-pixel antialiasing. Apple’s Retina displays really are the final nail in the coffin for sub-pixel antialiasing. If you don’t believe me, feel free to use Skala View (the free iOS app) to load this image onto your iPhone. Make sure it’s set up with the home button icon facing the home button. I’d be surprised if you can tell the difference between the blocks of text.”
text  antialiasing  retina  2018 
september 2018 by handcoding
(Perhaps this could be good for posting alt text?)
“Write something, hit publish, and it’s live.

“There’s no tracking, ad-tech, webfonts, analytics, javascript, cookies, databases, user accounts, comments, friending, likes, follower counts or other quantifiers of social capital. The only practical way for anyone to find out about a posting is if the author links to it elsewhere.

“But it is legible, no-nonsense static hypertext, good for short stories, not-short-enough tweets and adventures and all your numbers station or internet dead drop needs. Here you can scream into the void and know the form of your voice is out there forever.

“Search engines are instructed not to index posts and I’ll do my best to make sure this isn’t used as a tool by spammers or other abusers. Nonetheless, posting will be turned off if anything bad grows out of it.

“Use basic Markdown to format posts: #header, BOLD, _italic_, code, >quote, and hyperlinks in the format link. Try !hacker and !professor and !timestamp too.”

alttext  twitter  accessibility  a11y  2018  text  alt  pasteboards  pastie  recommendations  via:jbenton 
september 2018 by handcoding
TCleaner Pro - Elite Bits
This looks like kind of a neat text-cleaner app. And at $10, it’s certainly way cheaper than TextSoap.

(This note kinda deflates the balloon, though: “Note: we can’t do paste function with your shortcut, because of limitation of Sandbox.”)
text  cleaners  mac  software  2018  apps  ascii 
may 2018 by handcoding
Randomize Text Lines - String and List Randomizer - Online - Browserling Web Developer Tools
“World’s simplest text line randomizer. Just paste your text in the form below, press Randomize button, and you get shuffled lines. Press button, get random lines. No ads, nonsense or garbage.”
text  online  shuffle  2018  random 
april 2018 by handcoding
Grep Text - String Regular Expression Grep - Online - Browserling Web Developer Tools
“World’s simplest string grep. Just paste your text in the form below, press Grep Text button, and you get lines that match the regular expression. Press button, get lines. No ads, nonsense or garbage.”
filter  text  online  2018  grep 
april 2018 by handcoding
Filter Text Lines - Filter Strings - Online - Browserling Web Developer Tools
“World’s simplest pattern matcher. Just paste your text in the form below, press Filter Lines button, and you get lines that contain the given pattern. Press button, get filtered text. No ads, nonsense or garbage.”
text  filter  2018 
april 2018 by handcoding
Clean Text Menu for Mac
(This looks to be kind of like a competitor to TextSoap?)
"Clean Text Menu is an essential tool for webmasters, graphic designers, developers and magazine editors to reduce text cleanup and editing time, and it is a very convenient tool for all Mac users that needs to cleanup and editing text from emails, documents, or other material."
mac  textsoap  apps  software  text  cleaners  macos  osx  2017 
november 2017 by handcoding
Text Replacement Shortcut sync fix(?) - Ars Technica OpenForum
“Executive summary: removing the folder (which is buried somewhere in the depths of ~/Library — sorry, I didn't think to make a note of the full path — I found it using a Finder Search) and restarting my Macintosh (two actually) allowed the correct list of text replacements to properly sync to two of my "legacy" Computers. (Legacy in this case meaning that they both legitimately run Sierra, but didn't start life that way.)”
text  shortcuts  sync  ios  mac  macos  osx  2017 
october 2017 by handcoding
Bug? Filter Clipboard → Smart Quotes doesn’t seem to be smartening apostrophes - Questions & Suggestions - Keyboard Maestro Discourse
"Is it just me or does Filter Clipboard → Smart Quotes not seem to be smartening apostrophes?

"More specifically, I created a macro that takes the currently selected text and runs Filter Clipboard → Smart Quotes on it, but it doesn’t seem to be smartening the apostrophes within the selected text (?)."
keyboardmaestro  bugs  forums  text  apostrophes  smartening  2017 
may 2017 by handcoding
Transforming text via Keyboard Maestro | The Robservatory
This post offers a Keyboard Maestro macro that pops up a text-transformation palette when you hit a given keyboard shortcut.
keyboardmaestro  text  uppercase  lowercase  2017  transformation  palettes 
march 2017 by handcoding
5. Filters - Pastebot for Mac Help
"Filters are a powerful way to modify your clippings before pasting. Pastebot contains text filters that can be combined to create more powerful filters."
pastebot  text  filters  mac  osx  documentation  2016 
december 2016 by handcoding
James Craig 🙈🙉🙊🛠 on Twitter: "@MichielBijl Due to diff key handling across browsers, you need to cancel keydown for char if planning on using it for keyup @handcoding"
Apparently you need to use "preventDefault() on received keyup/keydown because Safari uses arrows to scroll, and VO uses arrows for char nav.”

James also added, "Due to diff key handling across browsers, you need to cancel keydown for char if planning on using it for keyup"
keyup  keydown  safari  voiceover  accessibility  a11y  2016  cursor  text  cookiecrook 
september 2016 by handcoding
Getting Started with NVDA - The A11Y Project
"If you’re used to using VoiceOver and miss the on-screen text description output, NVDA also has this available as a feature. To enable descriptive text output, check the Tools > Speech viewer checkbox. This will open a new, always-on-top, window with a continuous log of text that is being described by NVDA."
nvda  transcript  output  settings  text  accessibility  a11y  2015 
september 2016 by handcoding
warpling/Macmoji: Slack emoji for your mac! 😁 💥 💻
This page offers a drop-in set of text substitutions for heaps of emoji.
emoji  text  textreplacement  2016 
july 2016 by handcoding
Select Sections of Non-Contiguous Text in Mac OS X with the Command key
"The secret to selecting text blocks that do not touch is with the Command key. Simply hold down the Command key while making text selections in a text editor or word processing app and you can make selections of the text, even if it doesn’t touch. Once the non-contiguous text has been selected, you can copy, cut, paste, or modify the text like any other text block."
mac  osx  2014  text  keyboard  shortcuts 
july 2016 by handcoding
A Bookmarklet to Enable All Text Selection |
"Here’s a bookmarklet that should allow you to select anything on a web page. It’s not an ultimate solution, but it works for me. Just click it on an offending page."
bookmarklets  selection  text  2016 
february 2016 by handcoding
PopClip Extensions
This page lists the various extensions that are available for PopClip.

Bonus: The section for "Notes Apps” extensions might offer some ideas around notes/memo apps to try, eh?
notes  memos  2016  mac  osx  software  popclip  text 
february 2016 by handcoding
Monodraw for Mac — Helftone
This is actually kind of a neat-looking ASCII-art drawing app (such as for flow charts or diagrams or such).
ascii  text  flowcharts  diagrams  mac  osx  2016 
january 2016 by handcoding
Copying Content Styled with Text-Transform | Adrian Roselli
"All the Webkit browsers (Safari, Mobile Safari, Android Browser, Chrome) behaved the same. They each kept the capitalized text (and the lowercase initial character, where it was styled that way)."
text-transform  copy  text  chrome  webkit  safari  2012 
november 2015 by handcoding
Text Editor for Mac › Chocolat
This looks to be a pretty neat minimal text editor for OS X. (Not sure yet if it’s good enough to replace TextEdit, but it might be close.)
text  editors  mac  osx  software  2015 
september 2015 by handcoding
Guidelines for Letterspacing Type | John D. Jameson
"Effectively letterspacing text can make the difference between good typography and great typography. With that in mind, I decided to put together some guidelines for letterspacing type on the web." (The bits about adjustments to make when you have light-on-dark text seemed potentially useful.)
typography  text  lightondark  darkonlight  letter-spacing  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
Change Case uses OS X Services to expand TextEdit
Looks like this fellow has creates some OS X services for changing text to ALL CAPS, lowercase, Word Caps, and camelCase.
osx  mac  services  2010  text  uppercase  lowercase 
august 2015 by handcoding
Case Converter - Your Handy FREE Online Tool
This jobbie lets you convert text to UPPERCASE, lowercase, Proper Case (capped words), and Sentence case. (It does the job.)
text  conversion  uppercase  lowercase  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
Convert Case - Convert upper case to lower case, lower case to upper case and more!
This jobbie can convert text to Sentence case, lowercase, UPPERCASE, Capitalized Case, and a few others. (Not the prettiest interface, but it does the job.)
text  conversion  uppercase  lowercase  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
20 Mac Text Editing Shortcuts You Should Start Using - Typography.Guru
"Since the shortcuts might differ between apps, the overview focuses on regular, OS-compatible shortcuts (of text processing and layout apps like InDesign), and Mac-specific apps (like TextEdit, Safari, Pages). If the shortcuts for the latter differ from the former, they are shown in red."
mac  keyboard  shortcuts  editing  text  2015 
august 2015 by handcoding
Freeware applications and services for Mac - DEVONtechnologies
via @typographica: "WordService is a handy set of tools I use every day to clean up text."
osx  mac  services  case  recommendations  words  text  2015  software  10.10 
july 2015 by handcoding
Copy & Paste & The Web | CSS-Tricks
"Have you ever tried to copy and paste some text only to find it frustrating, awkward, or even impossible? I bet you have. It's not random. On the web, you have a decent amount of control over it. Let's just lay a bunch of stuff out there as food for thought."
css  text  selection  csstricks  2015 
june 2015 by handcoding
ios - I need help getting a normal looking unicode down arrow in a UILabel like this ⬇ - Stack Overflow
"Displaying some characters as "Emojis" is a feature which is e.g. (controversially) discussed here: (requires Apple Developer login). This feature was introduced in iOS 6.

"A solution (from is to append the Unicode "Variation selector" U+FE0E."
unicode  ios  emoji  ascii  text  variationselector  2015 
april 2015 by handcoding
Quick Tip: Text Characters as Visual Separators – Karl Groves
"I’ve been running into these pretty frequently lately so I figured I’d throw something together about it: text characters as visual separators. As much as I’d like to say modern development practices have grown beyond such things, it apparently hasn’t."
text  separators  textseparators  accessibility  a11y  karlgroves  2015 
february 2015 by handcoding
DING IT'S UP! - Website Alerts via Email, Text, and Twitter
"Ding It's Up is a free service that alerts you via text (SMS), twitter or email when a website goes down or when it comes back up."
uptime  sms  text  email  2012 
november 2012 by handcoding
Text in Photoshop CS6
Blend Text Colors Using Gamma is brand new for CS6. It’s a global option, not per document, and applies gamma correction to text layers, making them look thinner or fatter, depending on the value."
photoshop  photoshpcs5  typography  text  2012  blendtext 
june 2012 by handcoding
Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes ♫ Trackographer v2.0
"This Stay-Open applet will monitor iTunes and send tag information from each playing track (including radio streams if they provide track info) to a text file. Preferences can be set to include or not include various basic tags and to create a plain text file or a tab-delimited text file which can be imported into a spreadsheet."
itunes  music  text  logitech  2012 
march 2012 by handcoding
TypeTalk: Text Fonts versus Display Fonts |
This post is in response to "How can I tell the difference between a text font and a display font? Are there any rules for their use?"
fonts  typefaces  typography  2008  text  display 
may 2011 by handcoding
gdipp - Project Hosting on Google Code
"The gdipp (codename) project is a replacement of the Windows text render, which brings to you the effect of text like Mac OS and Linux distributions." (via:
typography  via:typographica  2011  text  windows  fonts  rendering  windowsxp 
january 2011 by handcoding
tidypub - publish classy
"Publish online any text in a readable and easy to share form." (This is kinda like, but for text.)
pastie  text  2010 
november 2010 by handcoding
Get More from Google SMS by Setting a Default Location - Cell Phones - Lifehacker
With this, you can just text "weather" or "movies", for instance, without having to include a location with it.
google  sms  text  lifehacker  2007  mobile 
february 2010 by handcoding
Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen
"The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier." (After selecting a typeface, you can specify its size, leading, tracking, and so on, and then see some lorem ipsum text for that.)
2009  css  fonts  typography  type  design  text  typogrpahy  leading  line-height  tracking  letter-spacing 
january 2009 by handcoding
Convert Microsoft Word to plain text - Jonathan Hedley - Live from Sydney
"A solution: this script converts text copied from MS word into plain text. Paste your input into the top box, press clean, and the input will be scrubbed and sent to the lower box." (You can paste text in this page and it then converts the smart quotes to dumb quotes, along with similar conversions for apostrophes and the like.)
2008  javascript  conversion  text  microsoft  word  quotes  smartquotes  dumbquotes 
january 2009 by handcoding
EtherPad: Realtime Collaborative Text Editing
EtherPad offers a real-time editing of a web-based document among several people.
via:deliciouspopular  2008  documents  collaboration  text  sharing  writing 
november 2008 by handcoding
Making slides with Keynote | Caveat Lector
This post offers some tips for creating slides with Keyonte, such as now to make images partly transparent and how to rotate text.
keynote  presentations  2008  iwork  rotate  images  text 
may 2008 by handcoding
Browser.zoom.full - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
"Sometimes [..] it is more desirable to merely scale the text size, and not the layout along with it. Text scaling was the default in previous versions of Mozilla. This preference allows users to switch between the two behaviors."
firefox  minefield  zoom  text  resize  prefs 
february 2008 by handcoding
Discontinuous selections available in Firefox 3 : Mozilla Links
"With this new option you can make an initial selection as usual and then keep adding text chunks by pressing the Ctrl key while making and additional selection, you can then print or copy to another application just like typical selections."
firefox  selection  text  minefield 
february 2008 by handcoding
Text size toolbar :: Shtesa Firefox
"Adds text size buttons to the toolbar." [Note to self: Install this on Mom and Dad's machine when you next visit them.]
firefox  extensions  accessibility  textsize  toolbar  size  text 
september 2007 by handcoding
Distinguished Characters: Modern type classics
"We’ll be showing typefaces that have been recognized [as] milestones in the typographic landscape -- masterpieces of form and function that will stand the test of time and will be around for many decades to come."
typography  text  serif  sansserif  fonts 
june 2007 by handcoding
PureText - Paste Text Without Formatting
"PureText allows you to paste text to any application without formatting." [By default, it uses WindowsKey-V, but that's configurable too.]
software  windows  freeware  clipboard  text  pasting 
may 2007 by handcoding
OS X Keyboard text-shortcuts - Mac Guides
"These shortcuts can be used within all text areas in Cocoa applications." (includes the usal stuff like "move to end of line" / "move to beginning of line", but also some cool ones like "up one paragraph")
osx  mac  keyboard  shortcuts  hotkeys  text  paragraph  lines 
may 2007 by handcoding
Removing trailing whitespace [TextMate Ticket]
"You can select Bundles -> Text -> Converting/Stripping -> Remove Trailing Spaces in Document / Selection. An easier route might be using Ctrl-Command-T for Select Bundle Item... and enter 'trail' or similar to get to the action."
textmate  whitespace  trailing  text 
april 2007 by handcoding
Services Menu - WordService
This freeware service provides common text-editing functions, such as changing case (uppercase, lowercase, initial case), changing line endings, and inserting the date or time.
services  text  freeware  osx  mac  software  convert 
march 2007 by handcoding
Screencast: 12 Tips for Photoshop Text (video/quicktime Object)
This screencast goes over 16 (or is it 16?) tips for working with text in Photoshop. It's a companion to this written-word article:
screencasts  photoshop  text  typography  tutorials  filetype:mov  media:video 
march 2007 by handcoding
John Nack on Adobe: 12 Tips for Photoshop Text
"This is one of those blog entries that start innocently enough, but which quickly become War and Peace in length. But take a second to scan it quickly if you find yourself setting text in Photoshop. Some of the tips will be familiar, but I'll bet that ot
tutorials  photoshop  typography  fonts  text 
march 2007 by handcoding
PureText Home Page
"Have you ever copied some text from a web page or a document and then wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple by adding a new Windows hot-key (defa
windows  software  paste  freeware  text  utilities 
november 2006 by handcoding
Hivelogic: Articles: At Last: Mac OS X 10.4.7 Update
"The Mac OS X 10.4.7 update is available via Software Update. I’ve been waiting for this to become publicly available for some time now, as it contains an important (but unpublicized) fix to font rendering on Intel Macs in applications like Firefox."
osx  firefox  fonts  text  antialiasing 
november 2006 by handcoding
LargeType - A service that displays large type
"LargeType is a Mac OS X service that displays any selected text in large type similar to the large type option in Address Book."
osx  freeware  software  mac  text 
november 2006 by handcoding
LWN: I use background images... (light-on-dark color schemes)
This thread talks about color combinations (specific hex colors) that readers recommend for lower-strain reading on monitors.
colorschemes  eyestrain  text  fonts  editors 
june 2006 by handcoding
The positive side effect of big text: less text - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
This article writes about some of the advantages of using large text sizes.
bigtext  text  fontsize  design 
february 2006 by handcoding
TextPlus - predictive text for Palm OS
TextPlus is a sharewre predictive text app for Palm OS (kinda like Google Suggest). It's $20 to buy.
treo  palm  software  shareware  text  predictive 
july 2005 by handcoding

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