Review: Text Monkey PRO

Text Monkey PRO
Boxer Software
Scottsdale, Arizona

Text Monkey PRO works as a sort of clipboard assistant. Whenever you invoke it (from a tray icon) it comes up showing you whatever is on the clipboard. From there, a tabs-and-buttons interface lets you perform a variety of transformations:

  • Remove > quoting characters from annoying overly-forwarded e-mail
  • Search and replace text
  • Strip out graphics or high ASCII characters
  • Wrap the text in enough HTML to be a valid document
  • Remove HTML tags
  • Convert text to a hex dump
  • Convert tabs to spaces or vice versa
  • Sort or number lines

On the silly end of things, it can even convert the text to "teen text" (on the silly end of thingz it can even convert the text 2 teen text) for use in IM conversations with your kids.

Right now Text Monkey PRO is lurking on my own system, ready for me to need it. The memory impact is minimal, and the application works as advertised. Can't ask much more than that. If you work with text a lot, it's worth a look. You can download a shareware evaluation copy, or a freeware less-functional version, from the Boxer Web site.

About the Author

Mike Gunderloy has been developing software for a quarter-century now, and writing about it for nearly as long. He walked away from a .NET development career in 2006 and has been a happy Rails user ever since. Mike blogs at A Fresh Cup.


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