WordService — hidden gem for the mac

I stumbled on this little gem;

WordService provides a large number of commands for working with selected text:

  • Reformat text paragraphs
  • Clean up tabs, quotes, line endings
  • Remove unwanted text parts
  • Sort lines or paragraphs
  • Change case
  • Shift paragraphs right or left. :crazy_face::pray:t3:
  • Obscure using Rotate 13
  • Insert date, time, or file path
  • Get text statistics

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@rivet This is great! Do you know any way to preserve paragraph selection when shifting paragraphs right or left? Sometimes I want to indent more than one level, and it seems I need to select the text again.

unfortunately no.

I have requested the same feature to be added to the MonkeyBread plugin :crossed_fingers:t4:

Wow, great! I'm gonna try this for a while and see if I like it better than copying and cleaning up my code in an external editor. Thanks so much for sharing.

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I'm very late to this thread but I want to add a link to another source of services: Markdown Service Tools - BrettTerpstra.com

These services are focussed on formatting text with Markdown syntax but they make provide some inspiration for developing your own services.

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