Download Text Formatting - Best Software & Apps

  • WordPad

    5.5.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free Word Processor for Writers

    6
    145 votes
    • PROS: Very simple to use, Available free of charge, Formatting text is simple and affective
    • CONS: Very basic in its appearance, Lacks many useful features
  • JPEG to Word Converter

    1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Let pictures speak a thousand words with JPEG to Word Converter

    7
    222 votes
    • PROS: Convert images to editable text., Retain formatting and even recognise handwriting., Supports over 40 languages.
    • CONS: Could have a more polished UI for a paid program.
  • EverNote

    5.8.3.6507

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Windows Mobile
    Pocket PC
    Windows Phone

    Store and quickly synchronize anything

    7
    486 votes
    • PROS: Capture anything, Add notes, images, passwords, etc., Organize items in notebooks and by tags, Easy data syncing across platforms
    • CONS: None worth mentioning
  • Readiris Pro

    15.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Powerful OCR software for PCs

    7
    206 votes
    • PROS: Excellent at preserving formatting, Packed with features, Easy to publish documents to Web, Good text accuracy
    • CONS: Text accuracy may not be as good as competing apps, Many features won't be needed by most users
  • InSight

    4.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Text editor and personal information manager

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Excellent help and guidance, Support for programming, Very easy to use, Very good search features, Good editing/formatting options
    • CONS: Looks old fashioned, No revolutionary features
  • PocketNotepad

    5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows Mobile
    Pocket PC

    Free notebook for Windows Mobile

    6
    4 votes
    • PROS: Some text formatting options, Search text
    • CONS: Very limited range of features
  • Plain Clip

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Remove annoying formatting issues when cutting and pasting

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: Eliminates text formatting issues, Works with hotkeys and launch apps
    • CONS: No GUI
  • DrawIt

    Pro 3.8

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Vectorial imaging for Mac

    4
    10 votes
    • PROS: Vector drawing, Text formatting, Blend modes, masks and groups, Tag favorite effects
    • CONS: Can take time to get to grips with
  • Copy Plain Text

    0.3.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Copy text from Firefox without formatting

    -
    No votes yet
    • DrawIt

      Lite 3.5

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Vectorial imaging for Mac

      3
      2 votes
      • PROS: Vector drawing, Text formatting, Blend modes, masks and groups
      • CONS: Can take time to get to grips with, More limited than Pro version
    • KeyNote NF

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Free note taking software

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Allows users to change font colour size and style, Notes can contain pictures as well as text
      • CONS: Can be slow if files contain many notes, JPEG files not supported
    • Readiris

      Pro 12.0.5

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Powerful OCR software for Macs

      7
      7 votes
      • PROS: Excellent at preserving formatting, Packed with features, Easy to publish documents to Web, Good text accuracy
      • CONS: Text accuracy may not be as good as competing apps, Many features won't be needed by most users
    • OmniPage

      Pro X 11

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Dated OCR software for Macs

      4
      4 votes
      • PROS: Scans any document, Reasonable text and formatting accuracy, Exports to PDF and Word
      • CONS: Very dated interface, Incompatiblity issues with recent OS X
    • Folding Text

      1.0

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Useful auto-formatting productivity tool

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: Increases productivity, Helps organize thoughts and lists
      • CONS: Tricky to learn at first
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    115.22066.7Windows
    25.8.3.65074866.7Windows, Android, Windows Mobile, Pocket PC
    31.02226.5Windows
    45.5.11456.4Mac
    5Pro 3.8103.7Mac
    Sponsored×