TextBuddy 1.3

Hello! This TextBuddy update brings a few new commands and bug fixes.

New: “Keep Only Numbers” will remove everything except numbers. This is slightly different than the existing “Keep Only Digits” command, which only allowed the digits 0-9. This new command will leave numeric symbols such as negative signs and decimal separators in place. Here’s an example:

This text

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor $27.50 incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.


Foo bar -$123.00 charlie.

Would turn into




New: “Convert URLs to Markdown Links” will replace bare URLs in your text with Markdown-formatted links (ready for you to add a title). The use-case suggested by a customer for this command was to create a list of Markdown-formatted URLs from an arbitrary text that contained a bunch of links – such as an email.

New: There is now a Preference (née Setting?) to choose a default language when transcribing audio. If you don’t see the language you want, you may need to download offline audio transcription support in macOS System Preferences.

Fixed: “Capitalize Sentences” should work better now. Not perfect, but better.

And, finally, after shipping an update to Fastmarks last week that added an animated rocket ship to the app’s About window, TextBuddy felt left out of the fun. So now, if you want to check which version of the app you’re running, you’ll need to boot into classic Mac OS.