It’s time for the second major update to Text Case!
The first update added the ability to pick only specific formats to enable in both the app, and the action extension. It also added 5 extra formats.
The change in 1.1 to limit formats was partially due to the fact more formats could be added in the future, and it wouldn’t inadvertently affect users that didn’t want to use them.
In 1.2, the biggest update is the added flexibility in the title case format. As formatting titles isn’t a necessarily fixed style, but rather there are many different ones that writers use. The ones I’ve selected to include are:
Associated Press (AP)
American Psychology Association (APA)
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
And of course there are two new formats, sentence case, and Pascal case.
I hope you all enjoy the new additions, and if you ever have an issue with the app, or even have a suggestion, let me know by email or on Twitter.
It hasn’t been long since the release of Text Case, but I’ve already had some great suggestions, so I decided to add them in!
So here it goes.
Five extra formats: – URL Decoded – Capitalise All Words – Camel Case – Snake Case – Hashtags
One format has been “fixed”, and that is Capitalise. It now does the obvious and also capitalises the first letter after a period.
You can now choose which formats you want to enable, by navigating to the Settings page, and flipping the switches. This will obviously allow for a more customised interface, as I imagine some people won’t want all 12 formats to show if there aren’t needed.
I still have two things I want to work on. One is the ability for the action extension to be able to replace the original selected text with the new converted value. The other is a pretty great idea that I can’t share until I figure out how exactly I’m going to implement it. But it will be an advanced feature.
I’d also like to say thank you to everyone that has already downloaded Text Case, and I plan to keep adding useful updates!
I’m very glad to announce that Text Case is now released, and is live on the App Store!
Text Case is a simple utility that allows you to convert any text into various different formats.
It comes packed with an action extension that lets you select text anywhere in iOS, tap the Share button, and then you’ll find the “Convert Text” action. This will show you a preview of all available formats, and a simple tap on one of those will copy it to your clipboard, and you’ll be returned to the original app.
I’ve been working on a small project called Text Case for a while now. It’s had my attention in small bursts, and I think it’s finally ready to be classified as a 1.0.
I won’t write a whole essay about it just yet, but it’s a utility app that converts raw text into various different formats. The main one being title case, which is very handy for me personally.
Along with the base app, it comes with an Action Extension, which you can access by selecting a portion of text, and then accessing the Share sheet. You then get to preview the possible formatted versions, and just one tap will copy it to the clipboard, and it’s dismissed.
I can already think about different ways the app can be expanded, but I don’t want this to become a habit of mine, where I never ship something because I always want to add one extra thing. There’s definitely going to be edge cases where formatting won’t be perfect, I’m thinking the title case will be 100% of these, but I can fix these quite fast.
But for once, I’m just going to ship an app, and see how it’s goes.