TextSpresso Awards & User Comments

MacHome Journal

“TextSpresso is an invaluable tool for cleaning up email messages as you incorporate them into word processing documents or Web pages. In seconds, the numerous filters allow you to remove any extraneous characters from emails you want to use elsewhere. The variety of tools developed for gathering your text will leave you pleased that you discovered this shareware program.”

Rated 5 out of 5 Apples, MacHome Journal Magazine, February 2001 Review


“…the product I got to check out this month wowed me, and I want you to buy it. It’s called TextSpresso, it’s from a company called Taylor Design…What can I say? It’s a great program. Its main fault is more of misdirection than any single missing feature. Taylor Design doesn’t seem to realize how powerful their program is, and are calling it the best text cleaner on the market. With minor modification, it could be the best text editor on the market…”

Rated 5 out of 5 Stars, AppleWizards Online Magazine, August 1999 Review

Mac OS Journal

“So if you work with text from different sources, this program is for you. If you work in print publication, web publication, different programs and different machines, you need this program. I have found it a time-saver with a friendly interface and customizable feature set. TextSpresso has earned our highest rating of 5 Smileys. Be sure to pay your shareware fees on this one – – it’s worth it.”

Rated 5 out of 5 Smileys, Mac OS Journal, September 2000 Review

Vancouver Sun

“…I’m happy to say that TextSpresso…has become a clear winner. Its last few revisions — the most recent of which I downloaded less than a week ago — have made it my text cleaning utility of choice….So far — and I’ve tried other products and even own one of them — your solution has been the best.”

Vancouver Sun Review


“TextSpresso is a full-blown text cleaning machine. If you find yourself often having to clean up text files delivered to you via e-mail or from some weird DOS-based word processor, TextSpresso is for you…worth every penny of the shareware fee. If it saves you an hour of your time a week, the investment pays off in both cash terms and reducing the level of frustration cleaning up text creates.”

Rated 4 out of 5 Stars, ZDNet Review

The Kleper Report

“Digital publishers will appreciate quick and easy text conversion between Macintosh and PC, with the preservation of special characters; text reformatting for print, and more…The program can work within any Macintosh application. The user simply selects the target text, hits a Hot Key or moves to a Hot Corner, and selects the appropriate filter.”

The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

File Mine

“TextSpresso makes it easy to clean up almost anything, including the most mangled examples I could come up with for testing purposes…There are hundreds of cases in which you need to clean up text that you’re trying to reuse…Not only does TextSpresso already contain most of the filters you’ll ever need, but it also makes it easy for you to add your own for special circumstances. It just doesn’t get any better than that.”

File Mine Jewel, CMP Net’s File Mine Review

Just so you know, I’m watching the project eagerly. Working at a newspaper, we frequently need complex text filtering, and nothing on the Mac really does that very well right now….PLEASE keep up the good work.

Dan Bronson

“I’m pleased that you rated 5 mice, but in my estimation it should have been six! Your program has saved me more time and aggravation than anything else I have beside CopyPaste. Without the both of these programs, my computer work would be a lot of drudgery – and I’m using a Mac! Imagine the troubles of the folks who have neither a Mac NOR TextSpresso. Thanks again and again.”
Mary R. Henry

“I am really happy to have such a powerful ‘file opener’ and the filters are really great…Thank you very much for creating such a wonderful tool. Please continue!!!!”
Rainer Wilhelm

“It is a tremendous utility that is great for cleaning up large blocks of text copied from the web and e-mail.”
David J. Ourisman

“TextSpresso. Impressive!”
Michael Flower

“Bravo on TextSpresso!! I evaluated several products and yours was by far the best, most stable and most customizable!”
Luke Hamburg

“Also, I think your product is great, and I wish I would have tried it years ago. I use it a lot to archive files from web sites, and it very easily and quickly lets me save the words I want without a bunch of graphics, etc.”
Steve Merritt

“This program is saving me many hours of having to hand adjust text, etc. Great job!”
Hank Beaulieu

“You are a reminder of the ‘good old days,’ when Mac programs were lean, mean, and did what they were supposed to do. You’ve done a great job of staying focused, and not letting TextSpresso get off into the bushes trying to be 19 other things. It is, quite simply, the best at what it does. Thanks for a great concept, well executed.”
Brian Weiss

“Wow – that’s amazingly thorough and has a well-designed, intuitive interface. I was able to play with some text from Netscape and it did just what I wanted. I looked at how to create and edit filters – amazing! TextSpresso has become a permanent part of my productivity toolkit.”
Paul Collins

“I just tried out TextSpresso and registered right away. I am so impressed. A task which took me 45 minutes every week now is done with one click and 45 seconds (10MB file). I don’t know how you did it, but your product screams on my G3. I had been using a word processor to massage a 10 MB text file for import into my database. Other text editing utilities choked when I tried to use them for this purpose. Your product rocks!!!!!!”
Jim Babb

“By the way, your software is really great. I use it all the time for cleaning up those poorly formatted e-mails, and for miscellaneous other text editing. A wonderful tool!”
Val Ness

I just wanted to thank you for the latest version, TextSpresso 1.2. I very much like the print and fax functions and have successfully used them both. It is rock solid and since we went on line I have used it all the time to import material from the web, clean it up , re-write it and send it back to our site with the basic HTML text coding. I also now use it as my primary text editor, writing fresh stories.”
Tony Goldman

TextSpresso is awesome! Congratulations on some great work!

Peter W. Johnson, Jr.