No, I have not done a complete search of the more than 1,000 or so articles on Tera Talks, but I think this one might qualify as the one with the shortest headline. I like brevity over pontification so three words should do the trick.
Yes, Free is always a catchy word in a headline. And Services should be known to most Mac users as a right-click option. And WordService is the name of the app that is free and adds functionality to Services.
Not bad, huh?
It was a long weekend and much happened to change the world so let me do a quick review of Services on macOS High Sierra. Start here in System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Services.
Those are options you can get in a Menubar selection called Services. Duh. Click on the app name in the Menubar and scroll down to Services. See? All kinds of cool options in there. Who knew, right? Not every app has such Services but here’s one you might like to use; especially if you write.
What does it do? Select some text wherever you’re writing, click on Services in the app’s Menubar menu, and you’re treated to this and more.
Not bad for free, right?
All you have to do is click on the app’s menu in the Menubar, select Services, and you get all kinds of useful tools. WordService has these and many more, all selectable from the Services menu in System Preferences.
- Reformat text paragraphs
- Clean up tabs, quotes, line endings
- Remove unwanted text parts
- Sort lines or paragraphs
- Change case
- Shift paragraphs right or left
- Obscure using Rotate 13
- Insert date, time, or file path
- Get text statistics
See? Real world functionality in a free Menubar utility that’s already in macOS High Sierra.