Boop 1.4

Free Change text fragments to other formats and encodings.
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Boop is intended for changing text fragments to other formats and encodings. Thus, the tool becomes especially useful for developers, who sometimes need to work with different languages. In this sense, Boop frees you from making the changes manually. It also helps you do without similar online tools, which can compromise the security of your data.

The application is extremely minimalistic, especially since it has been developed with Swift, which makes it lighter. Its workflow is equally simple. Fortunately, you just need to paste the source text in the main window. Next, you need to select one of the scripts available from the Script Picker.

The tool is only as powerful as the number of scripts (plugins) you have. Some of them come in the installation, mainly those that allow you to add or remove slashes, convert dates and encode text. However, if you need more, it is possible to create your own plugins, which can be written in JavaScript. But maybe before you try, it is a better idea to check if what you need is available in the online repository, which could save you some work.

It is good that the application supports syntax highlighting and line numbering. However, it would be nice if it also supported multiple cursors and specific syntax highlighting. It is a pity that some users report difficulties when transforming CSV code to JSON.

In summary, Boop has what it takes to increase your productivity as a developer. It is lightweight and very easy to use. It comes with a number of very useful plugins, but the best part is that you can create your own or download more from an extensive repository. The product is available in the Mac App Store at no cost, an opportunity not to be missed.

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  • Lightweight and minimalist
  • Syntax highlighting and line numbering
  • Allows you to develop your own scripts
  • Extensive online plugin repository


  • May fail to transform CSV to JSON
  • Does not support multiple cursors or specific syntax highlighting


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