Shareware author Stephen Becker has updated SimpleText Enhancer to version 4.0. With the latest version, users can set their own keyboard shortcut for printing one copy of a file, completely bypassing the need to use the mouse and/or to navigate a Print dialog box.
Additional text styles may be selected from the SimpleText Enhancer Tool Bars. SimpleText Enhancer’s Tool Bars now include a button for quickly viewing or hiding the contents of the Clipboard. Plus, you can instantly capitalize the first letter of each word in a text selection.
Also, as of version 4.0, SimpleText Enhancer lets you quickly double-space any lines that end with a single return character. It will count the words in either a text selection or in an entire document. Both SimpleText Enhancer Tool Bars now contain two glossaries that users can customize. Finally, Balloon Help has been updated and improved.
“SimpleText is a wonderfully easy-to-use program that is included with virtually every Mac,” Becker said. “Unfortunately, it has a very limited feature set. SimpleText Enhancer adds both a substantial list of new features and a Tool Bar to SimpleText while making SimpleText even easier to use.”
To use SimpleText Enhancer, you’ll need a Mac with Mac OS 7.5.3 or later and a 68020 or later processor. The registration fee is US$19.95; users of earlier versions may upgrade for $11.95. Also, a free File Converter Utility is included with SimpleText Enhancer. You can use it to drag a ReadMe file onto the converter and convert it into editable text.
A free, fully functional 10-day demonstration version of SimpleText Enhancer is