Coda Plugin: Text Utilities
For us the best tools are the small ones, the one-trick ponies that save you a few minutes here and there. Recently we had a project that involved dozens and dozens of lists, all provided as separate text files, and in no particular order. It was a simple matter to whip together a Coda plugin to organize our lists, and boom! Coda Text Utilities was born. It’s not pretty but it works.
This initial version has four options: and although the names should be self explanatory, we will anyhow.
- Unique sort alphabetize a/z: Removes exact duplicates and sorts them alphabetically A to Z.
- Unique sort alphabetize z/a: same as above but sorts them Z to A.
- Reverse order: leaves your list intact but reverses the existing order.
- Remove Duplicates: just strips out duplicates, leaves the existing order intact.
I’ve been using this regularly for a few weeks without incident, that being said, save your data first - and if something happens don’t blame us! Also if you have any ideas for additional sort methods let us know.
(hat-tip to @kelter for the idea of packaging these as a plugin)