What’s Coming Up Next? – MacHouse Introducing TextJunk for iPad

iOS software iPad TextJunk

TOKYO (MacHouse) – This month, we’ve developed and released a few pairs of iPad applications, a licensed one accompanied by a Lite version. Today, we’ve released another pair. A new iPad application we submitted to iTunes Connect is TextJunk.

iOS software iPad TextJunk   iOS software iPad TextJunk

TextJunk is an iPad-only application that lets you manipulate a string of text (input text) or create text out of nothing. When it comes to manipulating input text, TextJunk comes with several commands that you can use just as you do with a desktop application. For example, you can choose ‘Reverse Text’ under Text to reverse the input text string. Or choose ‘Insert Space Between Letters’ to insert 1 or more space letters between letters. You can also use TextJunk to generate random passwords or harvest (extract) e-mail addresses from input text. Or use TextJunk to count the number of letters or words.  


  1. Transfer text files (.txt) to application’s sandbox-protected folder through a desktop computer with iTunes (Apple’s multimedia application) installed. Use a text file as source of input text. (Tap File and choose ‘Open File.’)
  2. Generate random passwords.
  3. Generate random numbers up to 10,000 digits.
  4. Repeat the same letter or phrase.
  5. Store input or output text strings with MemoPad.
  6. Harvest e-mail addresses from input text.
  7. Count the number of letters/words.
  8. Count the number of occurrences of a particular letter or phrase.
  9. Text manipulation (all lowercase, all uppercase, reverse, remove space, remove letter, replace letters…)
  10. The application comes with a built-in quick user’s guide. (Tap ‘Help.’)
  11. Language: English only
  12. Application file size: 3.6 MB

System requirements

  1. iOS 6.0 or higher
  2. iPad


  1. The maximum length of a random number the user can generate is 10,000.
  2. The maximum length of a random password the user can generate is 93.
  3. The maximum number of space letters to insert between letters is 100.
  4. The maximum number of a letter to repeat is 10,000.
  5. In order to transfer text files to the sandbox-protected folder assigned to this application, one must use a desktop computer with iTunes installed.

Version history

Note: Release dates are ones when updates are announced here, not when updates are actually released at App Store. We make no promise that they will be accepted by iTunes Connect and then released at App Store.

1.1.3 (Released on April 29, 2013)

  1. The application could fail to adjust the user interface when the device orientation changed.
  2. ‘Harvest URLs’ was not available despite last software update announcement.
  3. Some of the menus are no longer locked with or without an input text string.

1.1.0 (Released on April 4, 2013)

  1. Some more basic ‘Edit’ commands including ‘Cut,’ ‘Copy,’ ‘Paste,’ Select All’ are now available.
  2. The user can now undo text insertion after choosing MemoPad > Add Selection to Input.
  3. Generating random passwords: The user now has options of generating unique (no same element repeated) or non-unique passwords (same elements possibly being repeated).
  4. The user can now harvest URLs out of the input text field. Tap the Harvest menu and select Harvest URLs.
  5. Fix: The user could tap and select some commands, which cause the application to crash.
  6. A few other minor changes and fixes are done.

1.0.3 (Released on March 24, 2013)

  1. Fix: When the screen returned from Settings while the orientation is set to portrait, the application shrunk the output text field.
  2. The maximum number of a random password to generate is fixed on the numerical slider.
  3. The user can now repeat a phrase (length of up to 100) up to 1,000 times. Tap Generate and choose ‘Repeat Phrase.’

TextJunk is a product of MacHouse.

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