If you have to extract a particular word or phrase from a large amount of text or make some changes to its formatting, doing it manually can be quite frustrating and take up a lot of your time. Spending hours going through a large article, looking for those double spaces and wrong letter cases is sure to be a tedious task. Working with large text files to perform editing tasks similar to the ones we just mentioned require special features not found in common text editors. Today, we are bringing you an application called SWEAT (Search Word Extractor Tool) that allows you to extract a keyword or a phrase from large amounts of text, or perform other advanced editing functions such as removing multiple spaces, unnecessary punctuation or a custom list of works, only showing words repeated more than a particular number of times, fixing mIxEd cASe etc. More on SWEAT after the jump.
The main interface of the application is really simple and is designed to have a low learning curve. As soon as you install the application, you can start using it to edit and manipulate the documents. The application has two tabs, namely Extract Search Words and Options. In order to use the program options, you need to first enter the source text into the upper part of the Extract Search Words tab. Simply copy the text from any document that you are editing, and paste it here to begin.
You can now select the Options tab from the top and choose the required settings from the list. Most of the options are self-explanatory. The options listed at the top allow you to change the case of all the words between Upper Case All, Lower Case All and Leave Case as is. You can also remove several characters from the pasted text, such as multiple spacing, new line characters, punctuation, numbers, single characters, duplicates, specific words (a comma separated list can be created). Other options allow you to view only those words that appear more than a specific number of times (useful for avoiding repetition), sort the words alphabetically, and wrap or delemit all words with characters you specify.
When you have all the configuration options set to your liking, just go back to the Extract Search Words tab and click the Go button available in the lower-right corner of the interface.
Your changes will be reflected instantly, and you can copy the results back to your favorite text editor or app for further use.
SWEAT works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.