PureText is a utility with one purpose; it allows you to paste content from your clipboard as plain text. Before I had this utility, there were many times I would copy text from a web page or document and want to paste it into another application as plain text. And to do that, I would open up notepad, paste the text in and copy it back to the clipboard before I could paste it to the final destination. Yes, I know that sometimes there is an option to paste as plain text, but many times there is not.
It is simple to paste content from the clipboard as plain text using PureText. In the default configuration, you can just press the Windows hotkey + V to paste as plain text. If you prefer not to use the hotkey, you can click on an icon in the tray to convert the clipboard contents to plain text.
I'm posting about this tool in recognition of the official launch of Windows Developer Power Tools from O'Reilly. It describes virtually every free and open source tool except PureText. I exaggerate slightly, but there are over 170 tools for Windows development in the book and you'll definitely find something to make your life easier. Check it out.