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Simplify overcomplex ways (does not work with JOSM)

I stumbled across some polygons with way too many nodes, for example, this grassland with 724 nodes:

Or this meadow with 565 nodes:

Is there any way to automatically simplify these ways by removing unnecessary nodes? JOSM’s “simplify” tool sounds like it should do exactly that, but doesn’t. It removes only points far from each other.

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