We use cloud storage to save data online, share and sync data between devices, and now the cloud is being used by the Mac’s clipboard. That’s right. Clipboard. Whatever you copy onto the Mac’s clipboard gets stored on iCloud and shared with iPhone or iPad.
Sharing Is Fun, Not Free
Mac users have an advantage over iPhone and iPad users when it comes to clipboards. We have apps that store clipboard items to be pasted later.
Copy, copy, copy, copy, and all the copying gets saved. But what about that time when what you copy you want to share with another Mac, or use on your iPhone or iPad?
That scenario moved us back a few years. I’ve been guilty of copying a URL or a name or address or other information, stuffing it into an email message and mailing it to myself so I could copy and paste it on another device.
Those days, my dear Mac friendly person, are gone. Enter the age of the cloud. And Cloud Clip, the app that acts as one giant clipboard for multiple Macs, or Mac and iPhone or iPad.
Think about this for a moment. Copy something on your Mac and it’s ready to be copied and pasted on another Mac, or iOS device (with the Cloud Clip app for iPhone or iPad).
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Not only does Cloud Clip shared copied items with other devices, it keeps a history of what’s been copied.
That means you can use Cloud Clip to copy, copy, copy, and then paste later without using as many steps.
Cloud Clip will store pretty much as many copied clippings as you need– text, images, PDFs, and other files included.
Wait. What if you have passwords that are copied? Will they show up all over the cloud universe? No. Specific apps and functions can be blacklisted and stopped from recording.
You can even set a cap of a maximum number of copied clips to be stored and the older ones die and go to copy paste heaven. Copied items can also be shared from within the app to email, Facebook, Twitter, or Messages.
This is one of those functions that Apple should build into OS X and iOS.