Has this ever happened to you? Cut. Paste. Cut. Paste. Delete. Cut and paste is digital nectar from the Digital Gods.
It’s the delete part of the scenario that dooms our day, because that’s the event from the dark recesses of hell. Mac360’s Value Vixen™ has a cure.
I know you’ve done this many times, Mac or Windows user. You copy something onto the Mac’s clipboard, then paste somewhere else. Sometimes you cut instead of copy. Sometimes you hit delete on the original selection.
Whatever the keyboard shortcut you used, something very valuable suddenly disappeared. Forever.
Most Mac applications and utilities have an Undo feature in the Edit menu. That takes care of those deletions that you catch before copying anything else. If you’re like me, that’s not all there is.
Sometimes, though it doesn’t happen often, but when it does, I can actually become nauseous, sometimes, I delete something in an application and figure out what I did moments later. That’s when undo doesn’t always undo what you did.
Whatever got deleted during the cut, copy, paste, delete nightmare is gone forever. What do you do if you’ve accidentally deleted a paragraph or two in email? Start over. The feeling that you’re an idiot eventually goes away.
What happens when you’re chewing through a document, and haven’t saved after a page or two, then you select an area, delete and move on, only to realize, after five or six more cut and pastes that you made a big mistake? It’s time for Starbucks.
Actually, skip Starbucks just once and install PTH Pasteboard on your Mac. Instead of thanking me, just send a gift. A crate of Pampers would be nice (second child on the way).
What does PTH Pasteboard do for Mac users with a happy trigger finger? It remembers what you did and un-does it. Yes, you can spend money for a Mac utility that remembers all your cut and paste routines and saves them, and you can spend money for PTH Pasteboard Pro, which does even more for Mac power users.
PTH Pasteboard is a multiple “clipboard” utility that remembers what you copied and pasted. Whatever you copied gets stored and is not even a click away should you lose something.
PTH is a System Preference Pane so you can make it available to all users on your Mac. Settings are simple and straightforward and you can even search through the documents you’ve stored. “You” means it stores them automagically. You don’t do anything. PTH does the work.
It stores what you copy, stacks the copies in order, and gives you a bounce out side window so you can look at what you’ve copied without even clicking the mouse or invoking a hard-to-remember hot key. With a toddler roaming the house I have enough to remember without having to resort to hot keys.
The Pasteboard also places a utility in the Mac’s Menu Bar for easy accessibility in any Mac application.
What about what you cut or copy and paste? Some items have formatting that doesn’t translate well from one Mac application to another. Not to worry. PTH Pasteboard will let you choose to re-paste text as formatted or unformatted. What’s not to like?
Even Mac users are human, though many Windows users view us as part of a growing and powerful new techno-religion whose members know the future, prosper with better health, money, education, and live longer. It’s all because of little utilities such as PTH Pasteboard.
Is this another utility that helps Mac users remain addicted to the Mac? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. It’s the free candy from the man down the street. We get hooked on it and have to visit the candy store regularly for more goodies.
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