How could something so obvious be overlooked by so many? How often do we wish we could simply click to insert some text or sentences or paragraphs into a document?
How often do we wish we could simply click to insert an image or photo into a document? It sounds easy and simple. It is. If you use the right Mac app and there are not many that do that. Here’s one.
From Stickies to iLife to Snippets
Programmers use apps that store snippets of code which can be reused with a click; quickly inserted into their code. Many Mac users do the same thing with Stickies.
We store photos or text in Stickies, then copy and paste them when we need them.
iLife has similar functionality which lets us drop photos into various apps with a click.
What we don’t have is universal Mac app that does that same kind of snippet, Stickies, iPhoto function for frequently used text and images. It’s an idea whose time has come.
CopyReady is a simple Mac app that does the obvious. It stores pieces of information and lets you click to insert them into whatever document you’re working on at the moment.
Here’s how it works.
Copy and save the pieces of information you want to reuse—text, code, sentences, paragraphs, photos, graphics—and CopyReady stores it for one-click insertion.
Add a name to each item. For text, CopyReady also does a word and letter count and a pop up window displays the text before you insert it.
CopyReady handles a number of Mac file formats.
For documents, it will store and insert text for .doc, .docx, .htm, .html, .rtf, .text, and .txt. For graphics, it will handle images in .bmp, .jpg, .j2p, pct, .pdf, .png, and .tif.
Images also have a small thumbnail in CopyReady so you can see what you’re inserting.
After awhile, CopyReady’s database of text and images can be quickly large, so a built-in backup option zips up all the files, nice and neat.
CopyReady isn’t the prettiest or most elegant Mac app you’ll use, but it’s quite functional, and serves a simple requirement with ease.