And we like what’s there when we need it and out of sight while we don’t. Here’s a quick look at the #1 most useful, usable, and utterly necessary Mac utility you can buy.
Everyone Needs This
Who among the Mac faithful is not familiar with copy and paste? It’s one of the very first things we learn about using a computer. Copy this, paste it over there. Easy, right?
Here’s the problem with copy and paste. That’s about all it does. We can cut and paste. We can copy and paste. And, we can copy and cut, but not paste.
Why can’t Apple make the most used of the Mac’s built-in functions do just a little more?
After all, the clipboard has been around since the early days of the Mac back in the last century and all it does is mostly what it did back in the day.
There’s a better way, and it’s called PTHPasteboard Pro. This clever utility replaces the Mac’s clipboard with a clipboard memory. It remembers what you copied so you can find it and paste it again without copying or cutting again.
That clipboard memory couldn’t be easier to use, either. PTHPasteboard Pro features a pop out window that anchors to the side of the Mac’s screen, out of sight. Move the onscreen pointer to the edge, and it pops out, revealing your most recent copy and cut items.
A single click pastes them into a document again.
It stores hundreds or thousands of recent text snippets, email messages, phone numbers, URLs, photos, graphics, code, or whatever you can copy in your Mac.
PTHPasteboard can be controlled from the keyboard, too, using shortcuts, and text can even be filtered to look pretty when it gets pasted. Even better, it syncs the copied clipboard library between Macs (including encryption if you want it).
It’s like having a very long memory for whatever you copy or cut onto the Mac’s clipboard. Shut down the Mac, and the clipboard’s contents disappear, but not so with PTHPasteboard Pro. It all gets saved, ready to be pasted again.
A few of our Mac360 staff prefer to highly capable CopyPaste Pro which works similarly by creating a history of the clipboard’s contents.
I love this utility and use it everyday, making it easily my Mac’s most used add on tool. That said, there are a few issues. Syncing the clipboard history is problematic on some Macs. And, as good as it is, with as many configuration options as it has, it needs to be updated more frequently.