Once it’s stored on the clipboard you can move to another location in the app or to another Mac app and paste what you previously copied. It’s been that way since Mac-time-immemorial. But there is a better way. It’s fast, cheap, and syncs up the clipboard with multiple Macs.
Clipboard In The Cloud
A clipboard manager app is a worthy addition to your daily workflow. The advantages are obvious. Whatever you’ve copied in the past, gets stored on your Mac for easy retrieval.
Enter Cloud Clip, a clipboard manager than syncs up clipboard entries between Mac, iPhone, and iPad (requires an iOS app for the latter) so you can find and paste whatever you’ve saved.
Search through your clipboard clippings with a click to the Menubar, the Dock, or use the handy keyboard combo.
The Mac stores an unlimited number of clippings (probably not ‘unlimited’ but far more than you’ll need; based upon storage on your Mac) and you can view them with a click.
Even better, Cloud Clip lets you assign keyboard shortcuts to 10 frequently used clipboard clippings. You can also setup a blacklist of apps where Cloud Clip won’t save the clipboard (good for password management apps).
Navigating and using Cloud Clip couldn’t be much easier. Click on the Menubar to view all the recent clippings. Click on the Starred tab for those clippings you use frequently (it’s like saving a tagged clipboard). Click on Source to view the clipping.
Cloud Clip automatically detects duplicate clippings, lets you paste formatted text as plain text, and, importantly, gives you an option to mass delete clippings you no longer need. It isn’t the most powerful clipboard manager for Mac, but syncing between iPhone and iPad opens up useful possibilities and the price tag is less than the more feature-laden options, including CopyPaste Pro and PTHPasteboard.