By everywhere, I mean applications like Apple’s Calendar app which works and synchronizes between Mac, iPhone, iPad, and even Watch. These days I want a new app to work across all my devices. One that is just coming into its own is the clipboard. Apple gives you one clipboard item at a time. There is a better way.
Copy Here To There
The way the Mac’s clipboard works is much the same as on iPad, iPhone, and every device known to computerdom. Command-C copies an item– text, graphic, photo, whatever– and saves it on the built-in clipboard. One item at a time. The past few years have seen a growing app cottage industry in clipboard managers which save whatever you copy so you can paste it in a document at any time.
Even better are clipboard managers which keep clipboard items synchronized between Mac, iPhone, and iPad. That’s what Copy Parrot does. Imagine having a collection of whatever you’ve copied recently available on every Apple computer you own.
Pretty cool, no?
Of course, not everyone needs to have their clipboards synchronized, but once you’ve tried it you’ll see the advantages right away. For Mac users, it’s just a matter of pulling down a menu from the Menubar. Whatever you’ve copied recently is available and most items are visible. Items can be pasted into documents or shared.
With an upgrade option, Clipboards can also be shared with other Copy Parrot users, which makes for a good work environment with multiple Macs, iPhones, or iPads and up to four clipboards can be created. iPad Pro users can use the split screen option to view Copy Parrot items side-by-side with another open application.
Mac users have plenty of clipboard manager options from which to choose, and Copy Parrot falls into the middle of the group but has sharing capabilities not found in some favorites like Copy’em Paste or Copied, but it’s easier to set up and use.