Clipboard manager? Yep. Copy an item, any item from text to URL to photo to whatever, and the Mac saves it on the Mac’s clipboard. One item at a time. Need a copied item from yesterday? No. Can. Do. The Mac’s clipboard saves items one at a time. A clipboard manager saves many copied items and creates a history of files. This one shares with iPhone and iPad.
Free The Clipboard!
Mac clipboard management apps are an acquired taste. The copying and saving process is the same, but the retrieval and re-paste change your workflow a bit. CloudClip Manager is a Mac clipboard manager utility. It’s free and it saves clipboard history to iCloud so it’s available for other Macs, say, iMac to MacBook. And– here’s the killer feature– the same clipboard items can be used by the CloudClip for iPhone and iPad. That app is free, too.
Here it is on the Mac.
Everything you copy in each device gets saved in iCloud and becomes available on other devices within seconds (sometimes minutes; iCloud has issues). Command-C copies an item and it gets saved to CloudClip which saves it to iCloud which copies it to other devices.
Think of CloudClip as nothing more than a handy Menubar menu of everything you’ve copied. Everything? Only the last 15 clipboard items, so not quite everything. CloudClip is smart enough to use keyboard shortcuts to speed up the pasting process.
Here’s Cloud Clip Manager on the iPhone.
I worry about free apps because a business model usually keeps apps updated regularly. Free is good, but only to a point. CloudClip is worth a few bucks (it’s still free); and gets very good ratings from users). It runs on older versions of macOS and iOS iPhone and iPad, and, of course, an iCloud account is required if you want to sync items between devices.
CloudClip Manager is nicely done and a good way to find out the benefits of using a clipboard manager without the expense or learning curve. Here’s a List of additional clipboard manager options.