If you’ve never used a clipboard manager then you’re in for a treat. Here’s one that’s free to get started. It’s called iPaste. Yes, just when you thought iEverything was going iAway, there’s another iApp for Mac users.
Copy. Paste. Save.
Apple’s clipboard works in the time honored fashion. Whatever you copy or cut on your Mac gets stored to the clipboard and can be used later. But if you copy or cut something else, whatever was saved on the clipboard is gone forever.
What if you use iPaste or any of a few dozen clipboard managers? What you get is a library of previously copied or cut items, all stored in a library, all easily accessible with a click. The clipboard manager app stores and retrieves whatever you copied or cut. That means text snippets, images, photos, URLs, and almost anything and everything that can be copied or cut on your Mac.
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The Mac’s Menubar has about everything you need to know, including options to display the library history of copied items, an option to use plain text instead of formatted text, and even add emoji wherever you choose.
Keyboard shortcuts are included, too, and range from paste to edit to display the clipboard library history.
Copied items can also be pinned as favorites for easier pasting. Almost anything a Mac can copy and paste can be saved in iPaste’s library of clipboard items. It’s also a security conscious Mac app and won’t capture and save from apps like the Mac’s built-in Keychain, 1Password, and others that save important information.
If you’ve never used a clipboard manager tool, iPaste is a good one to start with because it’s free, but the in-app purchase for the pro version adds a few more features. It’s not as feature complete as my favorite, Copy’em Paste, and not cross platform– macOS and iOS– like Copied, but it’s decent.