The folks who write for Mac360 are an eclectic bunch of Apple followers and scattered all over the country; from shore to shore and sea to sea and in between. We have a few things in common. We love useful apps.
Long ago we advocated the use of RSS readers to improve your efficiency when reading many websites. We pushed backup clone apps as the best of all possible worlds for keeping your Mac backed up. We also think clipboard managers are a better way to copy and paste. Here’s one to try. It’s free.
Copy. Paste. Paste.
The Mac’s clipboard is a time honored function built in to macOS and even available for iPad and iPhone in iOS. Copy an item on your Mac’s screen and it gets stored in the clipboard. Copy another item and the original is deleted while the new one is saved. That means you must copy the same items over and over. A clipboard manager app gives you options to copy and save items to be pasted later. That saves many steps over time.
I have a few favorite clipboard manager apps but if you want to try one to see how it works, use OmniCopy. It’s free, and if you have a Dropbox account, it can sync copied items from your Mac to another Mac, to iPhone or iPad, or even a Windows PC or an Ubuntu Linux PC. Geeky, right?
As you copy items on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or whatever, they get stored in the clipboard. On the Mac, the clipboard manager of previously copied items is accessible from the Menubar. Click the Menubar icon, select the item you want to paste, and you’re good to go. No re-copying required. No emailing something to yourself to use on another device because Dropbox does the sync for OmniCopy and works within seconds.
Not bad for free?
But free also means a few catches. You must have a Dropbox account. iCloud doesn’t work. Yet. Pasting doesn’t work quite the same way on iPhone and iPad, thanks to iOS restrictions, as it does on the Mac which refreshes copied and synced items automatically. OmniCopy copies text only, no images or types of files.
OmniCopy is free, so it’s a good clipboard manager to try first. If that’s all you need, you’re good to go. Click Here for a list of others to try. One of my favorites is Clipped, which also syncs between devices but comes with many more features.
I’m sure you get the idea. We like clipboard manager apps in the same way as we like RSS readers and backup cloning apps.