Can you name the very first few things you learned about using a Mac? The mouse or trackpad would seem to be high on the list. After that, it’s point and click to access menus. Then, we learned how to use the Mac’s built-in clipboard, and along came keyboard shortcuts– Command-C to copy, Command-S to save, Command-V to paste. What else?
Those steps trace their history back to the Mac’s early days in 1984 and not much has changed since then. When we copy an item it goes to the Mac’s clipboard. Then we can paste what we copied elsewhere. Time honored, right? The only real issue is the clipboard doesn’t remember anything else other than what you last copied or cut. It’s one item at a time.
Along with a number of similarly useful Mac utilities, Copy’em Paste gives Mac users the ability to remember everything that was copied. Copy an item and it gets stored in Copy’em Paste’s library, which can then synchronize between Macs using iCloud.
One click to the Mac Menubar and you get a pop-down window that displays everything you recently copied or cut.
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Copy’em Paste can be invoked with a click or a keyboard shortcut. The app copies just about everything a Mac can copy. Text snippets, images, and it has a built-in screenshot function to capture and store Mac screenshots.
Pasting an object back into a Mac application is little more than a click or keyboard shortcut. Formatted text can be copied and pasted as formatted text– handy within a word processor– but there is an option to reformat text on the fly.
Yes, there’s a built-in text editor so you can edit whatever you copied and it saves the changes.
As you would expect with such an advanced utility, Copy’em Past has options to create shortcuts to paste frequently used items. Copied items can be identified by name so they’re easier to search and find. Images even have a preview option so you can see more detail before pasting into a document.
- Support virtually all formats: text, images, links, HTML, code, PDF, files, etc.
- Copy and star clippings in one step via a customizable shortcut
- Drag and drop clippings into target applications
- Paste rich text as plain text via a customizable shortcut
- Fast search-as-you-type support; auto-focus and auto-clear options for search field
- Open clippings window right where your mouse is or at a fixed location
- Automatically close window after pasting or keep it always open
- Reject duplicated clippings
- Pause and resume clipping collection
- Delete selected clippings or entire lists
- Can delete non-starred clippings automatically, or keep a short history of them
- Can launch app automatically at login time
- Theme options and option to display text in larger/smaller sizes
- Options to play sounds when copying and/or pasting
What about sensitive information from applications such as password managers? Copy’em Paste has a blacklist option so passwords and usernames won’t be copied.
The latest version has an option to sync your copied items to iCloud so they show up in another Mac. I use Copy’em Paste on my desktop iMac, but thanks to the sync feature, all I copied– including a library of frequently used items and favorites– gets copied to iCloud and is available on my MacBook Pro when I hit the road.
The only negative to Copy’em Paste is that there is not an iPhone or iPad version.