Tag Archives: Clipboard

Native Clipboard Is a Clipboard Manager That Stays Out of the Way

Native Clipboard Is a Clipboard Manager That Stays Out of the Way

Android: Copying and pasting text on Android can be a bit of a hassle. Native Clipboard helps ease the pain by allowing you to double-tap any text field to bring up a robust clipboard manager. You can quickly paste common blocks of text or manage multiple items you’ve copied.

This isn’t the first clipboard manager we’ve featured for Android, but it’s probably one of the most discreet. Rather than having a floating bubble that hovers over everything you do, Native Clipboard is invisible until you double-tap a text field. It automatically saves text you’ve entered while it’s running (which means it can also double as a Lazarus-style form recovery app). You can save or paste text you’ve entered, text you’ve copied, or even pin blocks of text that you use frequently.

Native Clipboard | Google Play Store via Android Police

CopyQ Runs Commands and Scripts on Content Copied to the Clipboard

CopyQ Runs Commands and Scripts on Content Copied to the Clipboard

Windows: We’ve featured plenty of clipboard managers before. Where CopyQ stands out is its ability to run commands or scripts on content you copy to the clipboard based on which type of content it is.

At its most basic level, CopyQ is a simple clipboard manager. It logs any content you save to the clipboard, you can edit clipboard contents with the CopyQ editor, and move selected items up or down the list to keep some of them around. However, go to File > Preferences > Commands and you get a world of new options.

Based on filtering options such as the type of the content (such as a URL or an image), the contents of what’s copied, or what window it’s copied from, you can set CopyQ to automatically perform certain actions. Common tasks include opening a URL in a new tab, encrypt/decrypt files, or run your own shell scripts.

CopyQ | via Addictive Tips

Command-C App Copies and Pastes Between iOS and Mac

iOS/Mac: Sometimes, you just need to get something from your Mac to your iOS device instantly (or vice versa). Command-C is an (awkwardly named) app that makes it so you can copy clipboard data—that includes images or text—across iOS devices or between Mac and iOS.

Command-C is basically a shared clipboard that all your devices have access to. Copy something to your Mac’s clipboard and it’s available on your iOS device. Do the same on your iPhone, and you can grab it on your Mac, or even toss it over to your iPad. All you need to do to share data is click the share button on your computer or open the app on iOS and and the clipboard is copied over immediately. From there, you can share images, text, rich text, or URLs. If you bounce between different devices for work, Command-C is worth having around.

Command-C ($3.99) | iTunes App Store

Command-C (free) | Mac App Store

Belt.io Syncs Text & Links Across Devices and Browsers

Belt.io Syncs Text & Links Across Devices and Browsers

Web/Chrome/Firefox/iOS/Android: If you want a simple cloud-based clipboard that syncs notes across different devices, then Belt.io gets the job done without much fuss.

Sign up for the webapp, get the Chrome or Firefox extensions, and download it across your iOS or Android devices. Once you have it set up on all these, you can copy-paste any text or links into individual notes, which are instantly synced across the app. It works just as it says and even gives you a notification when there’s an update.

What I didn’t like about the app was its sharing feature, which lets you share your notes only with other Belt.io users. There’s no reason a simple text note can’t be shared on other platforms like email, text messaging or IM. But hey, it’s still a neat app apart from that, especially since it’s free!


EverClip Automatically Imports Your iOS Clipboard to Evernote

iOS: If you’re in the midst of a research project on your iPhone or iPad, you don’t want to open the Evernote app each time you find something you want to save. EverClip solves this problem by monitoring and saving content from your clipboard in the background.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this wasn’t possible on iOS—I was certainly skeptical—but it really does work. All you have to do is launch the EverClip app once, then go about your business in any other iOS app. For the next ten minutes, EverClip will automatically grab any images or text that you copy to your clipboard, and even play a distinct pinging noise to verify that the clipping was saved. So you could grab a URL from Safari, some text from Reeder, and an image from your camera roll, all without opening the Evernote app or EverClip in between.

Once you’re done clipping, hop back over to EverClip to organize your note. You can select any combination of the clippings to add to Evernote, rearrange them, add an additional photo or text note, then export it to your default Evernote notebook. Unfortunately, EverClip isn’t a universal app, so you’ll have to pony up $2.99 for the iPhone version and $5.99 for the iPad version. However, if you frequently use Evernote from your mobile device for archiving research, it’s well worth the cost.

EverClip for iPhone ($2.99) | App Store via Macdrifter

EverClip for iPad (5.99) | App Store