By Irradiated Software
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iClip is the premier multiple clipboard & scrapbook tool that enables you to keep a history of almost anything you copy, instead of only the last thing.
iClip was designed to be accessed as simply as the Mac's Dock. Just move your cursor to the side of the screen and iClip pops out for instant use.
Get things into and out of iClip with hotkeys, drag & drop, or just 1-click.
Organize your stored clips into multiple sets and have them ready to paste in an instant.
Imagine having common email replies, logos and signatures, code-snippets, and more just a single click or keyboard shortcut away!
••• Was featured in Apple's "Staff Picks" in December 2011 •••
What's New in Version 5.1.1
• Supports Retina graphics!
• Lowers power consumption on recent MacBook models with two graphics chips.
• Improves compatibility with many apps, including Mail, FileMaker, Illustrator, ScreenSteps, PathFinder.
• Works better with right-to-left scripts (Hebrew, Arabic).
• Improves Hotkey Paste operation, not losing focus any more.
• Using the Paste operation preserves the previous clipboard contents.
• Various small bug fixes.
If you find yoursself having to copy and paste a TON on your computer it is definetly worth your while to check out this app. I often have to go between websites and an excel sheet so having multiple copy/paste bins is a fantastic help. A few brief notes. It's worth mentioning that you can select different kinds of "paste" options. From direct paste, to "paste plain text from bin". The latter certainly helps especially when you are moving between data types. It's a little hidden however, you must click the down arrow to show more hotkey options to find it. My only complaint is that the program seems to have some glitches when using Word and the equations tool. It gets overloaded and everything can freeze. Oh, and be aware that you don't chose hotkeys that interrupt your workflow in other programs (ie photoshop/indesign) or things get weird. Other than that, this program works fantastically well!
get Terminix on speed dial!
Buggy! This update has issues with the iClip window freezing in place when emptying the bins' contents into the trash. I have to quit iClip & relaunch it to get this frozen window off the screen. Even after flushing the cache & prefs, this issue still persists every time. The previous version had zero issues on snow leopard & was always reliable. Once this annoyance is fixed, iClip will once again have a 5 star rating.
Surprisingly useful, a favorite of mine
(To the person who had problems with the Delete key: You have probably accidentally assigned the Delete key as a hotkey in iClip. Trashing the preferences "com.irradiatedsoftware.iClip.plist" should fix this, no need to ditch this program just for that. To find the Prefs file, use a tool such as EasyFind or "Find Any File")
Have you ever had to copy multiple excerpts from a text or fragments of an image, then paste them into another document? Didn't you wish you could just select, copy, select, copy, select copy, then paste, paste, paste? If you do, then you'll enjoy a clipboard managing tool such as iClip.
The part I like most about iClip is that it visualizes all my clippings very well, so that I can even find clips from half an hour ago in it easily, as it can store up to 100 clippings.
Despite its bulky looking window, it can be made quite unobtrusive, e.g. by having it only appear when I move the mouse to the screen edge, or by pressing a key combination.
The recent update to 5.1.1 finally brings Retina support and a few smaller customization options. E.g, right-click on the small desktop image in the Preferences to get more positioning options. Now I can limit the window size to half the screen and tuck it just below the top left corner.
I also got used to storing often used folders and files in an iClip set for quick access. In this way it's like a second Dock, but with more options.
Another area where I've learned to appreaciate iClip's automatic clipboard recording is when I write a text into an online form like this: I occasionally press Cmd-A, then Cmd-C, to copy my interim text, so that it ends up stored by iClip. This makes sure I do not lose what I entered should I accidentally quit Safari or should it crash or just otherwise lose my entered text. iClip will remember it, even between reboots.
Overall, this is one of the few Apps I really appeciate having always running on my system, along with other system enhancers such as DragThing (for its Trash can in the bottom right screen corner), Little Snitch (firewalling), Default Folder X, iStat Menus, Air Video Server, Dropbox and Crashplan.