PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse on your Mac. Instantly access context-specific actions including copy and paste, plus extensions like Send to Evernote. If you select text containing a URL, email address or file path, PopClip can open it. Select a misspelled word, and PopClip offers corrections. Select any text to do a web search with those terms, or select a single word to get the dictionary definition.

More than 100 free extensions are available, including Paste and Match Style, Translate, Send to Evernote, Word Count, Capitalize and much, much more. See

Please note: PopClip works in most Mac apps, but not in all. For an up-to-date list of known incompatible apps, see

"PopClip has achieved near perfect integration with Mac OS X and seems like a default feature of the operating system. For that alone, it is worth its asking price." — The Next Web

"an awesome new utility from Pilotmoon that makes the copy & paste function on your Mac look just like the copy & paste function on your iPhone" — Cult of Mac

"If you love the tap and copy functionality of iOS and want it on your home computer, PopClip is a simple app that adds similar functionality" — lifehacker

"an essential part of my workflow ... 10/10" — Mac.AppStorm

"I think even Mac traditionalists might be tempted." — Dan Frakes, MacWorld

"I'm buying it right now." — Leo Laporte, MacBreak Weekly

What's New

Version 1.5.8

Fixed crash at launch affecting some users on macOS 10.13.

Sorry for the bug & thanks for your patience if you were affected. To get in touch: or @PopClipApp on Twitter. Cheers! -Nick

Ratings and Reviews

One of the Best!


Brilliant, I use this app everyday, there isn’t much I don’t do on my mac that doesn’t involve it. Well and truly worth the money. Thanks for creating a great app.

Edit: A few years later, I’m still using it every single day, it really is a nessesary App for the Mac experience.

PopClip- Great to use-Highly recommended

Dr Muhammad Umer Shehzad

This little software is amazing to use. Just sits there in your cursor and it “pops up” as you select or highlight a word. It offers you to look it up in dictionary or simply perform a “google search” simply from your cursor. With MacOS you have to do a gesture or bring three finger tap to open it up in dictionary but I find this one much more useful and practical for myself.
Gave it five stars.
One thing to remember;
Those of you who intend to use “Bartender” (another great app for good menubar housekeeping), it does not sit in Bartender menubar. Dont know what is the issue. However, there is no interference with function of one another at all and I use them both perpetually.
Highly recommended indeed.

You can't live without it? I can't live with it!


I've given it two weeks; I wanted to love PopClip as much as everyone else - It's a lovely little app but it just gets in the way more often than it is useful.

The amount of miss-clicks I've had to deal with (especially when highlighting a block of text then accidentally clicking PopClip instead of what was underneath it) outweigh any usefulness that the app has provided. Features afforded by PopClip are available via Alfred, global application shortcuts (e.g.: Things ⌃⌥␣ , Evernote ⌃⌘V) or system keyboard shortcuts (⌘C, ⌘V). I suspect anyone finding this useful to their workflow (especially for copy+paste) could probably look at their workflow a little more closely.


Nicholas Moore
1.2 MB
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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