Copy'em Paste - A Superior Clipboard Manager
By Hoi Chang
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Copy'em Paste is a resourceful menulet that makes tedious copy/paste operations super easy and fast! It remembers the things you copy (text, images, screenshots, files…), and lets you quickly recall and paste them, right where your mouse cursor is. Use it to recover lost clippings, do bulk copying/pasting, or collect favorite clippings just by using copy commands, for example. It can do lots of things that many clipboard tools can’t!
- Automatically remembers the things copied by regular copy/cut commands
- Can store unlimited starred clippings, and as many as 999 unstarred ones
- Accepts text, images, links, HTML, code, PDFs, files — anything you can copy
- Instant access to clippings via menubar or ⌘-Shift-V (customizable shortcut)
- Plain-text mode option to paste any rich text as plain text
- Text transformation options (capitalization, stripping whitespace, adding prefixes/suffixes, etc.)
- Batch pasting of multiple text snippets
- Unlimited number of lists for you to organize your favorite clippings
- Auto-star mode where newly arrived clippings are automatically put into the current starred list (a handy way to collect clippings about a topic)
- Fast switching between lists via app-local shortcuts (such as ⌘1, ⌘2, etc.)
- Sort clippings by their creation dates, most-recently-used dates, and how often clippings are pasted, etc.
- Rearrange starred clippings via drag-and-drop
- Find clippings by search, content-type filtering, and application-name filtering
- Option to preview text and image clippings in full
- Edit text clippings (add/remove/replace text)
- Open clippings window next to current mouse location (in order to minimize mouse movement)
- Option to keep the window open after each paste operation; by default, the window automatically closes (gets out of your way) after use
- Capture screenshots (full screen, windows, selected areas, etc.) as clippings
- Blacklist applications, so clippings from them won't be saved
- Stop (or resume) collecting new clippings
- Can delete selected clippings, selected sets, or entire lists
- Change the theme, with option to show text clippings in original colors or grayscale
HOW TO USE IT (EXAMPLE)
To paste one of its clippings, simply:
(1) Press ⌘-Shift-V (or click the menubar icon) to see the clippings
(2) Click the clipping (or press a local keyboard shortcut) to select it
**(3) Using a regular paste command (such as ⌘V) to paste it
**You can skip Step 3 altogether, by simply installing a free auto-paste helper app, available from our website. Then Step 2 above will automatically paste the clipping for you.
If you have questions or suggestions, please email us at email@example.com. If you enjoy using Copy'em Paste, please leave us a review and support us!
What's New in Version 2.0.0
- New app icon
- New option to hide the menubar icon
- New "Daylight" theme option, and option to display text in colors or grayscale
- New option to assign fixed paste shortcuts to clippings (click or right-click on shortcut labels to set or change them)
- New sort orders for clippings and their reverse orders
- New option to drag and drop clippings within starred (favorite) lists
- New Auto-Star mode to automatically store newly arrived clippings in the current (default) starred list
- New icons for starred lists
- You can now select multiple rows, by using ⌘-Click, Shift-Click, or ⌘A
- You can now apply group actions to multiple selected rows (right-click on one of them and then select a group action from the context menu)
- Moved the "Edit Text..." option to the clippings' context menu (right-click on a text clipping to access it)
- Other UI enhancements and bug fixes
If you like this version, please leave us an updated review. Thanks for your support!
Best in class just got better
I absolutely love this app, and have been using it for months. Every time I hit that Cmd-Opt-V or access my favorites list, I’m reminded how well it has been designed and implemented. I went through many other similar apps and none came close to Copy’em Paste for what I wanted.
Hoi Chang has now added a set of features and refinements in 2.0 that show a true commitment to continuing to make this “little” app as useful and user-friendly as it can be. For $5 I really couldn’t be happier.
I have no affiliation with the developer except as a very happy user. If you’re looking for a clip-board manager for the Mac, I highly recommend you give this one a chance.
I’m trying to think up a “con” to temper my review, but for what I want, Copy’em Paste is perfect.
Weak search, not as good as Alfred 2.
The key to a useful clipboard manager is the ability to quickly search through your old clippings. Copy’em Paste’s search system doesn’t support search as you type, and typing into the window doesn’t start a search, so it’s basically useless
In addition, the clipboard manager will only store 999 unstarred clips. There’s no reason for this arbitrary limit, and the interface to discover it is annoying.
Overall, this application has a lot of promise, but these small problems make it not useful for me.
Bought all the others - This one is Best
Goofy name but great features.
The recommended free ‘Helper’ app makes pasting to your document a one click affair.
Text and image copying and pasting works very well.
Create your own custom ‘Lists” (think categories like receipts, art, recipes, screen shots, quotations, jokes. frequently typed text items etc.)
Right-click to send copied item to its “list’. Waits there for pasting or just reference.
From menu bar icon select “Take Screenshot” - Whole or Area. You don’t have to store an entire screenshot if you just want to save a small rectangle are of the screen.
I have paid much more $ for Clipboard Managers that do much less.