Flycut (Clipboard manager)
By Gennadiy Potapov
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Flycut is a clean and simple clipboard manager for developers. It based on open source app called Jumpcut. Flycut is also open source: http://github.com/TermiT/flycut
Every time you copy code pieces Flycut store it in history. Later you can past it using Shift-Command-V even if you have something different in your current clipboard. You can change hotkey and other settings in preferences.
If you have any suggestions please post them here: http://github.com/TermiT/Flycut/issues
List of contributors: http://github.com/TermiT/Flycut/contributors
Developed by developers for developers.
What's New in Version 1.5
- Sticky mode by default disabled
- clips and settings sync with Dropbox
- navigate in sticky mode through clips using J, K keys (vi style)
- bezel popup animation (Preferences -> Appearance)
- remove clips with Delete key
- option to change size of bezel (Preferences -> Appearance)
- option to skip password protection fields (Preferences -> General)
- option to skip duplicated clips
- bug fixes
Bugs in this version, but one of the best utilities I’ve used
The original Jumpcut has worked on every system I’ve tried it on and is one of the most useful apps I’ve ever installed, but hasn’t been updated in a long time and I’ve had to cross my fingers that it would work after every OS upgrade... I’m glad Flycut has taken up the reins to keep this utility alive and well, but Flycut has a bug that does not allow it to remember your settings after a restart - unless you tell it to save after each clip… It won’t save your preferences whenever they’re changed like most other apps and it took me a while to figure out how to get it to save its preferences. There’re a couple of reports of this problem on the developers GitHub, but it’s still a problem.
Still, bugs aside it’s one of my most used/first installed utilities and it’s approach to clipboard management fits my style better than all other clipboard buffers/managers that I’ve tried.
The Definitive Solution to the Modern Pasteboard
The only think I can say about this app is as a programmer and and a power user, this app has changed my life. That sounds like an overstatement; maybe it is. It also could be a knee jerk reaction to an obvious modern addition to the pervasive 30 year old concept of the Macintosh pasteboard. Whichever it is, the utility of this app is incredible. I can't emphasis how much Flycut has streamlined my workflow, and as a long time Mac user, Flycut's user experience has always felt right at home. Every time I show this app to a coworker, fellow developer, OS X power user, or anyone who know just wants to save time, I see a look of joy. Anyone who has invoked Command + C will appreciate this app!
Indispensible, Issue with multiple monitors
Indispensible. I must use this a dozens of times a day - can’t imagine doing without.
I found that flycut doesn’t work fully if you are pasting into a window on a second monitor (not sure if it’s still an issue if the second monitor is in mirror mode) - it won’t properly let you select another clipping to paste and only lets you paste the most recent one. Still, I just drag the window to the main monitor and paste there and it works fine.
Wish: I wish there was a snippet/short cut function that could easily paste frequently used things like my email address without having to search for it.