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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 in Version 1.5.5

Bug fixes and improvements to keep this show on the road.
* Now works with PDF Expert by Readdle.
* Fixed an glitch that interfered with using the emoji picker.
* Fixed bug where PopClip would appear repeatedly when clicking in a Safari or Chrome address bar.
* Fixed bug where URLs copied by shift-clicking the Open Link action would be erroneously percent-encoded.
* Corrections to the French translation.
* Fixed some rare crashes based on user-submitted crash reports.
* URL detection now recognizes the new top level domains (like .coffee).
* Smaller file size.
* If you have been having problems starting PopClip due to certificate expiration or damaged app notices, it should now launch.
* New minimum system requirement is OS X 10.9.

Thanks to everyone who reported bugs and helped me with testing. Email or tweet @pilotmoon to contact me.

Enjoy PopClip and stay in touch. -Nick

p.s. While you are here in the Mac App Store, please click a star rating on the PopClip page!


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Customer Reviews

Indispensible utility

Keeps getting better with every update.

This is a must-have app for anyone editing, writing, or researching. Configure it to your needs by choosing from a catalog of extensions, and you can cut down on the clicks in your workflow — with one click look up a selected word in an online dictionary or other reference, copy/cut and paste selected text, change lettering from sentence case to all caps (or small caps), open mail with the selected content, open a URL and so much more . . . amazing what you can do with this small, quick, and simple utility. It’s one of those apps, you didn’t know you needed it until you try it. I couldn’t work without it anymore.

👍 One of the most useful utilities for the Mac! 🔝🔟🖥🛠

When PopClip first came out I figured I would give it a try. I was not that impressed with it. It really didn’t do much that I couldn’t do with a simple shortcut key press, or some of the other utilities I used. BUT, as it’s matured it’s become a killer Mac utility that I use all the time. It’s hands down one of my Top 10 Mac Utilities.

The secret power of PopClip comes from its extensions. It takes a simple utility, and turns it into a super charged power tool! For example, you can add on an extension that will let you search Wikipeid directly from anything you select. The Calculate extension lets you select a simple equation or say a fraction and get back a calculated answer or decimal number conversion. The over 100 plus PopClip extensions are where it’s at!

If you are sitting on the fence thinking you’re not sure if PopClip is for you, then I would jump over to the PopClip website and check out the extentions page. That’s what brought me back to using PopClip, and I haven’t regretted it at all.

It just keeps getting better!

Computing without this app is inefficent and frustrating. Should be the standard on all computers!

I bought this app when it came out a few years ago. Back then it was simply to give you the same function you have on smart phones when you select text. It has coma a long way since then. I do not understand how this app isnt in “Essentials” yet or why it is not an “Editor’s Choice” yet. It is much more valuable than any of the stuff they are putting in. Computing without this app is inefficent and frustrating.

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  • $6.99
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 1.5.5
  • Size: 1.1 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor

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