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

4.7 out of 5

42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Tremendously Useful Utility!


This app is perfectly accesible without being annoying! I was afraid it would become bothersome to always have a pop-up options when I select text, but as soon as you move your text away from the pop-up, the pop-up disappears; also, you have the option to white-list certain apps if you would like to do that.

Update: This app has become an integral part of my writing workflow. It has saved me a lot of time!

Experiencing Bugs


PopClip has always been one of my go to apps, but within the last month I’ve started experiencing bugs. For example, the search feature (magnifying glass) no longer conducts a google search. Instead, it simply opens a new blank Chrome window. I still love the app and use it daily, I just wish the bugs were fixed.

An essential part of my editing.


It saves a tiny amount of time per use (going up to the menu to click, and coming back down), but I use it dozens of times per day. Apple should build it into the OS.
I think the price when I got it was much lower than $10. But it’s still worth it.


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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