By Michaël Parrot
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xClipboard is a whole new way to use your clipboard. Discreet, working in background, it keeps everything element you copied in the past in mind.
A simple click on its icon localized in the menu bar lets you find anything you copied from any application along with making them ready to be used in any application. (Note : The app must support the copy action).
The elements can be organized by type (images, texts, … ) or by application to let you find the thing you miss more easily.
What's New in Version 2.0.2
• Bug fixes.
Clips can’t be stored for more than three days? Really?
Clips can’t be stored for more than three days? Really? That’s a deal breaker for me even if it is a free app! One service that many clipboard apps come with is the ability to store some clips that you use all the time, like passwords, email addresses, addresses, etc, and paste them as you need them. This doesn’t have that ability since it only keeps clips for three days at the longest! How stupid is that! There’s a few things I look for in a clipboard app, that it keeps unlimited clips for an unlimited time, that you can cut from, and paste to and from, the app by double clicking AND by drag and drop, and a search enging where you can find your clips. Is that asking too much? One thing I have never seen that I like is to be able to cut from clips stored in the app. If I have a long paragraph stored in the app I want to be able to (1) look at the whole thing and (2) cut a part from it to the clipboard and app to paste. Well, if anyone finds a clipboard app like that let me know! A clipboard app is my most used app by far, and is invaluable. Now, if I can only find a good one!
Fatal Flaw - Hunt and Peck for that copy I did 2 days ago...
This is a pretty app that suggests it can provide a concise way of using a multi-clipboard approach to Mac life. It is very Mac-ish in that the interface is clean, inviting and responsive. (even attractive)
It is just that the workflow is a non-starter. While it supports multiple clipboards, its fatal flaw is that you are forced to fish around and try and figure out what app you used to perform the copy a few minutes ago or a couple of days ago (good luck with that).
If you have run 20+ apps in the last 3 days, and you know you copied that email address from somewhere, and you need it NOW, you are relgatted to fishing around looking for that email address in one of the 20+ apps listed in xClipboard. Instead, with a linear list of clipboards, you could quickly scroll down through that list and identify anything with an “@“ in it visually to see what email address you are looking for among the variety of email addresses you copied in the last 3 days.
What happnes is that you will hopefully try and remember part of the email address and punt… go to Spotlight and search your Finder because finding in xClipboard ain’t gonna happen. It’s a clipboard labyrinth with no Jennifer Connelly as your prize.
And why did I pick 3 days? That is the maximum age of anything in the xClipboard before it expires and disapears. (really?!).
So, for now, until it does not work any more, I will stick with the late great PopCopy2 (R.I.P. 2006) which provides immediate access to all clipboards even by a keystroke… and when I say all, I mean as long as I want to keep them… and have enough disk space. March 18th is my oldest one currently… almost a month ago.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jan 31, 2015
- Version: 2.0.2
- Size: 1.4 MB
- Languages: English, French
- Seller: Michael Parrot
- © Magnesium-App
Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor