Well, there is something new under the sun. Well, it’s new to the Mac. Someone decided that the iPhone and iPad’s method of copy and paste would look good on a Mac. That’s what PopClip is.
It’s the iOS version of copy and paste for your Mac. The way it works is similar, too. On the Mac, simply select some text. PopClip pops up with options to Cut, Copy, or Paste (something previously copied or cut). Instead of having to go through that old mouse or trackpad Control-Click or Right Click, PopClip pops up a menu. Click the selection and you’re done.
No keyboard shortcuts. No extra mouse clicks. PopClip is a pop up menu for cut, copy, and paste.
Here’s what it looks like within a text field. Select the text and PopClip pops up the menu.
PopClip works quite similar to the Cut/Copy/Paste in iOS for iPhone and iPad. For the iDevices, simply touch text or a text entry field, and hold the touch. The Cut/Copy/Paste menu appears (along with text grabber handles, when selecting text).
PopClip’s menu looks similar and works mostly the same way. Surprisingly, it was easy to adjust to, which means Apple did the iOS version perfectly. Options are nominal. Show PopClip in the Menubar. Start PopClip when you login to your Mac. PopClip doesn’t seem to work in all Mac apps (some older apps, in particular), but it makes Cut/Copy/Paste less of a blind effort.
I’d be willing to pay more money if it could do multiple clipboards. Nicely done. Inexpensive. Easy to setup and use.