Just when I complain to my husband that he’s crammed too many utilities onto my Mac, he comes up with one that’s indispensable. It’s a must have. Why did Apple not put this functionality into every Mac?
What I’m talking about is the Mac’s clipboard. When you copy or cut something, it gets stored into OS X’s clipboard. Everyone uses copy and paste. But it’s a one-item-at-a-time function. Copy or cut something else and what you just copied or cut before will disappear, never to be found.
That has to change because there’s an app that does all that even better than Apple intended.
Copy, Paste, Repeat, Copy, Paste, Repeat
My spouse-cum-Mac-administrator routinely adds new applications to my Mac. The latest is a useful, simple, sometimes complex little beast that remembers what I copy.
OS X only remembers what was last copied. CopyPaste Pro remembers everything that was cut or copied, in order, easily retrieved to paste again, and searchable.
It’s like having Time Machine for your Mac’s clipboard contents. Or, a library of clipboard contents. Or, a searchable, instantly usable index of everything you’ve copied or cut.
6 Ways To Love Cut, Copy, And Paste In Multiples
Here’s what CopyPaste Pro does. First, everything you cut or copy gets saved, in order. Open the Clip Browser and there it is, ready to be pasted again.
Clips can actually be edited. If you copied a bunch of paragraphs, they’re saved, but they’re also editable. What you copy or cut could be of sufficient value to be used again and again, so CopyPaste Pro gives you Archives and a History of all your clips.
Whatever you’ve clipped from your document can be viewed Multiple ways, including the graphical browser. Built-in tools let you alter text, insert specific kinds of text, even extract information from within a clip.
And, just to speed things up, use the QuickClip keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste even faster.
CopyPaste Pro is one of the sweetest applications my husband has ever foisted onto me and my Mac without my knowledge. Multiple clipboards. What a great idea. Hey, Apple, Mac users are ready for such advancement.