How would you like to have iPhone-like cut, copy, and paste on your Mac?
Wait. Doesn’t the Mac already have cut, copy, and paste? Yes, but not like the iPhone. Add the PopClip utility app to your Mac and you get functionality that’s nothing short of pretty cool considering the nominal price tag.
PopClip looks and works like cut, copy, and paste on the iPhone and iPad, but it comes with a few extras that make it worthy of using on the Mac. The way PopClip works is pretty nifty. Select text with your Mac’s mouse or trackpad. That brings up a context sensitive popup with cut, copy, paste, and a bunch of other options.
Here are a few samples.
Select text on the screen that contains an email address, file path, or URL, and PopClip will open it. Select a misspelled word and PopClip can provide corrections. Or, just select a word to get a dictionary definition, or search online.
As if that’s not enough to get you hooked, PopClip has extensions and more than 100 of them are free. These can add more functions, including word count, paste and match style, capitalize text, and even send text to Evernote.
Sweet, simple, and affordable.