Years ago there were few multiple clipboard apps, and since the Mac App Store debuted a few years ago, there are plenty of multi-clipboard apps.
If you’re new to multiple clipboards then you’re in for a treat. This is the app that helps you work better and faster. My example today is CopyLess, a clipboard manager for the Mac. What it does is both simple and elegant yet it’s pretty much a guarantee that it can save you time and effort each day. Mac OS X copies only one thing to the clipboard at a time.
CopyLess copies items to the clipboard, too, but it remembers up to 100 of the last copies or cuts. That’s the key. Just image a pop up window with a list of all the items you’ve recently copied or cut.
Anything you copy on your Mac gets copied to the CopyLess list automatically. And, it doesn’t matter what you copy. Text snippets. Photos. Files. Any app specific data.
It even works using drag and drop from CopyLess’ list to any Mac app. And, you can use Quick Look in OS X to see the contents of a clipboard item before you copy it.
Beyond just the multiple clipboard feature, CopyLess also has a Favorites list and can paste up to 10 favorites with use-defined keyboard shortcuts.
You’ll also like the fact that CopyLess displays the icon for the app that created the copied item. 100 items can be plenty so you can also search through the list.
This could be the start of you becoming a Mac power user. Copy and paste is so traditional that everyone knows how. But copying and pasting multiple items and storing up to 100 items is positively power user status.