If you slave over a hot keyboard for a few hours a day then you understand why some Mac utilities are worth their weight in, uh, Bit Coin? Let me back up to the basics. Cut, copy, and paste. Those are keyboard shortcuts we learn early on, right?
Has cut, copy, and paste changed much since the original Mac? No. That needs to change, but Apple seems stuck in the 20th century when it comes to such improvements. Look how long it took Apple to get to a two-button mouse?
Take a look at one of my favorite Mac utilities. It’s called CopyPaste Pro. It’s a multiple clipboard manager. That means anything you cut or copy gets stored in a library so it can be pasted again later without having to find it and copy it again. That is a huge time saver.
Viewing all your clipboards is a click or keyboard shortcut away.
Whatever you’ve copied or cut to the Mac’s clipboard gets saved by CopyPaste Pro so you can paste it in again whenever you want; even if you restart your Mac.
At the most basic level that’s what CopyPaste Pro does, but as a mature Mac utility there are many other useful features to help you save the day.
The Clip History even stores drag and drops (in addition to cuts and copy). The Clip Browser is horizontal or vertical, depending on your screen size and what you want to view. You can even drag images from Safari directly into CopyPaste Pro.
The built-in clip editor lets you open clips in PDF, RTF, HTML, Apple’s Archive format, text and more– so you can even edit what you saved in the Clip History.
There’s much more going on in CopyPaste Pro, but suffice it to say that if you don’t have a multiple clipboard manager, this is a good one; one of the best. Try it before you buy it, too. OK, what is ‘plum amazing’ about CopyPaste Pro? It’s a play on words. The app developer is Plum Amazing.