So, why do we waste so much time on our increasing number of computing devices? Mac, Windows PCs, smartphones, tablets. Is it any wonder that as a nation our television viewing has gone down? We’re too busy looking at all these computer screens.
If you’re interested in capturing a few more of the moments spent doing the mundane, here’s a free way to be just a little more productive and efficient. Add the free app PasteBox to your Mac and instead of copying or cutting the same things to the clipboard every day, keep them stored and paste them again when you need to. That saves time, effort, keystrokes. And, best of all, PasteBox is easy to setup and use and it’s free.
What’s not to like?
PasteBox is a Mac clipboard manager. Every time you copy or cut an item– text, snippet, numbers, color, names, images, whatever– it gets stored on the Mac’s clipboard. Copy something else, and the last thing you copied disappears forever. Unless you’re using PasteBox which stores nearly anything you copy or cut.
Hit the keyboard shortcut and you get a pop up window with the clipboard’s recent history of items copied or cut from your Mac. Select what you want, paste it into the document.
As clipboard managers go, PasteBox won’t rate near the top of the list because it has a limited feature set (it’s the burden of being free), but it handles text, rich text, URLs, colors, TIFF images, and more. That makes PasteBox a very good starter clipboard manager. It’s available free from the Mac App Store or as a download from the developer (which contains more features; and is the one I’d recommend).
If you find that you like PasteBox but also find it limited, graduate to PTHPasteboard or CopyPaste Pro. You’ll pay more and get more.