Nope. Not me. What I like are newer, easier, better, more intuitive ways to do what I’ve been doing on my Mac for 15 years. I’m thinking cut, copy, paste.
We’ve nailed those down with keyboard shortcuts, right? Uh, not so fast. Many millions of Mac users came from the Windows PC world where everything is more complicated, complex, different, etc. Most of those new Mac users also have roots in the iPhone, which has a clever way to perform some of the basic cut, copy, paste routines.
That same simplicity is available on the Mac with PopClip. It’s a cut, copy, paste pop up that works similar to the same function on an iPhone or iPad. This nifty tool lives in the Mac’s Menubar but integrates itself into your cut, copy, paste, spell check, open URL, search routine.
Doesn’t that look similar to the cut, copy, paste system in the iPhone and iPad? If you select a URL on your Mac, PopClip can open it for you (saving you the copy and switch and paste routine).
Select text to search those words in Google, or select a single word and get a definition right from the dictionary. I’m something of a Mac traditionalist, but not a dogmatic purist. PopClip is actually fun to use because of the extra few functions, and it’s visually pleasant as well.
And, PopClip does more than just cut, copy, paste. There’s spelling, bookmarks, links, and a gazillion extensions which enhance functionality.
PopClip is affordable, too. It’s such a good utility that the average rating is five stars from the Mac App Store. Not many apps can claim that kind of love.