How much has the Mac changed through more than three decades since 1984? Well, the changes are massive and highly visible. Color. Storage. Displays. What hasn’t changed much is how we use the Mac. Physically.
There’s still a keyboard but the mouse has been replaced by a trackpad for about four out of five Mac users. We still use Command-Tab to scroll through open applications. We still use Command-Q to Quit an app, and Command-P to print (even though we’re printing less than ever). What else hasn’t changed much? Command-C to copy something to store in the Mac’s clipboard.
For whatever the marketing or engineering reasons, the Mac’s clipboard remains hopelessly confined to 1984. Copy and item– text, graphics, whatever– to the Mac’s clipboard via Command-C, and it stays there until you copy or cut something else, then it gets discarded forever. That’s just wrong.
Enter Copied, a cleverly designed Mac, iPhone, and iPad clipboard manager that captures whatever you copy or cut on your Mac, then stores each item into a library which lets you sync up those items with other Macs running Copied or even to iPad and iPhone running Copied. What else?
- Copy – Save a copy of your clipboard. Copied supports text, links and images (JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, TIFF).
- Drag-and-Drop – Drag-and-drop one or multiple clippings into any app.
- Edit – Make changes or merge multiple clippings together.
- Lists – Store and organize your clippings.
- Search – Simply start typing to find a clipping.
- Template – Copy clippings formatted with our built-in templates or create your own.
- iCloud Sync – Access clippings and lists on all your OS X and iOS* devices.
- Clipboard Sync – Seamlessly copy on one device and paste in another.
- Per-Application Rules – Whitelist or blacklist clipboard content copied from specific apps.
- Hotkeys – User-configurable shortcuts allow you to quickly activate the app or perform actions without activating the app.
- Scriptable – Control Copied from another app using scripts.
Welcome to some power that’s easy to use, affordable, and very useful on all your devices. Use Copied to save text, images, photos, links, or just about anything that can be cut or copied to the Mac’s clipboard. Everything you copied gets save into the library. That makes those items easy to find and paste again.
Copied works in the background so there isn’t anything to do. Use the Mac’s clipboard the way you always use it. But when you need to back up a dozen copied or cut items ago, there they are, available with a click to Copied in the Mac’s Menubar.
What’s not to like?
For the Mac, the sync works in the background. For iPhone and iPad, it works in the foreground so you have to open Copied for iOS and it may take a few seconds or a minute to open the iCloud sync list. Search is built-in, plus clippings can be stored as favorites and organized however you need. You can easily drag and drop multiple items from Copied’s list into a document.
See? Copied is a vast improvement upon the Mac’s simple Command-C for Copy or Command-X to Cut, but even better with Command-V to Paste because you can paste items you copied yesterday or last week or last month.