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5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

Clipboard Managers for Mac
Clipboard Managers for Mac
5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac- PC - Duplicating and gluing are one of the major activities that we perform on our PCs regular.

Duplicating and gluing are one of the major activities that we perform on our PCs regular. However, even as our PCs have developed, this fundamental practice still capacities in particularly an indistinguishable path from it backed when the principal PCs with clipboard abilities turned out. Indeed, the way duplicate and glue works at this moment, is that you can just duplicate one bit of content at time. In the event that you have to duplicate numerous connections off a page, and glue them in another window on your Mac. In any case, you can thank the application designers that saw this issue and made a plenty of applications that can be utilized to deal with different replicated joins.

Noticeably, we worn through the muddy waters of the internet, and tried out every free clipboard manager app under the sun.:

1. Jumpcut

Jumpcut is an open source clipboard manager app. The features that Jumpcut provides are exactly what one would expect from a basic “get it done” implementation of a clipboard manager app. Jumpcut can remember up to 100 copies, which really should be enough for any normal user. The app opens up as a menu bar application and can be activated using a customisable hotkey combination. As one might expect, pressing the hotkey combination makes a small window pop up, with the contents of the last copy you made; the copied contents can be scrolled via by using the arrow keys, and letting go of the hotkey results in the displayed result being automatically pasted at the position of your cursor.

5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac
5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

The menu bar icon also gives a quick view of upto 40 of the latest copies made by the user, which can come in very handy for quickly copying an older result, without having to navigate through all of the newer results in the pop up window.

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If there is one feature that you wish Jumpcut had, it is the ability to copy and paste images.

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2. ClipMenu

ClipMenu is a clipboard manager that provides a lot more features than Jumpcut or Flycut and the features are highly useful as well. For starters, ClipMenu can remember any number of items that you want it to. This setting can be adjusted in the preferences for ClipMenu. It also automatically organises copied items into folders.The developers meant to be easy “maintainability” of copied contents, but it ends up delaying productivity, rather than increasing it.

5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac
5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

ClipMenu also supports additional file formats, which Jumpcut and Flycut don’t. Using ClipMenu, you can copy text data, PDFs, RTF files and more. It also supports Images. It does not support any of the standard formats that normal people use, not JPEGs, PNGs, not even BMPs.

Very strange image format choices anyhow, ClipMenu is a good app, and highly recommend it to you, unless you want to use it to manage copied images as well.

ClipMenu also has support for custom text snippets that you can use to fill up repetitive data wherever you want to. You can create custom snippets in the preferences for ClipMenu, and they can be used directly in any app that you want to use them in.

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3. Flycut

When you first launched Flycut, confused, because it looked exactly like Jumpcut. The UI, the preference pane (almost), and even the pop-up window looks exactly the same as Jumpcut’s. However, Flycut comes with its own improvements over Jumpcut’s offerings. While it too can only hold up to 100 copies, and can only display up to 40 of the latest copies made by the user, it does add additional features to the app.

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5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac
5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

Flycut has the option to automatically remove duplicate copies. This is extremely useful as it ensures that you don’t end up with multiple copies of the same data, especially if you copy a lot of stuff in one go, to paste it later.

Flycut also has the option to adjust the height of the pop up window that opens up when you use the hotkey command to go through all the content you have copied. The scrolling feature remains the same, and you can scroll through all the copies you have made using the arrow keys on your keyboard. Letting go of the hotkeys produces the same result as in Jumpcut, by automatically pasting the displayed result at the position of your cursor.

Unfortunately, Flycut doesn’t support copying images either. However, for every other purpose, Flycut is an amazing clipboard manager.

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4. CopyClip

The feature sets for these apps have started to get increasingly similar, however, you have not included any app that did not offer at least one different feature than the rest of the apps. CopyClip is no different. While it provides features such as the ability to remember a practically infinite number of copied data, it also has the unique ability that allows users to set exceptions on a per app basis. This means that the app will not remember copied data from apps that have been blacklisted. This feature is exceptionally useful if you use password managers and tend to copy and paste your passwords often; something we would never recommend anyone to do, especially on a Mac, which has a perfectly well built, and useful Keychain Access app.

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5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac
5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

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5. 1Clipboard

1Clipboard is an app that immediately caught my attention. Not because of some really great features (it does have some), but because it looks a lot better than any of the other clipboard managers. Ensure, they got the job done, and they have the features that someone might need in a clipboard manager. But, you have repeatedly stressed the importance of good UI/UX to anyone.

5 Free Clipboard Managers for Mac

Now, 1Clipboard is nowhere near a “good UI/UX” standard, but it’s simply much better than the other apps on this list. It also boasts of some good features. The app uses Google Drive to synchronization the user’s clipboard across devices. When we say across devices, you don’t mean it in the way Apple’s continuity and handoff works (only with Apple devices). 1Clipboard syncs your clipboard content between Windows and Mac computers, provided that it is installed on both of the systems, clearly.

The app only has one major flaw, certainly in a rather important feature of its functionality. The procedure to paste a copied item from 1Clipboard, is simply too much of a hassle, as compared to other apps, and the way they work. Although apps such as Jumpcut and Flycut automatically paste the content being displayed inside the pop up window, 1Clipboard decides to annoy the user a little, and requires the user to either click on, or press the corresponding number key for an item from the 1Clipboard manager, and then press “Command + V” to paste the content.

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Venkatesan Prabu

Venkatesan Prabu

Wikitechy Founder, Author, International Speaker, and Job Consultant. My role as the CEO of Wikitechy, I help businesses build their next generation digital platforms and help with their product innovation and growth strategy. I'm a frequent speaker at tech conferences and events.

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