Clipboard History

Developer: Raul Ignacio Verano

Current Version: 1.3.1

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 1.8 MB - Download


Named Top Ten Micro App by Lifehacker!

"Clipboard History Provides a Simple, Unobtrusive Stream of Your Clipboard Activity" (Adam Dachis - Lifehacker)

Copying and pasting one item at a time is a thing of the past! With Clipboard History, you can copy any number of things and paste them back in the order that you want!

Clipboard History is a very simple and straightforward application that keeps your history of copied items, and provides a configurable hotkey so you can paste them inside of any app. These items can be images, text or a mix of them (rich text, like PDFs and HTML).

It also provides a way to browse and search in your clipping history, preview items or even save them to your hard disk.

Clipboard History persists your information so it resists reboots and system crashes!

Clipboard History is an ideal companion while writing emails, browsing the web or hacking code.

If you are experiencing any problems or would like to send us a suggestion, please contact [email protected] or tweet us @agileroute and we'll be happy to help you.


Release Notes:

Version 1.3.1:
- Fix for the users that get a crash after updating to v1.3 (unresponsive app). Important: if you need to quit an unresponsive Clipboard History before updating, you can do it from the Activity Monitor.
- Fix for Clipboard History not working with MS Word (and probably other Office apps).

Version 1.3:
The BEST Clipboard application just got BETTER!!!

In this awesome version:
- BLACKLIST! Block and unblock Applications to prevent them from inserting items into your Clipboard History (e.g.: password generators).
- FAVORITES! Flag items you use over an over as favorites. They will not be erased from your clipboard. Use the new hotkey to bring them in a pop-up menu (default: cmd+alt+c).
- AVOID DUPLICATES! When you copy something, now you won't find it twice in your clipboard history.
- PASTE AS PLAIN TEXT SHORTCUT! Just press shift while pasting from the pop up menu.
- Extend your history to up to 500 ITEMS!
- Several bugfixes and *drastic* performance optimizations (lower memory usage, faster loading, faster scrolling).

Did we miss the fix you where expecting or your favorite feature? Let us know! We'll be happy to hear from you! Write [email protected] or tweet @agileroute.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.3.1
Review by Jeff Dufour

OMG How did I live without Clipboard History for so long??? - Went searching for an app like this and saw the good reviews for Clipboard History. I had recently upgraded to Lion and was not sure if this was compatible. I got a quick response from the developer on Twitter assuring that it is Lion compatible and so I purchased the app this last Monday. OMG . . . How did I live without this app for so long. I am using it constantly throughout my work day and it is AWESOME! Thanks for the great app and for the quick communication and commitment to ensuring it works well with the latest Mac OS. Well worth the $4.99 Oh Yeah . . . and my clipboard history is still there after restarting my Mac…

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 1.3
Review by ren44ren

No longer works - I have been using this for some time with great satisfaction. The most current update has proven to be a problem. I can no longer open Clipboard History from my menu bar. It is no good if it will not open. What a disappointment after enjoying previous versions.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3.1
Review by JohnMHammer

Easy to use, works great, handles images and text. - I've tried a lot of "clipboard manager" utilities, and this one is the best. Easy to use, handles images and text. Only one request: I'd like to be able to choose where the application stores its data (I think it's currently in ~/Library/Preferences) so that I can, for instance, relocate it to my Dropbox folder and so share my clipboard history among all my Macs using Clipboard History.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by Lucaseve

Improvements - Hi, This application is quite useful but I'd like the optiont to avoid the showing of the windows at startup. Something like "Don't show the window at startup". Thank you. Luca Severini

Found helpful by 8 out of 10 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by ARobi

No way to stop auto-paste via keystroke, not supported well - I would really like this application more if it would allow you to not automatically paste when you select the item. Even worse, is that the developer assumed that all users are using the QWERTY keyboard layout and the paste command is not done by a paste API, it actually tries to send the keystroke to the current app. So on Dvorak, it sends a command-k instead of a command-v which has unpredictable results depending on what the currently focused window. I mentioned the bug to the developer and a new version may fix it but there is no mention when a fix may be released. After a year and a half this bug has still not been addressed and there has been no sign that the developer is supporting this app anymore. I would suggest buying a different application, one that has evidence it will be supported in the long run.

Found helpful by 6 out of 9 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by a random person running about

How did I live without this for so long!!! - I'm a beginning Mac user who also happens to be a programmer myself. The problem I don't know how to develop on the Mac very well just yet. I like this whole idea of having apps on the apps store automagically install themselves on the computer with the click of the button. I'd have to say that my Mac experience so far is pretty awesome. Anyways, I had an application on the PC that I coded that had a stack-based clipboard functionality and I thought it was great, then I downloaded the version on the Mac. (I think this is allowed, because I'm clearly saying that this program is better than my own on the PC). This program is incredible. Have no doubts about it. If you're thinking about getting this program, get it, don't be skimpy, the amount of time you'll save is incredible. The way he implements the history without using a move-to-to front algorithm is awesome. Trust me. You'll like it.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by kashyapv

What Happened? -- UPDATED - UPDATE (18 August 2011): Fixed on the next day! Great response from the developers! Thanks so much for the app; I use it constantly! As stated in another review, I have been a long time happy user of this application until this morning, when I updated to the new version. Menubar icon doesn't work, keyboard shortcut doesnt work. Hopefully they are just temporary issues. Please fix!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people