CmdVees is a minimalistic pasteboard enhancement for your Mac. With CmdVees you copy texts sequentially and paste them, one after another, elsewhere. You don't need to switch apps and move back and forth just to avoid overwriting the pasteboard.
Ready for OS X Lion.
When you paste a saved item, it's removed from CmdVees history. When you paste again, the next one will be used and removed, and so on.
For example: imagine you receive a message with a web address, a user name and a password. With CmdVees you copy all 3 bits of text sequentially: select the web address and press ⌘-C, select the user name and press ⌘-C and finally select the password and press ⌘-C. Now paste them sequentially too: open a browser and press ⌘-V to paste the URL, click the user name box and press ⌘-V, click the password box and press ⌘-V.
In short: ⌘-C, ⌘-C, ⌘-C, switch app, ⌘-V, ⌘-V, ⌘-V.
Copied items are accessible from a menu in the status bar, newest at the top. You can paste any saved snippet by choosing it from the menu.
To paste multiple items at once use the Join shortcut.
CmdVees is not limited to texts. You can copy almost anything (e-mails, RTF, web page fragments, etc.), and it will be converted to text when pasted, if necessary.
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• Added Queue mode. Items will be pasted on the same order they were copied.
• Now there are 2 menus on menubar icon: left-click for copied items, right-click for commands and options.
• Added a preference: choose Stack or Queue mode. Also available as menu items on right-click menu.
• Added a preference: detect newest items on Joins and Clear operations.
• Added a preference: always join in the order items were copied (Stack mode only)
• Added a menu item: quit the background agent.
• Added Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Chinese (simplified) and German languages.
• Fixed issues with DVORAK and other keyboard layouts.
• Fixed a crash when the shortcut couldn't be translated to configured language.
Most Helpful Reviews
Looking for this for a long time - I don't think I need a full clipboard manager--I just want to be able to capture some paragraphs and an associated URL without going back and forth a lot. This app does just that, without a lot of confusing additional functionality, and with a virtually zero footprint. Hooray!
Lion - Does not work correctly in Lion. The problem is that CmdVees does not play well with TextExpander. There is no problem working in Lion if TextExpander is disabled. TextExpander works just fine whether or not CmdVees is enabled.
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Just what I was looking for. Does its job so well! - I am using CmdVees with Snow Leopard, OSX 10.8.5. It works flawlessly. I have a particular task that I need to do often enough that I want it to be as easy as possible. It involves filling in a few fields in a FileMaker Pro database, then copying two other fields and pasting them each separately into a form on a particular website. (Sounds complicated? Basically, I copy two separate phrases of text from one program and paste them manually, one at a time, into two places in another.) Before CmdVees, I had to 1. copy one field, 2. switch to the web site, 3. paste the first field's contents, then 4. return to the database, 5. copy another field, 6. switch back to the web site and 7. paste the second field. Not hard, but when I have to do about ten of these a day, I wish it were easier. How does CmdVees fix this? Because CmdVees stores multiple clipboards separately and pastes them one at a time (using just the standard command-V shortcut for pasting), I don't have to switch back and forth between applications to copy and paste two different phrases. Instead, I copy one, copy the other, then switch to the web page. There I paste one and then paste the other. Cool! But what's even better is that, since I'm using Filemaker, I can now automate the first half of the process. I created a "script" in FileMaker that does three things: 1. copy the first field's contents; 2. copy the second fields' contents; 3. Go to the correct web page. Then I can manually paste into the two entry boxes on the web page. What used to take about 7 steps and lots of my attention now takes three steps (click the script button, paste twice) and feels very easy, to boot. Total pleasure! Also, installing CmdVees is very simple. It is just an application, so it doesn't require a restart of my computer. I set it to open at login, so I don't have to think about. If I ever found a situation in which I didn't want CmdVees open (although I can't think of why that would ever be true), I could just quit it - and then re-open it later. Just to be clear: if I want something to remain in the clipboard so I can paste that same thing multiple times, all I have to do is use the (customizable) command for "standard paste" each time I paste it. That way, it will remain in the clipboard as long as I need it. [Note to Filemaker Pro users: If you want to replicate something like what I did in Filemaker, I discovered that I needed to put a pause after each "paste" step in a Filemaker script of .25 to 1.0 seconds. Otherwise, the second "copy" didn't end up in a separate clipboard.] CmdVees does quite a bit more than what I'm using it for, but it has made a daily task much easier. For me, it has no downside at all! A bargain!
Most Intuitive - This app extends the standard copy/paste method and maintains its simplicity, so you can incorporate it into your work flow immediately and intuitively. It remains light-weight and (most importantly) maintenance-free, cleverly adding just enough functionality, without adding the complexity and weight of a permanent "history list". In other words, it doesn't try to be a "half-baked" snipit manager app, which is the mistake made by most of the other pasteboard apps. If a library of snipits is what you want, there are many full-blown snipit manager programs that can do that job, which I believe to be fundamentally different than the pasteboard extender function.
Clever and handy - There are a lot of clipboard utilities for the Mac, but CmdVees goes the extra step is adding a much-needed functionality — the ability to copy multiple items, then paste them sequentially elsewhere. It doesn't do much, but what it does is awesome and if it sounds like something you'd like, you'll be happy with CmdVees.
The best clipboard manager. - My workflow requires that I copy information from my emails and then paste them one at a time in a different app. It is important that the clipboard removes the information once I paste it because otherwise it would be confusing. To my knowledge cmdvees is the only clipboard manager that does that. So many of the nice little features make this app perfect for me. It is also great for when I make shipments. All the information gets added on line. All you do is copy each bit of information from the address and you can paste it one area at a time. This has saved me more time than any other utility. It is the perfect companion in my workflow.
Copy items then paste lists! - I'm giving this 5 stars for two reasons: 1) It has a fully-functional free trial on the developer website. 2). It allows you to copy items and then paste them at the same time. My example: I want to manipulate a table from a PDf. Using CmdVees' "Join" command, I can simply highlight and copy each item in the PDF table and then "Join" them as separate entries in an Excel sheet. This is a huge time-saver, and I'll gladly pay $5 for that single feature.