Copy'em Paste - A Superior Clipboard Manager

Developer: Hoi Chang

Current Version: 2.3.2

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 4.9 MB - Download


Copy'em Paste is a productivity workhorse for turbo-charging your daily workflow. It automatically keeps your copied text, images, links, screenshots and other clipboard contents, and lets you recall/paste them anytime, right at your fingertips. Use it to copy and paste items in batches (so minimizing switching between apps), save favorite clippings, capture screenshots and collect data, paste often-used snippets via keyboard shortcuts, strip text formats and transform text, organize clippings into different lists, sort and label clippings, look them up by keywords/types, preview and edit their text, and so on. All done with amazing speed and reliability. It is a valuable time-saver that is rich in features yet excels in ease of use!

- Automatically remembers the things copied by regular copy/cut commands
- Can store unlimited number of clippings
- Accepts text, images, links, HTML, code, PDFs, files, and clippings of proprietary formats
- Instant access to clippings via menubar or customizable Command-Shift-V
- Can paste clippings via drag-and-drop into target applications
- Can be configured to paste into VNC, NoMachine, Parallels, etc.
- Batch pasting of multiple snippets
- Can paste clippings with local shortcuts ('0' to '9' and 'a' to 'z')
- Can paste clippings with unlimited number of global shortcuts
- Plain-text mode option to paste any rich text as plain text
- Hold Option key to switch between pasting text as plain text or rich text (i.e., temporarily do the opposite of plain-text mode)
- Text transformation options (capitalization, line-unwrapping, stripping whitespace, adding prefixes/suffixes, etc.)
- Can enable/disable text transformations with global shortcuts
- Press Space or Left-Arrow key to preview clippings in a large, resizable popover window
- Unlimited number of lists for you to organize your favorite clippings
- Auto-star mode where newly arrived clippings are automatically put into the current starred list
- Fast switching between lists via app-local shortcuts (such as Command-1, Command-2, etc.)
- Use swiping or Command-[ and Command-] shortcuts to navigate backward and forward between lists
- Sort clippings by creation dates, most-recently-used dates, and paste frequency, etc.
- Rearrange clippings in starred lists via drag-and-drop
- Find clippings by search, content-type filtering, and application-name filtering
- Fast searching, with search-as-you-type, and options to auto-focus and auto-clear the search field
- Can edit text clippings
- Can assign names to clippings or edit them
- Open clippings window next to current mouse location (in order to minimize mouse movement)
- Option to keep the window open after each paste operation; by default, the window automatically closes after use
- Capture screenshots (full screen, windows, selected areas, etc.) as clippings
- Blacklist applications, so clippings from them won't be saved
- Stop (or resume) collecting new clippings
- Can delete selected clippings, selected sets, or entire lists
- Change the theme, with option to show text clippings in original colors or grayscale
- Automatically switch theme according to the OS X theme setting
- Option to play sounds when copying and/or pasting

If you have questions or suggestions, please email us at [email protected] If you enjoy using Copy'em Paste, please leave us a review and support us!


Release Notes:

- Fixed the issue where pasting could become sluggish when “Play Sound When Pasting” was enabled
- Fixed the issue where TeamViewer clippings could still get recorded even after TeamViewer was blacklisted
- Fixed the issue where the app window wasn't automatically hidden when capturing an area
- Fixed the issue where Japanese text copied from Adobe Illustrator was displayed incorrectly
- Fixed the issue where the app would crash upon loading a malformed clipping copied from Safari


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.0
Review by vamp007

Very close to pth pateboard - I’m a power user and I was basically looking for a PTH pasteboard replacement. I looked over the options in the app store. I don't have time to try them all but I have used all the major one's in the past. Since I could not longer use PTH I started using the built in clipboard manager of Keyboard Maestro. Its ok but I wanted more options like quick keyboard shortcuts to quickly select a particular clipping. So far I am not disappointed with Copy’em. At this point I just wish it let me save in iCloud or dropbox so my clippings were in sync on all my machines. Note: Most of these clipboard managers do basically the same thing. Some of them like iClip try to get you with a very imaginative UI. This the kind of utility you want to be fast and as simple as possible with all the bells and whistles you are going to use, not a bunch that are there just o create a long feature list or cool screen shots of the program. Copy`em strikes the right balance.

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
Version 2.0.0
Review by Daguerratype

Freezes on 10.10.3 - the app is unsable with 10.10.3. It freezes as soon as you open it.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.3.2
Review by beamskerdad

Excellent pasteboard app - I’ve used PTH Pasteboard, Launchbar, Butler, and several other pasteboard apps and this ranks highly among them. Its price makes it a very palatable option and does just what it says without all the extra workflow/automation features of Butler or Lauchbar’s toolsets. I rated it four stars rather than five because that’s my standard scale - five represents a standard very few applications meet, although this is an excellent app that comes remarkably close. It is the most Apple-like pasteboard tool of any I’ve tried, meaning that on its face it offeres the simple clipboard history most often needed without fuss and below that, offers a broad array of features, some like saved text snippets that might give you thought of replacing Textexpander.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by tenetienne

Very nice utility - quick customer response - I have been using this for a number of months now and have not dug into all its capabilities, just using it as a simple copy / paste utility. I did some key sequence one day and thought I’d lost everything, I couldn’t figure out how to determine if everything was gone or not. I sent an email off to support and got a response back within 24 hours. Shock! So quick! I did as he suggested and it worked! Nothing lost. I’d just gotten into a different view. I’m very happy with it and also the fact that I can edit the clips makes it especially handy. Well worth it.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by michaeld16

Great app. Where have you been all my life? - With all the advancements and maturity of operating systems, it is baffling that clipboard history isn’t baked into the system already. I was frustrated with the standard copy paste switcheroo between apps and wondered if there was a clipboard history app. Lo and behold, it looks like I’m late to the party. Anyways, I’ve been using this for a few months now and it has really helped out my workflow. It is much easier to copy a bunch of things (in order) in one application and then switch to the other application and paste them into place in the order I want them, using hot key ctl + v. I have no complaints. It seems to work well, never crashes. I had used both plain text paste as well as formatted paste. Both work well and it is easy to switch. I have made lists to store often repeated text as well—very handy. It is easy to start up and use right away, and it probably has a lot more capability than I am looking for. But it might come in handy. Worth every penny. I’d buy it again.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by camner

An outstanding clipboard manager! - I was a long time user of PTH Pasteboard, which is no longer being developed. I looked for quite a while at the alternatives available, and all save Copy’em Paste were lacking in one way or another. CeP “just works,” is unobtrusive, but is there when one needs it. I’ve now used CeP for well over a year, and it just gets better!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.3.2
Review by Mark in NM

Saves tons of time, reliable app with good feature set - This is the second clipboard manager I have tried and it will be the one I stick with. It’s stable with a good feature set and I use it constantly throughout the day. Full installation requires a free helper app by the same developer be installed, but that was very straightforward. Hightly recommended.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people