Developer: Tapbots

Current Version: 2.1.3

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 9 MB - Download


If copy & paste is a part of your workflow, Pastebot is an indispensible tool to improve your productivity. Quickly recall clippings that you have copied before and apply powerful text filters to format before pasting. You can even queue up multiple copies to paste in sequence. Pastebot is always running and only a keyboard shortcut away to command copy & paste.

Clipboard History:

Pastebot saves everything you copy so that you can quickly recall them in the future. Save and organize frequently-used clippings into custom pasteboards and create keyboard shortcuts to access pasteboards and paste specific clippings.

Powerful Filters:

Build powerful filters with a live preview and apply them as you paste. Create keyboard shortcuts to quickly paste using your filters and export your filters to share with other Pastebot users.

Quick Paste Menu:

Pastebot is there when you need it and invisible when you don’t. Quickly access your clippings from any app and search, preview, or filter clippings before pasting. You can even set the order of clippings to paste in sequence.

iCloud Sync:

With iCloud enabled, your main clipboard, custom pasteboards and filters sync across all of your computers running Pastebot. Your clipboard and filters will be on every mac you work on.

Custom Pasteboards:

Create custom pasteboard groups to organize important clippings you want to save and re-use. Assign keyboard shortcuts to clippings you use most often.

Works with Universal Clipboard:

macOS Sierra’s Universal Clipboard works alongside Pastebot. Copy a clipping in Pastebot and paste it on your iOS device via Universal Clipboard.

Full Screen Support:

Pastebot works in full-screen and split-screen mode. Running in split-screen mode allows you to use Pastebot as a scratch pad.


Choose from various quick paste window styles to suit your preferences, always paste in plain text, enable release-to-paste and more.


There are apps you copy from that you never want stored in Pastebot. Just add that application to the blacklist and Pastebot will ignore it.


Find a clipping quickly with Pastebot’s powerful search capabilities. Search based on content or metadata. You can search by application, date, data type and more.

Keyboard Shortcuts:

Pastebot features many keyboard shortcuts to satisfy any copy & paste maestro. Paste the previous item on the clipboard or paste the current clipping while applying the last used filter.


Release Notes:

- Fixed issue where pasting from custom pasteboard could fail.
- Fixed issue where sequential paste could end up re-adding item just pasted to bottom of the queue.
- The Sequential Paste Queue window now switches spaces if you switch spaces.


- Improvements to ‘Always Paste Plain Text’. In some cases it wasn’t working as well as it should have.
- When using ‘Always Paste Plain Text’, pasting items from your clipboard now move to the top.
- Sequential paste can now queue up duplicate items.
- Sequential paste now honors your settings for ‘Always Paste Plain Text’.
- Filter text areas for ‘Find and Replace’ and ‘Quote Text’ no longer do any smart punctuation conversion.
- The paste script used to paste into other apps has been improved for dvorak and other international keyboard users. We are unable to replace the script automatically so contact support if this affects you.
- Fixed an issue where it could still register a global hot key for a filter or clipping that had been deleted.
- Improved support for Right to Left layout of the user interface.
- Fixed an issue where ‘Quit Pastebot’ could show an alert panel behind other app windows if the dock icon was hidden.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0.2
Review by luckman212

Unequivocally the best Clipboard enhancer - I've tried just about every other clipboard enhancer app for the Mac, including Flycut, ClipMenu, Paste, Copied. Some of those are good, but all of them missed the mark in one way or another. Pastebot seems like it came along at just the right time and is very thoughtfully made. All of the functions make sense and work seamlessly together. Everything you would expect is there: saved/favorite clips, sequential paste, rich text & image support, customizable hotkeys, sync between devices via iCloud is an added bonus that is really helpful. Thanks so much to Tapbots for this great release, and for the updates!

Found helpful by 19 out of 24 people
Version 2.1.3
Review by Christelgen

does not work with Microsoft apps - I like the idea of Pastebot but it does not work with Microsoft Word of Microsoft Onenote…

Found helpful by 31 out of 39 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.1.3
Review by Zarcos

I LOVE pastebot. Does seem to work with Microsoft Office! - I can barely remember what it was like to live without pastebot. I… Somehow got my work done, but I think I was constantly copying and pasting into temporary text files to keep the snippets I needed, and I kept saving things in random files… It was terrible. Pastebot is one of my favorite things about the Mac, and I’m glad it’s being featured, and having used it, I’d happily buy it again. I did have some issues with it interacting with Microsoft Office products on the mac (Using Office 365) but I don’t remember exactly what was going wrong. Upong seeing those comments here, I retried, an it worked perfectly. To be clear, I had Pastebot running BEFORE I launched any of the Office products, and that might make a difference. It also might help that I recently restarted.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 2.1.3
Review by Thegianthobbit

Needs work - You can’t easily strip RTF from text - EVERY single clipboard manager has this feature. Glacier slow development updates on basic things. Steer clear.

Found helpful by 5 out of 14 people
Version 2.1.3
Review by nathangathright

Sequential Copy/Paste is the killer feature - I’ve been wishing forever for someone to build a great sequential copy/paste tool. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that Tapbots blew me away. It does seem to choke aroung 25 items in the queue so don’t go crazy, but it’s great for filling out repetative forms. Other apps in my life have extended clipboard histories, but filters and sequential paste make this a God-send.

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people
Version 2.1.3
Review by Share sheet broken

Great support - I’m retaining the copy of my original review as the below problems might be something other users are seeing. After speaking with Pastebot support, uninstalling and reinstalling and making sure “Install Paste Script” was no longer present under ‘File’ in the app’s menu fixed the problems. I deal with several little snippets of text day in and day out and this app has made my life so much easier. Want to start off by saying that I love this app and its design. It has worked flawlessly until recently. My primary problem is losing items in custom pasteboards. What typically happens is when I copy and paste from a custom pasteboard, that item is somehow deleted from that pasteboard at some point between the time I copy it and the next time I open the pasteboard. Have uninstalled and reinstalled to no avail. Another issue I’ve been having on one of my Macs (a 2012 Pro) is that items aren’t automatically pasted when selected from a pasteboard. I hear the Mac’s “bonk” signifying an error before having to paste the item myself. Will update to 5 stars once these problems are fixed.

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
Version 2.1.3
Review by bitsunderground

Unreal! Totally Nailed My Needs! Best of Breed!!! - I only have one regret with this application. I regret that I found it only after spending close to $80 on it’s competitor’s because the App Store Search is terrible. I’ve paid for Alfred (close but not quite). Copied, It’s okay but doesn’t feel finished. I want a big fat window to really manage and organize the clippings. Copy Em’ Paste Em’ is the same for me. I want a big UI (not all the time just when it’s time to organize) that I can really compartment my clippings. Flycut is a great product as it works on Mac and iPhones (I think…) but again it’s the ability to sort and to feel like you building a robust tool as you copy and paste away. If I had only found this app first I would have saved close to $80 or more. IF YOU DON’T QUITE FOLLOW ME YET I’LL MAKE IT EASY! BUY IT RIGHT NOW IT TOTALLY DOES WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR! It does it very well too.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people