Developer: Tapbots

Current Version: 2.1.4

Last Updated: 4 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:

- macOS High Sierra Support


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 2.1.4
Review by caper2

Doesn’t Work - I was really excited to get Pastebot, but I haven’t been able to get it to work. Everything seems to work, as I can see the stuff I’ve copied in Pastebot, and can even set up the Sequence feature. But the one thing it won’t do is paste into an app! And that’s the whole point of the app. I tried many things to try to get it to work—even restarting my Mac in Safe mode. It still didn’t work. Tech support recommended one thing, which didn’t work. I wrote back that it didn’t work and have heard nothing back from them since. :-(

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.1.4
Review by hale0nearth

Promising, but for some reason, slow - I’m not here to slag on Tapbots because by and large they make best of class software in their categories. This has lots of potential, but it has been so slow for me, that after a couple of weeks of use I reluctantly have returned to using Paste. Intially I noticed a delay when pasting with Pastebot which I chalked up to AppleScript (or something relative because I noticed the same gear icon playing out in the menubar that shows up when triggering an Automator action, actions are notoriously delayed). I had grown too used to Paste app pasting my clipping immediately after I trigger the action. However I love Tapbots and was stoked about filters and a few other features so I stuck with it. The past few days it has bogged down so bad that after I hit a trigger to summon one of its features, it takes so long to appear my first thought is “on no, it must have crashed at some point.” Then I see the menubar icon and it's still there. Hmmm. I go about my work, a few minutes later it pops up. Maybe I’m too much of a power user and pushing it too hard? Maybe I have something configured poorly? I’m never one to omit myself as a suspect! I’ve limited clipping size and continued to reduce the number of clippings in history past the point of unacceptability (based on the existence of an available alternative). As always, take all reviews with a grain of salt, including mine. I’m posting because I hate that feeling of paying for something and then having to switch back to something else, maybe I can help someone can avoid that. If it isn’t me and there is something up with Pastebot, I have little doubt it will improve over time.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.1.4
Review by Christelgen

Works great after initial problems were fixed - The earlier version of Pastebot that I had did not work with Microsoft apps and that got me frustrated. However, improvements were made and the current version works perfect! I use Pastebot all the time and I love it! Thank you for fixing the bugs!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 2.1.4
Review by User1alpha

Application not opening - cannot run the application since updates the Macos 10.12.6. Any recommendations ? Just i don’t want to be unfair to the programmers, so I gave 4 out of 5. But overall this app is a great help.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
Version 2.1.4
Review by S8ER01Z

Everyone should be using a clipboard manager, for macOS this is the one to have. - I’ve been using this manager for almost a year now. I tried all of the other managers I could locate and this is by far the best one. Support has been amazing (even when I was running beta 10.13 and had an issue they tried to help me) and the app just works. If you are looking for a clipboard manager give this one a try before any of the others, save yourself money and time. My only complaint is that they don’t make Pastebot for Windows!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people