This app is the newest in the CopyPaste family. It is not an upgrade, it’s totally new and completely rewritten in Swift, Apple’s latest programming language to code apps. It has a different user interface and features from CopyPaste Pro. If you’re running the required Mac OS, 12 or higher, you might want to try it first.
Mac OS 12 to 13+
Icons for CopyPaste Pro & CopyPaste 2022
For the new CopyPaste the icon at top-right is the file icon.
At bottom-right is the new CopyPaste menubar icon.
Its important to realize that these 2 apps are both very similar and very different. Showing features in a list doesn’t do either of them justice. You can describe a strawberry as tart, sweet, red, heart shaped, juicy, etc but you don’t know a strawberry till you taste it. In addition to browsing this list, we recommend trying them to really know ‘grok’ them.
|Multiple Clips (clipboards)||only limited by RAM memory||only limited by RAM memory|
|Saves All Clips||Yes, after purchase||Yes in 1 month trial and after purchase|
|Clip Sets||Yes,||Yes, unlimited|
|Clip Editor||No||Yes, built in|
|Clip Actions (transforms clip)||23 actions||42 actions|
|TriggerClip (type a few chars to paste any clip)||No||Yes|
|Clip Browser||Horizontal Browser||(coming) Horizontal and Vertical Browser|
|Clip Visibility||preview in the menu||preview in the menu and by holding shift key full page|
|Backup Clip Sets & Clips||No||Yes|
|Control activity of pasteboard types via prefs||No||Yes|
|Move Clips Between Clip Sets||No||Yes by dragging in Clip Manager|
|Paste From Any clip in any Clip Set||Yes||Yes|
|Paste clip by tap||Yes||Yes|
|Paste clip by number||No||Yes|
|Paste multiple clips by sequence||No||Yes|
|Paste as plain text by hotkey or all the time (pref)||by hotkey and all the time||by hotkey, by action and all the time (option)|
|Open URLs with hotkey||No||Yes|
|Preview URL In Clip||No||Yes|
|Network with iPhone/iPad||No||Coming|
|Web Page||CopyPaste Pro||CopyPaste|
CopyPaste is an app created in 1993 by Peter Hoerster. CopyPaste is the first app by at least a decade to add multiple clipboards to the Mac OS. In the first version 10 clipboards (clips) were added since that time more clips were added and now are only limited by the amount of memory in the computer. CopyPaste is the trademark for the name of the app.
It turns out to be useful to have more than one clipboard. So, CopyPaste became very popular. There have been many major and minor versions of CopyPaste in the years since it was first created. Currently there are 2 versions. One called ‘CopyPaste Pro’ which has been available since 2007 and is still available for sale and is actively used by MANY users. The newest member of the family is called, ‘CopyPaste’. Below we discuss how these 2 are different.
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