CopyPaster (Mac) allows you to extend your clipboard so you can easily store and access up to 100 items in your clipboard. It can manage nearly all data formarts supported by the Mac OS X clipboard and it even allows you to preview the items currently in your clipboard.
I found out about these clipboard managers the first time I went to an iOS Workshop held at my undergraduate university. The software developer for Apple showed us how to create an application from scratch with the help of one of these clipboard managers. He had all his code snippets saved onto his clipboard and he would step through the changes every fragment of code did to our application and he did it with great ease using a clipboard manager. Otherwise, he would’ve had to have the finalized source code in which he’d be copying and pasting out of but thanks to his clipboard manager, he preloaded his entire code into snippets one by one so he could access them with ease.
I couldn’t figure out which one he used but that is when I found CopyPaster. It has a neat UI which simply captures all your items in your clipboard for future use.
I’ve been using it for awhile and fell in love with it since. I’ve used it mainly for programming purposes whether it be for PHP, LaTeX, R, SQL, and more. It’s increased my productivity as I tend to store all my frequented code fragments in my clipboard for future use. That way I don’t have to dig through my document to figure out how to create that table I formatted so well in LaTeX a few sections ago.
CopyPaster includes the following features:
- Copy and Paste many file formats
- Seamless Quick Look Integration
- Access the clipboard manager with a single keystroke
- Integrated inline search to find your item fast
- Paste data with a single mouse click
- And more being implemented
It currently runs at $1.99 on the AppStore. If you don’t like the price, you could also check out Clip Menu.