January 16, 2013 in Reviews
I recently came across an app in the Mac App Store called Cloud Clip. The basic premise of the application is that it automatically records anything you copy to your clipboard, and with Cloud Clip for Mobile (the iPhone companion app) your clipboard contents sync between any iOS device and Mac OSX desktops.
The desktop application is a lightweight utility that runs in the background, accessible through the Finder’s menubar (or an optional dock icon). Launch the application once, and all you need to do is copy text or images as you normally would (Command+C or via the right-click menu). Every time a new item is copied, it is added to a queue of stored “clippings” that can be easily be loaded into your current clipboard (or shared via email, iMessage, Twitter, or Facebook).
The beauty of this application is that it syncs via iCloud to any other Mac OSX or iOS device, keeping your clipboard in sync between all of your Mac computers and iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch). Copy an address on your computer, and seconds later it automatically appears on all of your iOS and OSX devices. The sync works both ways, meaning you can also copy something on your iOS device and have it appear on your desktops. You can even copy images from your iOS device, and paste the image file to your desktop seconds later (this saves huge time when grabbing just one or a few images, instead of needing to load up iPhoto or Image Capture).
Clippings can be deleted from any OSX or iOS device, and all devices will update automatically. I’ve emailed the developer regarding adding the ability to delete multiple entries at once, and I am pleased with the response provided (which was also provided in a very timely manner).
All in all, I’ve come to love the utility provided by these applications, and look forward to updates from the developer to further enhance the functionality.