The American Balloon, a professional wrestler (Wrestling-related homepage at http://www.balloonsault.com) and Mac Shareware programmer, has released PopCopy 2. PopCopy is an application that sits in the menubar, and keeps a history of any and all text, images, or files that have been copied to the clipboard. The user can also select an item by pressing a user-defined (by default Command+Shift+V) hotkey combination, which presents the user with a menu to choose a previously copied item, and when the hotkey is released, places this item into the clipboard, and pastes it into the frontmost app.
PopCopy 2 was completely rewritten, sports new features like customizable hotkeys, a new hotkey interface which lets the user preview three items at once, and better item previewing in the menubar, letting you see a submenu with the full path of a file, a larger preview of an image, or a longer preview of text. PopCopy 2 also adds support for text from Microsoft Office.
Here’s how PopCopy works:
• Copy or Cut an item from any application. A file, picture, or text item. It shows in the MenuBar in truncated fashion.
• Copy another item. It shows in your MenuBar and the history of what you’ve copied (or cut) in a drop down menu. You can preview/store pictures, files, and text that was previously copied into the clipboard.
If you need to get back to the item you previously copied, you can do one of two things.
A: Use the PopCopy menu in the menubar to reselect your previously copied item.
B: Hold the hotkey (Command + Shift + V), then use your arrow keys to select the item.
PopCopy is offered as a trial download and a full version costs US$14.
View the video to see what PopCopy 2 can do via YouTube:
Direct link to video: http://www.popcopy.net/Movie.html
More info and download link here.
MacDailyNews Retake: Sheesh, why isn’t this in the OS already?! Anyway, this thing is exactly what the doctor ordered for us. Now we can just copy a quote from here, cut an image from there, copy the URL from over there, and use PopCopy’s menu to grab everything off our Clipboard while working in ExpressionEngine instead of tabbing around in Safari like lunatics all day. We’ve tried other “multiple clipboard” apps, but none works as effortlessly for us as PopCopy. If you are looking for a simple, usable multiple clipboard, try out this application. Ee can tell you that it works very well on Power PC- and Intel-based Macs: highly-recommended.
Also check out The American Balloon’s “Telekinesis,” an application that allows one to assign any keyboard key or key combination to any button on your Apple Front Row Remote. It costs $7 to register, and can be found here.
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