One of my absolute favorite Mac apps is the multiple clipboard. It copes and remembers everything you copy or cut. In years past, multiple clipboard apps were expensive and complex. These days, not so much.
A visit to the Mac App Store and a few bucks gets you a clipboard manager that stores for easy retrieval what you recently copied or cut.
One of the least expensive is Clyppan, a clipboard manager with a pop up list of your Mac’s recent clipboards.
As clipboard managers go, this one is rather simple. It resides in the Mac’s Menubar so it’s a click away (or, use the keyboard shortcuts to pop up the recent clips).
A Quick Look-like Quick Preview function lets you look closely at what you’ve copied before you paste it back into a document. Hit the space bar to get a larger view.
The pop up window displays multiple options, including search. Click All to view all the recent clips. Click Favorites for those you use often. Click the Most Used for those you use often but haven’t saved as favorites.
Basic usage is simple and straightforward, but there are plenty of useful settings to give you more control over what gets stored and when and where.
Setup Clyppan to start up when your Mac stars. Select specific applications to exclude (good for security). Even change the maximum number of clippings stored (speeds up search).
How does CLyppan compare to my all-time favorite, PTHPasteboard? It’s far less expensive, but PTHPasteboard also copies graphics and other files types, not just text. And, instead of yet another app in the Menubar, it features a handy pop out window from the side of the Mac’s screen. In this case, you get what you pay for.