What does it take to copy some text to your Mac’s clipboard? Command+C on the keyboard does the trick. Now, what if you want to send that snippet of text, or copied paragraph, to another Mac, or iPhone or iPad?
Ah, that’s an effort with multiple steps, even if you use Dropbox to store files and sync them up between Mac and iOS devices.
Or, just use iDropCopy. This is a clever little utility that works with Dropbox. Copy some text, and it’s automatically saved to Dropbox, then synchronized with other devices that use the Dropbox account, including iPhone or iPad.
iDropCopy assumes you already have a Dropbox account, with Dropbox installed on your Mac. Otherwise, setup is rather straightforward.
Set the maximum number of iDropCopy items, toggle the auto copy sound, toggle the auto copy to clipboard option, and you’re good to go. Other options in Settings include a toggle to open a copied URL in the default browser, and setup Notifications.
iDropCopy uses industry standard AES encryption in OS X and iOS devices, and only works with Dropbox. This may be the fastest, easiest, and least expensive way to simply copy text and have it stored on Dropbox and synced up with your iPhone or iPad (which also needs iDropCopy).