Have you heard about the halo effect? Basically, it goes this way. Mac sales continue to grow because the iPod, then iPhone, and now iPad are bringing many former Windows PC users to the Mac.
After all, Apple has more non-Mac customers than Mac customers, so why shouldn’t the Mac benefit from the growing demand for iDevices?
If you’re familiar with iOS on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, then you’re familiar with iOS’s built-in cut, copy, paste function. Hey, it’s finger activated.
There’s a Mac app that looks and works just like cut, copy, and paste on the iPhone or iPad. Only better.
It’s called PopClip. Select text with your Mac’s screen pointer in any app, and the pop up gives you options to cut, copy, paste, check spelling, search, or get a definition.
If you select text which contains a web page URL, a file path on your Mac, or an email address, PopClip will open it for you.
If you’ve ever used the cut, copy, paste function on an iPhone or iPad, then you already know how to use PopClip on your Mac.
The only thing that’s really missing is the ability to remember multiple clips and keep them stored in a library database for quick retrieval. But, that’s also missing from cut, copy, paste in iOS, too.