Casey Goldman
Casey GoldmanCofounder @

What is the best clipboard manager for Mac OS?

I'm looking for the best tool for managing copy and paste history for Mac.
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  1. 70
    Paste 2

    Smart cloud clipboard history and snippets manager for Mac

    I'm obsessed with Paste 2. It's SO GOOD. I used flycut before this, but it doesn't compare. The UI is really great. Saves different types of content (text or images) and you can quickly search for old snippets without taking your hands off the keyboard.
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    Shea Lignitz
    Shea LignitzWriter & Web Designer · Written
    I use this constantly. I agree with Mike that the the UI is great. The shortcuts are lifesavers and you can organize things in your clipboard into categories. The only thing I wish is that you could lock clipboard entries — sometimes I accidentally delete things.
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    Anthony Da Mota
    Anthony Da MotaI upvote things that matter. · Written
    Truly the best!
    • Shea Lignitz
      Shea LignitzWriter & Web Designer

      Really relieves the headache of going back and forth between tabs and windows copying and pasting one thing at a time. Copy images, plain text, links, etc. You can even tell it what kinds of things you don't want copied (e.g., passwords, etc.).

    • A good improvement would be made by adding a little quick response like changing the shape of the mouse or something else nearby. That would tell me clearly whether I have just copied something or not. The sound of copy acts very unreliable, and annoying when I listen to some music or working in a quiet place. It's a stupid design which fails.

  2. 33

    A full featured clipboard manager

    Mac and iOS app, formatting options and sync. It works well.
    I'm using it for some time now. It does the job. Simple and effective. Stores images as well as text snippets. Searchable as well.
  3. 26
    Copia for Mac

    Smart and elegant clipboard manager for Mac

    Jeremy Bauer
    Jeremy BauerWriter + Arts Instructional Designer · Written
    It's still in beta, but I'm loving Copia. Mostly because it's so visual, and also because it offers a lot of features for free.
    • Hey, all - i've just checked and found that all product links (dollarpath and apple store) are no longer available!!!

      What happened??

    • Crowd PR
      Crowd PRThe PR Firm for Crowdfunding.

      there is nothing like this app, it makes my work so much faster because i can copy and paste multiple things at once etc. can't live without copia now

  4. 16
    Alfred 3

    The Mac's best launcher just got a whole lot better

    Oskar Hane
    Oskar HaneEngineer @ Neo4j · Written
    Alfred does many things super well, and clipboard management is one of them. Super easy to use with hot keys (cmd + alt + c) and searchable.
    Swiss-Army-Knife for Mac productivity.
    Marian Sträter
    Marian Strätercraving for cool new products · Written
    Clipboard and Snippet manager with thousends of options to customize. A must have.
    • Anna  Miroshnichenko
      Anna MiroshnichenkoWeb Developer

      I cannot imagine how to use Mac without it. Finding apps by name is more convenient for me that do it with standard ways that iOS provides

    • Nikita Dudnik
      Nikita DudnikDeveloper/Designer

      Workflow is a killer feature. Also, you can configure Alfred to be called by double tapping one of the modifier keys. This is super convenient.

  5. 11

    Clipboard manager from the creators of Tweetbot

    Does what it needs and then gets out of the way. It's the best clipboard manager I've tried!
    Tweegenic1Noble Investor · Written
    I nominate Tapbot's Pastebot Sync. Although it may not be the type of "Clipboard Management" tool you're looking for. It records all your copys and syncs with the iPhone companion app. and visa-versa.
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    It's great product :)
  6. 8

    Access notes, files & pasteboard clips quickly on your Mac

    mark!Sr. Social Media Manager, Red Bull · Written
    Essential tool as I do a ton of copying/pasting in my role as a Social Media Manager. It also is a godsend if you route your screenshot folder to Unclutter's dropdown folder. I have my directs download Unclutter, aText, BetterSnapTool as soon as they start working for me.
  7. Naveen santhosh
    Naveen santhoshSoftware Developer · Written
    Flycut is a free, simple and text-only clipboard manager. I love its Shift+Cmd+V shortcut which can cycle through latest 40 entries and paste directly into the current app.
    Reda Sadki
    Reda SadkiCLO @learningSi · Written
    I've been using this for years. Simple and effective.
  8. 6
    CopyClip 2

    Clipboard management done right

    I use Unclutter as well as CopyClip. Unclutter is great for things like images, editing copied text, etc. And also doubles up as my quick note taker. But CopyClip is just way more simple to use for short texts and easily accessible from the menu bar. Nothing fancy, but gets the work done. fast.
  9. Simple open-source clipboard manager. A fork of ClipMenu in active development.
    Win Monaye
    Win MonayeHunting Application Builders · Written
    Simple, Light and works
    Best light, get-the-work-done, open sourced clip board manager.
  10. 4
    Keyboard Maestro

    Conduct your Mac like a pro

    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Keyboard Maestro is not a clipboard manager specifically, rather is a full-blown automation tool for your MacBook machines. You can easing create clipboards manually using variables to hold data you want to. This app is a must-have if anyone has a MacBook. It's totally worth the price and syncs between all your computers.
    • Lets you do anything with your Mac. Automate all the things! Script apps that don't have scripting support (by replaying macros containing keypresses, mouse movements, clicks, whatever), have your Mac react to USB events, date/time, your input, device keys, external triggers, sleep/wake events, filesystem triggers, etc.

      I use it heavily for a few years by now, it's one of my essential apps. New versions are usually insta-buys — when I read that v7 was released, I bought it without test-driving it first. Same thing happened a year or two later with v8. It's worth every single penny.

    • Patrick Loonstra
      Patrick LoonstraDesigner at

      It does repeating boring tasks for me. And also some fun logging stuff.

  11. Leandro Ardissone
    Leandro ArdissoneSoftware Developer · Written
    It's super simple, non obtrusive and super simple to use in a contextual menu everywhere. Also it have like macros to do text operations.
  12. Cristian Baluta
    Cristian BalutaI build small and useful apps · Written
    Cristian Baluta made this product
    cmd c is very simple and fast comparing to the others, it can paste the text for you and It also syncs with the iOS
  13. I use this one, but if someone finds a clipboard manager that uses formatted text, would be even better :-). Nice thing about this app is that you can copy on your iPhone and paste on your mac as well :-).
  14. Sushant Shekhar
    Sushant ShekharFounder @ TalkyJobs · Written
    Fast Clipboard Syncing between MacOS and Windows!
  15. Fantastic Clipboard Manager with HTML Scrubbing and optional online Sync You can also create powerful Macros for all your Writing/Coding needs. - very cheap
  16. 2
    Multi Copy Paste

    Unlock 10 additional copy and paste

    Guillaume Bardet
    Guillaume BardetWorking on · Written
    Guillaume Bardet made this product
    Hello Casey, I am the maker of MultiCopyPaste this isn't exactly for Mac OS it is a chrome extension which allows you to get ten additional copy/paste shortcuts. Hopefully it might come in handy to you one day!
  17. 2

    Free OS X app to configure custom gestures for your trackpad

    Jordan Novet
    Jordan NovetTechnology reporter, CNBC · Edited
    Clipboard management is one of the many things BetterTouchTool can do on macOS. Configure keyboard shortcuts, choose from a variety of paste options, search and edit clipboard entries, copy images, mark favorites, etc. Would love to see the feature get cross-device sync.
  18. Aleksandar Stevic
    Aleksandar StevicSoftwere Developer · Written
    Aleksandar Stevic made this product
    Lightweight clipboard & snippet manager.
  19. 1

    Clipboard history manager for Mac

    Euan Mapham
    Euan MaphamMaking things better · Written
    Euan Mapham made this product
    Mac native clipboard manager with minimalistic design, intended to look and feel like Spotlight search. It focuses on performance to enable fast access and search for the most efficient workflow.
  20. Pretty good alternative, with support for rich content, and a very useable free version!
    best free tool. I tried almost everything above but this one wins them all amongst the free ones.