Jumpcut

If you’re a Mac user, you’ve got to try Jumpcut.

Jumpcut is an application that provides “clipboard buffering” — that is, access to text that you’ve cut or copied, even if you’ve subsequently cut or copied something else. The goal of Jumpcut’s interface is to provide quick, natural, intuitive access to your clipboard’s history.

It’s free and extremely handy! It creates a little scissors icon up in the menubar. When you copy some text, it stores the copied text somewhere. The number of copies that it’ll store is configurable — I think the default is 40 or something. When you want to paste some copied text, click the little scissors and you get a drop down collection of all the stored copies, and you just choose the one you want. Soooo handy!

I added Jumpcut to my login items. It’s easy to do this:

Hit the blue apple in the upper left corner of your screen and choose System Preferences

Choose “accounts”

Choose your account and then hit the “login items” tab. Click the little Plus sign and find Jumpcut in your applications directory.

Presto!

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2 Responses to “Jumpcut”

  1. Kristin

    Stuff like this is so handy, because I often switch back and forth between things (especially when coding/designing). It’s just so easy to hit CTRL+C to copy, and I don’t realize I’ve done it right over something else!!

  2. kara

    Yeah, I’ve been using it a lot for LibriVox stuff… Like ID3 tags, I can copy all the info a line at a time from the first post and then paste it into the various tag fields in iTunes without hopping back and forth!


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