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PopClip puts Cut, Copy and Paste (and more!) at your fingertips, with a popover menu which appears when you select text on your Mac.

How to use:

  1. Use your mouse pointer to select some text
  2. PopClip appears!
Features:
  • Beautifully rendered user interface looks great on your Mac display
  • Instantly search the web for the text you select
  • Open web links with one click
  • Get dictionary definitions and spelling corrections.
  • Adjust the size of the popover, from small to very large
  • Small, fast and convenient. PopClip is a great way to more...

What's New

Version 1.4.10:
  • Fixed bug where tooltips would sometimes stay on screen after PopClip had disappeared.
  • Fixed bug where the preferences window would sometimes become blank, with no content.
  • Fixed bug where PopClip caused the Warp Stabilizer plugin in Adobe After Affects to fail.
  • Fixed bug where PopClip caused drop-down menus in Firefox to behave weirdly.
  • Improved the more...

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6.8 or later

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Frankeed Member IconReview+66
Frankeed
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Very slick. I particularly like the way it works with OSX's built-in dictionaries. Highlight a word and you have the option of looking it up in the corresponding language dictionary (if you have it activated in the dictionary preferences).

The only downside I've found so far is it conflicts with Command - Y (repeat the previous action) in Office applications.

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Version 1.4.10
Schmye-Bubbula Member IconComment+16
Schmye-Bubbula
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I couldn't get PopClip to come up on any selected text in any Tweet at Twitter.com with Firefox 28.0, and the PopClip developer, Nick Moore, kindly responded by email to my inquiry with the solution:
• Begin selecting the text.
• Before releasing the mouse button, press Caps Lock.
• "Learn" will appear as sole PopClick bar item; click!
Voila!

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Version 1.4.10
Schmye-Bubbula Member IconComment+16
Schmye-Bubbula
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Is there a way I can add thesaurus.com to its sister site, dictionary.reference.com, which is used in the Online Dictionary?
There is a procedure involving the shift key for adding a new search engine as described here:
http://docs.pilotmoon.com/article/38-how-to-change-the-search-engine
...but I couldn't get it to work trying to add my thesaurus site to the dictionary site. Maybe I was abusing the process and it *won't* work with anything other than the Online Dictionary. In any event, I sure would like a Theaurus.com extension! Any suggestions?

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Version 1.4.10
Schmye-Bubbula
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Oh drat, can't edit my post. I meant to say above, "Maybe I was abusing the process and it *won't* work with anything other than the search engine."

Schmye-Bubbula
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OK, I was able to add thesaurus.com as the shift-key second SEARCH ENGINE (but not as a shift-key alternative to the Online Dictionary extension):
• I went to thesaurus.com for a sample word:
http://thesaurus.com/browse/PopClip
...to obtain the URL in my web browser's address bar.
• I substituted "***" for the the lookup word:
http://thesaurus.com/browse/***
• I selected that URL in the address bar and invoked PopClip.
• I shift-clicked "Set Search Engine"
• Now when I select any word and shift-click PopClip's magnifying glass icon ("Search"), it gets looked-up at thesaurus.com.

memo: The PopClip page to download the Online Dictionary extension is here:
https://pilotmoon.com/popclip/extensions/page/OnlineDictionary
...and it lists all the different dictionary websites it supports, but IT DOESN'T TELL HOW TO CHANGE TO THOSE OTHER DICTIONARY WEBSITES!

memo #2: The "Change PopClip's Search Engine" procedure is here:
http://docs.pilotmoon.com/article/38-how-to-change-the-search-engine

Schmye-Bubbula
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OK, I finally found the place to choose among the different dictionary websites that the Online Dictionary extension supports (or any other extension with options):
• Go to the PopClip menu in your menu bar.
• Select the "Actions" icon (the third one with a puzzle piece icon).
• Click the pencil icon at the very bottom of the list (the one that lets you drag to change the order of extensions as they appear in the PopClip bar).
• That list now in edit mode also lets you set options for extensions that offer them: Click the sprocket icon next to Online Dictionary to select the dictionary website you want. Voila!
(I should have known that!)

flash1296gmailcom8977 Member IconReview+14
flash1296gmailcom8977
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I consider this to be an indispensable productivity enhancer.

Sadly it is not (YET) compatible with OS X 10.9.2

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Version 1.4.9
Shiny22
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I'm using it on 10.9.2...

flash1296gmailcom8977
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Yes, it is now working properly under OS X 10.9.2 — build # 13C64

flash1296gmailcom8977
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Latest version [1.4.10] continues to
be a priceless productivity enhancer.

macpayne Member IconReview+18
macpayne
+1

I knew this app since its initial release, and same as @Tiance, I tought it was just a cut/copy/paste gimmick.
But now I have to say that I was wrong. It's unexpectedly genius.
Just try it yourself, you'll know ;)

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Version 1.4.9
Tlance Member IconReview+77
Tlance
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I stupidly thought this was a simple copy/paste gimmick. Silly me. All the good points made so far are true. I used it for less than a few minutes and saw it's value SO far beyond copy/paste. Note: That was before I started taking advantage of extensions!

As for Firefox? YMMV but I have no problems so far.

The idea that you can do it's stuff for free is so short-sighted. Whether you're a keyboard maestro or a right-click guru, the app + extensions is an elegant time & energy saver for such a modest cost.

The popup which is sometimes unnecessary? You quickly adapt. Plus, it goes away with a mouse move away from the popup. In fact, I'm not sure I wouldn't like it to stick around a bit, just in case.

The developer? As responsive and accommodating as any. I am making it a point to explore his other work.

Documentation on site is concise and complete.

5 stars easy.

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Version 1.4.8
Andrewrodney Member IconReview+17
Andrewrodney
+2

As others have correctly stated, once you use this a few days, you'll wonder how you worked without it. A gem!

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Version 1.4.7
AllanS6399 Member IconReview+0
AllanS6399
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PopClip doesn't work in Firefox. Why not?

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Version 1.4.6
Pilotmoon Software (Developer)
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HI Allan – generally it should work with Firefox, however there have been incompatibilities with Firefox for some people. I have been working to fix this. Perhaps it has improved with the latest update? Feel free to contact me on support@pilotmoon.com and I'll investigate.

BigJohnson Member IconReview+171
BigJohnson
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Developer is an A-HOLE!

I contacted them about a problem I've been having in Firefox, where whenever I highlight text, it's automatically copied to the clipboard. When I disable PopClip, it stops doing that.

Developer emailed back "Unfortunately PopClip and Firefox are not good friends." "I wonder, do you have any Firefox extensions installed?"

So I sent him a reply with a list of extensions. "Since there are known problems with Firefox, why wouldn't you make it known on the release notes, rather than keep it a secret so you can rake in people's money?
Even though you don't know what the problem is and not everone may have them, you should still state that some users have reported issues with Firefox."


Obviously he wants to keep it a secret that his software doesn't work well in Firefox, because his next message said "I will no longer be responsing to your meails.

Nick Moore
support@pilotmoon.com"

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Version 1.4.6
polocanada
+8

@BigJohnson
What's your problem?

gorges Member IconReview+1
gorges
+1

Brilliant app. Now i'm addicted ;)

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Version 1.4.6
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Widber
Version 1.4.10
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Steinar-Helgesen
Version 1.4.10
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Version 1.4.9
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marcfrederick
Version 1.4.9
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Version 1.4.6
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Version 1.4.6
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Version 1.4.6
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Version 1.4.5
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Version 1.4.5
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Version 1.4.3
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Downloads 68,786
Version Downloads 6,902
Type Utilities / System
License Demo
Date 24 Mar 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $4.99
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