shadowClipboard
shadowClipboard
3.0.5

3.3

shadowClipboard free download for Mac

shadowClipboard3.0.5

29 January 2007

Cocoa-native clipboard enhancer.

Overview

shadowClipboard is the clipboard manager for Mac OS X. It remembers a user definable number of items copied to the clipboard. A choice of two interfaces (a simple and an advanced) let you choose which item to paste into applications. shadowClipboard offers Clipboard Sharing for sharing you copied items with other users on the local network.

What's new in shadowClipboard

Version 3.0.5:
  • Renaming issue solved
  • Fixed backup set bug that appeared on some systems with version 3.0.4
  • Fixed a multiple screen issue where only one screen was available if both screens had the same resolution
  • Fixed a sharing problem that made it impossible to share clipboards between two machines at the same time
  • Tab order updated (not fully solved, if interested I can explain why, drop me a note at info@stupidfish23.com)

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49 Reviews of shadowClipboard

Espiridion
30 January 2007
Version: 3.0.5

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Would you be more specific KKNOPP? It's hard to take your rating seriously based on your posts and your history with this developer, so would you at least post something concrete? Thanks.
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Tachy0n
07 February 2014
Version: 3.0.5
Stupidfish website is down with a php error. Can't download right now.
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4.5
Randy-Crawford
13 December 2010
Version: 3.0.5
I've been using ShadowClipBoard for many years. Since version 1.0. It has been absolutely reliable for me. I don't use Spaces, so I can't comment on any issues related to that. I am a software developer and use code snippets like crazy and I'd hate to guess how many times I've invoked ShadowClipBoard. It's one of my most used pieces of software and one of the best investments I've made. I couldn't recommend it more highly. Will it continue to be around? Who ever knows, but it's sure been around a long time and that says a lot for it. I've tried many many other clipboard managers (every one I can find) and nothing has matched it or beat it yet.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
11 December 2010
Version: 3.0.5
While shadowClipboard has not been updated in a long time, it still works on my MacPro with OS X 10.6.5. Unfortunately, when you buy shareware it's often hard to know if or for how long the developer will continue to support it. This can leave you feeling like you backed the wrong horse when development seems to cease, yet, as is the case here, if an app was well designed in the first place it may continue to work indefinitely. Apparently, with all the changes in OS X, Apple has not altered the underlying functionality of the clipboard; as long as this is the case, shadowClipboard will probably continue to function. That said, I wouldn't recommend it to new users; you would probably do better to find a clipboard utility that is still in active development.
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Penguirl
18 June 2010
Version: 3.0.5
Abandonware? It looks like the update to address an issue with Spaces hasn't happened and the last forum post was almost a year ago. It's been even longer since the developer has responded on their own forum. shadowClipboard works great for me on 10.5 but I don't use Spaces and someday I will have to leave 10.5 behind, I like shadowClipboard with it's dual interfaces and hope when the day comes it can come along with me.
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5
Pehpsi-3
23 June 2008
Version: 3.0.5
Still works awesome on 10.5.3. Can't live without it. It's completely hidden, and I just use one key to access it in simple mode.
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Musiclc
19 November 2007
Version: 3.0.5
I've really enjoyed using ShadowClipboard, but am about to upgrade to Leapord and am not sure if it's compatible. The stupidfish site seems like it hasn't been updated in a while. I was using iclip before shadow, but it looks like they bit the dust. Anyone know if shadow is being developed anymore? PS. If you are the shadowclipboard stalker, please don't respond.
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5
onamac
16 March 2007
Version: 3.0.5
Great app. I've been running it now for several months and it is stable. I love helpful apps, but more important is they need to they keep my system stable, and this one does. If an app doesn't, I don't keep it. In terms of operation, it stays out of my way until I access it, and does well what it's meant to do. Nice GUI too.
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Espiridion
30 January 2007
Version: 3.0.5
Would you be more specific KKNOPP? It's hard to take your rating seriously based on your posts and your history with this developer, so would you at least post something concrete? Thanks.
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hced
27 January 2007
Version: 3.0.4
Vicious problem happened to me while testing this application. I was evaluating it today and it all ended up bogging down my computer to a nearly 100% stall, where I was unable to do anything. I don't remember what exactly I was doing in the app, but I noticed that it rapidly hit something in my Edit menu, since that menu was blinking like a "stroboscope". I think it was when I just clicked on a picture-type of clipboard item in shadowClipboard when it happened. Might have something to do with the fact that I simultaneously had a similar application running (Jumpcut) at the time I tested shadowClipboard. And after a second thought, Jumpcut doesn't allow for image clipboards, it's text-only, so that's a possible theory for what happened. But when I finally reached Terminal and shadowClipboard's pid, and killed it, everything went back to normal. If the problem occurs once again, while still having Jumpcut on, I'll try killing Jumpcut instead, in order to see if I can zero in on the problem as being Jumpcut related. Now, I know, if you use shadowClipboard, that you don't need Jumpcut or any ditto app, but I just thought I'd report the occurrence I just experienced in here anyway.
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4.75
curlypaws
07 October 2006
Version: 3.0.2
This is really nice - it keeps out of the way until you need it, gives two alternative ways to view your clips and works very well. It is slick and avoids feature bloat and seems pretty lightweight on system resources.
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1.25
Easer
22 September 2006
Version: 3.0.1
I tried this program on my G4 laptop running 10.4.6. It kept crashing on me and did not keep its settings. Worse, I made the mistake of trying to get it to run several times, and it did something to the communication function of my system. I was suddenly unable to send e-mails via Thunderbird. Then I tried using Entourage, only to discover that my MS Office programs suddenly could not find or use various resources. They, too, suddenly began to crash. I ended up having to wipe my drive clean and reinstall. Since people have reported that this program "phones home," I'm concerned that there's something in that protocol which affected my system's communication abilities. I'm not saying the author is doing anything deliberately sneaky, but there could be some programming issues to address. Unfortunately, the author has not returned my e-mail inquiries. I went back to using iClip and DropDrawers for copying and pasting text clips.
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Velgor
20 September 2006
Version: 3.0
Well, this app certainly lives up to the name "shadow" as it refuses to launch without phoning home. I'll give the developer the benefit of the doubt here and assume it's checking for the current version, but there is no preference to turn this "feature" off, and no mention of the behavior anyplace in the documentation. In this day and age, neither is acceptable.
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5
atkusz
19 September 2006
Version: 3.0
I'm testing, and that is a great useful program!!!! I'm testing in a MBP, and it is works.
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4.5
Kemo"
19 September 2006
Version: 3.0
I love this program:)) Great new features in this verison, program stability is fine! I think so this version better than 2. Thx!
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5
Dombi
19 September 2006
Version: 3.0
I have been using this application for a while and it is a must have if you are sick and tired of having only one clipboard. I love the interface, where I can see little previews of all the items that I copied earlier. I have been aiting for the universal binary version for a while now, and it is finally here. shadowClipboard 3 works like a dream on my MacBook Pro. It is a must have IMHO.
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3.75
Trickiness
19 March 2006
Version: 2.0.4
Very nice! I can't wait for it to be universal! :)
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Anonymous
12 August 2005
Version: 2.0.4
I downloaded this program last night around 8PM, opened it up this AM at 7:45, and the program stated my trial period was over. Shortest trial period I have seen on the MAC since 1986. Sooooooo, program now gone.
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5
Anonymous
14 April 2005
Version: 2.0.4
Very nice, useful appication! I suggest to everyone! Thank you so much!
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4.5
Anonymous
14 March 2005
Version: 2.0.3
Best Clipboard ever! One minor thing tho. It doesn't remember the window settings after restarts.
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3.5
Anonymous
10 March 2005
Version: 2.0.3
While I feel this is still the best (simplest) utility of its kind...I prefer version 1. While the author has worked hard to improve his product...I think he's thrown out features I found most convenient, i.e., a "close" button and next to it, a "clear Slots" button. To close this utility, one must now click "out" of it, say, on the desktop or onto another running app. This brings that app., startlingly to the front, were you may not want it. The old "Clear Slots" would clear all entries, quickly and cleany with one click. Now one must click to Clear Slots then click again to actually have the slots clear.
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5
Anonymous
22 February 2005
Version: 2.0.2
Like others, I have tried many clipboard applications. However, this one is far and away the easiest to use, least intrusive, best multiple clipboard application I have found. Well worth the modest price.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 2.0.2
I love this thing! I've tried a bunch of other multiple-clipboard tools in the past and always abandoned them because the got in the way. This one just hides behind the scenes until you need it. I got fast response to a question and have noticed no impact on my system's performance or stability. Well worth the modest price.
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4.75
Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 2.0.2
Best multiple clipboard utility EVER! Apple, take notice. Registration sent in on the last version. This one is even better. Really slick folks. Good job.
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Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 2.0.2
eh, I used to think that too. Too many people demand INSTANT response NOW, and such. StupidFish is a side project.
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5
Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 2.0.2
This is the finest utility of its type. Not bloated like others of its kind. With regard to the author not responding... I can only say, that in my case, I've heard from the author each time I've written, and quickly too!
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Anonymous
21 February 2005
Version: 2.0.2
Or on the other hand, you could be someone else with a different experience - I've been in touch with them about several bugs/feature requests since v2.0 came out, and they've all been addressed in the following releases - and they replied to me pretty swiftly. If they don't answer, try writing again; the email universe is not infallible... ;)
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Anonymous
20 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
Don't even bother with this. The developers will just ignore bugs and all communications to them.
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3.25
Deltatee
16 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
The application has many good points - Simple (Not over burdened with features) - Does (mostly) what you would expect There are also a couple of negatives: - They have developer forums where you can post comments so that they can be ignored. - This application "phones home" each time it is started. There is no way to turn this off, and if it can't connect, it may not start. - Horrendous preferences. See the forums at http://forum.stupidfish23.com/forum.php?action=navigate&category=8
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5
Anonymous
07 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
Hmmm... You should switch to M$... It's the most amazing tool I've got. Easy to use I can't work without it... Very very needful!!
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Anonymous
07 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
I tried this program again after the "fixed memory leaks". It still leaks, though not as fast as before. The interface for adjusting settings is crude. Its footprint on system resources is too big. Almost anything is functional, but this is not so useful to me. I would not normally be so critical, but the users of this software are essentially beta testers, and apparently, this developer would have them pay for that privilege.
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4.75
Anonymous
05 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
I think this program is getting a bit too much flak. I think it is very functional, does what it claims and is very dependable. 5 stars from me. Good job!
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Anonymous
05 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
In Simple Mode you can move between clips using Tab or Shift-Tab, in Advanced mode you can use the arrow keys.
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Anonymous
05 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
lots of shotrcuts... but, who's goinna remember them? should have instead added navigation between clips using arrows... right now you cannot navigate trhough clips with arrows - beats the purpose of multiple clipboard: to save a trip to mouse or trackpad
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Anonymous
04 February 2005
Version: 2.0.1
I'd buy this if it were easier (i.e. if there were a keyboard shortcut) to create "stored" clipboards.
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Richard-Taytor
03 February 2005
Version: 2.0
I am still looking for an acceptable multiple clipboard solution, a program which I may leave running continuously. Apparently, shadowClipboard has serious memory leaks and it remains therefore unacceptable until this is fixed. Meanwhile I continue to use Butler with no problems.
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5
Anonymous
02 February 2005
Version: 2.0
I love this new version, the ability to assign every key combo to every function is just amazing, you can very quickly see your 10 latest clipboards and paste any one of them with one key, you can even share clipboards over a network... This app is essential for any mac user and once you have mastered the different key combinations you'll see that you can't live without it anymore !
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4.75
Anonymous
31 January 2005
Version: 2.0
All improved - good new look (including icon - which can now be replaced too!) - being able to use keyboard shortcuts makes this what I always wanted from a CB manager. They're very sesponsive over there too - I've pointed out that now that there are lots of keyboard shortcuts, there's no option to turn them OFF (bad news for us iKey enthusiasts) and they're going to fix this in the next version. And it's a free update for current registered users!
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5
Anonymous
31 January 2005
Version: 2.0
I've been a long time registered user of ShadowClipboard (after PTHClipboard vanished) and have always liked the interface better then the other clipboard/pasteboard managers. This new version rocks. Keep up the great work.
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5
Anonymous
31 January 2005
Version: 2.0
This is in my top-3 must have utilities. Fast, versatile and unobtrusive. Totally brilliant. And the price is just right too!! Thanks a lot!
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Anonymous
31 January 2005
Version: 2.0
Butler already does this.
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5
Anonymous
31 January 2005
Version: 2.0
Fantastic Upgrade, great new features. Long time user and couldn't live without it.
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5
Andu
12 September 2004
Version: 1.5
Just Great!!! very straight forward, flexible, you can even set in the preferences wether you want to paste immediatly or keep in clipboard (e.g. to paste accross networking in a windows system). I tried several other software and always returned to this one. With the window-option its snappier, but as I said its flexible to adapt to your needs. Thank you very much!
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5
Anonymous
26 August 2004
Version: 1.5
Absolutely fantastic. I tried using iClip for a while, but quickly grew tired of the floating window palette. Shadow Clipboard doesn't do as much as iClip, but it handles the basics, and gets out of your way by tucking under the top OS menu bar, and can be engaged with a keyboard shortcut or mouse click. Perfect.
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4.75
Anonymous
25 July 2004
Version: 1.5
Nothing but praise for this product. Powerful, elegant, fast and cheap. Switched from pth to this and can honestly say this is the best clipboard program I've ever used.
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4.75
Anonymous
10 December 2003
Version: 1.5
Together with Maxmenus and Airwhisper, the most wonderful app ever to grace the mac.
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4
Anonymous
09 November 2003
Version: 1.5
... love it but it has issues in Panther. On system start it freezes the meun item and you have to relaunch for it to be accessable. please fix soon and I will be glad to pay....
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3
Anonymous
07 November 2003
Version: 1.5
My main two complaints with this app are the limited key combinations (command key is the only allowable modifier) and the inability to set a key to paste. I want to be able to copy a dozen text snippets on one page, move to another app, and hit a single key combo repeatedly to paste in the dozen items into the respective fields in the second app. Until this is possible, this otherwise useful tool holds no utility for me.
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4.75
baxsur
01 April 2003
Version: 1.1
Great idea...beautifully done!
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3.25
Anonymous
12 January 2003
Version: beta1
ITs kind of a good idea, but its quite hard to use and the animation of the clipboard coming out is quite slow.
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$15.00

3.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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