iClip
iClip
5.5.3

4.3

iClip free download for Mac
21 July 2020

Advanced clipboard for copying and pasting.

Overview

iClip is the premier multiple-clipboard and scrapbook tool that enables you to keep a history of almost anything you copy, instead of only the last thing.

iClip was designed to be accessed as simply as the Mac's Dock: just move your cursor to the side of the screen and iClip pops out for instant use.

  • Get things into and out of iClip with hotkeys, drag-and-drop, or just 1-click.
  • Organize your stored clips into multiple sets and have them ready to paste in an instant.
  • Imagine having common email replies, logos and signatures, code-snippets, and more just a single click or keyboard shortcut away!

What's new in iClip

Version 5.5.3:
  • No significant changes over b5.
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164 Reviews of iClip

5
Don-Sykes
26 September 2019
Version: 5.2.5

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Just a quick shout out to the developer! I've been using this for years and will regrettably have to abandon it if he doesn't upgrade to 64-bit. I'd be happy to pay a small upgrade fee for his time. It's incredibly useful!
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5
Bento de Espinosa
08 October 2020
Version: 5.5.3
Two things I do not like: 1. The bins are small and square. They should be rectangle (to show more text), and the window should be resizeable. 2. You can have only one window. So, if you paste from a Clip Set you have to switch to it and then switch back to the Recorder. This switching is annoying.
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5
gbdoc1
02 July 2020
Version: 5.5.3b3
Wonderfully helpful app. Been using it for years, I'd hate to be without it. It's now 64-bit and works fine with Catalina. Worth every penny!
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5
karthiksss
13 May 2020
Version: 5.5.2
After trying 10+ Clipboard managers, I have settled happy with this one. As someone who works a lot in excel with frequent copy/paste tasks, this is saving literally hours every week which I can now utilise working out lol. Worth the price and has more copy/paste features when compared to others.
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5
Macdo4
03 October 2019
Version: 5.5
Enfin en 64bit, impossible de se passer de cette application.
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5
Don-Sykes
26 September 2019
Version: 5.2.5
Just a quick shout out to the developer! I've been using this for years and will regrettably have to abandon it if he doesn't upgrade to 64-bit. I'd be happy to pay a small upgrade fee for his time. It's incredibly useful!
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5
ioannis-mastoris-1
22 June 2019
Version: 5.2.5
Just the best clip manager out there
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Weasel
02 December 2018
Version: 5.2.6b5
I have this app & it's great! It has many features & unlimited clipboards. Best of all the support for iClip punctual & precise. I made a request to be able to enlarge the viewing area of a clip board & the developer was very responsive.
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Marlo-R
30 May 2018
Version: 5.2.5
Looking for a new clipboard manager at the moment. I hear good things about Paste, but I'm wanting to compare and get something that works via keyboard shortcuts (not a purely visual interface) and light-weight. Anyone have suggestions?
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Big Johnson
06 April 2018
Version: 5.2.4
I see no information here or on the dev’s site pertaining to the number of items that may be kept in iClip.

Some apps hold 100, some 1000, while another claims to hold an "unlimited" amount.

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5
Reegor
03 December 2016
Version: 5.2.3
Still great. Keeps up to date.
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5
Mr-H
25 August 2016
Version: 5.2.1
I know it's such a cliché to say that you can't live without an app, but in this case it's true - I've really got no idea how people can use a computer without a multi-item clipboard, and not go insane in the process. iClip is implemented brilliantly with a clean, intuitive interface. With the recent added support of services and scripting it has become very powerful and even more useful. To top it off, the support is second to none, with problems (and even some feature requests) being acknowledged and fixed/implemented in as little as 24 hours! An absolute bargain at $15.
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mwrhodeswork
24 May 2016
Version: 5.1.4
I had a problem with the particular application I use 99% of the time that would not copy properly. I wrote Support at Irradiated Software about it, and within 24 hours Thomas had it fixed and it works perfectly now. That is customer care hardly ever seen these days. Thanks!
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5
TinuCH1976
05 January 2016
Version: 5.1.4
great App - easy handling - use your own shortcuts
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Fonsr
22 May 2015
Version: 5.1.4
I do not know that I have ever had such prompt service and sincere interest in solving an app problem. I use the app daily and really appreciate the response. by Thomas. Thanks much!
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4.5
Orytek
30 November 2014
Version: 5.1.4
I took a look at this app about a year ago because two thing I need. 1. A way to pop up the clip window by just moving the mouse to the side. 2. The ability to click on a bin and have it automatically paste to the current app with just one click. Not many clipboards do this. I liked the features of iClip but the interface of the bins was just too gaudy and overwhelmed the clip contents, making it more difficult to quickly find the clip I wanted to paste. I come from using pth pasteboard and am used to a pasteboard with ease of use and minimal interface clutter. However pth hasn't updated it in at least a couple years and it is starting to quit on me during intense copy and paste sessions. So I decided to try iClip again. The new version with skin support is just what I needed to switch to iClip. The slim skin is much better than the original and iClip has been totally stable for me. I really hope they come out with more skins plus the ability to make the clip bins a bit larger so the text contents is easier to spot.
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Eveningclouds
09 March 2014
Version: 5.1.1
Very convenient and versatile. Nice design. But I get some very bizarre behaviors, like the clip contents being written over by some random clipboard content, while the visible content of the clip remains the same. My workaround is to 'edit' the clipping text by opening the clipping in the bin, copying it and then re-pasting it back into the bin. I'm sure this is not how it's supposed to work. And if it did work right, I'd def give it a higher rating.
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5
Mar6473
29 December 2013
Version: 5.1.1
I love this app!!! Thank you so much developers for picking it up.
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Lvdoc
23 July 2013
Version: 5.1.1
Let me double-click to paste, and it's a sale.
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Stevie24
21 February 2013
Version: 5.1
I use iClip as a repository of often used scripts, data and complex commands for different systems I have to manage (NetApp, PowerShell (copy on Mac, paste in Windows VM), Routers etc.). For that, it's the time saver no. 1 for me. The developer is very responsive.
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Macoholic
04 December 2012
Version: 5.1
• Dec 04, 2012 • I have used this in OS X 10.5, 10.6 and now in 10.7.5 Lion = all good for me. I am running it on a MacPro 2,1 = ymmv. Sometimes it pops up when I move my pointer too far, that's just a minor aggravation. Now I only turn it off if I watch full screen video so it doesn't pop up. [I may try it with screen captures, but that is not really important to me] When I do not have it activated, I usually miss having it ready. I recommend testing a demo first, but it is an excellent add-on app for me with lots of options built in.
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Mar6473
05 November 2012
Version: 5.1
I've bought this app twice and it's been dropped twice!!! It's been six months and it still doesn't work on Retina displays. I used to use it everyday. What a waste of money. They haven't touched it since June. I'm so sick developers that do this. I want my money back. NOT FAIR!
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5
Foulger
04 August 2012
Version: 5.1
Mainly because of some unfavourable comments about CopyPaste Pro (which I do not have any problems with at all and having used it for many years) I looked at all the alternates. iClip looks to be an excellent app but purely personal, I find the icons in the left,right,up or down menu choice to be rather intrusive and I feel that perhaps a menubar window would suit some users. I dont wish to detract from what is obviously a well written and thought out clipboard manager and I offer this suggestion as critique rather than criticism.
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5
Gregory-Linton
31 May 2012
Version: 5.0.3
I have tried dozens (in trial mode) and this just works for me. Handles vector files, keeps different sets of bins and you adjust where it sits on the screen and how deep it records. Plus, it converts text to plain text. Thank you for bringing this back. Suggested use: I use sets to keep brand logos and sub brand logos and then they are instantly available to me in illustrator, inDesign, Photoshop, Keynote and many more in their vector form.
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5
Lvdoc
15 January 2012
Version: 5.0.3
Back in the day, iClip was one of THE premier programs of its kind. A lot of people were frustrated at its lack of development and a lack of responsiveness from the developer. This new developer, I think, chose wisely in taking over this program. There are others on the market, but this one has quite a few features and an active developer who's responsive to customers. He's helped me several times over the past few months.
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Sajdak70
10 January 2012
Version: 5.0.3
It doesn't work under 10.6.8. Crashing right after start. I have because of Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 in system preferences Czech language at first place (on top). Has anyone else the same problem?
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5
Llprice
18 December 2011
Version: 5.0.3
I've never liked multi-clipboards Apps, but I had a big project that required lots of repetitive pasting. iClip saved the day. It stayed out of the way as I worked, but sprang into view, with my several clips, on mouse-over. Very quick and intuitive. By selecting "edit," I could pop-open and tweak or grab just parts of clips. Optional titles help identify appropriate clips among several similar items. Worked perfectly. Bravo.
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Neo64
06 December 2011
Version: 5.0.2
Easy to use and flexible. Not completely intuitive, but probably the best that's out there for a small price.
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-Loki-
28 November 2011
Version: 5.0.1
So near, yet so very far. The only real let down with this app is the lack of real customization available within it. I am going to list minor details that annoy me about this app, and I know they are really minor. But with an app like this, everyone wants it to perform slightly differently and that has been somewhat overlooked. I looked for a clipboard manager with a drawer menu, I use my mouse a lot and that is exactly why I wanted the drawer menu, for the quickest access. However, the app doesn't provide an option to just click the bin to paste, I have to click on the little arrow next to it. Maybe it is me, but that is far more fiddly that it needs to be for what should be the most basic feature in a clipboard manager. I'd love to see the ability to treat different clipboards differently. For example, clicking on the bin in recorder automatically pastes, but doing the same action in Clips 1 would open it to edit as a note etc. The icons for adding/removing bins at the bottom of the menu are an ideal size. I'd like to see buttons of a similar size at the top for scrolling through the clipboards. I know I am being overly critical, but the lack of the basic features above take it from being absolutely perfect to just being average for my use.
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capitalJai
19 November 2011
Version: 5.0.1
Fantastic clipboard manager, always comes in handy! Being able to go back to previously stored items in my clipboard has been a life saver. Highly recommended.
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Alexvs
15 November 2011
Version: 5.0
It's a perfect helper for daily tasks that include the need for recurring text snippets. For me, I use it a lot in support where I have a few sets of answers to common questions - one set for each language I support. It's really awesome and saves a lot of time.
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kama1950
14 November 2011
Version: 5.0
This is a great app. Wonderful job, thanks so much. One question: When will the hide and show part work on the "upper" placement of iClip? Keep up the great work.
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Curator-svr
07 November 2011
Version: 5.0
I wish the new Dev had the old registration info. I bought iClip back in 2007 for $29 and unfortunately I don't plan on paying another $10 on it. Best of luck to the new Dev on a fantastic piece of software.
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dwp-1
03 November 2011
Version: 5.0
Pretty and that is it because it doesn't copy properly with command keys I set up. It is constantly throwing a window stating iClip is waiting for data to copy, when I have highlighted text sitting waiting to be copied. Drag & Drop works fine but I like the keyboard for speed. I am so disappointed again with iClip 5.0. I wasted another $10 because MAS has'nt implemented a way to demo software before purchasing it. Shame on Apple for that and shame on Irradiated for releasing software that doesn't work and appears to be exactly as version 4.0. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. My guess is the good reviews are probably associated with the developer.
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Sieltris
03 November 2011
Version: 5.0
iClip 5.0 makes scrolling in Firefox 7.01 look laggy. I can see it very clearly: without iClip running scrolling is very smooth, while with iClip, on the same webpage, it becomes jaggy and not very pleasant for the eyes. I will have to avoid using iClip until the devs resolve the situation.
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5
Duncan-Adams
03 November 2011
Version: 5.0
I had to write a review here . Did one on the Apple App store too. This thing is the best I have used . EASY to interface with . I have bought a couple of others ... don't use them not handy enough . THis is just cherry . If you are thinking of getting it DO it at 10 bucks it worth 2 to 3 time yes as good as it works I would pay 30 and yes if i owned it I might try to get 30 .. depending on the volume of sales ... it;s worth 20 with out blinking an eye . It's on sale at the App Store for 10 GET IT . Thanks for resurrecting this I hope you make 100 k on it . Duncan
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Isharaf
01 November 2011
Version: 5.0
Thank you for bringing iClip back, I am an owner of version 4 and think that your introductory price is very fair. The new version is much better, I hope you will maintain ownership and support. I am also very happy with some of your other programs that I own.
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gbdoc
31 October 2011
Version: 5.0
Best - easiest, cleanest, most intuitive, most thoroughly thought-out - clip app there is! I'd used iClip since it was a pup, loved it, and after iClip 4 died (incompatible with a newer Mac OS), there really was no adequate replacement. Now, with iClip 5, we can have it back again on Lion (SL, too, I think)!!! It's a steal at this promo price, and complaints about not honoring previous customers are unwarrented: this is a new guy, he re-wrote the whole program, and it's a whole new version. Before long, the promo price will be gone, and then he'll get, and deserves, a good price for his work.
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Lvdoc
31 October 2011
Version: 5.0
I hold out hope for this program. The new developer has several other very fine programs and has provided me with good support for the past few years. I agree with the licensing issue, but it's also possible he'll evolve the program. That would certainly be far more than the previous developer ever did. Depending on what happens over time, it may be worth the update price.
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Craig Paterson
31 October 2011
Version: 5.0
This used to be my clipboard manager of choice, but I had to move over to something that was going to be maintained regularly, so switched to Stuf by The Escapers. Now that iClip has been resurrected under new ownership, the only way I would go back is if previous owners were given a complimentary license. Can't see that happening though somehow.
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Mishko43
01 April 2010
Version: 4.0
What am I going to use once this excellent app stops working. Clips everything, pictures, text and you can make it into password repository. Why is this option not in computer system preference pane already. What is the usefulness of one single clipboard option compared to IClip? If you didn't try this you don't know what a lifesaver this app is... I am lucky that it stil works for me on Sl even sometimes gets hot so I need to restart it. Such a shame it has stop developing, maybe a name change?, not everything needs to be iSomething MIshkop
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Maeric
10 March 2010
Version: 4.0
I'm still looking for a replacement to iClip 4 and it's too bad that MacHeist's John Casasanta has dropped development even though I understand it with his workload. The Inventive website is now down with a short, "iClip is no longer available for sale or download" message. OK... fine... but has anyone tried the latest MacHeist nano bundle offering, Clips(!?!) Yikes, this is what is being offered by the maker of iClip? Lots of bells and whistles but missing the sleekness and stealth of iClip. Even Clips reviews here on MU stink. John, if you read MU comments, sell off iClip to another developer or open-source it or something... anything. But burying it seems a waste. I offered a feature suggestion as late as last Fall and got a hopeful reply back from an Inventive staff member. In the meantime, I'll still be trying other clipboard managers to see if something matches what I've become used to.
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CollinBl
04 October 2009
Version: 4.0
Now that i have SL installed loading seems to be an issue so i have put an icon in the dock and just load iclip as needed - seems to work so far.
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Horatio
30 September 2009
Version: 4.0
very sad about this I agree, that iclip is very superior to other clip apps - For me, it is still working for old text clips (formerly recorded under leopard or tiger) on snow, but if you want to record a new one than it will stuck. And you have to kill the process M
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Miroslavh
29 May 2009
Version: 4.0
iClip is a very good product: I probably never will change. Today, I bought the last MacUpdate promo bundle, with a competitor of iClips, but I don't change in any case. I purpose to the author to introduce his product to the futur big bundle... after some days, this is more than 13 000 buyers!!! MiroslavH Prague, CZ (I wrote this comment by mistake in the CuteClip sorry for author of iClip: his product is, IMHO, better)
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Easer
06 May 2009
Version: 4.0
Okay, the site seems to be up and running again. Must have been a fluke.
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Easer
06 May 2009
Version: 4.0
I actually found V. 4 to be helpful in reduced eye strain. I agree, it has probably more eye candy than is necessary, but I compared my use of this with V. 3, and V. 4 gives me less fatigue. (My experience only, I'm sure.) More disconcerting is that the link to the developer page appears to be down. That's a shame, as I honestly think this program had more versatility than any of the other programs of this kind that are out there. I had hoped to eventually see the ability to double-click in order to paste and for the ability to enlarge the clip frames manually so as to see more of what's in the clip. (The preview is helpful, nonetheless.) I also know many of you are interested in the text formatting issues. But V. 4 has at least been stable on my system (10.5.6); for that matter, V. 3 worked just fine as well. I hope the developer either gets back into working on this program or sells it to someone who is willing to do this.
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Pastor-G
04 March 2009
Version: 4.0
I've used iClip since its early days. It is getting long in the tooth in my opinion and is slow when it pastes directly to an application. (I've found that pasting to the clipboard works well but isn't ideal since the app offers to paste directly.) Recently, I had a problem with iClip quitting on start up. I sent a support message before retiring for the night and the next morning I had a helpful response. I like most long time users would like to see an update to this application with faster pasting, stronger inline viewing of bin content, the ability to back up clip sets, and stability enhancements. Having tried many others I still prefer iClip and would readily pay for a reasonably priced upgrade with genuine enhancements, i.e. new features that add functionality not just a new interface.
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Porcustal
25 February 2009
Version: 4.0
Not going to review the current version because I don't want to download it. My version of 3.5.2 works super great (5stars*), but i'm not at all into the new version's graphical look, and it seems its become more bloated with glammor and glitz. Which simply isn't the purpose of this type of app.
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Boruch
02 October 2008
Version: 4.0
Don't buy this application as it appears to have been abandoned by the developer who has moved on to bigger and more prosperous endeavors (macheist and other projects). It's very buggy! No updates in almost a year which has forced me to cease using the application. I'm rather upset considering that I paid to update from the previous edition of this software and all I get in the end is nothing :(
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Zoidberg
20 June 2008
Version: 4.0
Absolutely loved this program when I first got it -- made my workday all-around easier. Happily paid the shareware fee. I'd give it five stars under Tiger and zero under Leopard. It just won't work under Leopard (currently running 10.5.3 as I write this). What's worse, no updates to the program seem to be forthcoming (the last update was January 2007), and no updates of the company website since around that time. Even their blog is a single entry that just says "TEST" on January 2, 2007. Oh, well. I'll keep looking for a replacement.
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Joshp
15 June 2008
Version: 4.0
I don't believe that this program is bug free for one second. After five minutes of playing with it, I notice that the program often becomes unresponsive and pops up a window telling me it is waiting on Finder, Firefox, or whatever. Also, the menubar icon does not always show/hide the program on first click.
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Bobzozus
19 May 2008
Version: 4.0
I found several comments recently made about IClip to be unfair. I have no vested interest in the software, other than the price I paid to purchase it. First, with regard to comments that IClip should be considered "abandonware." I can certainly refute that notion. I had difficulty with my Mac, and had to have the hard drive replaced. Therefore, I had occasion to contact the people at Inventive software. They were responsive. I further contacted them once again with concern about IClip Leopard compatibility- for when I finally upgrade. They stated in no uncertain terms that IClip is fully compatible with Leopard. That they have not released recent bug fixes or revisions because there was nothing to fix. And, as I looked at their past software release cycle- it seems that they are not due another release of IClip until early 2009 (as they seem to release software on a 2 year cycle). So, I wrote because of fairness. And, because, for me, I did not find CuteClips 3.0b17, CopyPaste + YType v. 2.75, or PTHPasteboard 4.4 to come close to meeting my needs as well as IClip (please see my earlier review if interested as to why). Since I only run Tiger, I have not been able to evaluate IClipboard. O.k., enough said to provide an alternative view of IClip.
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Joi
05 May 2008
Version: 4.0
LOL... bug fixes? updates? It's a simple clip board utility. And it works well for what it does? I have never had a problem with the program????????????
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Joi
08 April 2008
Version: 4.0
iClip has a cool factor of about 1,000! Excellent piece of software. Highly recommended! Best clipboard utility out for the mac right now!
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Bill-Clinton
22 March 2008
Version: 4.0
I updated my system software yesterday, an incremental change to 10.4.11, and now I find that iClip is stunningly unusable. (I don't know for shure if the update is related, but the coincidence is certainly odd.) Upon launching iClip, it uses all available processor cycles and sucks up RAM at the rate of about 12 MB per second, apparently without limit. Soon there is a large bump in the virtual memory as well. I don't know what happens if this continues without limit. the application does not respond to the keyboard shortcut and there is no dock icon so the only way to kill it is to use Activity Monitor. Bummer. I rather liked iClip, even though it never displayed RTF text.
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Bobzozus
20 February 2008
Version: 4.0
One last comment about the comparison between CopyPaste & YType vs. Iclip. MacUpdate has again stepped up to help make sofware affordable ”for the rest of us.“ They worked out a deal with IClip where they will discount the software to $21 from it's regular $30 price- which is the cost of CopyPaste + YType. Way to go MacUpdate!! As far as upgrade policies for previous users- I do believe that CopyPaste offers a discount for previous users. I do not see any explanation on the IClip web page concerning upgrade costs or discounts. Well, there you have it. MacUpDate rules!!
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Bobzozus
20 February 2008
Version: 4.0
O.K. To begin with, I am using Tiger. So, for the Leopard users (I'm waiting for all my favorite apps to be stable under it- as well as for a few more Apple Revisions :), you may not find this worth your time. Why I wrote this review. Well, I really like this app. And, I have spent a far amount of time evaluating alternatives. After doing so, I came to the conclusion that IClip is certainly my choice. And, the belief that some on this forum may have been unfairly critical. First, the reasons why I like IClip so much. Foremost, it is unobrusive (which is an attribute only shared by CopyPaste, in my opinion). And, it is extremely flexible. I now have the left side of my Ibook screen accessing the hidden dock, and hidden in the bottom of my screen is IClips. Works well, as it maximizes my screen space and does not interfere with scrolling- which usually takes place at the extreme right. The above is worth strongly considering the app, but making it a good buy is the fact of what you can do quite easily with IClips. It has one function that I have not found implemented well with any other clipboard manager (except for CopyPaste + YType- see below). It allows you to easily edit the clippings that you paste into it. This is extremely powerful when used in combination with the ability to concatenate several clipboards into one file (which indeed, is unique to IClips). Extremely useful, for example, in comparing track listings of different CD's obtained from different Internet sources. This just rocks. Saves tons of time- and I am finding more applications for this functionality as I go. Amazing! So, what about the poor reviews. First, I must admit, I am not a graphics artist needing to copy and paste art of 100 mb's of information. Usually have no need to copy more than a few mb. of info at a time- at most. So, those users who have such problems have little relevance for me. And, in the interchange between a disgruntled user and the IClips ”support guy“ detailed in an early review- I must say the IClips support guy seems to be working really hard to try and fix the problems this user was experiencing. Very hard. I'm sorry that this user's problems were not ameliorated. However, I do think that there was a willingness to try and help- and keep on doing so before the user discontinued their dance of frustration. And, besides, I have been in contact with IClip's support this week- and they responded in a reasonable amount of time with good cheer. O.K. Some have thought that the program was a memory hog. Well, I guess they have a point- although not very important to me. It consistently utilizes about 20 mb. of real ram computer resources- vs. the 13 mb. used by what I consider it's closest competitor- CopyPaste + YType (I have paid for CopyPaste registration- and was using it solely before switching to IClip). However, interestingly for me- the Activity Monitor indicated that IClips was only said to be using .10 to % of the computer's CPU; vs. 1.0 to 1.5% of the CPU processing power utilized by CopyPaste + YType. This is of course state when neither program is called- which of course increases their CPU use appreciably- although that is to be expected. I am not a programmer, but the Activity Monitor seems to indicate that although the program does take up comparably more RAM, it is a much more efficient user of computer processing time. And, as regards RAM, 10 to 20 mb. more out of 1 g. Ram is not really going to hurt performance any. Especially since if CPU processing power is being used so efficiently. As regards concerns about the IClip interface, I just have to say that the interface themes for IClips 3 must have been simply amazing!! I find the themes in version 4 to actually be quite pleasing, and somewhat configurable. I have set up the pallet that jumps out when the curson “un-hides” IClips- to be a large rectangular shape with maximum transparency. This allows me to see best what is in each clip- and yet only when I want to. On my Ibook, Menu room is at a premium, and I was given the option not to have the Icon show up there. Essential- as it simply is redundant when you can call up IClip by keyboard hot switches or by simply pointing to the bottom of the screen. And, yes, I really appreciate the simplicity of the keyboard controls. I have set up keyboard hot switches for copying and pasting. Whenever I use these switches, IClips immediately shows it's clipboards, along with a number associated with each. At that point, I just chose a number- and the clip is either pasted to or from that particular clipboard. Nice. I don't have to move my hands from the keyboard to easily move data to the clipboards. And, I can easily see what I am doing as it happens! Wow, elegance and simplicity. So, why do I think it better than the competition. Since IClipboard is Leapord only, I couldn't evaluate (and I wish that weren't so, since I am reasonable happy with SOHO notes- also by Chronos). I could not get ShadowClipboard & CuteClips to work, and both programs seemed dated. I really did not like the interface of PTHPasteboard- and it certainly did not offer the functionality of IClips. It is keyboard driven- and I assume, with practice, works well as a free alternative for some. I just felt that the value added by IClips to my computing experience was well worth the money I would pay. And, besides, PTHPasteboard does cost $25 if you wish to have a registered copy. In any event, even if free, I found IClips to be the better value for my needs. So, that leaves CopyPaste + YType. I have used this extensively, and so understand it's functions. First, it does offer more text processing options than IClips. However, I do not need the extra functionality. The YType editor is simply a system wide spell checher- with the option of replacement of words with suggested alternatives. Some may find this useful. However, for me, it is not that important. And, since I have TypeIt4Me- it provides the same functionality- plus offers me an easier manner to utilize “snippet” short-cuts. And, for me, I could not get TypeIt4Me and CopyPaste to co-exist peacefully. CopyPaste also offers many functions that can be utilized on any document that you are preparing. It cleans, dices, and parses. No really. It strips text formats clean, decrypts, encrypts, creates all upper case, all lower, undo's email comment, email indentation. You get the idea. Unfortunately, I have little need for all these functions. And, when I did, I had some difficulty in getting CopyPaste to do what I wanted. But, then again, I was not too motivated to learn. For some, all this extra text processing functioning can be useful. Just not for me. Especially if it meant that I could not use TypeIt4Me. Now, CopyPaste does have an unobtrusive way to enter text into it's clipboards. And, you can use keyboard data entry. However, their is no ability to combine clipboards with other clipboards. This is the most unique feature of IClip that makes it so useful to me. But, if you need the ability to work with text across many different programs and manipulate it in many different ways- then CopyPaste may be more useful. CopyPaste also has the YType program for those challenged by speling (you know who you are, those who didn't get the preceding spelling typo). However, other programs such as the excellent TypeIt4Me do have this capability in much the same way as CopyPaste. And, IClips plays nice with TypeIt4Me. CopyPaste decidedly does not. Well, that's about it. For me, it's either IClips or CopyPaste + YType. For ease of use and the ability to concatenate several clipboards- IClips wins. For those who have more extensive text processing needs and desire spell check- CopyPaste may be best. It's not as easy to use- but offers more capabilities as a text processor as well as a text manager. So, here's hoping that to those of you who have read thus far, you will find it useful in making an informed decision regarding a ClipBoard manager. And, perhaps will give you a more balanced perspective regarding IClip!
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Freedman
07 November 2007
Version: 4.0
Clipped text is either unreadable or invisible after installing Leopard. Developers wrote back that they're working on a fix, so I suggest holding off on buying until the upgrade is released.
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5
Maclover1-1
28 May 2007
Version: 4.0
For years Iused copypaste but it has limitations and often crashes depending what type of graphics I copy... So I took a look around and tried iclip and it rocks. It fits all my needs (graphic design).. I can copy anything I need between my various apps. It has no text editing abilities but I really need it for graphics not so much for text. Goodbye copypaste, hello iclip :-) Thanks for making such a cool and useful and sturdy tool !!!
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Galileo14
16 April 2007
Version: 4.0
Bloated! try PopCopy2 instead: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/21795/ must more efficient
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New-User
04 April 2007
Version: 4.0
A 14MB download, ok.... And a 40MB app, what? It takes 30MB RAM on launch. Not a good sign. It certainly looks slick. But a novel interface is not always a good thing. A simple bezel-style interface with a grid of items would have been perfect. Digging into the program package I can see why it's so bloated. The developer must have gone to the Apple school of software design. All of the graphics in the app are pre-rendered, with multiple copies, even down-sampled pre-renders. It's supposed to be a clipboard extender, less is more. Be functional and stay out of my way, and don't eat up gobs of RAM. Dear Mr. Developer; A little optimization effort goes a long way. If you don't have enough respect for your users to optimize your app, don't expect them to respect your work.
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Easer
14 February 2007
Version: 4.0
I haven't experienced any buggy behavior in general. I also like a lot of the new enhancements. But I would have to agree with others that the interface is less than desireable. I use ShapeShifter, and the new interface actually works very nicely with some of those themes. But I'd rather that iClip be able to adapt to particular themes. As I recall, the previous version allowed for this. Overall, it's stilll worth the investment. But I do hope the developer is responsive to the interface requests.
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Donaldowl1
07 February 2007
Version: 4.0
Highly useful program. Or rather it used to be. V4 is full of unpleasant suprises and bugs, such as trying to run my VPN whenever I click on Help. Also, is there any way to to get back the old boring, flat, dull user interface without reverting to V3? The new UI is a real ugly butt!
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Espiridion
02 February 2007
Version: 4.0
I also prefer the previous version. What was John thinking when he decided to offer this interface? I wonder if many people will buy iClip now that it's more expensive and is so grotesque. Trying to use the previous version now results in a warning message and odd behavior in my system. Time to move to something else. Hopefully John is aware that many users are disliking iClip's looks so much, and will offer the previous interface as well. It's a shame, since it's a good program. Such a long wait for a disappointment!
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Serge
02 February 2007
Version: 4.0
Faster, reliable, takes less CPU, but what an ugly interface. I prefer iClp 3 UI by far.
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Anon-Bud
02 February 2007
Version: 4.0
Not quite sure what's going on, but for the life of me I cannot get the app to work. I've read the documentation all the way through and have tried to get the app to copy and paste. Nothing. Just once I've been able to actually copy something, but I have been unable to paste anything. Oftentimes the app crashes when I try to perform some function. If I'm doing something wrong, it is not self evident. I'm not that bright, but I think that if I can teach myself how to use InDesign in just a few hours, I should be able to learn this in just a few minutes! I‘ll stick with CopyPaste. It's an ugly app, but at least it works! BTW- I'm using a 1 GHz Aluminum PB G4, 1 G RAM, running 10.4.8
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Yrm
01 February 2007
Version: 4.0
Bug: Right now (iClip 4) is not showing up if you use Menufela by ninjakitten.
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Donkeyotay
01 February 2007
Version: 4.0
Something is wrong. Whenever I try to download iClip, it starts to download a 4Gb file!
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4.5
Bosie
06 May 2006
Version: 3.7
I've used iClip for about 2 weeks now and am quite comfortable with it popping up from the side of my Desktop. Clipboard management made easier. Thanks
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5
Josse
21 August 2005
Version: 3.7b4
John, Thanks for the fast new update iClip version v3.7b4 it works now fine to me ! The problem with 3.7b3 is over. Great app !! More than five stars !! -iMac G3 -OSX 10.3.9
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rohn-1
12 August 2005
Version: 3.7b2
This version hogs my processor. I left my computer on all day, and when I went up this evening, my processor was full capacity. I checked with Activity Monitor, and the culprit was iClip and I had to force quit it to get back my computer. This is the first time I've experienced this with iClip, and I have been a very satisfied registered user for over a year. I love the app, but can't afford to have it hog the processor... I have a B&W souped with with an 800 mhz ZIF, 1 gb RAM, and an ATI Radeon Mac Edition (PCI) graphics card. Am using 10.4.2. (I know, it's probably my fault!)
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Anonymous
12 August 2005
Version: 3.7b2
This app just keeps getting better and better. Thanks for making the auto-show feature optional! It would be great to have the option of navigating bins via the menu icon, or something like it, since it can get hard to find things when there are a lot of clippings in one set. But I use this program constantly and find it to be very handy, stable, and easy to use. Alexandria
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5
Anonymous
30 July 2005
Version: 3.7b1
Now with the Dock like behavior, it's the best app you can get. You guys are doing a great job. Only 5 stars because there ain't more. Keep the good work.
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4.75
Anonymous
30 July 2005
Version: 3.7b1
I've tried the free/donationware ones and stupidfish...this is the best (at least in my opinion).
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4.75
Anonymous
03 July 2005
Version: 3.6
iClip is one of the best and most stable pieces of software I know. There is only one problem I have with it, since I cannot use it to paste passwords in Tiger's authentication windows. Now I have to use additional software for that, which does not work as easy as iClip. I would be very pleased if iClip could do that some day.
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Anonymous
30 June 2005
Version: 3.6
Probably the worst piece of software I have downloaded in a long time. Unpacked, copied into Applications folder. Crashed (locked up stating that the iClip data base was corrupted). Cleaned it out. Downloaded again. Same result. Cleaned it out. Downladed yet again, tried launching it from its own attached disk and still locked up tighter than a drum. All three time I had to force quite it from the Activity Monitor.
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5
Anonymous
10 June 2005
Version: 3.5.5
Been using this for a couple of months and now with Tiger. Just paid to upgrade. Never had a single problem with the functionality or reliability of the product. It's easy, intuitive and very useful.
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Jimw
13 May 2005
Version: 3.5.5
There are a number of similar programs like this available, some of them free. Doing a search on the term "clipboard" I found around 8 free products that have similar functions to this product. I would suggest doing some research in order to make an informed and wise "purchase" decision. I was using the free PTHPasteboard, but since it is not Tiger compatible, I am currently using Koolclip, another donationware product that is.
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Closetheworld
06 May 2005
Version: 3.5.4
I really want to try this software out to see if it's what I'm looking for... but the developer's server seems to have gone down. Does anyone have an alternate download link?
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4.75
Anonymous
29 March 2005
Version: 3.5.3
When trying to paste into type fields, iClip pasted the text that was copied from a type field, making iClip useless for that task. If iClip could also type the contents of a bin when needed, it would make it even more amazing than it currently is.
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Anonymous
25 March 2005
Version: 3.5.3
DARN!! Doesn't work for me. To the developer: the message is "A Cocoa NSImageCacheException was not handled: can't cache image. Please report to the application developer. The application will quit now" I know is my problem. Has somebody any ideas? (Titanium G4@1Ghz - OS X.3.8)
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5
Anonymous
11 March 2005
Version: 3.5.2
quite good, i mean great!
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5
Anonymous
25 February 2005
Version: 3.5.2
Everyday i startup my old imac, the little i(mac) Clipper app it's there... always ready for use. iClip is a great help for me. Development is coming along nicely and Shareware fee is a good value. iClip works great under OS X 10.3.8 -By the way- ?Why Is iClip not a standard app for every new Mac? More than 5 stars !! Thanks for this great app !!
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3.25
Anonymous
23 February 2005
Version: 3.5.2
iClipboard is pretty cool. But I think I will stick with ShadowClipboard. It seems to be a tad better.
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5
Gareth-harvey
23 February 2005
Version: 3.5.2
I'm with Ronan, the anonymous poster has no clue about what iClip does. As an author and journalist, I find it brilliant!
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5
Ronan1
23 February 2005
Version: 3.5.2
I can't stand that the first comment you read is the one below. The poster has clearly no idea what iClip does, and is utterly at variance with dozens of enthusiastic reviews, here and elsewhere. iClip is the biz - and as someone who has been around since punched card, I know from ugly; this is elegant.
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Anonymous
17 February 2005
Version: 3.5.1
what an ugly pig. does nothing a folder doesn't do.
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5
Anonymous
29 January 2005
Version: 3.5
This is an absolutely indispensable program that saves time, lessens stress, and works beautifully. Kuddos to its developer and executor!
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5
Anonymous
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
This is the one most useful gadget that was lost in the transition from OS9 to X. Do one need to say more?
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5
Anonymous
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
This is the greatest software ever! Absolutely essential if you do any word processing
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5
J P FINNIGAN
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
I bought my first Macintosh in June of 1984 ... 3 months after the Mac came out. At least 3 other software firms have attempted to do what iClip does -- without success. I tried them all ... I have been in the information field since 1952 ... I can say without reservation, you have developed a utility that has been needed for many years - one that works!! Congratulations on a great product. John Finnigan Capitola, CA
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4.75
George Gutekunst
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
I would pay $50.00 for this nifty piece of work.Totally and utterly useful.At the price of $19.95 I felt I've robbed these folks. Use it everyday.
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5
Billsinatl
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
iClip is always open on my Mac. You can take away a lot of apps from my computer, but you can't have my iClip. It's an absolute essential that I simply cannot do without. I continue to find new uses for it and things it's the great utility in years.
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5
Donald Miller
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
The Best
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5
Robert-Landsman
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
A great utiliy has been made better! How did they do that.
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4.75
Jmdelisle
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
the best
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5
Andrew-D-Rodney
26 January 2005
Version: 3.5
I've tried virtually every clipboard extender product known to man or dog. This product (iClip) is bar none the best. Elegant, fast, easy to use and the developer is working on improvements all the time.
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4.75
Ronan1
11 January 2005
Version: 3.5b1
Inventive interface. The problem with smart clipboard utilities is usually that they are smarter than people. They can remember more stuff than you can. So the interface is critical - it should be easy to figure out where to put stuff and to retrieve it from. The latest improvements to the interface are well thought-out, getting the whole look simpler and more integrated. These people are developing a really first class utility. Still the occasional crash with Word (when copying text containing hyperlinks) but utterly stable with all other apps.
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5
Joskiser1
22 December 2004
Version: 3.4.1
i would certainly recommend iClip to anyone looking for a good Clipboard. Development is coming along nicely! Shareware fee is a good value. Works great under OS X 10.3.7 Thank you ! John Casasanta for this great app !!
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5
Atara Stein
17 December 2004
Version: 3.4
Really fabulous. So much more helpful than the old Classic Scrapbook, and I can keep frequently used text in a readily findable and accessible fashion. And incredibly easy to use. Also the bins can hold really large chunks of text if nec. as well. I love this program. :-)
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