PTHPasteboard Pro
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Clipboard buffer stores multiple items.   Shareware ($24.95)
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PTHPasteboard Pro gives you access to multiple pasteboards, allowing you to copy multiple things without overwriting the last item you copied. How often have you copied something only to find that you need it a few minutes later but you've already copied another item? PTHPasteboard Pro watches you while you work and keeps a copy of any items that you have copied to your pasteboard.

PTHPasteboard Pro tries to stay out of your way until you need it.
What's New
Version 4.5.7:
  • Fixed: OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion issues
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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PTHPasteboard Pro User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Nova-Bossa reviewed on 20 Feb 2014
The best of its kind!
[Version 4.5.7]

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CuZinBrucie replied on 18 Apr 2014
I like it too but reading below about how it tortures the GPU I'm going to look for something else. I have been suspicious that it might be helping crash my MBP at start-up. Pasteboard Recorder 3E is free, it is multi-star here on MU and it is available from the Apple Store, it jumped those hoops, so I am giving it a try.
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Detlevski reviewed on 02 Nov 2013
Don't buy this software, the PTH PasteBoard works fine, but support is none existent.I contacted the developer twice, never heard anything. According to the EULA one can use 1 license on more machines. I had one license and could not install the license on the second machine, contacted the dev and heard nothing.
Now after a clean install of Mavericks I cannot activate my license again, contacted the dev again and again received no reply.
The pasteboard is fine, but don't spend your time (and many) in PTH, there are alternatives ..
With this level of support I cannot rate PTH higher than 2.
[Version 4.5.7]

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Detlevski replied on 03 Nov 2013
Update: Paul (the developer) contacted me and did reset my password. Rainer101 pasted below that setting Anywhere" in Security & Privacy / General and restarting System Preferences or System restart, solved his problem with registration. Guess what it solved mine too.. Thanks Rainer101
I did suspect Little Snitch as well, but I stopped the network filter during the registration.
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CuZinBrucie replied on 18 Apr 2014
Yes my experience too. I moved my ID to a new machine and it refuses to accept my license. Not gonna spend 24+bucks again.
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Aetnaria commented on 26 Oct 2013
Still works fine on Mavericks.

I am puzzled as to why Activity Monitor reports that it requires the high performance GPU though - nothing else on my list reports as such.
[Version 4.5.7]

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Reegor replied on 25 Jan 2014
This is a genuine problem. You must have a Macbook Pro, with a graphics processor chip. For some reason, PTHP forces the graphics chip to remain active. This significantly affects battery life, if (as often happens) it's the only app forcing the GPU.
Many other apps had this problem in 10.8, but most of them have been fixed/ or 10.9 fixed them. PTH did not, which is too bad because I never remember to shut it off when I'm running on battery.
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Gibhenry reviewed on 22 Jul 2013
No longer works on my MacBook Pro after upgrade from 10.7 to 10.8.4. Uninstall and reinstall didn't resolve the problem.
[Version 4.5.7]

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Sergesouszero replied on 23 Jul 2013
Works perfectly here on 10.8.4. You should write to the developper.
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Gibhenry replied on 25 Jul 2013
Emailed the developer twice; so far, no response.
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Rainer101 replied on 24 Aug 2013
It is working after setting "Allow applications downloaded from: Anywhere" in Security & Privacy / General and restarting System Preferences or System restart.
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Jazzyguy commented on 27 Aug 2012
I gave an honest comment and my Reg Code was revoked and/or no longer valid. I feel that Clip Menu is better than PTH Pasteboard and Scrapbook and it is free.I never felt that this is a good solution for multiple clipboard items.
[Version 4.5.7]


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Stoopnagle reviewed on 13 Aug 2012
Easily paste commonly used items (text, pics, etc.). Keep much more than one item at a time on the clip board. I use it constantly.
[Version 4.5.6]


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Reegor reviewed on 18 Jun 2012
I've been a champion of PRH for years, but I can no longer recommend. It causes my machine to kernel panic or freeze, under OS 10.7.4. The price was right - free for 90% of the functionality - but I paid for the upgrade just because I liked it so much. Now I'm looking for a replacement. SOME program like this is essential.
[Version 4.5.6]

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Big77 replied on 26 Aug 2012
I have no problems at all on 10.7.4. Use it constantly -- don't know how I can work without it!
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Dolphinboy2u replied on 27 Aug 2012
@Reewgor, have you contacted the developer about this?
I've used this wonderful app for years (am currently on 10.7.4) without the problems you report. Paid for Pro, too.
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Jazzyguy commented on 17 Jun 2012
Scrapbook is a lot better in Lion and is a lot more versatile. It makes PTH pasteboard somewhat decadent. I paid for it years ago but prefer Scrapbook for my copying and pasting chores.
[Version 4.5.6]


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Biox reviewed on 02 Mar 2012
Great utility for local clipboard management, but syncing is highly problematic under Lion--it almost never works. Instances running on various computers on the LAN seem only to sync with others that are already running at login time (and then only rarely and fleetingly) and seem never to be able to sync with clipboard publishers that start later. Instances that start, stop and restart asynchronously (the real world situation) would seem to present a kind of "catch-22" situation that the developer needs to work around.
Matching of clipboard hosts is also imperfect--on some computers PTHPBP lists itself as a publisher to subscribe to.
[Version 4.5.6]

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sjk replied on 03 May 2012
Thanks for the detailed explanation. I could never get Lion-to-Lion synching working at all, only Lion-to-Snow Leopard (in one direction; I forget which). Since the developer hasn't shown interest in fixing it I might give Scrapbook (free) a try:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/40505/scrapbook

One of the bullet items:

- Scrapbook-Sharing over Bonjour (incl. Snippets)

It's been updated nearly a dozen times since the initial release, after the last minor PTHPasteboard update.
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Biox replied on 03 May 2012
Thanks for the Scrapbook suggestion. It avoids the aforementioned catch-22 by requiring the user to manually send/receive clipboard contents, and it maintains remote scrapbooks in separate lists from the local one, instead of merging all together. Even though Scrapbook is less convenient, I'm inclined to use it, since it does get the job done.
Sure wish PTHPBP would sync reliably!
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Psychiatry reviewed on 28 Feb 2012
I've tried the others. PTHPasteboard Pro is still the best of the multiple clipboard utilities.

I am running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3. It works very quickly. It works with large text passages or graphics. And it uses very little CPU time. It has been very very stable. It doesn't take up much screen space.

I love the fact that it has the capability of processing the text in the clipboard (e.g. convert to UPPERCASE, translate to Spanish, etc.) before pasting the contents.

I like the fact that it can show as both a pop-up menu and menu.

PTHPastboard Pro has done the job for me for years. I use to use the free version for years and converted to the pro version during the conversion years ago from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X.

I keep looking for a better solution. But I haven't found one yet.
[Version 4.5.6]


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Gibhenry had trouble on 22 Jul 2013
Quit working after upgrade from 10.7 to 10.8.4. Uninstall and reinstall did not resolve the problem. Are we dead in the water?
[Version 4.5.7]


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Yoxi had trouble on 02 Apr 2007
Has anyone else had PTHPasteboard stop working once 10.4.9 update was installed?
[Version 4.2]

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Espiridion replied on 17 Apr 2007
I'm using 10.4.9 and it's working fine for me.
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pdxmph replied on 15 May 2007
I'm also having problems with it since 10.4.9. It thrashes for a while then just doesn't work. I only get this log message in the console log:

caladan diskarbitrationd[45]: PTHPasteboard [15480]:55315 not responding.

I wrote the developers last week with that info plus more. No response. Bummed because I paid for the Pro version and depend on it for a big part of my daily workflow.
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pdxmph replied on 24 Sep 2007
Keeping in mind that it has been some time since I posted that comment, yes: I tried to fix it by disabling assorted haxies and whatnot. What finally *did* fix it was wiping its preferences and starting fresh.
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Roro01 had trouble on 08 Feb 2007
SAME PROBLEMS AS BEFORE

The same problems I mentioned regarding the previous versions are still present. They are:

1. If one has to use it in "always show window" mode - After completing the paste actions it is impossible to close either the Main or Custom windows by clicking on their red close buttons as they are disabled and their menu bar icons do not hide and then show the windows again. It would be helpful if both these options could be available to the user as when the window is needed for pasting the user would be able to click on the required window menu bar icon and after using it could just click on the red close button. Nobody expects the windows to be shown 24 hours a day.

2. It would be useful if it were possible to move items (rather than copy) from one Custom window to another, e.g., by using a hotkey whilst dragging the item.

3. If one wishes to change the order of items in a Custom window by dragging them, they are not moved but instead are copied to the target location.

The Pro version, which just enables more features, has the same problems so I can't even upgrade to that.
[Version 4.1.2]


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Roro01 had trouble on 22 Jan 2007
Firstly I would like to thank the developer for fixing 2 issues out of the 5 I mentioned below (version 4.0.5) - now only one window is activated at a time & the scroll bar doesn't jump up to the top.

The only main problem with the application, if one has to use it in "always show window" mode (like me) is:

After completing my paste actions it is impossible to close either the Main or Custom windows by clicking on their red close buttons as they are disabled and their menu bar icons do not hide and then show the windows again. It would be helpful if both these options could be available to the user as when the window is needed for pasting the user would be able to click on the required window menu bar icon and after using it could just click on the red close button.

Obviously the developer did not intend for the windows to be shown 24 hours a day :-)
[Version 4.1.1]


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Roro01 had trouble on 10 Jan 2007
NEEDS MORE WORK.

I'm running the application on my Intel iMac OS 10.4.8 and I am finding it very useful. I have, however, found some problems with it.

I usually have a few pastes to perform at the same time, so I cannot use the
"ordinary mode" because, obviously, each time I paste an item I would have to
go back to the relevant pasteboard icon in the menu bar and click on it again for the window to reappear. I also cannot use the application in "autoshow window" as I have other application autoshow drawers around my screen. Therefore, the best way for me to use PTHPasteboard is in "always show window" mode. Using the application this way, however, causes a few problems:

1. After completing my paste actions it is impossible to close either the Main
or Custom windows by clicking on their red close buttons as they are disabled and their menu bar icons do not hide and then show the windows again. It would be helpful if both these options could be available to the user as when the window is needed for pasting the user would be able to click on the required window menu bar icon and after using it could just click on the red close button.

2. I have my Main window set to display 20 items. If I wish to paste a few
consecutive items which are numbered higher than 20, the scroll bar jumps up to the top after each paste. This is a bit of a pain because I need to scroll
down each time to search for the next item after each paste. Incidentally,
this does not happen in the Custom windows.

3. It would be useful if it were possible to move items (rather than copy) from one Custom window to another, e.g., by using a hotkey whilst dragging the item.

4. If I wish to change the order of items in a Custom window by dragging them, they are not moved but instead are copied to the target location.

If I use the application in "ordinary mode" and click on any of the pasteboards menu bar icons, all the windows are toggled instead of just the window relevant to that particular icon.

If the developer would fix these problems, then this application would be just perfect.
[Version 4.0.5]


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davedit had trouble on 04 Oct 2006
Is there a way to toggle the pasteboard window to appear/disappear without having autoshow on? I have "Always show window" unchecked and "Autoshow window" disabled, but when I start the pasteboard, it sits there and will not close no matter what. Clicking on the menubar icon does nothing at all, nor does clicking on the close button on the pasteboard itself. Thanks in advance.
[Version 4.0b1]

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Pth Consulting (developer) replied on 05 Oct 2006
You might want to check that the Always Show Window checkbox isn't enabled for one of the Custom pasteboards. If its not that email pthpasteboard@pth.com.

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Echoz rated on 08 Aug 2011

[Version 4.5.6]



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hous rated on 28 Jan 2011

[Version 4.5.4]


Downloads:40,458
Version Downloads:2,025
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:26 Aug 2012
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $24.95
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PTHPasteboard Pro gives you access to multiple pasteboards, allowing you to copy multiple things without overwriting the last item you copied. How often have you copied something only to find that you need it a few minutes later but you've already copied another item? PTHPasteboard Pro watches you while you work and keeps a copy of any items that you have copied to your pasteboard.

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