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4.5.7
27 August 2012

Clipboard buffer stores multiple items.

Lee123
11 September 2009

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This clipboard program offers more sophisticated features than any of the free multiple clipboard managers mentioned below. There is text modification on the fly, programming features and many other features that people need. It is good to have such a program for those people and the price seems reasonable to me. If all you are going to do is bash the software for no reason then don't bother to comment at all. It is immature and does not help anyone else.
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Version 4.5.1

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nospam-5
16 February 2019
I came here because I just upgraded to Mojave and a more-recent Mac. As part of the install, I used Target mode to let the installer pull all my files off the older Mac. PTHPasteboard Pro wanted me to re-enter my serial number on the newer Mac, but it fails because the license server is no longer online. I'm really surprised to read all this here about people having so many problems! I've been using it on every Mac OS up to High Sierra without a hiccup. I was hoping to find a file-based way to transfer the license, but it seems folks have given up on PTH long ago. I guess I was lucky!
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Version 4.5.7
Reegor
03 December 2016
It used to be good, but stay away from it. There are many, many, many alternatives now. I use iClip, but there are many others as well. PTHPasteboard would not let me register (and the developer responded, but his claimed solution never worked.) Plus it has not been updated in 4 years. Time to move on, everyone.
iClip seems to be one that is still updated.
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Version 4.5.7
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Strand
Strand
11 January 2017
The old version I have (4.4.1) still works ok on Sierra 10.12.2 - if you remember to not doubleclick on words in Chrome, Safari and some other apps. Just click and swipe the words instead. In Firefox and TextWrangler doubleclicking works fine.
Edit: Also, in Chrome etc, use shift + click to chose items that are not on top of list.
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TomEck
02 September 2016
Will Pastebot (http://tapbots.com/pastebot/beta/) be the next PTHPasteboard? Not sure, but wasn't Paul Haddad (one of the guys behind Tapbots) the developer of PTHPasteboard? I hope I am right because PTHPasteboard was alwyas my preferd pasteboard manager.
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Version 4.5.7
Sergesouszero
05 October 2015
I’ve just installed El Capitan. Believe it or not, PTHPasteboard is again compatible with Safari. I don’t know how to explain it, but it works.
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Version 4.5.7
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kknopp
kknopp
28 October 2015
I stopped using PTHPasteboard after they started charging for it just for bug fixes. ClipMenu works better, and is fully compatible with 10.11

And it's free.
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Sergesouszero
06 August 2015
Like a lot of people here, I really miss PTHPasteboard, but I may have found a replacement for it. There is a plugin for Quicksilver simply called Clipboard Plugin. In the plugin documentation you will find this : "The Clipboard Window is a floating panel specific to Quicksilver, giving it several useful features for positioning. Positioning the window on the side of the screen will cause it to become 'docked' on the screen edge. It will then slide into the screen edge. Hover over the edge of the screen to make the window reappear. The position of windows is remembered across restarts of Quicksilver, and you can have the window disappear after pasting by enabling the 'Hide after pasting' option in the preferences." It’s a very simple clipboard. Nothing fancy, but it’s free. It has been updated on 2015-04-19 and it works fine with Safari. http://qsapp.com/plugins.php
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Version 4.5.7
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
07 August 2015
Thank you for the useful advice!
Now I'm trying QuickSilver despite the criticism for it here on MacUpdate and I will compare it with PTHPasteboard using both of them
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kknopp
kknopp
28 October 2015
ClipMenu is free and still works great.
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Brookhaven
27 April 2015
It seems the web site has gone AWOL, and the download link no longer works. Shame - nice software, which I have come to rely on.
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Version 4.5.7
GianMarco-Tavazzani
25 February 2015
A reason more to avoid to DOWNGRADE to Yosemite!
I'm still using with full satisfaction the version 4.4.1on Mavericks and, when I try Yosemite on the partition I made to see if at least I will be able to work with Yosy as with Mav, the bigger miss I feel is just my beloved PTHP (beside the UGLY interface of anything, by Spotlight to Mail, by icons to fonts… but it's not the first time that Apple does an UI downgrade).
I still wonder what the bloody hell will FORCE ME to windowize my Mac bending myself to use this OS mistake or 'skipping this version' hoping in a regret and that Steve puts his HOLY HAND on the head of Tim 'enlightening him with an understanding fatherlike smile.
4 stars because of the too high price that made it a niche product victim of a totally wrong marketing strategy!
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Version 4.5.7
mlerch
30 January 2015
It's a shame. They discontinued support for OS X 10.10. Don't understand why they wouldn't simply update the code to make it fully compatible. They are almost there. The only problem is that it does not work with the Safari browser?
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Version 4.5.7
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calebjcook
calebjcook
13 February 2015
it doesn't work with Parallels 10 either when using Excel 2003 and a macro to do large paste operations—both apps hang for a very long time.
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mlerch
30 January 2015
It's a shame. They discontinued support for OS X 10.10. Don't understand why they wouldn't simply update the code to make it fully compatible. They are almost there. The only problem is that it does not work with the Safari browser?
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Version 4.5.7
Sergesouszero
16 January 2015
Even though it’s old, and a little bit clunky on Yosemite, PTHPasteboard is still the best (for my needs). I must have tried all clipobard apps on the market, including iClipboard, iClip, ClipMenu, Jumpcut, CopyPaste Pro and several others, but I always come back to PTHP. I’d like to think that the developper is still working on a version compatible with Yosemite, but everything suggests that the application is really gone for good. And no website anymore. It’s been replaced by a page showing these two sentences : "PTHPasteboard is not currently available for sale, due to incompatibility with Mac OS X 10.10. You can download the latest version here." My hope lies on the word "currently", meaning that maybe it hasn’t been totally abandonned. Very sad. II’d be willing to pay full price again to get a version of PTHP fully compatible with Yosemite..
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Version 4.5.7
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Camner
Camner
26 January 2015
Alas, it's worse than "clunky" on Yosemite. Periodically there will be a bunch of "tool tip" yellow windows with many of the previously clipped items in it, and they cannot be dismissed (they remain until reboot).
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mlerch
mlerch
30 January 2015
Me too!
Actually I don't have any problems with PTH Pasteboard Pro 4.5.7 on OS X 10.10. The only problem that I have is that it does not work when it comes pasting stuff into Safari. That does not work. There is some sort of issue. It works great with BBEdit, Terminal, Word, Text Edit, etc.
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Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
30 January 2015
Il also have this problem, but turning PTHPasteboard off and on usually fixes it.
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Vodproter
Vodproter
02 February 2015
The same for me. Still the best and still use it on yosemite. Also be willing to pay for the update.
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calebjcook
calebjcook
13 February 2015
same here, no Safari problems, but it does cause Parallels 10 to hang (but not Parallels 9). i would gladly and eagerly a lot more than the $24 already spent on this gem that i've used for years and years. taking it out of my workflow hurts that bad. there just is no better or on par app like PTHPasteboard Pro.
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Psychiatry
28 December 2014
PTHPaseboard Pro for YEARS has been THE BEST Clipboard Manager ever. But as of OS X 10.9, it has been showing rough edges and incompatibilities. For example, the translate to Spanish filter stopped working. It was last updated August 2012.

Currently, the developer took down his website and offers now support citing incompatibilities with OS X 10.10. Only the old version can be downloaded from the site. And no support is offered.

Since it supported the PowerPC Platform, PTHPasteboard probably needs to be rewritten from the ground up. And it will take the developer a long time to do so.

Sad to announce it. But PTHPasteboard is DEAD for now.

I am looking for alternatives that approach its usefulness. So far, many of the replacements are far too clunky.

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Version 4.5.7
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
29 December 2014
OK. Here is my current replacement for PTHPasteboard: Copy'em Paste. It is available in the Mac App Store for $4.99.

It does things similarly to PTHPasteboard - though with fewer features, but some improvements and it is cleaner.. You will feel right at home with how it works compared to PTHPasteboard. AND IT IS A STEAL at $4.99 FOR USE ON ALL YOUR MACS - unlike PTHPasteboard. And it is compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It only supports 64-bit CPUs, so no old code.

I love now Copy'em Paste allows you to set a key-combination to paste Rich-Text as Plain-Text.

If the developer continues to improve on Copy'em Paste, it can turn out exactly like PTHPasteboard.
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Orytek
Orytek
31 December 2014
Copy'em Paste is In no way similar to PTH. Copy'em Paste uses only a menu item trigger where pth also adds a slide out shelf. The interface of Copy'em Paste is also not at all similar. Also, because AppStore sandboxed apps offer less flexibility, you need the Copy'em Paste helper app to enable direct pasting from the trigger.
There is dozens of pasteboard apps but only a couple others like iclip and I pasteboard offer slide out shelf that is triggered with the mouse. Most all the others only have menu bar triggers and hotkeys.
With no interface similarities and no free trial, why even bother with Copy'em Paste?
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
31 December 2014
@Orytek "Copy'em Paste is In no way similar to PTH"

Sure both are similar. This is why I strongly recommend Copy'emPaste as a PTH replacement.

You primarily object to Copy'Em Paste missing a slide down list of items. But I prefer a popup window of items for my work.

I'll ask the developer if he can make it a slide down menu as well. Just contact the developer to ask for features. He's actively developing it - unlike a lot of clipboard managers including PTH - which unfortunately for the moment is totally dead.

1. Both PTH and Copy'em Paste have pop up windows of the copied items listed in numerical order.

2. On PTH, I set F5 to pop up the PTH Window. On Copy'em Paste, I set F5 to pop up the Copy'em Paste Window.

3. On both PTH and Copy'Em Paste, I can pup up the PTH Window by clicking on its menubar icon. On Copy'em Paste, I can do the same thing.

4. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste have pop up windows that show you a list of the items it has stored on the clipboard

5. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to keep the copied items between restarts of your Mac

6. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to convert and past test as PlainText.

7. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to copy images and show a preview

8. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to customize the key-combination that invokes the pop-up window. Copy'Em Paste does PTH better by allowing you to convert to PlainText and paste with a single key-combinatiohn.

Copy'Em Paste is NOT as full-featured like PTH. But it does all the basics of what I want from a clipboard manager that is similar enough to PTH that I don't miss much of what PTH does. And as the developer improves Copy'Em Paste I believe it will get even more useful.

The $4.99 PRICE of Copy'Em Paste makes it cheap enough for everyone to give it a try. It is a NO-BRAINER.

Since it is available in the Mac App Store, purchasing it allows you to use it ON ALL YOUR MACS - unlike PTH.

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OTHERS I'VE TRIED:

IPASTEBOARD: iPasteboard is bad software. What are you talking about? It has bad ratings on MacUpdate. And IT HASN'T BEEN UPDATED IN TEN YEARS (not since June 10, 2004). It costs $15. It is NOT compatible with current versions of OS X.

ICLIP: I bought it. I hated it.

CLIPMENU: OK. But not customizable. Not in release form - version 0.4.3 STABLE VERSION not updated since 11/17/2009 - FIVE YEARS. There is a 1.0alpha version but it is unstable. AT least it is free. Go to the developer's site to download the alpha version he has rewritten. It is very primitive compared to Copy'Em Paste.

ICLIPBOARD: don't like it. I want a PTH replacement, not a new paradigm. AND IT COSTS $30.

FLYCUT: Not like PTH. Not updated since 3/3/2012 - TWO YEARS.

COPYPASTE PRO: Good but NOT PTH in interface. Bought it years ago. Did not like it.

LAUNCHBAR: good but not PTH interface - you only get a list of items when you invoke the abbreviation for the clipboard saver.

ALFRED: tried it. Don't like it. I prefer Launchbar for its other functions.


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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
01 January 2015
Another similarity Copy'Em Paste has to PTH:

It does a lot of text transformations on text stored in the clipboard:
1. Turn to plain text
2. Make upper case
3. Make lower case
4. Capitalize words
5. Strip white space
6. Trim surrounding white space

To access this, right-click on the menubar icon of Copy'Em Paste.

Note that the developer has a menu item for customer support so you can suggest changes or upgrades you want to see.
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
02 January 2015
If you like how PTH slides its copy list out of a shelf, you can emulate that by simply moving its window to the top, abutted right under its menubar icon. Then if you invoke the window, it will pop up right under the menubar icon to look like PTH's shelf.
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Tempel
Tempel
13 January 2015
I like to point out that iClip is still being updated. If you do not like its bulky look, try out the alternative skins you can download from the developer's site. The two ones there are much slimmer and match the modern flat look of today's OSX much better.
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Camner
Camner
13 February 2015
After trying a lot of alternatives to PTH and finding them all lacking, I stumbled upon Copy'em Paste due to a tip by Psychiatry here on 12/29/14. I love it! It is not quite as full featured at this point as PTH, but it's far closer in terms of interface (and less clunky) than anything else I've found.

(And no, I'm not a sock puppet for the developer!)
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manishie
27 November 2014
I sadly have to agree with Juancab. This WAS the best. I'm now having issues after having upgraded to Yosemite (PTH leaves weird artifacts on the screen at seemingly random moments). I've gotten no response from the developer. Too bad, because it really was a great app. Time to dump it and move on.
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Version 4.5.7
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Detlevski
Detlevski
27 November 2014
It's a pity, it sure was the best pasteboard manager, but it feels like abandonware. Not too clever I think, I am happy to pay for an update.
I also hav ethe artifacts you have, time to move on ..
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Orytek
Orytek
30 November 2014
I have finally dumped it as the stability was getting worse. During repeated copy and paste sessions it repeatedly quit so I was constantly going into the preference pane and re-starting it. Finally I had enough.
I switched to iClip which has most of the features (not all) and includes the awesome trigger to slide out the clip window when the mouse is placed on the side.
I miss the barebones interface of PTH which allowed me to spot 110+ clips easier than any other utility, but enough is enough.
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manishie
manishie
13 December 2014
After having tested out about 20 other options, I settled on Keyboard Maestro's built in "Clipboard History Switcher." Works great with keyboard shortcuts, has a search feature, and copies any type of object.
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Psychiatry
Psychiatry
31 December 2014
The disgusting part is that the developer simply took down his website. There is only a single page to download the old version. No support. No description. Nothing. It's dead.
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Juancab
22 November 2014
This WAS the top of the heap, but it has NO support now from its developer. I am particularly peeved that when I moved to a new computer, I wasn't able to transfer PTHPasteboard Pro because it claims my registration number was used too often (never mind the license allows you to install on all your computers). I suspect the developer just shut down the registration server and doesn't bother to maintain it. I've switched to using the much less robust, but still acceptable Clipboard management features of the Alfred PowerPack. At least that is supported by the developer.
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Version 4.5.7
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Juancab
Juancab
22 November 2014
I have sent email to the info@pth.com email address suggested for support, no response. Can't recommend purchasing it any more, even though it was an awesome app in its time... clearly no significant effort at maintenance.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
08 November 2014
FAR TOO EXPENSIVE, that's maybe why they sold too few of them to make it a 'must have' largely diffused, as it would deserve, having been the BEST clipboard manager out there! And now, abandoning it as it seems, not the developer but the marketing responsible is FAILING!
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Version 4.5.7
RustyIron
31 August 2014
PTHPasteboard used to be GREAT... back in 2007. It's been two years since an update, and it's becoming long in the tooth. The pasteboard is no longer 100% responsive, sometimes requiring multiple clicks to get a response. This is frustrating when I've got my flow going and just want to get on with my work. I've been a paid user for the better part of a decade, but I'm now going to look elsewhere for a clipboard extender.
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Version 4.5.7
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Geopick
Geopick
03 November 2014
Agree. It just doesn't work or is unreliable under Yosemite. That's too bad, because it has features that I have not found in similar products.
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Bento de Espinosa
20 February 2014
The best of its kind!
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Version 4.5.7
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CuZinBrucie
CuZinBrucie
18 April 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
02 November 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.
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Version 4.5.7
3 answer(s)
Detlevski
Detlevski
03 November 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
CuZinBrucie
18 April 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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mlerch
mlerch
20 November 2014
Yeah, same here. I am having problems with PTH Pasteboard Pro under OS X 10.10 and Safari. I used to have preset text snippets that I use to craft semi custom replies for tech support. I would have a form open in Safari, and there would be a text area, and I would just insert the cursor where I want a link or a piece of text from Pasteboard to go and then select it in Pasteboard. Used to work great under OS X 10.9. Now under 10.10 it fails. It at times pastes the first item, but when I am pasting multiple items it will simply used what was last on the main clipboard of OS X. Something is not right.

Oh yes, that's only under Safari when trying to paste something into a Safari text area. When I used TextEdit or BBEdit and past stuff in there Pasteboard still works fine.

The real problem that I have is that the developer does not respond at all. I mean if there is an update needed then please release it, and charge me an upgrade fee so that this is working again. If it should work then let me know how I can uninstall without loosing my shared clip boards and re-install. Customer support or tech support really sucks. I have contacted the developer now about 10 times and no reply! What gives?
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Aetnaria
26 October 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.
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Version 4.5.7
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Reegor
Reegor
25 January 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
22 July 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.
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Version 4.5.7
3 answer(s)
Sergesouszero
Sergesouszero
23 July 2013
Works perfectly here on 10.8.4. You should write to the developper.
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gibhenry
gibhenry
25 July 2013
Emailed the developer twice; so far, no response.
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Rainer101
Rainer101
24 August 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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gibhenry
22 July 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?
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Version 4.5.7
Jazzyguy
27 August 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.
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Version 4.5.7
Stoopnagle
13 August 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.
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Version 4.5.6
Reegor
18 June 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.
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Version 4.5.6
2 answer(s)
Big77
Big77
27 August 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
Dolphinboy2u
27 August 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
17 June 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.
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Version 4.5.6
Biox
02 March 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.
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Version 4.5.6
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sjk
sjk
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
Biox
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
28 February 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.
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Version 4.5.6
Happymartin
04 January 2012
This has become excruciatingly slow on Lion, especially when triggering it from keyboard shortcuts. No response from the developers and no updates for some time. I've reluctantly switched to iClip.
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Version 4.5.6
OneAfter909
06 August 2011
PTHPasteboard has problems in Lion. Copying less than a complete line from Safari, Mail, TextEdit, and iCal fails. Copying complete lines works as expected. I've noticed problems in other applications, but have not taken the time to test and confirm. I've had to restart it under Lion more often than under Snow Leopard. I could not find any recent indications on the developer's site regarding plans to update. In early August I sent an inquiry to the developer concerning an update for Lion. I received no response after 4 days. I've used PTHPasteboard Pro for about two years and rely on the filters, which are powerful functions and easy to set up. Unfortunately, it's now unreliable.
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Version 4.5.5
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OneAfter909
OneAfter909
08 August 2011
Fortunately, PHTPasteboard Pro's issues were solved with the release of version 4.5.6 two days after I posted the previous comment above
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sjk
sjk
24 October 2011
Unfortunately, the Sync feature still doesn't work for me with 4.5.6 on Lion.
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Funjoy
13 April 2011
This is probably my favorite multiple-clipboard app. Stable, easy to use but very powerful too. It embeds text formatting/cleaning abilities to clipboard items, and lets you create macros you can apply to text too. It's good to see that the developers are still keeping the utility up to date too!
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Version 4.5.5
VykintasB
11 December 2010
I have a very frustrating situation with the PTHPasteboard. I was searching for a good pasteboard program and I the PTHPasteboard was what I needed, especially the possibility to synch between several computers. I purchased it using it Paypal. After 24 hours I was supposed to receive my serial number... Now, 11 days after this day I still don’t have it... and the demo mode is expiring in 3 days. I wrote to the support at least 3 letters: NO REACTION at all. I start to think this is a fraud. Very soon - when the demo version expires - I will be forced to claim against the developer at Paypal. By careful buying it!
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Version 4.5.4
2 answer(s)
VykintasB
VykintasB
14 December 2010
Situation update: even 16 days after I purchased this software I don’t have neither serial numbers nor reactions from the developer. My "demo" version is expired today and the PTHPastboard is requesting me paying again. To bad, but at this moment I am forced to claim for money back at Paypal.
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VykintasB
VykintasB
14 December 2010
Situation update 2: finally today I've got the answer and the serial number. So, I take back my suspicion of fraud. Hoverer, it took 16 days, I had to write 4 letters (to 3 different addresses) and claim conflict by Paypal. It is too much energy spending for a product of 25$...
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Nicksloan
09 November 2010
Irrespective of what one may think of the PTH sales policy (and for what it is worth, I don’t think it would harm their business to provide a download of the limited free version), this is for my money the ultimate clean functional clipboard manager. It does not concern itself with providing eye-candy, just an elegant and very flexible interface for controlling clippings in any way that suits you—via keyboard or mouse, from menubar or window. The choice of pasting formatted or plain text can be made very simply on paste in a variety of intuitive ways. At first I regarded filters as unnecessary feature-bloat, but once I started using them their usefulness became apparent, enabling PTHP to replace several other text-manipulation utilities. Using a translation filter to paste text from the clipboard in another language is particularly cool. Once you have sampled what it can do and how it does it, $25 does not seem that much for something you are likely to use several times a day.
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Version 4.5.4
Uncoy
02 September 2010
Secretly updating people to a pay only version? You've got to be kidding. That's after selling off the free version to horrible developers and leaving users stranded. You want to send this guy money? ClipMenu is powerful and free. The only significant thing PTHpasteboard does which ClipMenu doesn't do is sync clipboards between multiple machines, which seems to me a bit of a security hole anyway.
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Version 4.5.4
Greg-Raven
14 January 2010
I had never tried a clipboard manager until I downloaded PTHPasteboard about a year ago. I was instantly in heaven, and this was with the free version. I looked at the features of the paid version, decided I didn't need them, and was happy not to have to pay the $25. Then about two months ago, either I pressed the wrong button or something, but my free version went away and all I got was messages about upgrading to the Pro version for $$$. I was pissed, so I tried just about every other clipboard manager out there. Unfortunately, by that time I'd been spoiled by PTHPasteboard. I even tried to get along without a clipboard manager, but that turned out to be a massive pain in the neck. Today, I gave in and bought the Pro version. Bliss again. Like others, I wish the price was more reasonable, but the basic functionality is so nice that about my only complaint is that now I have to investigate to see all the other things that PTHPasteboard Pro does so I make certain to get my money's worth.
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Version 4.5.3
Robotank
08 November 2009
I've been trying this app for a few days, and I'm impressed so far. I've been looking for a replacement for CopyPastePro after encountering a major stability issue with the latest version. PTHPasteboard Pro is the only other clipboard manager that offers comparable functionality, and indeed offers some nice options that CopyPaste doesn't, such as the ability to create multiple custom pasteboards that you can edit to store frequently used snippets of text. It's somewhat less visually appealing, but it's very functional and seems so far to be more stable. Frankly, I think it's a little silly to complain about the price of PTH. The fact is that you get what you pay for. There are several clipboard managers available for around $15, and none of them offers the functionality that PTH does. If all you need is the functionality of one of these $15 dollar utilities, then by all means buy one of those. If the excellent but basic JumpCut provides all you need, then go with it. If, on the other hand, you need what PTH offers, then $24 isn't an obscene price. The only other clipboard utility that comes close to PTH, as I said before, is CopyPaste Pro, and it costs $30.
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Version 4.5.2
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Robotank
Robotank
11 November 2009
After reading farther back in the comments, I realize that people's beef seems to be not so much with the price itself as with the way the developer transitioned the app from free to paid. I remember using the free PTHPasteboard years ago, but I switched to CopyPaste for a long time and didn't experience the transition. I think it's perfectly fair for a developer to decide to stop offering a free version of an application, though I certainly agree that users should be clearly notified of this transition, not slipped the new version in an update. This is rather frustrating. I had just about decided to buy PTHPasteboard Pro--I really do think it's very good software and worth its price--but now I'm hesitating, because I'm not sure I want to send my money to a developer who's willing to use objectionable tactics to increase sales. Strangely enough, I think we all expect a certain amount of such behaviour from big software companies, though we seem to hold smaller developers to a higher standard. Should I refuse to buy Apple products because I find their App Store acceptance policies to be unethical? Should I refuse to buy a PTH product because of the way they handled this product transition? I don't know.
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Version 4.5.2
Digigarden
Digigarden
20 November 2009
Last night I too inadvertantly dismissed the update dialogue only to end up with 'PRO' which requires a $24.00 fee. I really like the free version and do not need more features. Now I am beside myself trying to figure how to go back. I have uninstalled, reinstalled, but it says my demo has expired. I really don't want to switch to a new app, but $24.00 is too steep for this. I would have gladly paid $10. or $12.00 dollars.
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Version 4.5.3
Jamesrobertonzzzzz
Jamesrobertonzzzzz
18 December 2009
Try clipmenu.
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Version 4.5.3
Macmend-com
15 October 2009
A great app that I have liked for a number of years that has become over complicated and overpriced, yes over priced, all its shareware competition are around 15 dollars and if you want simple multi pastebaord as I do then there is a good choice including some freeware. I will stop using it as I think 24 dollars is daft
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Version 4.5.2
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Macmend-com
Macmend-com
15 October 2009
jumpcut is the answer
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Version 4.5.2
Tom-Smith
22 September 2009
I agree with the previous viewer, but I'd give the PTHPB 5 stars. I think that its "problem" is also its major virtue: there are so many configuration choices to set in preferences, it takes time to set up. And, the documentation about how some of the options about Window behavior fit together could be clearer. Other apps don't have as many options or features, and so are somewhat simpler to use. So this is an App for those of us who want a lot of control, and in this category, I think that it's the best.
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Version 4.5.2
Zeb-B
21 September 2009
I've used PTH Pasteboard for several years. I've tried most of the alternatives, including the free ones. PTH Pasteboard more than the others gets the right amount screen space, but not too much-it's configurable; shows enough of the clips to be useful, also configurable (and pops up more if you hover); and offers the most options for pasting. The Pro version was worth the investment to me: I wanted the ability to exclude sensitive information and some of the text-processing filters can be a time saver, compared to going to TextSoap. There are many options for configuring size, window appearance, and where the windows will open. On the negative side, with too many extra pasteboards, it's easy to forget which menubar symbol opens which. I find it easier to memorize the hotkeys. All in all it's a solid product.
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Version 4.5.2
Lee123
11 September 2009
This clipboard program offers more sophisticated features than any of the free multiple clipboard managers mentioned below. There is text modification on the fly, programming features and many other features that people need. It is good to have such a program for those people and the price seems reasonable to me. If all you are going to do is bash the software for no reason then don't bother to comment at all. It is immature and does not help anyone else.
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Version 4.5.1
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TomEck
TomEck
11 September 2009
I absolutely agree. I am very happy that the developer has taken up support again! The developer should improve his information policy but his app is still the best one for my needs.
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Version 4.5.1
Chmorley
Chmorley
12 September 2009
I'm certainly not bashing for no reason. I am unhappy about dishonest business practice. This is not childish. I am a businessman. If I changed my rate of service on a client without adequately informing them, I would earn their scorn. That is what has happened here. My needs are simple and adequately covered by the free app. They will also be covered by a paid app. I will pay another developer. This one will not get a penny from me. Ever.
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Version 4.5.1
Lee123
Lee123
21 September 2009
Hello member xxxxxxx (put your member id here) I Did not want to personally offend you and if I did I am sorry. I do not base my comments on a single 'review' but a general feeling I get from reading several 'comments' on the software and my own experience with the software when possible. I see by your comments that you do not understand this and hence this apology. So again, if you take offense to my comments then it is your own fault and certainly not what I intended.
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Version 4.5.2
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
04 September 2009
The JumpCut and ClipMenu utilities work great as alternatives to PTHPasteboard Pro, and unlike the latter, both are FREE! I just tested them and they are compatible with Snow Leopard and they are not bloatware, system resource-hogs.
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Version 4.5.0
kosovarnye@yahoo-com
04 September 2009
Good riddance PTHPasteboard Pro! You were fine as a free utility under 10.5 (I would have paid maybe $5 for the non-Pro version.) for the basic functions that was offered, but now you've changed the terms and apparently anyone with good sense and a modest pocketbook agrees $25 is a RIDICULOUS amount to charge for a utility that offers so little. So, as people switch to Snow Leopard, they will toss this like the bit of fluff it always was. And that will be that.
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Version 4.5.0
Chmorley
03 September 2009
Wow. I have been a fan of this software for years--hacking it to work when it didn't, lamenting its disappearance when it went away, and excitedly welcoming its return when its developer promised to keep a free version. Then I get a notification that an update is available. It updates me to the *paid* version of the app. That's sneaky. It's deceptive. It's bad business practice. If the developer wants to discontinue the free version, so be it. But don't pull the sneaky update thing. Frankly, the product is no better than ten others out there. My needs were minimal, so I liked the free version of this. I will certainly never purchase a product from this developer. Once you see someone is dishonest in their practices, the business relationship is soured.
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Version 4.5.0
Vitaly
03 September 2009
it is true that 4.5 is too expensive for basic functions. but from 4.5's dialogs it appears that when the demo license expires, the program will revert to the free 4.5 version and keep working in this mode (lacking basically 2 advanced features, but retaining 10.6 compatibility). i wonder whether this is true...
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Version 4.5.0
Mistersquid
03 September 2009
This is so odd. I'm running PTHPasteboard 4.4.1 on Snow Leopard and it works fine. What issues?
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Version 4.5.0
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Danco
Danco
03 September 2009
It's not that the basic PTHPasteboard does not work on Snow Leopard - it seems to work fine for me so far. But it is unsupported, which means that any issues that might occur will not be resolved. Still, it would be useful to know if there are issues, one person has pointed out that it won't work if the machine runs a 64-bit kernel, but most of us will be running a 32-bit kernel and 64-bit programs. The Pro version is too expensive if all one needs is a basic clipboard manager.
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Version 4.5.0
mike-evangelist
03 September 2009
Deepest thanks to the developer for getting this out so quickly! I really missed it since updating to Snow Leopard (even though it's only been 5 days.) A great tool; rock solid and extremely handy.
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Version 4.5.0
Pdxmph
02 September 2009
I hope anyone who gets word back from the developer posts it here. I sent a mail a few nights ago asking for some sort of status update and have yet to receive a response. I paid for the pro version years ago. Nothing quite matches it in terms of flexibility and functionality. For now I'm using the (inferior) clipboard history feature in LaunchBar, but I really miss being able to pass clipboard items through scripts. It still seems to work on Snow Leopard with the 32-bit kernel (my MacBook 4,1), but it's dead on my iMac running the 64-bit kernel. Probably time to start investigating the new roll-your-own services in Automator.
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Version 4.4.1
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Pdxmph
Pdxmph
02 September 2009
Self-reply: He just wrote back and told me to look for news later this week. Fingers crossed. If it had failed to work on my MacBook, I wouldn't have put Snow Leopard on my primary machine.
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Version 4.4.1
TomEck
29 August 2009
Yes, I noticed that too. It is very sad and even more disappointing because there was no advance warning at all (at least I haven't noticed one). PTHPasteboard was one of my favourite apps. However, I can't understand how the developer treats his customers anymore - to cut off the website and to vanish into thin air... what should I say...
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Version 4.4.1
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TomEck
TomEck
31 August 2009
Ok, I would like to edit my original post because the website seems to be back. Thanks for that to the developer. Now you can find a blinking notice that PTHPasteboard does not work under Snow Leopard. Will we see an update of PTHPasteboard for Snow Leopard?
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Version 4.4.1
Jazzace
28 August 2009
PTHPasteboard (lite version) has been very useful these past few months, but I am glad I didn't buy the pro version. Their web site has been reduced to the notice: PTHPasteboard is no longer available for sale because of Snow Leopard issues. You can still download it here. So it looks like the end is nigh.
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Version 4.4.1
GeogProf
05 August 2009
It's now 6 days after my original post, and 45 days after the first request for support that I sent to this company, 35 days after the 2nd, 25 days after the 3rd, 15 days after the 4th, and 5 days after the 5th, and this crappy, useless bunch of scammers still has not replied even once. Their website gives no address, no phone number, indeed no way of contacting them at all except the utterly useless email address info@pth.com -- please feel free to send them SPAM, insulting emails, anything you wish. That email address again is info@pth.com, and they are useless. They do not write usable software, and they don't support the ulcerous excrement they sell. Again, they are useless. If they have the cojones to contact me via this forum I would be pleased to hear from them if for no other reason to confirm that they still exist, and therefore that they simply do not care about users of their herpes-ridden products as I suspect.
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Version 4.4.1
GeogProf
30 July 2009
I have enjoyed using PTHPasteboard for over a year, and it's become a staple in my computing repertoire. But something weird is happening to that company (PTHconsulting). The app is starting to do funny things, and customer service doesn't seem to exist anymore. A couple of months ago my pasteboard suddenly started to dump all of my items for no apparent reason. It was not in response to updating any system components, like the OS 10.5.7 update or a QuickTime update, it just suddenly lost all my clipboard items for no reason. And every time I re-enter my items PTHPasteboard loses them again within a few days or weeks. So, I wrote an email to customer support, and then another, and then another -- each one automatically addressed in my own email client (Entourage) when I clicked the "Contact Us" link on their customer support webpage. But no response was forthcoming. So, tomorrow I'm going to call them, and after crapping on them for ignoring my emails, maybe I'll discover WTF went wrong with PTHPasteboard 4.4.1. But I doubt it. In case they're as dead as I think they are, I just installed Clipboard Evolved.
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Version 4.4.1
Leo-Spill
26 June 2009
Best of the bunch - but the GUI is 10 years out of date. Ask yourself if Apple would design anything even remotely similar to this ? The one feature it desperately needs is the ability to view and edit data within the application. Quickly and easily. At the moment there is no way to view fully all the information captured. ( Without actually pasting it somewhere, editing and then having to re-paste it ) The 'custom filter window' would be a great place to do this for a start. If there was an option for a pull out window to see and maybe even edit your clipboard history - then this would be a truly rounded clipboard app. For those of us PRO 'paid up' users - this should be a priority. Considering the GUI and less than robust development of new features. It is well worth a look - if you are in the market for a clipboard application.
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Version 4.4.1
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Anon-Bud
Anon-Bud
29 August 2009
Try iClip. It does everything you want and much more! And no, I am not paid to say this!
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Version 4.4.1