CuteClips
CuteClips
3.1.23

4.4

CuteClips free download for Mac

CuteClips

3.1.23
31 October 2015

Clipboard manager.

Overview

CuteClip 3 is the perfect companion for Mac OS X's native clipboard. It integrates perfect with the look of Mac OS X and completely stays out of the user's way. CuteClips sits in the background and continuously records changes to the clipboard in order to provide access to them when the user needs it.

CuteClips 3 is a complete rewrite, which we used to focus on what's most important: simplicity. The simple but highly efficient user interface allows the user to quickly find the clip that he/she is looking for. This is achieved providing a textual list of all clips for a perfect overview in addition to a huge preview for a detailed view of a clip.

To activate CuteClips 3 the user can either use the the menu item or the HotKey, which defaults to Command-Shift-V, the shortcut for pasting but with a pressed shift key. CuteClips can either be controlled by mouse, but also via keyboard, which makes it useful also for seasoned users who prefer speed and efficient usability.

To prevent clips from being automatically deleted, the user can make clips sticky or assign shortcuts to them. With these shortcuts the clips can be pasted without even searching for them. The user just needs to activate CuteClips and hit the shortcut key and its clip is pasted instantly. Some more advanced features in CuteClips are the ability to paste any clip as plain text, paste multiple clips in a row or paste only parts of a clip.

Feature Highlights:

  • Easy to use interface
  • Big preview for each clip
  • Fully accessible via keyboard or mouse
  • Automatically records any changes to the clipboard in background
  • Keep track of 12 - 50 clips
  • Richtext clips can be pasted as plaintext with ease (press cmd when selecting the clip)
  • Paste several clips in a row by selecting them with space
  • Make clips sticky to prevent them from being deleted automatically
  • Assign shortcuts to clips for faster access
  • Paste only parts of clips, e.g. only the name of a copied file

What's new in CuteClips

Version 3.1.23: Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Fredsmith
09 September 2009

Most helpful

Okay, it doesn't do quite as much as the competition but it also doesn't hog memory, crash, lose your clips or get left for years without an update. The simple window blends nicely (almost invisibly) with the rest of the UI, so you don't get that 'jarring' feeling you get when some of these so-called 'utilities' take over your whole environment. Having said that, the previews are certainly large enough to see what your about to paste (very important for us oldies with poor eyesight). As well as being very keyboard friendly, the developer has also included some nice usability touches: it comes up with the second item selected rather than the first. This seems a little bit weird at first, but if you wanted the first item on the clipboard, then the chances are you'll just hit command-v without even thinking about it. Best of all, the developer responds quickly and politely to bug reports and feature requests. Recommend that you give it a try before shelling out for something more expensive, less well supported and heavy on the memory use. You may find that the smaller feature set is all you really need.
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Version 3.0.11
naicke
21 November 2015
greatest and mostful helper for me
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Version 3.1.11
mikel-kew
18 November 2013
Please release a new version of this that addresses stability issues in Mavericks. I use this app on a daily basis, but it has been freezing every couple of hours for me since upgrading to Mavericks. Developer was helpful in responding with a link to try v.3.1.12, but still having the same issues...
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Version 3.1.11
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Gary30
Gary30
19 June 2014
Sadly, the last post on Twitter was some two years ago. I have the same stability issues in Mavericks. It's a pity because this was a nice little app. I suspect it may have used an API that is deprecated or something. That is the usual reason for the demise of small utilities and lots of them were damaged to varying degrees by Mavericks. After searching all over for a replacement I seem to have discovered that they are either $20-$30 or free. Free ones are mostly plain text only; Somehow $20 seems a little bit too high to me, but that's just relative to the importance of it to me. Anyway, I just discovered i had a nice clipboard manager built right into Launch Bar. D'oh!
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Sasasushi
02 February 2012
I've tried numerous clipboard apps and most recently was settled on the clipboard features in Alfred. This, however, takes it to a new level. As mentioned previously, completely keyboard controllable, fast and unobtrusive. Excellent app!
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Version 3.1.11
Simonzebu
19 May 2011
Aaargh. I have now become totally dependent on CuteClips but it has stopped working. When I paste a clipping I get an error sound and get bounced into finder from whatever app I was in.
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Version 3.1.11
Tim27
19 March 2011
Please revert to old icon. Please!
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Version 3.1.11
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gryphonent
gryphonent
04 August 2011
Second that!
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R1000m
29 January 2011
CuteClips is absolutely fantastic. I used iClips before and always thought it was pretty good (until the developers abandoned it, that is). That's because I didn't know better. CuteClips is much faster, more stable, and offers something that I've only grown to appreciate after using it for a while: it's fully keyboard controllable (but you can still use the mouse). The developer is very good answering emails, and will even share his future plans for the software (great things to come). Last but not least, the price is very reasonable. I personally wish the program had an iOS companion and cross-Mac synching, that's why there's a "feature" star missing. But that's just nitpicking.
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Version 3.1.11
Tim27
16 November 2010
Great program. Not loving the new icon, though. It is no longer "cute".
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Version 3.1.11
2stepbay
16 September 2010
Excellent program. Simple to use. Responsive developer.
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Version 3.1.8
Vandegewiet
09 September 2010
Great little program, frequent updates/fixes. Hard to imagine life without it.
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Version 3.1.5
Tom-Kirshbaum
12 July 2010
Love the program, but I must be missing something. I had a couple of private clips. Pressed cmd-delete to eliminate all clips. It worked. My clips disappeared. So did the instructions because they are clips too. I reinstalled. Instructions still gone. Removed file, downloaded again, reinstalled. Instructions still gone. How do I get the instructions back? How do I remove all _my_ clips without losing the instructions? This is weird. Tom Kirshbaum
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Version 3.1.4
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karsten-1
karsten-1
09 September 2010
I'm working on the issue. In a future version there'll be a way to get the help clips back. Currently you need to remove the folder ~/Library/Application Support/CuteClips3 to remove all clips and make CuteClips use its default clips.
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Version 3.1.5
$15.00

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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