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Clipboard manager.   Shareware ($4.95)
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myClippings is designed for ease-of-use and most important of all: speed! So it won't store yesterdays breakfast toast - but the much more useful remaining 99%: Words, Phrases, Numbers, Paragraphs and Texts...

It won't slow down, hang or crash. Even with thousands of stored clippings and best of all - you are free to archive often needed clippings and also grouping them is a no-brainer.

You can paste a recently used clipping into an active window, view or field in two (three) simple steps and in less than a second. If needed you can even export or print a
What's New
Version 1.7.2:
  • bug fix update
  • fixed some glitches
  • improved performance and stability
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Huhaa reviewed on 07 Jul 2012
Good program, but some settings don't stick and are restored everytime I reopen the app. Contains annoying bugs, and the support sux!
[Version 1.7.2]



Kris_nx reviewed on 17 Dec 2010
Just wondering if anyone is getting an error where myClipping or mySnippets tries to load a doc/rtf file that is assigned to open in myWritings? The problem goes away if I close either myClippings or mySnippets. Yes, I've contacted the developer but he is unable to recreate the problem. I'm a big fan of moapp! Am I all alone when it comes to this error? MB, 10.5.6.
[Version 1.7.2]


Bobembry commented on 23 Aug 2010
What does the Auto-Hide button do?

In the Preferences there is a "Do not show the Auto-Hide button" checkbox. I've got this preference unchecked so there is a Checkbox visible on the Interface.

I have tried checking and unchecking the interface checkbox, but I can't see any difference in the application's behavior.

I'd like to be able keep the interface visible so I can make multiple pastes.

I've written the developer but his response was non-responsive. He hasn't answered two follow-up emails. A simple explanation would be helpful.


[Version 1.7]

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MOApp Software Manufactory (developer) replied on 12 Nov 2010
I always answer to mails or tweets!
3/4 hours a day I am doing this!

Of course I do mistakes - but in 99.9 percent its a spam filter or a blocked mail on server!

Once again:
If enabled the window does not automatically close when inactive or editing archive items etc
(or item is copied)

- of course window closes when you insert item - otherwise it would insert item into itself!

Bobembry replied on 12 Nov 2010
Again not responsive, just sarcasm.

I stated: I'd like to be able keep the interface visible so I can make multiple pastes.

A suitable paying customer response would be: "That isn't possible at the present time, but I'll put it on my list of features to add." End of story

Other clipboard managers are able to perform multiple pastes, so why can't myClippings?


MOApp Software Manufactory (developer) replied on 12 Nov 2010
Please send me your transaction ID so I can refund your money - I really do not need money from unfriendly people!

Where the hell is there sarcasm at all?
I just explained it in depth again - extra for you!

Besides that - you can test all my apps without any restrictions for an unlimited time before buying them - if you don't like it - just don't use and purchase it and use other apps…

But really - this unnecessary 'conversation' I do not understand at all!


Ronadam reviewed on 12 Jun 2010
I am not sure I understand the recent discussion. It seems to me that some expect this utility to do things that it is not intended for.

myClippings does exactly what I need, keep a clipboard history of recent copied text with the possibility of saving clippings from history in multiple archives. I can choose and paste an item from the clipboard history or from any of the archives easily. I can edit clippings, I can create archives and move, organize, and rename archives and clippings in the archives the way I like.

And... it keeps and pastes the clippings as plain text without formatting, exactly how I want and need it. If the developer would ever consider adding a feature that keeps text formatting, I hope he will add it as an option that can be disabled.

I used to use iSnip (does anyone remember that one?), its main features were very similar to myClippings' features. But its development stopped and it had had increasing problems with successive new MacOSX versions and finally stopped working in Leopard. I tried almost any available clipboard manager, even payed for some. But most have too many features that I do not need and that get in the way, or the interface was too elaborate or plain ugly. I am happy to have found myClippings. Finally I can work with text clippings again like I did with iSnip. The main difference with iSnip is that iSnip was mostly mouse-driven in a menu and the preferred way to use myClippings is with keyboard shortcuts. It needed a little getting used to, but it seems appropriate that you can keep your hands on the keyboard while working with text.

One minor point of criticism: Changing between archives with the keyboard (Option-Command-G and then arrow keys) feels a little clumsy. One changes to Archive view with Command-2. Wouldn't it be nice when repeated pressing Command-2 would cycle through the archives?
[Version 1.6.1]


MOApp Software Manufactory (developer) commented on 15 Jan 2010
I feel sorry (and maybe it is because of my poor English) but I really don't understand what your comment has to do with my app?

Clippings are not pasted formatted and no one told you you have to use it, when you like to use a notepad and maybe people (lots of - me included) don't wont to use a menu in the bar (you cant rearrange or drag-and-drop items, it won't stay open to access multiple items, it's hard to archive and group items just with a menu etc. etc.)

Neither a notepad nor a single menu sounds 'ideal' to me - but thats just my point of view :-))

Every (ok - most) app could be better - thats why developer need to listen to their customers - but we need feedback that really has something to do with our app(s), feedback that helps to improve it. But maybe I just don't get your point…
[Version 1.0.1]

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Easer replied on 17 Jan 2010
I would like to say that I had some questions and requests about the app, and the developer got back to me immediately. I think this app has some very good potential. I've tried a lot of other such applications. Each has pros and cons, and each of us has certain preferences for how we like to do things. This particular program is closest to the way I wish to work.

Macmath17 replied on 07 Feb 2010
I think what the poster means about the formatting is that he wants the ability to copy something from within a word-processor, web page, or email with heavy formatting, but all that is copied is the text (such as in a text-editor) without the formatting. For instance, what you copied might be in bold and italic print, and centered on the page. but what you paste is regular (unbolded and non-italic) text that is left justified like the rest of the document you are writing.

However, I think that myClippings already does this. Copy in the Finder and in the beloved (by me and others) LaunchBar preserves these things, but myClippings doesn't. So it seems that it already does what the poster requested.

With respect to the floating window coming up, I don't know how I'd decide which clipping to paste without having the clippings come forward for my viewing and selection.

So I can't match the poster's issues with actual faults. I am considering buying a license to this, but I'm waiting on mySnippets to see how it turns out....myClippings appears to be a subset of mySnippets.

Fishscale replied on 11 Jun 2010
@dev - a bit random but you continue to develop apps for sale each at around $15 or so and you have at least 15+ apps you've made in the last year or less. IMO it is better to perfect one app before going and selling a brand new app... develop them longer, perfect an app the best you can then go and develop another app to sell or at least don't develop it openly and have an app like mytumblr go from a beta to a final release in about a week, three minor tweaks and it jumps from a version ".8" to v. 1. All your apps have potential and look nice but I think you have too much on your plate to really compete with those companies who dedicate all their time to just a couple apps. All your apps have competitors, nothing unique about them, same features just different layouts. This is just my opinion, keep developing great software but please also try to perfect an app before moving on and kind of throwing out a "bare bones" app that does something useful like keep license info. 1password is by far supreme in that category and for the price/feature comparison 1pass wins hands down, imo.

I just see all this potential to make great apps but you make so many that none ever turn out "amazing" and leader of the class type apps, they are all just one of many in the field doing the same thing, with a different layout. Just me, I would rather a "perfected" app rather than 20 ehh, okay apps.

MOApp Software Manufactory (developer) replied on 11 Jun 2010
First thought was not to answer - but, to be honest, I am a little bit peeved (most of all my ego :-))

1. Yes - sometimes - after 12 or 16 hours of coding, answering mails, doing a little PR, visiting lots of website to answer comments etc. I wish for myself I had only one app to care about :-))

2. Lots of my 'so ok apps' are Staff Pick at, some even Featured Download and for example: I wrote myApps to not only store Serials but also Attachments - long time before 1Password could do that (btw I use it for my own - but not for my serials) or I used MarsEdit for years but always wanted a 'real' HTML Editor - thats why I wrote myBlogEdit and guess what - MarsEdit just learned it - or show me one Clipboard Manager with 'long term memory' or groups that does not crash after 10.000 of clippings etc. etc. etc.

So, there is another CSS and HTML driven app out there for creating Manuals or an easy to use Image Editor for dummies with effects like HDR, Lomo and standard Image Editing tools and annotations for a faire price? Or a Word Processor with integrated Library for all documents for those who don't need Scrivener?

btw - where is another simple Tumblr client (I don't speak of a full featured weblog editor)?

3. From first private beta to first public myTumblr needed about six weeks and two in a addition to become version 1 and one person cant test everything or handle weeks of beta testing - even if I extra own lots of Macs with different setups to test as much as possible - so it has to be released to get possible bugs fixed as soon as possible.

And even if it only took 2 hours - where is the problem?
Show me a 'real' bug! Just one! I am not talking about a feature that may be included in version 2.

Could my apps be better?

Are they getting better?

Do you need to use them?
No. Of course not!


Leo Spill reviewed on 14 Jan 2010
I am always interested in an 'ideal' way to store and retrieve all those pesky clippings.
'My clippings' is not something that will cause any kind of stir in the pool of clippings applications already out there. The one feature that should be of upmost importance, is the ability to paste a clipping without formatting. This is not just a 'feature' but should be the first job on the must-do-list. If you open an application and why, why, why - cross your lips repetitively then something is very wrong. Why no formatting removal. Why can't get at your clipping without opening the floating window - ie: from the menu bar. Why have this running at all, why not just have a note pad application open ?
[Version 1.0.1]



Cpoetter reviewed on 14 Jan 2010
This is an unobtrusive and lightweight app sitting in the menu bar using little resources. It is able to remember up to 10,000 clippings, though I haven't tried that yet (which might be resource hungry as mentioned in the preferences). Clippings can be organized in archives so that regularly used ones are quickly available.

There aren't many features but it simply does what it is supposed to do. There are other similar clipboard apps like ClipMenu which I also like a lot (yeah, it's even free) but I really like the approach of the developer to build small and useful apps for everyday purposes. Anyway, for currently $5 you can't do wrong. Highly recommended.
[Version 1.0.1]

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rrb1952 rated on 12 Oct 2011

[Version 1.7.2]

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Type:Business : Applications
Date:12 Dec 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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myClippings is designed for ease-of-use and most important of all: speed! So it won't store yesterdays breakfast toast - but the much more useful remaining 99%: Words, Phrases, Numbers, Paragraphs and Texts...

It won't slow down, hang or crash. Even with thousands of stored clippings and best of all - you are free to archive often needed clippings and also grouping them is a no-brainer.

You can paste a recently used clipping into an active window, view or field in two (three) simple steps and in less than a second. If needed you can even export or print a clipping.

myClippings is designed to run for days, weeks or month in the background without using much system resources - yes on old G4 machines running Tiger, too.

If enabled myClippings will automatically save its changes. So even when you've forgotten to pay your utility bill - your clippings are save!

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