CopyLess
CopyLess
2.14.2

4.3

CopyLess free download for Mac

CopyLess2.14.2

22 November 2020

Store and access up to 100 clipboard items.

Overview

CopyLess is an advanced and flexible clipboard manager. Unlike the system clipboard CopyLess can store up to 100 items to which you have instant access at any time. With CopyLess is no longer necessary to switch constantly between different applications or windows just to copy and paste several different items. Everything can now be copied at once and pasted when and wherever it is required.

Simple and intuitive user interface allows you to focus on your essential work and not on application itself and there are no distracting visual effects or inconsistent content presentation.

Features
  • Everything you copy to the clipboard will be added to CopyLess list automatically.
  • Extend your clipboard up to 100 items.
  • Copy and paste data in any format supported by OS X: text, pictures, files, and any applications specific data...
  • See instantly the preview of stored items.
  • Seamless OS X Quick Look integration to preview the content of stored items.
  • Favorites list to store the items persistently. One click adds the item to the favorites list.
  • Paste as a "Plain Text" option.
  • Access the clipboard with a single user defined keystroke.
  • Paste up to 10 recent items and 10 favorites with user-defined keyboard shortcuts without opening the main window.
  • Displays the icon of source application the data was copied from.
  • Integrated search to find fast the right item.
  • Customizable labels for stored items to find them even faster.
  • Put any element to the system clipboard without pasting it in to the active application.
  • Define the maximal number of items stored in CopyLess.
  • Optionally paste data with a single mouse click.
  • Integrated "Quick Help" immediately explains all important features.

Note: While the software is classified as free, it offers in-App Purchases.

Pay Once $6.99

What's new in CopyLess

Version 2.14.2:
  • Reverted decision made in 2.14.0 to only provide ability to configure shortcuts for the last 5 recently copied clippings instead of 10.
  • Addressed the issue with MS Office (v16.43) where no other recently copied clipping could be pasted back to MS Word except for the very last one.

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27 Reviews of CopyLess

Maclover1-1
14 January 2019
Version: 2.11.3

Most helpful

Clipboard Center (updated 2 years ago on AppStore and much older version on here..) is similar but much more advanced and still works perfectly.. Just sad it does not seem to be maintained. I tried the new Pro version of Copyless... maybe the dev could study Clipboard Center and "Copy More" so as to be as good.
PS: I hate Paste btw. Trying too hard to be clever and ends up being not so practical.
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Maclover1-1
14 January 2019
Version: 2.11.3
Clipboard Center (updated 2 years ago on AppStore and much older version on here..) is similar but much more advanced and still works perfectly.. Just sad it does not seem to be maintained. I tried the new Pro version of Copyless... maybe the dev could study Clipboard Center and "Copy More" so as to be as good.
PS: I hate Paste btw. Trying too hard to be clever and ends up being not so practical.
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roro01
11 August 2017
Version: 2.8.1
The free version has a significant drawback as it allows only five favourite items - I expected at least 30 - so you will have to upgrade, paying $6.99.
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4
roro01
10 August 2017
Version: 2.8.1
To developer: 1. Clicking on the menubar icon should bring up the window. The other application's menu items should be under an icon on the window thus, it will take two steps to paste an item. 2. After marking an item as favourite it should not stay in the 'All' column. Many thanks
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5
June8
19 February 2017
Version: 2.3.0
I have been using since 3 years, never had any problem. v2 has powerful options and better UI.
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5
Fariborz
11 February 2017
Version: 2.2.0
I bought “CopyLess” on App Store a few days ago. If this doesn’t put you off (I know there’s always someone to pick up a bone on this) then please read on! I like CopyLess especially for a very powerful feature that helps me out with my tedious work of copying and pasting several items in a row. It’s called “Serial Copy&Paste” and consists of copying tens of let’s say ‘song titles’ all at once and then paste them orderly and individually to the desired destination. Imagine the time one saves when accomplishing this function hundreds of time a day. I call it a "machine gun" for fun but it actually feels like a real one compared to a tiny pistol that shoots only one shot at a time! Therefore no mousing around any more for transferring hundreds of fields from one archive to another in a hefty database! Add to this the possibility of converting the rich text into simple text at the click of a mouse and assigning a shortcut to the recent ten items and you’ll get a better picture why it’s a unique program in the crowded market of similar applications. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Jimw
07 February 2017
Version: 2.2.0
In the interest of helping prospective users to make an informed decision these features are not free but cost $7. From Apple Store:

Some features are not available in a free version:
- Max clipboard history capacity and unlimited amount of favorites
- Syncing [I believe this refers to iCloud - ed]

These features can be unlocked by making a one-time payment for $6.99.
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4.5
donikatz
25 May 2016
Version: 1.8.9
My favorite OS X clipboard app. Simple, unobtrusive in compact mode, no bloated bells and whistles. I used to use PTH Pasteboard and ClipMenu (and a couple of others), but switched when each became unsupported and I had some problems. Try the free CopyLess Lite first to see if you like it. -.5 stars because of the 100-pasteboard max. Would be nice if we could save virtually infinite, like with Ditto for Windows.
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5
crisderaud
24 February 2016
Version: 1.8.8
I use this app continuously throughout each day. Easy to access and use.
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anonymous-tyrannosaurus-5294
07 January 2016
Version: 1.8.6
I like this. It works well and really helps with productivity. There is one gripe however, regarding visibility. I wish we could choose the font size in the clip viewer, it is very small and difficult to see. I could work faster if I could read less of the clip with bigger text. One other thing that would improve visibility would be the ability to choose black on a white background.

This is really a form over function that many developers are adopting. In an attempt to mimic Apple's Pro apps. That's okay, but I feel it would be so easy to give users the choice in preferences.

Pixelmator has chosen this way too. So I have to adjust my screen brightness and resolution before using it. The result is, I don't use it so much.
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Tachy0n
27 May 2015
Version: 1.8.3
The host site http://www.maxbor.net/portfolio/copyless is down 27 May 2015.
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4.5
Drdul
16 November 2014
Version: 1.8.3
This is the best clipboard manager I've found (for my needs). Things I like include that I can direct paste (via Enter, double-clicking or a toolbar button), I can toggle plain text paste (via a hotkey or toolbar button), I can paste recent clips and favourites with numbered hotkeys (without even opening the Copyless window), I can reorder favourites, and I can search for clips and filter by app. My only complaint is that I can't limit a search for clips to a specific app, as there search box is also used to filter apps, so it's filter or search but not both.
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4.5
Whitebuck
25 October 2014
Version: 1.8.3
Almost four years later and I can't imagine being without CopyLess. Tried others, but for my needs, there's none better. Thank you Maxbor, for an excellent clipboard.
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3.5
Runty
16 June 2014
Version: 1.8.0
I revisited this and I really like it, except that for my purposes, the only advantage it has over the open-source Jumpcut is the favorites list, which is a nice bonus but I don't really need it. I wish there was a way to quickly paste all the clippings, or all the selected clippings, at once. You can select multiple clippings but it turns out it's only for deleting. The 'copy to clipboard' and the 'paste direct' function work on only one clipping even when you have several selected. Too bad. No reason to buy this because I already have Jumpcut.
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Maclover1-1
08 December 2013
Version: 1.8.0
Issues with a couple of apps, specifically: VERY SCARY: PATHFINDER Cut a file to paste it into another folder.. and.. oops, it's gone, where ? Well it becomes a text link in CopyLess. Wonder what really happens to the file itself I must say.. But it does nit do that in XtraFinder.. where cutting/pasting files works fine with CopyLess activated. ANNOYING CURIO(Took me time to understand what was happening, thought it as a Curio issue a first). It "tends to"* copy text as image so when I paste text back I get an image of my text.. *Sometimes it copies ok sometimes not.. weird.
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Runty
15 October 2013
Version: 1.7.9
I wish it had an append-to-clipboard function (like launchbar's clipmerge.) That way i can copy many related things and paste it all at once.
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5
Maclover1-1
04 September 2013
Version: 1.7.9
A clipboard utility is so central. I've gone through a few in circa 20 years.. Last one I've used for quite some time was iClipboard (CopyPaste Pro is so overrated.. even if it used to be good a loooooong time ago.. don't like any of the others much... I had high hopes in Shadow/Stuf when it popped up.. yawn.. it went nowhere etc etc). Some others have come and gone.. Most are just ugly, too basic.. and I love a pretty face with brains (isn0't that was MAc is all about ?!).. Oh well.. every once in while I look to see if there is anything new in this realm.. and there is.. and it's very pretty/modern.. and I just bought it :0) My new clipboard lovin' goes to CopyLess ! Honeymoon time !!! Meaow :0)
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4
pedrotaquelim
15 June 2013
Version: 1.7.9
For some years now I'm a user of the fast and free "Clipmenu". I cannot use my Mac without it anymore. Copyless is more beautiful and has the same functionality, but with more options. And is $6.99. Hmmmm, I'll have to decide. :-) Thanks for the great app.
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SickTeddyBear
22 May 2013
Version: 1.7.8
Note, the free lite version is here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/copyless-lite/id456074843?mt=12 Difference from the full version is that it can only store the last 10 items, and only allows for 3 favorites.
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5
Ksrhee24
20 October 2012
Version: 1.7.5
Works great. Now a program of my choice for copying clips.
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5
Wildfox
20 April 2012
Version: 1.7.4
This thing is GREAT! Previous reviewers have misinformed themselves and others. I used the FREE CopyPaster 1.7.3 for a year on SL. Now it is on the App Store in two versions, CopyLess Lite FREE DEMO and CopyLess 1.7.4 pay $6.99. What more could you want?If you like a featureless Free alternative, get JumpCut.
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pandora-1
23 August 2011
Version: 1.5.0
I looked at this on MU some time ago, and came back today to check it again. There are a couple of changes: • App is now called CopyLess in the MAS. That's where you'll land if you click the Buy button above. • App now costs $6.99 in the MAS • App's version is now 1.6.2
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3.5
Whitebuck
24 April 2011
Version: 1.3.0
CopyPaster now resides on my Menu Bar, Thank you for your expeditious updates and please keep up the accelerated pace of improvements. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated and I offer a humble reprieve from my previous negative observations. Three and a half stars heading for five at the current rate of development, looking forward.
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Stevehhhhh
07 April 2011
Version: 1.2.0
You say this is free on the MacUpdate website, but it is NOT free. Some one is not telling the truth, but it may not be the developers.
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0.5
Whitebuck
25 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
When restarting Mac, I lose all my copies on the paste board! No Paste and match style, will not retain copies after a restart of machine! What the hell! RIP OFF? I do not like being cheated or scammed by thieves!
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Whitebuck
25 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
Waste of time and money, No Paste and match style, What the Hell? ClipMenu, Free and much better. Thanks for nothing, Rip Off!
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4
Drdul
24 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
Over the years I have tried a bunch of clipboard apps. CopyPaster is one of only two that has remained on my Mac. A lot of thought has been put into this app, and it shows. The interface is attractive, simple and the app is easy to use. The built-in help is excellent. I like that I can save up to 100 clips, and I really like that I can QuickLook them. The only features that I would like to see added to CopyPaster are the ability to paste text plain without formatting, and the ability to save clips as favourites (ideally with a hotkey associated with each favourite clip). Then it would be a five-star app.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
21 March 2011
Version: 1.1.0
This appears to be a rip-off of the name of a well established clipboard manager, CopyPaste. I expect to see a complaint filed with Apple over this obvious copyright infringement.
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Free

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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