PopClip
PopClip
2020.10

2.5

PopClip free download for Mac

PopClip2020.10

29 October 2020

Cut, copy, and paste at your fingertips.

Overview

PopClip puts Cut, Copy and Paste (and more!) at your fingertips, with a popover menu which appears when you select text.

What is PopClip for Mac?

PopClip for Mac allows you to have Cut, Copy, and Paste at your fingertips amongst many other features. PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse on your Mac.

How to use it:

  • Use your mouse pointer to select some text
  • PopClip appears!

Features:

  • Beautifully rendered user interface looks great on your display
  • Instantly search the web for the text you select
  • Open web links with one click
  • Get dictionary definitions and spelling corrections.
  • Adjust the size of the popover, from small to very large
  • Small, fast and convenient, PopClip is a great way to work with text.

What's new in PopClip

Version 2020.10:
  • Fix crash when activating certain extensions (Select All, Formatting, Highlight, Delete, and Paste and Enter).
  • Full support for Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Improve compatibility with apps: iTerm2, BBEdit, UltraEdit, SecureCRT.

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66 Reviews of PopClip

Fishboy
13 July 2019
Version: 1.5.8

Most helpful

macOS 10.14 Mojave users: In case of trouble with PopClip, please do the following: 1. Quit PopClip 2. Go to System Preferences → Privacy → Acccessibility 3. In the list "Allow the apps below to control your computer", highlight PopClip and then remove it using the "-" (minus) button. 4. Use the "+" button add PopClip again to the "Allow the apps below to control your computer" list.
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3
James
05 November 2019
Version: 2019.10
Personally I use Clipy and it is free.
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2
Big Johnson
30 October 2019
Version: 2019.9.1
Latest update (2019.9.1) STILL doesn't fix the runaway CPU issue I mentioned below in Nov. 2017: "After copying and pasting a huge block of text, within seconds CPU usage climbs to over 99% and the fans start racing. The only way to stop it is to quit the app, then it can be reopened." Dev. was able to reproduce the problem and has known about it for approx. 27 months. WTH has he been doing the past 2 years? Nothing in this update but a HS bug fix.
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Fishboy
13 July 2019
Version: 1.5.8
macOS 10.14 Mojave users: In case of trouble with PopClip, please do the following: 1. Quit PopClip 2. Go to System Preferences → Privacy → Acccessibility 3. In the list "Allow the apps below to control your computer", highlight PopClip and then remove it using the "-" (minus) button. 4. Use the "+" button add PopClip again to the "Allow the apps below to control your computer" list.
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5
stoltenberg
22 June 2019
Version: 1.5.8
This is the first extension i'm installing on new macs. Should be part of the operating system :-)
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5
LeMerlot
06 July 2018
Version: 1.5.8
Still a MUST have – couldn't work without it any more, because it saves sooo much time for me!
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Big Johnson
13 March 2018
Version: 1.5.8
R.I.P. PopClip. No update in 5 months and no bug fix for the issue reported over 8 months ago.
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5
petro-semenyuk13
16 February 2018
Version: 1.5.8
Looks good. I'll try.
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5
gcoghill
25 December 2017
Version: 1.5.8
An extremely useful utility. It's in my macOS EDC list.
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2.5
Big Johnson
25 November 2017
Version: 1.5.8
When it works correctly it’s a very helpful app.
Unfortunately that’s only about half the time (as another reviewer has also stated).

So it should be priced at half-off until it works 100%.

It often takes several tries at highlighting something before PopClip activates. It doesn’t seem to like when things are highlighted slowly so it do it fast and then it works (sometimes).

Maybe that’s not really making a difference at all, but at least it seems like I’m making it work by highlighting it faster.

And quite often when it does activate, its menu covers up something I need to click and I have to stop and wait a few seconds for the menu to disappear before I can continue.

I’ve suggested a preference for making the menu appear above or below the highlighted text, but that wasn’t implemented so I’m forced to pause frequently.

The app also has a bug that the developer has known about for nearly four months but failed to fix.

After copying and pasting a huge block of text, within seconds CPU usage climbs to 99+% and the fans start racing. The only way to stop it is to quit the app, then it can be reopened.

And I often forget I’ve killed the app until I try highlighting something several times and nothing happens.

The dev. was able to recreate the issue but has yet to do anything about it.
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Scott-C-H-
11 November 2017
Version: 1.5.8
I am once again retracting my positive review after four months of frustrations. I like what PopClip is trying to do, but it fails to activate via drag & highlight half the time. Furthermore, it severely limits the number of actions showing up in the first pane, and, with 20 extensions installed, I often have to click a little arrow to go to the second pane to get to what I want. I hung onto it for four months but naturally shifted toward using OS X's default Contextual Menu and LaunchBar for pretty much everything I need to do. Now it's only annoying whenever it pops up.
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5
Scott-C-H-
04 July 2017
Version: 1.5.7
I would like to retract my previous review and give this gem five stars. I was 100% wrong. After a few months of working without PopClip, I now painfully realize how much I miss the functionality PopClip provides. I recently resumed using PopClip, and to my pleasant surprise, it activates consistently without any problems. It's just so much faster to do many little things with PopClip than trying to do it via keyboard, copy-paste, etc. After a few months of not using it, it feels like my handcuffs are gone. Thank you, the PopClip developer, to come up with this little gem!
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0.5
Scott-C-H-
24 January 2017
Version: 1.5.6
I abandoned this tool because it doesn't activate itself consistently. Highlighting doesn't always trigger PopClip, so, I sometimes have to try highlighting the same word again and again to activate PopClip. For this reason, I had a Keyboard Maestro action to invoke PopClip via AppleScript. Now, I just use OS X's contextual menu, Services menu under the contextual menu, and Send-To command in LaunchBar, all of which work consistently and reliably.
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5
LeMerlot
09 October 2016
Version: 1.5.6
Simply a MUST have – it's sooo convenient!
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5
TecHpRo
28 September 2016
Version: 1.5.5
PopClip is especially helpful if you work often with texts and need to copy/paste all the time. It saves time. At first, it can be strange to use this way off copy/pasting but when you get used to it, after few days, you will appreciate the app help.
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5
crisderaud
24 February 2016
Version: 1.5.5
Very useful to have! You will wonder why you didn't get it sooner. No reason not to have it.
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5
Ivan-Jiang
01 January 2016
Version: 1.5.4
It gives quite a improvement to my workflow!
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5
RuslanI
08 September 2015
Version: 1.5.4
Excellent program! It is in my 10 best productivity apps for Mac. Not only there are numerous extensions available on the official site that greatly enhance the app but other prominent Mac users, like Brett Terpstra, make their custom extensions. Must have.
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5
demyson-and
12 August 2015
Version: 1.5.3
That's my favorite app. It's amazing how this little app makes my work more easier.
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5
crisderaud
13 July 2015
Version: 1.5.3
I use this application continuously since I installed it. I find this app to be a necessary addition to my system.
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5
Sgginc
05 June 2015
Version: 1.5.3
This gets better with each update. There are about 100 extensions to choose from and all I've tried work flawlessly. If your mouse/trackball oriented this is a must have. 4.5 stars average means it's GREAT!!! Thanks ... Ken
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5
Brooklyn-Al
03 June 2015
Version: 1.5.3
This program is extremely useful; it saves an inordinate amount of computing time. Easily worth the $5 price tag. There are a few programs that I have purchased that were, well, less than impressive but PopClip is impressive.
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5
Annie-Walker
17 March 2015
Version: 1.5.2
Excellent program. I appreciate the innovation that took place when the developers started this project. I have used the program since it's inception and have no complaints. I recommend it highly. Low learning curve. Well done!
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5
Dominique
10 November 2014
Version: 1.5.2
Excellent !
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Dominique
10 November 2014
Version: 1.5.2
Très bonne appli à une exception près : on pense que l'action de "coller" va toujours s'appliquer à la dernière action de "copier". Or, il arrive souvent que le "coller" applique le "copier" antérieur au dernier "copier". (suis-je clair ?). Dans ce cas, il faut aller chercher dans la liste du stock de "copier" pour récupérer manuellement le dernier. Je ne comprends pas pourquoi ce bug n'est toujours pas corrigé depuis la 1.5.2 du 01/10/2014. Mais je soutiens cependant cette excellente appli très intelligente et peu chère pour ses qualités.
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5
Steinar-Helgesen
02 October 2014
Version: 1.5.2
The frist app to be installed on any Mac i use. Love all the features. Its the best.
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3
JulieStanford2318
22 September 2014
Version: 1.5.1
Bought this useful little app and loved it... until strange things started happening in Quark 9 the day after I installed PopClip: tQuark copy and paste began to behave like 'Paste without formatting' or (and this is weird) pasted formatted text (with colour/font formatting) in the right font, but in a completely random colour (even though it said in the palette that the colour was correct). I disabled Quark in the 'Disabled apps' option, but that didn't work. I've had to completely remove PopClip and now Quark is back to behaving itself normally. Really disappointed as this is a useful little app... but I use Quark all the time and PopClip less often, so there's no contest. (Three stars for its potential, would have been five stars if it hadn't upset Quark!)
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5
Steinar-Helgesen
07 August 2014
Version: 1.5
The first app i install on every computer i use. Easy to add more functions so it works on many programs. The best 5 dollar ever spent.
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4
Frankeed
07 June 2014
Version: 1.4.10
Very slick. I particularly like the way it works with OSX's built-in dictionaries. Highlight a word and you have the option of looking it up in the corresponding language dictionary (if you have it activated in the dictionary preferences). The only downside I've found so far is it conflicts with Command - Y (repeat the previous action) in Office applications.
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Schmye-Bubbula
18 April 2014
Version: 1.4.10
I couldn't get PopClip to come up on any selected text in any Tweet at Twitter.com with Firefox 28.0, and the PopClip developer, Nick Moore, kindly responded by email to my inquiry with the solution: • Begin selecting the text. • Before releasing the mouse button, press Caps Lock. • "Learn" will appear as sole PopClick bar item; click! Voila!
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Schmye-Bubbula
16 April 2014
Version: 1.4.10
Is there a way I can add thesaurus.com to its sister site, dictionary.reference.com, which is used in the Online Dictionary? There is a procedure involving the shift key for adding a new search engine as described here: http://docs.pilotmoon.com/article/38-how-to-change-the-search-engine ...but I couldn't get it to work trying to add my thesaurus site to the dictionary site. Maybe I was abusing the process and it *won't* work with anything other than the Online Dictionary. In any event, I sure would like a Theaurus.com extension! Any suggestions?
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5
flash1296gmailcom8977
01 February 2014
Version: 1.4.9
I consider this to be an indispensable productivity enhancer. Sadly it is not (YET) compatible with OS X 10.9.2
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5
macpayne
22 December 2013
Version: 1.4.9
I knew this app since its initial release, and same as @Tiance, I tought it was just a cut/copy/paste gimmick. But now I have to say that I was wrong. It's unexpectedly genius. Just try it yourself, you'll know ;)
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5
Tlance
17 October 2013
Version: 1.4.8
I stupidly thought this was a simple copy/paste gimmick. Silly me. All the good points made so far are true. I used it for less than a few minutes and saw it's value SO far beyond copy/paste. Note: That was before I started taking advantage of extensions! As for Firefox? YMMV but I have no problems so far. The idea that you can do it's stuff for free is so short-sighted. Whether you're a keyboard maestro or a right-click guru, the app + extensions is an elegant time & energy saver for such a modest cost. The popup which is sometimes unnecessary? You quickly adapt. Plus, it goes away with a mouse move away from the popup. In fact, I'm not sure I wouldn't like it to stick around a bit, just in case. The developer? As responsive and accommodating as any. I am making it a point to explore his other work. Documentation on site is concise and complete. 5 stars easy.
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5
Andrewrodney
14 October 2013
Version: 1.4.7
As others have correctly stated, once you use this a few days, you'll wonder how you worked without it. A gem!
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1.5
AllanS6399
12 October 2013
Version: 1.4.6
PopClip doesn't work in Firefox. Why not?
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0.5
Big Johnson
23 September 2013
Version: 1.4.6
Developer is an A-HOLE! I contacted them about a problem I've been having in Firefox, where whenever I highlight text, it's automatically copied to the clipboard. When I disable PopClip, it stops doing that. Developer emailed back "Unfortunately PopClip and Firefox are not good friends." "I wonder, do you have any Firefox extensions installed?" So I sent him a reply with a list of extensions. "Since there are known problems with Firefox, why wouldn't you make it known on the release notes, rather than keep it a secret so you can rake in people's money? Even though you don't know what the problem is and not everone may have them, you should still state that some users have reported issues with Firefox." Obviously he wants to keep it a secret that his software doesn't work well in Firefox, because his next message said "I will no longer be responsing to your meails. Nick Moore support@pilotmoon.com"
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5
gorges
18 September 2013
Version: 1.4.6
Brilliant app. Now i'm addicted ;)
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larrymcj
13 February 2013
Version: 1.4.4
Really nice app, and if I could get past its single obtrusive problem...I'd use it. But no matter where you are on your Mac, if you left-click...the bubble pops up and gets in your face. So in URL windows, anywhere, you have to live with this bubble that you're probably not going to use.
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5
Carlos-Sz
20 January 2013
Version: 1.4.4
It is an amazing application. It feels more like an OSX feature. After a few days using it I just can’t live without it. Don’t forget to give this application a fair chance. The extensions make this application very flexible and you can fine tune it for your needs. I have even made a MacUpdate extension. Usually, I see a new app and I go here to see what users are saying about it. With the extension things are a lot easier. Select an App name, PopClip is shown and then I just click the extension button and MacUpdate search results are displayed right away. Finally, I just wish there was a small button to bring the last 10 clipboard items, just like a small clipboard history within PopClip. This application is more than recommended!
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5
Martin-Smatanik
05 January 2013
Version: 1.4.4
Great app! I don't understand why this isn't part of operating system...
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5
Xenon-
04 January 2013
Version: 1.4.4
Simply the best app that I have. So simple but can't live without it
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waryuser
04 January 2013
Version: 1.4.4
How are keyboard shortcuts -not- at your fingertips?
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Chaloots
04 January 2013
Version: 1.4.4
The app looks interesting, is reasonably priced, but with the exception of the option of emailing selected text, I seem to be able to do pretty much all PopClip can do (Search in Spotlight, Search with Google, Look up in Dictionary, not to mention the Services options) with right-clicking (or a two-finger tap on a MacBook Pro trackpad). What am I missing?
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5
Dzitao
11 December 2012
Version: 1.4.3
This is an amazing and awesome, yet so simple app. I now don't know how I got along without it. It's totally become part of my workflow. Makes life easier since it works just like my IOS device. Apple seriously needs to bake this in to OS X (not that I want the developer's to miss out) but it feels just like part of the OS. Thanks so much developers!!
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4.5
kapps
06 December 2012
Version: 1.4.3
Awesome. No other word for it. Question: Does anyone know if there is a way to re-order the extensions ?
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4.5
Kukaracha
04 September 2012
Version: 1.4.3
Rather good utility app that I use sometimes. Works well. If you feel comfort with shortcuts, there will be no advantages for you (cmd+c etc). If you prefer mouse-way, this app for you.
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5
Sgginc
21 August 2012
Version: 1.4.3
I use this continuously and love it! I am trackball oriented. You can double click on a word and look it up in the dictionary immediately or highlight several words (or one) and search Google. Fast and quick. Never fails. Just works perfectly. Copy and paste matching style or not. Copy and paste with a return after the paste or not. It doesn’t get any better!!!!!
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4.5
Drdul
17 July 2012
Version: 1.4.2
A handy little app that I use all the time, especially to search for words and open links. I would love to see an (optional) clipboard history feature added to the Paste function. FYI: You can paste text plain by holding down the shift key when clicking Paste.
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5
Stickman67
17 July 2012
Version: 1.4.1
Sometimes I find the keyboard the most efficient tool in my arsenal. At other times it's the mouse. When I'm selecting text for copying and pasting, it's simply efficient to be able to slightly move the mouse to copy, cut or paste, rather than having to remove my hand and move it up to the keyboard, or right-click and scroll through a menu. Simple, intuitive, familiar (through iOS), brilliant. I've more than saved my $4.99 in time in just a few days. This is a winner!
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5
Sonnendeck
16 July 2012
Version: 1.4.1
Can't live without it!
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5
novalue
26 March 2012
Version: 1.2.5
very useful tool for replacing the default shortcuts
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5
Larsen2k4
13 February 2012
Version: 1.2.5
I've just discovered this little helper - Tried the trial and immediately bought the full version from the App Store. Really handy while working with texts (especially with lots of source code). And it is running completely transparent and lightweight in the background after turning of the menu bar item. Very good.
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5
Pacmanen
13 February 2012
Version: 1.2.5
almost remove the need for right click now^^ thx for to delevopler^^
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4.5
Tomq
19 January 2012
Version: 1.2.4
Just GREAT! This is one of my all time favorite utilities in using a Mac ever since there were first made. How incredibly useful for someone (like me!) who avoids the keyboard as much as possible, prefering the mouse whenever possible, to simply click Copy/Cut/Paste from here to there. It is so simple and useful, its embarrassing! The publisher has also gone to great lengths to successfully troubleshoot a very strange problem on one of my Macs. Excellence!
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5
bobembry
19 January 2012
Version: 1.2.4
Its great. Give it a try.
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5
Nairb
05 January 2012
Version: 1.2.3
They got right back to me and everything is as advertised,Yes it was a mistake on my part to put one star didn't know you could just make a comment. So here is the actual scor.
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Myka
05 January 2012
Version: 1.2.3
Today's update fixed a problem of Firefox auto-launching at startup - which I wasn't aware of up until the last couple of days (since I don't restart my Mac so often). Love PopClip. Thanks!
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5
Leoofborg
05 January 2012
Version: 1.2.3
From my most current MAS review of PopClip: UPDATE: *One* day after I write what's below, the Dev releases 1.23 & Apple approves it. THAT is customer service. Kudos all around to Apple App Review and especially the Dev. The one star review? Not fair. This little app, even with the 1.22 bugs, totally rocks. Kudos to the Developer for quickly disclosing the bug and working on a fix. For the record, I'm 'affected' by the bug (Firefox launching, crashing when going to Japanese input method). Guess what? I bought the App anyway. It's already shaving seconds off mundane things like this: In Twitter.app, highlight a string of text, hit the Search button. STRAIGHT TO GOOGLE. Do not copy, do not open browser, do not paste, do not even pass go. Pure win. Did I mention I think this should be built into the OS? 5 stars for the great idea, -0 stars for a Developer who knows how to set expectations. Usually I give minuses for obvious bugs & no fix in sight. Not this time! Leo says check it out.
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5
Sherman-Wilcox
21 December 2011
Version: 1.2.1
I looked at this and at first thought, "No, I don't need to pay $5 for a copy/paste utility." Then I looked again and realized how useful it is as an easy shortcut for searching for searching on the web for some particular text. Usually that's a multi-step operation: select text, copy, switch to browser, make Find box active, paste, hit return. With PopClip I select text and click on the web search icon -- bam. Yeah, I can do the same thing with a KeyboardMaestro macro, but the beauty and elegance of PopClip is worth $5.
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4.5
7h31ll3g4l
15 November 2011
Version: 1.2
can you add option translate? thx and compliments for your app...
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5
zx
13 November 2011
Version: 1.2
WOW, what a gem!!! One thing - will you please add an option to open via the pop-up dictionary box instead of Dictionary.app Thanks!
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5
Myka
13 November 2011
Version: 1.2
For someone who copies and pastes A LOT, PopClip is a godsend. It saves me right-clicking or ctrl-clicking, simply popping up whenever I highlight text. Plus there are optional icons, allowing you to search Dictionary.app or google, check spelling and open links. The popup size is customizable. If you use PopClip in combination with clipboard managers, you might end up with duplicate clips, so it might be preferable to use a clipboard manager with an exclusion feature - i.e., which allows you to ignore certain apps. I use PopClip in combination with ClipMenu.
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4.5
bobromanplease
10 November 2011
Version: 1.2
I've had popclip installed for a few short hours on my machine but I'm already dreading the thought of using a computer without it. This application is damn near perfect. There is virtually no learning curve, the app just works how you want it to. I would just love to see a paste bin with multiple copy slots enabled.
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4.5
Guid0mcman
10 November 2011
Version: 1.2
This is an Application that fits into the very rare category of Apps that I desperately miss if working on someone else's machine. It's funny, you don't really think control clicking's much of a hassle until you find an App like this that removes 90% of the control clicking you have to do. I wouldn't be surprised if Apple buy PopClip & have it installed it by default in the next major release of OS X. Yes, it's that good. When you factor in that it's dirt cheap considering how useful it is & the fact that Pioltmoon's support is faultless you've got yourself a bit of "no brainer must purchase" piece of software here.
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4.5
Mikofox
10 November 2011
Version: 1.2
Slightly confusing installation since I never use the User/Applications folder. Had to search for it. I normally keep these "hidden apps" in the Utilities folder. Also conflicted with Firefox extension Liquid Information, so I switched it off in FF. If Sharing via email/Twitter could be added, like the mentioned extension does, it would be fantastic.
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5
EndoLab
27 July 2011
Version: 1.0.1
Yes I know I use to criticize the MAS (see my old comments) because we can't try almost all the apps before buying. But there are some gems and this one is one of them. It was never more easy and fast to cut, copy & paste before I use PopClip. Very good "little app" who save me lot of time.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.6 or later

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