PopClip
PopClip 1.4.10
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PopClip puts Cut, Copy and Paste (and more!) at your fingertips, with a popover menu which appears when you select text on your Mac.

How to use:
  • Use your mouse pointer to select some text
  • PopClip appears!
  • Features:
    • Beautifully rendered user interface looks great on your Mac 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
    What's New
    Version 1.4.10:
    • Fixed bug where tooltips would sometimes stay on screen after PopClip had disappeared.
    • Fixed bug where the preferences window would sometimes become blank, with no content.
    • Fixed bug where PopClip caused the Warp Stabilizer plugin in Adobe After Affects to fail.
    • Fixed bug where PopClip caused drop-down menus in Firefox to behave weirdly.
    • Improved the accuracy of the Word Count extension, particularly for Chinese and Japanese texts.
    • Smaller file size and reduced memory usage.
    • Plus other minor fixes and performance improvements.
    Version 1.4.10:
    • Fixed bug where tooltips would sometimes stay on screen after PopClip had disappeared.
    • Fixed bug where the preferences window would sometimes become blank, with no content.
    • Fixed bug where PopClip caused the Warp Stabilizer plugin in Adobe After Affects to fail.
    • Fixed bug where PopClip caused drop-down menus in Firefox to behave more...
    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.6.8 or later



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    PopClip User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 1.x:
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    Schmye-Bubbula commented on 16 Apr 2014
    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?
    [Version 1.4.10]

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    Schmye-Bubbula replied on 16 Apr 2014
    Oh drat, can't edit my post. I meant to say above, "Maybe I was abusing the process and it *won't* work with anything other than the search engine."
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    Schmye-Bubbula replied on 17 Apr 2014
    OK, I was able to add thesaurus.com as the shift-key second SEARCH ENGINE (but not as a shift-key alternative to the Online Dictionary extension):
    • I went to thesaurus.com for a sample word:
    http://thesaurus.com/browse/PopClip
    ...to obtain the URL in my web browser's address bar.
    • I substituted "***" for the the lookup word:
    http://thesaurus.com/browse/***
    • I selected that URL in the address bar and invoked PopClip.
    • I shift-clicked "Set Search Engine"
    • Now when I select any word and shift-click PopClip's magnifying glass icon ("Search"), it gets looked-up at thesaurus.com.

    memo: The PopClip page to download the Online Dictionary extension is here:
    https://pilotmoon.com/popclip/extensions/page/OnlineDictionary
    ...and it lists all the different dictionary websites it supports, but IT DOESN'T TELL HOW TO CHANGE TO THOSE OTHER DICTIONARY WEBSITES!

    memo #2: The "Change PopClip's Search Engine" procedure is here:
    http://docs.pilotmoon.com/article/38-how-to-change-the-search-engine
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    Schmye-Bubbula replied on 18 Apr 2014
    OK, I finally found the place to choose among the different dictionary websites that the Online Dictionary extension supports (or any other extension with options):
    • Go to the PopClip menu in your menu bar.
    • Select the "Actions" icon (the third one with a puzzle piece icon).
    • Click the pencil icon at the very bottom of the list (the one that lets you drag to change the order of extensions as they appear in the PopClip bar).
    • That list now in edit mode also lets you set options for extensions that offer them: Click the sprocket icon next to Online Dictionary to select the dictionary website you want. Voila!
    (I should have known that!)
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    flash1296gmailcom8977 reviewed on 01 Feb 2014
    I consider this to be an indispensable productivity enhancer.

    Sadly it is not (YET) compatible with OS X 10.9.2
    [Version 1.4.9]

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    Shiny22 replied on 24 Mar 2014
    I'm using it on 10.9.2...
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    +4
    flash1296gmailcom8977 replied on 24 Mar 2014
    Yes, it is now working properly under OS X 10.9.2 — build # 13C64
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    flash1296gmailcom8977 replied on 25 Mar 2014
    Latest version [1.4.10] continues to
    be a priceless productivity enhancer.
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    +16

    macpayne reviewed on 22 Dec 2013
    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 ;)
    [Version 1.4.9]


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    Tlance reviewed on 17 Oct 2013
    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.
    [Version 1.4.8]


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    Andrewrodney reviewed on 14 Oct 2013
    As others have correctly stated, once you use this a few days, you'll wonder how you worked without it. A gem!
    [Version 1.4.7]


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    AllanS6399 reviewed on 12 Oct 2013
    PopClip doesn't work in Firefox. Why not?
    [Version 1.4.6]

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    Pilotmoon Software (developer) replied on 15 Oct 2013
    HI Allan – generally it should work with Firefox, however there have been incompatibilities with Firefox for some people. I have been working to fix this. Perhaps it has improved with the latest update? Feel free to contact me on support@pilotmoon.com and I'll investigate.
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    BigJohnson reviewed on 23 Sep 2013
    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"
    [Version 1.4.6]

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    polocanada replied on 06 Oct 2013
    @BigJohnson
    What's your problem?
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    gorges reviewed on 18 Sep 2013
    Brilliant app. Now i'm addicted ;)
    [Version 1.4.6]


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    +119
    larrymcj commented on 13 Feb 2013
    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.
    [Version 1.4.4]

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    Fishscale replied on 24 Jun 2013
    Agreed. If it had an option to stay hidden until invoked via hotkey or hidden until called by applescript I would use PopClip. I 100% agree with you. This is an iphone concept that happens to be nice in situations on the mac but not all the time. Nice summary of it's achilles heal for at least a few of us.
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    Carlos-Sz reviewed on 20 Jan 2013
    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!
    [Version 1.4.4]


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    Schmye-Bubbula had trouble on 18 Apr 2014
    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!
    [Version 1.4.10]


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    accountclosed had trouble on 19 Aug 2011
    Be careful with this app. It interferes with system functions resulting in dictionary lookup (right-click context menu) hanging badly, and is incompatible with some other apps, e.g., Snapz Pro X, preventing screen capture of movies. Developer has been aware of the problem for some time, as I posted a review in the AS citing the issue, but has not addressed it. Not as cute as it looks, and not ready for prime time.
    [Version 1.0.2]

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    Pilotmoon Software (developer) replied on 12 Sep 2011
    Hi, I've just come across this comment here on MacUpdate. I did see your review on the US App Store regarding Snapz Pro and Safari dictionary problems you were having, and I haven't been able to recreate these problems at my end. Please could you send me an email with more details about the issues you are having?

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    Widber rated on 25 Mar 2014

    [Version 1.4.10]



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    Steinar-Helgesen rated on 24 Mar 2014

    [Version 1.4.10]



    MacRR rated on 29 Oct 2013

    [Version 1.4.9]



    marcfrederick rated on 25 Oct 2013

    [Version 1.4.9]



    SunQ rated on 16 Sep 2013

    [Version 1.4.6]



    jTux rated on 24 Jun 2013

    [Version 1.4.6]



    +8

    Widber rated on 24 Jun 2013

    [Version 1.4.6]



    JackNo7 rated on 09 Apr 2013

    [Version 1.4.5]



    +7

    mwab rated on 08 Apr 2013

    [Version 1.4.5]



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    mwab rated on 26 Nov 2012

    [Version 1.4.3]


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    Version Downloads:1,604
    Type:Utilities : System
    License:Demo
    Date:24 Mar 2014
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price: $4.99
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    PopClip puts Cut, Copy and Paste (and more!) at your fingertips, with a popover menu which appears when you select text on your Mac.

    How to use:
    1. Use your mouse pointer to select some text
    2. PopClip appears!
    Features:
    • Beautifully rendered user interface looks great on your Mac 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 on your Mac.


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