Scrapbook
Scrapbook 1.3.3
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Scrapbook is an innovative Clipboard, which enables you to store more than one item for future use. All of your clip entries will remain even if you restart your computer. Scrapbook offers the advantage of a discreet and simple interface. Moreover, you can use snippets, predefined tools, and self-configurable JavaScript filters.

Features:
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Stores up to hundreds of items
  • Stores plain or formatted text
  • Stores several picture and file formats
  • Fast access via menubar
What's New
Version 1.3.3:
  • Fixed Bonjour Sharing Problem
  • Fixed small Bugs
Requirements
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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Scrapbook User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Frankof reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
Not ready for Mountain Lion!
I bought this program as a potential replacement for ClipMenu, which is apparently no longer being actively developed. I thought, with a program in active development, I would be more prepared for the future. Well, as a matter of fact, ClipMenu always worked - and still does so in Mountain Lion - Scrapbook does not fully work in ML. First, the Help function only flickers and is unusable. Second, when a "clip" is selected in the menu, it is NOT being pasted at the cursor position. There is a preference for it, which does not work in ML. Maybe it does so in older systems, but not now. This is the ONE most important function of such a program. It does what is needed, though, when the clip is selected in the black "Scrapbook window". But why then are the clips also shown in the drop down menu? Maybe it works with some modifier key, but why doesn't it work as you'd expect?
Furthermore, the program is overloaded with functions instead of being focussed on what really matters. The "idle timer" has nothing to do with the program's purpose - why is it there, and why can't we at least hide it from the menu? Why do the "Bonjour" entries still show up in the menu when the function has been switched off in the preferences? Why are "options" and "preferences" separated?
[Version 1.2.3]

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Reegor replied on 03 Dec 2012
I agree with the last paragraph - why the extra functions having to do with machine sleep. But I've used the program for several months, and it works great in 10.8.
There are some bugs - it says it has a lot of contextual menu functions (Ctrl-click), but they don't work for me. But if those functions did not exist I would not miss them.
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ARIES Solutions replied on 30 Jan 2013
Dear Frankof,
thanks for your reply. We had a lot of some trouble with sandboxing ... Apple needed a lot of time to figure out that there is a bug in Xcode! But after all we upgraded Scrapbook for Mountain Lion and Retina Display. The bad news is that we had to remove some features because of Apple's sandboxing! We tried everything but there is no way.

You don't need the Idle Timer? What do you suggest how we could improve it? Please feel free to send us an email. Thanks a lot.

@Reegor:
We cannot find any issues with ctrl-click. Please send us an email so we can figure out the problem. Thanks
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Adarkenigma replied on 22 Mar 2013
I agree with both of you guys prevent sleep function is not needed.
Now that I upgraded to 10.8.3 its causing some kind of hang up at shutdown. i see "de.ariessoulutions.Scrapbook.GNTPClentService" & "0x7fb963c36520.anonymous.de.ariessolutio" saying its dirty or something. I am running version 1.3.2

auto pasting feature is needed.

I know apple is stickler for sandbox but perhaps there is way around it. they can offer use some kind of warning at first instance of auto pasting like The unarchiver warns you about files being extracted or Movist does when you attempt to play movies from other then default locations.

alternatively offer un-sandboxed version directly on their website.

I am just saying

I know mplayer x opted out of apple store cause of sandbox issues, I am not saying these guys should do the same. all i ask is some kind of work around.
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ARIES Solutions replied on 25 Mar 2013
@Adarkenigma
We will investigate the hang up. If you have more information please send us an e-mail. thx.

Apple is very strict! We tried hard but couldn't find a way how to implement pasting! Every time we got rejected and so we decided to update it without it. We are very sorry about this. Right now a non-MAS version is on the way :) Please stay tuned ...
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+124

Mrchips reviewed on 14 Sep 2012
I recently purchased Scrapbook (it's a bargain at $0.99 and I collect clipboard utilities...).

It's very easy to use and in normal use "just works" and then gets out of your way. However, it also has many extra features (search with expandable search criteria, customizable fonts and colors, editing of clips, etc.) and is very customizable if you want to "play." For example, you can set up "Snippets," which let you define folders to keep certain clips you use a lot. Scrapbook can also use Bonjour to sync clippings between computers.

One powerful feature of Scrapbook is it's ability to define and use Javascript-based "filters." These filters operate on the selected clipping and there are a number of supplied filters. The supplied filters do things like trim leading and trailing white space, convert to upper or lower case, extract filenames from the clipping, and lots more.

Finally, I should mention that the support is great. I had one suggestion and then later reported a small bug. In both cases the developer replied within a few hours at most. I'm told that the suggestion has been incorporated and the bug found and fixed in the new version that's due to be released soon!

All in all a great clipboard manager at a bargain price!
[Version 1.2.3]


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+2

+23

Mextex reviewed on 03 Aug 2012
I used ClipMenu for years now. As it's no longer under active development for years, I'm in panic every time a new version of MacOS is released and ClipMenu eventually stops working. So with every new MacOS Version I searched for an alternative with no results. Yesterday I searched again because of Mountain Lion and I found Scrapbook. And I immediately noticed, that this app is in it's basic usage concept quite similar to ClipMenu, which is great. ClipMenu and Scrapbook are both focused on functionality and not just eyecandy, a perfect unobtrusive and powerful tool for the ambitious user. I would recommend every ClipMenu user to take a look at Scrapbook, as ClipMenu has no future and Scrapbook is under active development and is very powerful. In most parts more powerful than ClipMenu: Sharing Clips via Bonjour is just amazing, for example. Still there are some minor things that could be improved in the eye of an long-time ClipMenu-user, but it's definitely not worth to go into detail here or to reduce my rating, as it's really already great as it is and definitely deserves a true 5 star rating from me. You see, I'm totally thrilled by this app. By the way: It's too cheap, should be 9,99 or so...
[Version 1.2.3]

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ARIES Solutions replied on 27 Aug 2012
Thank you! If you have feature requests please feel free to send us an email.
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+701

Jazzyguy reviewed on 16 Jun 2012
Excellent in every way!
[Version 1.2.3]


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+8

Biox reviewed on 03 May 2012
It would be insanely great if Scrapbook would synchronize between hosts automatically--such as via a DropBox folder. I move between Macs throughout the day and don't like having to manually send/receive clippings. If I need a clipping from earlier in the day, I just want it to be there--no manual interaction, no hunting for which scrapbook it's on. Often a clipping I need is even on a Mac that's powered down.

Of course if a cloud storage service like DropBox is to be used, clippings must be strongly encrypted with a private key to keep even DropBox administrators' eyes out.
[Version 1.2.3]

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ARIES Solutions replied on 04 May 2012
Thanks for your reply. Cloud-Synchronization as well as encryption is already on our to-do list ;)
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+1

mithralas reviewed on 16 Nov 2011
Scrapbook is the most full-featured clipboard manager I have come across. It works well, their customer support is excellent, and the price is right (free, at least when I got it). I recommend it!
[Version 1.0.6]


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+1

mithralas reviewed on 02 Nov 2011
I appreciate Scrapbook a lot, but I am afraid I need some help understanding something. I can't figure out how to actually use the filters. I've read the Scrapbook help, which gives an example of a filter, and it's pretty obvious what they are supposed to do (reverse the characters in a string, for example) - but I've been clicking, copying, and pasting in various combinations for 45 minutes trying to get that to work, and I have not been able to get a string to reverse even once!

Can you please give me an example of how to actually apply a filter? As in, what needs to be highlighted, what needs to be left-clicked / right-clicked, where should the reversed string be visible, etc.

Thanks!
[Version 1.0.3]

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ARIES Solutions replied on 04 Nov 2011
Hi Mithralas, to use a filter you have two options:
1. you can click on the menubaricon and go to Filter and choose for example the Reverse filter from the Strings folder. This will reverse the FIRST clip of your scrapbook.
2. or you open the Scrapbook window, right mouse click on one of your clips and choose Filter->Strings->Reverse.
When the filter is finished it will create a new clip in the Scrapbook. Hope this helps? If you still have problems please send an email to "support[at] ariessolutions .de" Thanks a lot.
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mithralas replied on 16 Nov 2011
Update, about 2 weeks after my original post: The response from Aries did not resolve the problem I was having, so I contacted them by email as they suggested in their reply. They were VERY responsive to my concerns. As it turned out, I had uncovered a bug. Within a week, I noticed an updated version of Scrapbook on the Mac app store, which fixed the bug. I was very impressed with the interest they showed in pursuing my problem, and with their swift resolution of it. This is what excellent customer support looks like.
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+9

paulrudy reviewed on 19 Oct 2011
I love this app. Great start. I love the convenience of having snippets directly available in the same window as clippings. Javascript text filters are interesting to have available too. A user-defined hotkey will be a welcome addition.

Also, the ability to exclude certain apps from copy/cut capture would be handy. Perhaps there could even be a hot key available for cut/copy without including in the clippings list. (like option-cmd-c or -x)

Anyway, I'm enjoying this.
[Version 1.0.3]

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+9
paulrudy replied on 27 Oct 2011
I take that back—Scrapbook does already have tha bility to ignore clipboard events from specific apps. I just wasn't looking close enough.
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+6
TheBloke commented on 11 Oct 2011
Seems quite good - but where's the keyboard shortcut to open the Scrapbook?

I looked everywhere and can't find any shortcut or a way to configure a shortcut. This is a HUGE omission, it basically makes the app completely unusable; doing stuff with mouse alone is awful.

I tried configuring a shortcut myself using the standard Keyboard->Applications shortcut, assigning a key to the Open menu of Scrapbook, but it didn't work. The Open menu showed my shortcut against it, but pressing the shortcut didn't open Scrapbook.

I'll look at this app again when it has proper keyboard support; it needs a shortcut to open the scrapbook window, and then keyboard/shortcut support to quick-select the paste entries (at least the first 10 or so, e.g. Command-1, Command-2, etc)
[Version 1.0.2]

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ARIES Solutions replied on 11 Oct 2011
Please have a look in the Scrapbook Help. Right now you can only use ctrl+alt+c to toggle the Scrapbook Window. We will integrate self defined hotkeys in a later version. Thanks
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TheBloke replied on 11 Oct 2011
Thanks ARIES for the fast response. That's slightly better to know that there is a keyboard shortcut.

But, after bringing up the window and hitting enter on a paste, nothing happens. It's not pasted into my current window, even though I have "Paste clip on cursor position after selection" selected. So I don't see how I get the scrap book entries pasted into my app? I suppose I have to select the scrapbook item, then do a separate paste with Cmd-V - this is annoying.

Even worse - after bringing up Scrapbook with Ctl-Alt-C, the focus is lost from the window I was on!

So these are the keys I must use to paste a clip from Scrapbook:

1. Control-Alt-C
2. Tab to get down to the list of scraps
3. Arrow-keys to highlight one I want
4. Enter (or Cmd-Enter, it makes no difference)
5. Alt-tab back to the window that is no longer focused
6. Cmd-V to paste

You can see that this is not really usable.

Note that I tried Cmd-Enter on a clip and that did not paste it either, and I still lost focus on the window I was on (Chrome). This must be a bug?

I think your app looks good, but it seems to need some usability fixes to make it worthwile using, right now it seems clunky and buggy.

Thanks
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ARIES Solutions replied on 11 Oct 2011
We cannot reproduce this but I think it's better if you send us an email so we can discuss this issue.
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ARIES Solutions replied on 12 Oct 2011
@TheBloke
We didn't receive any message from you. Did you still have the problem? You should try the next Update which is currently in review.
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+6
TheBloke replied on 04 Apr 2012
I just downloaded Scrapbook again after several months.

Great to see that the shortcut stuff has been added, and done very well.

I think that Scrapbook is now going to become my clipboard history manager - it's now definitely better than the Alfred one I used before.

Great job!
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GianMarco-Tavazzani had trouble on 09 Sep 2012
Es scheint ein Problem mit 'Help' zu sein; wenn ich erst 'Welcome to Scrapbook!' clicke und dann den Innhalt von irgend etwas, dann kann ich nur ein kurzen Augenblick sehen was drin steht und sofort verschwindet er!
[Version 1.2.3]



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Myka rated on 23 Mar 2013

[Version 1.3.1]



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Myka rated on 30 Jan 2013

[Version 1.3]



+9

paulrudy rated on 27 Oct 2011

[Version 1.0.3]



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Porterrj rated on 11 Oct 2011

[Version 1.0.2]


Downloads:2,950
Version Downloads:141
Type:Utilities : System
License:Commercial
Date:31 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $0.99
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Scrapbook is an innovative Clipboard, which enables you to store more than one item for future use. All of your clip entries will remain even if you restart your computer. Scrapbook offers the advantage of a discreet and simple interface. Moreover, you can use snippets, predefined tools, and self-configurable JavaScript filters.

Features:
  • OS X 10.6.6 or later
  • Stores up to hundreds of items
  • Stores plain or formatted text
  • Stores several picture and file formats
  • Fast access via menubar
  • Icon in dock and/or menubar
  • Naming of clips
  • Lock individual entries
  • Pre-defined tools
  • Self-defined JavaScript filter
  • Snippets for often re-usable text
  • Search clips and snippets
  • Scrapbook sharing over Bonjour (including snippets)
  • Free configurable keyboard shortcuts
  • Easy integrated text editor
  • QuickLock (Preview) integration
  • Backup/Restore of scrapbook and snippets
  • Full drag-and-drop support
  • Idle timer for computer and display
  • Growl support for status notification
  • Black-white menubar icon
We hope you like Scrapbook. If you have questions, problems, or wishes please feel free to send us an e-mail.


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