PTHPaseboard Pro for YEARS has been THE BEST Clipboard Manager ever. But as of OS X 10.9, it has been showing rough edges and incompatibilities. For example, the translate to Spanish filter stopped working. It was last updated August 2012.
Currently, the developer took down his website and offers no further support citing incompatibilities with OS X 10.10. Only the old version can be downloaded from the site. And no support is offered
My current replacement for PTHPasteboard: Copy'em Paste. It is available in the Mac App Store for $4.99.
Copy'em Paste is COMPLETELY EXCELLENT and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. FIVE-STARS.
It does things similarly to PTHPasteboard - though with fewer features, but some improvements and it is cleaner.. You will feel right at home with how it works compared to PTHPasteboard. AND IT IS A STEAL at $4.99 FOR USE ON ALL YOUR MACS - unlike PTHPasteboard. And it is compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. It only supports 64-bit CPUs, so no old code.
I love now Copy'em Paste allows you to set a key-combination to paste Rich-Text as Plain-Text.
If the developer continues to improve on Copy'em Paste, it can turn out exactly like PTHPasteboard.
Both PTH and Copy'em Paste are similar. This is why I strongly recommend Copy'emPaste as a PTH replacement.
You primarily object to Copy'Em Paste missing a slide down list of items. But I prefer a popup window of items for my work.
I'll ask the developer if he can make it a slide down menu as well. Just contact the developer to ask for features. He's actively developing it - unlike a lot of clipboard managers including PTH - which unfortunately for the moment is totally dead.
1. Both PTH and Copy'em Paste have pop up windows of the copied items listed in numerical order.
2. On PTH, I set F5 to pop up the PTH Window. On Copy'em Paste, I set F5 to pop up the Copy'em Paste Window.
3. On both PTH and Copy'Em Paste, I can pup up the PTH Window by clicking on its menubar icon. On Copy'em Paste, I can do the same thing.
4. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste have pop up windows that show you a list of the items it has stored on the clipboard
5. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to keep the copied items between restarts of your Mac
6. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to convert and past test as PlainText.
7. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to copy images and show a preview
8. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste allow you to customize the key-combination that invokes the pop-up window. Copy'Em Paste does PTH better by allowing you to convert to PlainText and paste with a single key-combinatiohn.
9. Both PTH and Copy'Em Paste do a lot of text transformations on text stored in the clipboard, accessed by right-clicking the menubar icon:
1. Turn to plain text
2. Make upper case
3. Make lower case
4. Capitalize words
5. Strip white space
6. Trim surrounding white space
PTH does one better: it can take the text, run it through Google Translate, and transform it to the language of your choice.
Copy'Em Paste is NOT as full-featured like PTH. But it does all the basics of what I want from a clipboard manager that is similar enough to PTH that I don't miss much of what PTH does.
The $4.99 PRICE of Copy'Em Paste makes it cheap enough for everyone to give it a try. It is a NO-BRAINER.
And as the developer improves Copy'Em Paste I believe it will get even more attractive and useful.
Since it is available in the Mac App Store, purchasing it allows you to use it ON ALL YOUR MACS - unlike PTH.
OTHERS I'VE TRIED:
IPASTEBOARD: iPasteboard is bad software. What are you talking about? It has bad ratings on MacUpdate. And IT HASN'T BEEN UPDATED IN TEN YEARS (not since June 10, 2004). It costs $15. It is NOT compatible with current versions of OS X.
ICLIP: I bought it. I hated it.
CLIPMENU: OK. But not customizable. Not in release form - version 0.4.3 STABLE VERSION not updated since 11/17/2009 - FIVE YEARS. There is a 1.0alpha version but it is unstable. AT least it is free. Go to the developer's site to download the alpha version he has rewritten. It is very primitive compared to Copy'Em Paste.
ICLIPBOARD: don't like it. I want a PTH replacement, not a new paradigm. AND IT COSTS $30.
FLYCUT: Not like PTH. Not updated since 3/3/2012 - TWO YEARS.
COPYPASTE PRO: Good but NOT PTH in interface. Bought it years ago. Did not like it.
LAUNCHBAR: good but not PTH interface - you only get a list of items when you invoke the abbreviation for the clipboard saver.
ALFRED: tried it. Don't like it. I prefer Launchbar for its other functions.