Copy 'Em
Copy 'Em


Copy 'Em free download for Mac

Copy 'Em2.8.3

22 August 2020

Powerful clipboard menulet for copy and paste.


Copy 'Em is a powerful clipboard manager for turbocharging your daily workflow. It records your clipboard history of copied text, images, links, and screenshots, etc., and lets you recall/paste them anytime, right at your fingertips. Use it to copy and paste items in batches (so minimizing switching between apps), capture screenshots and collect research data, store favorite items permanently, paste frequent snippets via keyboard shortcuts, drag and drop images as file attachments, strip text formats or transform text, organize items into lists, sort and label them, look them up by keywords/types, preview and edit their text, and sync them between Macs, iPhones, and iPads. All done with speed and reliability. It is a valuable time-saver that is both rich in features and easy to use!

Key Features
  • Automatically remembers the things copied by regular copy/cut commands
  • Accepts text, images, links, HTML, code, PDFs, files, and clippings of proprietary formats
  • Can store unlimited number of items
  • Export all or selected items to disk, and import them back on any Mac; e.g., use them as backups or share them
  • Automatically sync your data and preferences through your own iCloud account
  • Click the app's menubar icon or press Command-Shift-V (customizable) to open the app window
  • Can paste items via drag-and-drop into target applications
  • Can be configured to paste into VNC, NoMachine, Parallels, etc.
  • Can paste multiple snippets together, across multiple lines, form fields, or spreadsheet cells
  • Can paste items with local shortcuts ('0' to '9' and 'a' to 'z')
  • Can paste items with unlimited number of global shortcuts
  • Plain-text mode option to paste any rich text as plain text
  • Hold Option key to switch between pasting text as plain text or rich text (i.e., temporarily do the opposite of plain-text mode)
  • Text transformation options (capitalization, line-unwrapping, stripping whitespace, adding prefixes/suffixes, etc.)
  • Option to paste text items as files
  • Can paste images as files of original or different image formats
  • Can enable/disable paste transformations with global shortcuts
  • Press Space or Left-Arrow key to preview items in a large, resizable popover window
  • Unlimited number of lists for you to organize your favorite items
  • Auto-star mode where newly arrived items are automatically put into the current starred list
  • Can open specific lists via keyboard shortcuts
  • Use swiping or Command-[ and Command-] shortcuts to navigate backward and forward between lists
  • Sort items by drag-and-drop, creation dates, most-recently-used dates, and paste frequency, etc.
  • Each list can be sorted in its own sort order
  • Find items by search, content-type filtering, and application-name filtering
  • Fast searching, with search-as-you-type, and options to auto-focus and auto-clear the search field
  • Can edit text items
  • Can assign names to items or edit them
  • Open app window next to current mouse location (in order to minimize mouse movement)
  • Option to keep the window open after each paste operation; by default, the window automatically closes after use
  • Capture screenshots (full screen, windows, selected areas, etc.)
  • Blacklist applications, so clippings from them won't be saved
  • Stop (or resume) recording new clippings
  • Can delete selected items, selected sets, or entire lists
  • Can lock starred items from accidental deletion
  • Change the theme, with option to show text items in original colors or grayscale
  • Automatically switch theme according to the OS theme setting
  • Option to play sounds when copying and/or pasting

This Mac app can sync with Copy 'Em for iPhone and iPad, which is separately available on the App Store. (The two apps are sold separately.)

What's new in Copy 'Em

Version 2.8.3:
  • Renamed this app from Copy'em Paste to Copy 'Em.

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24 Reviews of Copy 'Em

15 January 2019
Version: 2.6.1

Most helpful

Pastebot is great. Copyem Paste is even better. I like the sequential paste in Pastebot. But, Copyem Paste is better over all.
26 October 2019
Version: 2.8.0
this looks like a nice replacement for Clipy, but at 15 bucks it needs a trial version - been let down too many times by apps that sound great but I don't end up using.
15 January 2019
Version: 2.6.1
Pastebot is great. Copyem Paste is even better. I like the sequential paste in Pastebot. But, Copyem Paste is better over all.
14 January 2019
Version: 2.6.1
Reading all the reviews I decided to jump onto the bandwagon, on paper it looks very similar to my fave (but left to wither away) "Clipboard Center". And it is, but better even! Hope this dev does not let us down too soon.. This is way better than CopyPaste Pro (the once upon time leader), way way way better than gimmicky Paste. And I won't mention any others but I've tried many many over the years.
14 September 2018
Version: 2.6.1
This is the best clipboard manager!! I've tried or used most. They are very important in my work. This has fantastic features and great layout, highly recommend. And the dev is extremely responsive. I wrote to him about a problem in OS X 10.12.6 Sierra and the NEXT DAY he posted the fix on the App Store! I never give 5-star reviews, but just had to for this!
19 August 2018
Version: 2.5.7
I've probably tried all of the clipboards available over the past 10 years or so, and this is my current favorite. It lacks a feature I'd find useful, though: to talk to IOS.
30 May 2018
Version: 2.5.7
Looking for a new clipboard manager at the moment. I hear good things about Paste and Copyem Paste, but wanting to compare and get something that works via keyboard shortcuts (not a purely visual interface) and light-weight. Has anyone tried both Paste and Copyem Paste?
15 April 2018
Version: 2.5.2
This app is really well designed. It is very easy to paste not only the last item but also prior items. Also, Copy Paste stopped working properly for me this week and I contacted the author. He responded immediately and provided numerous suggestions, walking me through the problem with a series of back and forth emails. The tech support is excellent.
16 March 2018
Version: 2.5.1
The Copy'em Paste helper version is 2.2.2 (not 2.2.1)
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16 March 2018
Version: 2.5.1
the 2.5.1 is an excellent update but it should say that it is in fact a PAID UPDATE for the import-export features
14 March 2018
Version: 2.5.0
Love this app. New v2.5 added an IAP for (1) saving all or some clippings to disk, and (2) syncing across Macs. Not for me, so I'm not buying the IAP... but if they come up with a solid iOS multiclipboard and offer cross-platform sync I'm there!
30 October 2017
Version: 2.4.2
As a long time user of CopyPaste Pro since OS 8 (I think), I had to search for a new CopyPaste App once it started to misbehave in macOS10.13. I asked the Copy 'em Paste author if he would send me a trial, which he did within minutes. I quickly got used to the new way of doing things and I am pleased to give it 5 stars. Included in this is the superb support from the author Hoi. Highly recommended
29 October 2017
Version: 2.4.1
The current version is 2..4.2
03 October 2017
Version: 2.4.0
This is one of three best clip&paste applications, if not the best. It also does screen shots. You can pause it, so it won't save anything you copy. Then resume again. Clippings can be sorted manually or alphabetically, plus more... Description above says it all.
02 October 2017
Version: 2.4.0
Great app. This was what I landed on eventually after PTH Pasteboard died. (Later reincarnated as Pastebot.) Does pretty much everything I could want in a multiple-clipboard app except sync with an equivalent app on iOS.
17 July 2017
Version: 2.3.2
I've pretty much tried them all. Cool features are that you can easily create a second clipboard and reverse the order. The weakness is that it looks a bit ugly and nonnative and it has no iOS companion. I would also like to be able to just start typing to filter.
02 September 2016
Version: 2.2.1
It's absolutely the best clipboard manager for Mac OS X ... I only miss mult-iplatform network shared pasteboards
25 June 2016
Version: 2.1.2
It's one thing to have the talent to develop a solid and useful application such as this. It's another when the developer completely understands the value of timely quality support. I cannot compliment Hoi Chang enough for his dedication to this application and commitment to supporting his customers!
15 October 2015
Version: 2.1.2
One user, two users, three, one thousand, 5-Stars is helpful, encouraging, useful, but we approach our screens differently. In that sense, nothing is 5 Stars.

I pay for software, don't like my machine involved in subterfuge, that's why I want a trial period. It's an ingenious tool that's helped the software industry immensely. Without a trial, I'm nervous. Sorry, but for me trapped at $9.99 disappoints. Maybe One Star says that.

(Ir's late, clicked a lot of reviews and Top Lists to get here. I'm grumpy and weary, so if I'm too far out of line I'll delete this irk. But what's with this commandeering?)

I'm buying. A paid customer.

And worried about the posturing of dominant software.
10 August 2015
Version: 2.1.0
Yeah, I'm one of those people, too. I have tried every clipboard manager out there. For my needs, at least, Copy 'em Paste is the best. I can paste directly (by installing the helper app), I can record hundreds of clips, I can save clips as favourites and paste them directly with a hotkey, I can search clips and filter by source application, I can toggle plain text paste, and I can edit and transform text clips. It does everything I want a clipboard manager to do, and it looks good doing it. Well done!
10 August 2015
Version: 2.1.0
Ver.2.1.1 Aug 7. 2015 on Mac App Store
27 June 2015
Version: 2.1.0
The better of them
13 January 2015
Version: 2.0.0
A STEAL AT $5.00 Like Psychiatry, I have tried all the others. Lots of money testing out clipboard managers. Some were thirty bucks, yet just didn't hit the mark. Each had good features, but none had ALL of the features I liked. COPY 'EM PASTE is by far the best. Easily worth the $5. Read Psychiatry's Jan 1, 2015. Spot on.
01 January 2015
Version: 1.3.0
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.


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.


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.
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17 June 2014
Version: 1.1
I don't think I want to spend $3.00 just to find out if this utility is worth having given there are many others in the genre. Make it possible to download a trial version that expires in, say, 10 or 15 days, that I can try it out. I don't prefer spending money on something that I find out I don't want because that's money down the drain.
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