CopyPaste Pro looks like it could be a great tool, but unfortunately it is missing a vital feature that I need: fully customisable shortcuts, and better keyboard handling.
I am using a much simpler clipboard history (the one that comes with Alfred), and will continue to do so for two key reasons:
1. I can customise the shortcut key that opens the clip viewer.
2. I can choose previous clips with a shortcut key, or by typing to search.
I can't do these things in CopyPastePro, so even though it offers many more features, it is slower/more cumbersome to use than the tool I already have.
Please provide the option of customising ANY shortcut to open the browser - I don't like either Cmd+VV or Cmd+V (hold CMD). I want Cmd+Alt+V, but really it should allow you to record any shortcut.
Once the browser is open, I want to be able to choose one of the entries (or at least one of the first ten entries), by hitting a number. At the moment, numbers are used to select Clip Archive entries, but there's no way to select Clip History entries by number or any other shortcut.
One problem is that the clip history only remains open when Command is held down. This limits your shortcut abilities. I want to hit a shortcut, e.g. Cmd-Alt-V, and then release and have the browser remain. Then you could provide the ability to have Cmd+number = choose clip from browser, Alt+number = choose clip from archive, etc, and also you could provide a text entry box and allow free typing to search/filter the list. This is VERY useful - I often have hundreds of clips in my clip history, and I need to be able to free text search them. But I don't want to have to use my mouse to click a special entry in the menu for this, I just want to use my normal shortcut, type to filter, then hit enter (or Cmd+number) to select the clip.
So in general I think you need to review how your app is used by power keyboard users - it should be possible to access all the main features of the app with keyboard alone.
Really I think you should provide a dedicated "Assign Keyboard Shortcuts" preference screen, where the user can assign any shortcut to any and all of your features.
One final thing - I don't like the horizontal view of the Clip Browser. I want vertical. The Clip Palette supports vertical, and I can open that with a better shortcut (Cmd+Ctr+Opt+V), but then I can't control it with the keyboard, so it's useless.
I really like the potential of this app, and I would definitely use it if it supported fast use via keyboard, and fully assignable shortcuts. But as it is, I am using a much less powerful clipboard app, because that app is still far faster for me because it has good keyboard support.