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Apple Updates Clips App With Trackpad and Mouse Support, New Stickers


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Apr 12, 2001

Apple today updated its Clips app for iPhone and iPad, introducing trackpad and mouse support on devices running iPadOS 13.4 or later as well as a few other improvements and fixes.

The update includes a new Duplicate button for creating a copy of a clip with its effects, there's a new springtime poster, and there are new Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers. Apple has also added new 8-bit stickers and a Game Over poster for transforming a video into the look of an 80's arcade game.
- Use Clips on iPad with a mouse, trackpad, or Bluetooth keyboard for new ways to create videos (requires iPadOS 13.4)
- Use the Duplicate button to instantly create a copy of a clip with all its effects
- Tap the Split button to divide any clip in two
- Make stickers pop on and off the screen--just split any clip and apply stickers to either of the two new sections
- Give your video the look of an 80's arcade game with updated 8-bit stickers and the new Game Over poster
- Celebrate spring with the floral Springtime poster
- Choose from 11 new Mickey and Minnie Mouse stickers, each with its own expressive animation
- Performance and stability improvements
Apple's Clips app is designed to allow users to combine video clips, images, and photos with voice-based titles, stickers, music, filters, and graphics to create unique videos that can be shared on social media networks.

Prior to today's update, Clips was last updated in December 2019 to add new Animoji and Memoji. The app can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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macrumors 6502a
Oct 8, 2016
Why? Who is using this app?

This app has potential, sadly Apple does not do a good job with it... With all their resources and integration they could make this app a good rival to Instagram, TikTok, Facetune and Snapseed at the same time.

I admittedly don't know how licensing agreements work, but I wish that you could use 15-30 seconds of a track from Apple Music in an iMovie or Clips video.

Same, but it cannot be too difficult, right now you can do that on Instagram and Smule, you immediately get a link to the song you used for your video, so you are not claiming ownership, rather you are promoting the song.
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macrumors 6502
Aug 4, 2017
San Diego, CA
I only remember this app after one of these articles appears. I then think "that app is still around?", and then forget about it until the next article like this pops up.
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macrumors 68040
Nov 16, 2010
I am convinced this app is a special project that is designated for an Apple intern to complete their college coursework. Clips is otherwise a third-party crap app that would normally have some hidden code that is downloading your data.

It actually was, someone on an apple related podcast had some direct knowledge that it was exactly that. A pet project a couple years ago of one person and it was so good and fun they made it official and released it. But sadly when that happens the apps get terribly supported And it’s kind of a cluster -F of an app.

The remote app was the same until it got integrated into iOS a couple years ago and got regular support with iOS updates. It too was a pet project way back in 2010
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