Need Clipboard Utility

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by boats4chris, May 7, 2014.

  1. boats4chris macrumors newbie

    Aug 8, 2012
    Any recommendations for a OSX clipboard utility that will allow me to "choose" to remove formatting when I paste a clip?

    I am working on an academic paper and I need to be able to copy text from a variety of source viewers (Safari, Preview, MS Word, etc.) and paste it into my main editor, which in this case is Scrivener. I keep running into instances where any attempt to paste (ctrl-v or Paste and Match Style) still brings in bullets and other formatting that skews the paste result. I would rather not have to use a text editor as intermediate step.

    I am hoping that there is a utility that will solve this problem for me :D.

  2. vladobizik macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2012
  3. Michaelgtrusa, May 8, 2014
    Last edited: May 8, 2014
  4. philden macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2010
    I use ClipMenu, which is free. I use it for the history function, it hadn't occurred to me that I could force it to paste as plain text as I use it for emails which are plain text anyway. It should be able to force plain text though.
  5. voidmain macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2014
    `No Formatting` seems does what you want

    Found a new one-tricky-pony app called No Formatting. It does exactly what you want!

    Do they build this app for you? :eek::eek:
  6. Appels macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2014

    I recommend Popclip a neat unobtrusive utility that has many handy extensions, one of which is Paste plain text.
  7. Budiosx macrumors regular


    Jan 27, 2012
    i love this app and used most of my day "clipboard center"

    -group clipboards by app and even u can create a list of ur own
    -clipborad can catch images ,files and texts
    -u can add apps to blacklist to prevent clipboard app from catching from them
    but there is on cons of this app that is u restarted ur mac all history will be removed by it self:(
  8. AaronM5670 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 19, 2012
    I use CopyClip, I find it really useful nearly all the time! :)
  9. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    I've been using Jumpcut and have found it meets all my needs.

    Worth a look...

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