Tapbots' New Mac Clipboard Manager 'Pastebot' Now Available via Public Beta

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Tapbots, the developers behind popular Twitter client Tweetbot, today announced a public beta for their latest app, Pastebot. Pastebot is a clipboard manager for Mac designed to store everything you copy so that it can be re-accessed at any time.

Available as both a Mac menu bar app and a standard app, Pastebot supports Pasteboards, where snippets of text that you frequently copy and paste can be quickly accessed. Multiple Pasteboards can be created to keep all text clippings organized and the clipboard can be opened with a simple Command + Shift + V keyboard shortcut.


A range of filters are available that can be applied to copied text snippets for formatting purposes. Filter examples include Create List, Wrap in Paragraph Tags, Convert to Plain Text, Change Case, Emoji Remover, and more.

For the time being, syncing Pastebot content between Macs is not available because the feature uses CloudKit, which isn't available outside of the Mac App Store. Syncing will be available when the full app is released and Tapbots says Pastebot will work alongside with the new clipboard sharing features built into macOS Sierra.

The Pastebot public beta can be downloaded immediately from the Tapbots website. Following the beta testing process, Pastebot will be released on the Mac App Store as a paid app.

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CarlJ

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Tapbots, the developers behind popular Twitter client Tweetbot, today announced a public beta for their latest app, Pastebot. Pastebot is a clipboard manager for Mac designed to store everything you copy so that it can be re-accessed at any time.
FWIW, PasteBot was a Tapbots app for iOS for quite some time and had an associated Mac sync app. Both have since been withdrawn. So this is a bit more like a (Hollywood-style) reboot than an entirely new app.
 

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FWIW, PasteBot was a Tapbots app for iOS for quite some time and had an associated Mac sync app. Both have since been withdrawn. So this is a bit more like a (Hollywood-style) reboot than an entirely new app.
The reboot needs an iOS app to competitive with the likes of Copied
 
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FWIW, PasteBot was a Tapbots app for iOS for quite some time and had an associated Mac sync app. Both have since been withdrawn. So this is a bit more like a (Hollywood-style) reboot than an entirely new app.
In more ways than one: it's based on the author's older Mac app, PTHPasteboard Pro.

It'll be nice to have a clipboard manager app with a nice interface. I've been using the minimalistic FlyCut because I didn't like the looks of the more complicated ones. Hope syncing will work without continuity/handoff support, unlike Apple's version.
 
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Neither will stand a chance. Past still doesn't have an iOS app. Love'em or hate'em but Tapbots
gets a LOT of free press and have their fanclub. I suspect they'll overtake all competitors and become
the standard.

My favorite is Copied app (copiedapp.com) but the developer has been silent for two months now. The market is ripe for Tapbots to swoop in and take over.

The iOS app is essential though. That needs to come sooner rather than later.
 
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I love Tweetbot and will give they Pastebot a try and see if I can find a way to incorporate it into my computing habits.

Huh, just downloaded it form their website and once I installed and launched it said I had an update available. So I "updated" it and re-launced and it says I still have an update to install. :rolleyes:

Clearly a beta bug! No biggie.
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I used Pastebot a few years ago. It used to just be a utility that let you copy and paste easily from your iPhone to your Mac. It was kinda buggy but mostly worked and didn't have a lot of features. This new version looks neat, but it will be interesting to see how it compares to my current cliboard app, called "Paste", which works pretty well. But I'm a fan of their work so I'll probably try it out.
 

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Am I the only one that will be disabling any cross-device copy/paste capabilities the instant I install any macOS or iOS that has the feature? Sounds like a future source of vulnerabilities for sure.

Honestly, why would you need this anyway, command-x,c,v have worked for me for years and I've never once wished that I have multiple clipboards, a clipboard history, or copy/paste between devices.
 

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Honestly, why would you need this anyway, command-x,c,v have worked for me for years and I've never once wished that I have multiple clipboards, a clipboard history, or copy/paste between devices.
Multiple clipboards and/or history become really enticing the moment you lose something you've written because you cut it from one place and on the way to paste it into another place, you got sidetracked for just a moment and copied some other text, and then there's that "oh sh*t" moment when you realize the first thing is now gone. I haven't used one for quite some time, but have found them useful in the past. I wouldn't buy into any such system now, until after Sierra's code goes GM. And I don't get the multi-clipboard apps that overreach and try to add lots of additional features ("look, a gallery of all your previous clips!") - to me this is a type of app that ought to just do one thing and do it well - but I can certainly see the use.
 

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Am I the only one that will be disabling any cross-device copy/paste capabilities the instant I install any macOS or iOS that has the feature?
I'll probably do that simply because I really have no need to cross-device copy/paste functions. If I ever do it will be an exceptionally rare thing for me.
 

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I'm still using ClipMenu 0.4.4a12 on MacOS X 10.11.6 - It's brilliant, in fact the only thing I'd like to add would be a keyboard shortcut to clear the current history. I've tried to add one myself via System Prefs but that does not seem to work very well. Unfortunately, it seems that it's no longer being developed (last update was 2009) so my wish will probably not happen. I don't know if ClipMenu will still run under Sierra but I hope that it does. I'll test it and update this post (or the software compatible with Sierra post) with the results.

So anyway, I downloaded and tried out this new Tapbots clipboard manager. The interface is very nice but... and I know it's a beta... I found it slow to paste stuff, actually showing the beachball for a single line of text, it showed a text selection copied from Excel as an image but pasted it as text? I manually deleted some copies I had made but when I quit and relaunched the app they had reappeared? Finally I don't really understand why it needs a script to be installed to help it do the job when ClipMenu does not? I'll be sticking with ClipMenu for the time being.
 
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The reboot needs an iOS app to competitive with the likes of Copied
This. I'm using Copied, and I like it a lot. Having macOS and iOS apps to exchange material is the best! The Mac app also has a menu bar option that is so useful! The keyboard extension in iOS is also very helpful. I've tried a few of the universal clipboard apps, but for me this one is the best.

That said, I will be very interested in the capabilities of the new universal clipboard that is coming out with macOS Sierra and iOS 10. This will likely wipe out the dead wood third party developers in this space or cause them to step up their game. Hopefully the latter.
 
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If the new Pastebot for iOS ever becomes a thing, please let me import my data from the old versiont hat has since been removed from the store.

I love that app and I have tons of clippings in there.

Does anyone know if that app still works on the latest iOS 10 builds?

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