Best Clipboard Apps for Developers

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  • Flycut

    Clean and simple clipboard manager for developers

    Flycut is a clean and simple free open source clipboard app for macOS and iOS that is based on Jumpcut, a minimal clipboard manager for macOS. Flycut was designed with developers in mind, and its main focus is on code snippets. For this reason, it comes with many hot keys and keyboard shortcuts, which can be customized according to your needs in the preferences panel. On the other hand, Flycut allows you to store only text snippets. This means that images, videos, and tables are currently not supported. It also neither supports Windows nor offers specific integrations for the most common IDEs and text editors. Although Flycut does not come with cloud features natively, you can configure it to sync with your Dropbox account. This way, you can store your clipboard history in an external cloud service and then access it from wherever you want. When Flycut is launched, its icon appears in your menu bar. Every time you copy a text snippet, Flycut stores it in history for you. Using Shift + Command + V, you can access the history and navigate with the right or left arrows to select the item to paste. More advanced search features, as well as ways to organize your clippings, are currently unavailable.

  • Ditto

    Ditto is an extension to the Windows Clipboard. You copy something to the Clipboard and Ditto takes what you copied and stores it in a database to retrieve at a later time.

    Ditto is a free extension to the standard Windows clipboard and does not support macOS. Ditto saves every item you copy, encrypts it, and sends it to the cloud for you, then allows you to access each item on multiple devices. It supports any kind of information, such as text, images, and HTML, as well as custom data formats. Ditto can be accessed from the tray icon, but it also supports hot keys and custom keyboard shortcuts. Notably, it has an incredible amount of options available and is highly configurable and customizable. With Ditto, you can also create groups and organize your copied items as you like. You can also search through the items to easily find the one you need. Ditto is a general-purpose application that was not built explicitly for developers, so it should not surprise you that there are no official plug-ins for the main IDEs on the market.

  • Appwrite

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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