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Access your clipboard from any PC or Mac with 1Clipboard

15 March 2016, Mike Williams

1Clipboard1Clipboard is a free tool which enables sharing your clipboard contents with other PCs or Macs.

The developer says that Android and iOS apps are “coming soon”.

The program works by synchronising your clipboard contents via Google Drive. This keeps 1Clipboard relatively simple and straightforward internally, but does mean you’ll need to sign in with a Google account wherever you want to use it.

Setup was simple and straightforward on our test PC. The only obvious change was a new icon in our system tray, although on closer inspection we found 1Clipboard had added four new background processes requiring 90MB of RAM.

Carry on using your system as normal and the program intercepts all copy operations for text and images (not files).


Copy text or images on one desktop, and they’re immediately available on your other devices

Go to another computer running a synced copy of 1Clipboard, launch it (Ctrl+Alt+V or Cmd+V by default), and a list of everything copied to the clipboard appears.

If you’re using the program on multiple systems, this could be a very long list, but you do at least get a search tool and some basic filtering to help you find whatever you need.

Select an item from the 1Clipboard list, it’s copied to the local clipboard, and you’re free to paste it wherever you like.

If you’re concerned about privacy, there’s an option to pause syncing, giving you a chance to use the clipboard for items you don’t want everyone else to see.

Alternatively, 1Clipboard can just be used as a local clipboard manager, with no syncing at all.

1Clipboard is a fairly basic clipboard manager right now, but that’s no surprise for version 0.14, and even now the program seems reliable and easy to use. We’ll be interested to see how it develops.

1Clipboard is a free application for Windows 7 and later, and OS X 10.8 and later.

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