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The Coolest Things in Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update  The Coolest Things in Microsoft's Windows 10 October Update 

Microsoft’s big October update for Windows 10 is here. If Microsoft hasn’t rolled it out to your Windows machine yet, you can force a manual update by simply clicking on your Start button, typing in the word “check,” and selecting the “check for updates” option. Click on the gray “Check for updates” box under Windows…

Stop Copy-Paste From Turning Your Emails Into Ransom Notes Stop Copy-Paste From Turning Your Emails Into Ransom Notes

You’re typing an email, you paste in some text from a Word doc, and suddenly half your email is in the same font as the doc. Or you paste a headline into a Google doc, and it shows up in giant 48pt text. This annoying paste behavior is the default in most Windows, MacOS, and web apps. In outgoing docs and emails, it…

Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2 Save Everything You Copy on iOS and macOS with Paste 2

Mac: When updating Lifehacker’s Mac Pack for 2018, some readers noticed that I didn’t include any clipboard management apps this time around. It’s nothing personal; there were just other apps I thought were more interesting.

Keep Track of Everything on Your Clipboard With the Clipy App for Mac Keep Track of Everything on Your Clipboard With the Clipy App for Mac

Mac: As much as we’d love it, Clipy is not a macOS version of Clippy, that little animated Windows paperclip that asks you how you’re doing and gives you useful life advice. It’s a must-have utility that makes your macOS clipboard ten times more powerful, if there was any way to measure that sort of thing.

Microsoft's Clip Layer Makes It Easy to Copy Text From Any Screen Microsoft's Clip Layer Makes It Easy to Copy Text From Any Screen

Android: Some apps in Android allow you to copy text, but not all of them. The ones that do might make it harder than it needs to be. Microsoft’s new Clip Layer simplifies the task to make your research way easier.

Instantly Search Google in iOS 9 with "Paste and Search" Instantly Search Google in iOS 9 with "Paste and Search"

iOS 9 has a ton of great little hidden features, and over on iDownloadBlog, they point out another one with “Paste and Search” and “Paste and Go,” two new clipboard options that make searching in Safari a little more pleasant.

Native Clipboard Is a Clipboard Manager That Stays Out of the Way Native Clipboard Is a Clipboard Manager That Stays Out of the Way

Android: Copying and pasting text on Android can be a bit of a hassle. Native Clipboard helps ease the pain by allowing you to double-tap any text field to bring up a robust clipboard manager. You can quickly paste common blocks of text or manage multiple items you’ve copied.

Clips Adds Tons of Copy and Paste Functionality to iOS Clips Adds Tons of Copy and Paste Functionality to iOS

iOS: You wouldn't really think a clipboard manager would be that helpful in iOS, but Clips is a new app that proves that thought wrong. With it, you can easily cut, copy, and access clipboard history from anywhere in iOS.

Paste+ Adds Quick Clipboard Actions to iOS 8’s Notification Center Paste+ Adds Quick Clipboard Actions to iOS 8’s Notification Center

iOS 8: Widgets in the notification center are one of the coolest new features in iOS 8. Paste+ is a good example of what you can do with it: it provides shortcuts for your clipboard.

Filelize Automatically Backs Up Any File You Open to Your Cloud Filelize Automatically Backs Up Any File You Open to Your Cloud

Windows/Android/iOS: To seamlessly switch gadgets, you need the files you were last working on to be available on the new device. Filelize makes this easy by automatically backing up any file you open to your Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or SkyDrive.

Pushbullet Now Syncs Clipboard Content Between Android and Windows Pushbullet Now Syncs Clipboard Content Between Android and Windows

Android/Windows: Pushbullet is easily one of our favorite cross-platform syncing tools, and today it gets a little better. Now the service includes universal copy and paste (if you use Android and Windows, of course.)

​Instalink Makes It Easy to Share Text, Clipboard Contents With Others ​Instalink Makes It Easy to Share Text, Clipboard Contents With Others

Chrome: Sharing text, code, and other snippets with others can be tricky, particularly if you want to preserve formatting and context. Instalink is a Chrome extension that reduces this to a couple of clicks.

StuffMerge Clips Text From Multiple Sources, Merges Them Together StuffMerge Clips Text From Multiple Sources, Merges Them Together

Android: Clipboards are notoriously difficult to deal with on mobile devices. If you need to copy text from multiples sources, forget about it. Unless you're using StuffMerge, of course.

Copy Bubble Is a Floating Clipboard Manager for Android Copy Bubble Is a Floating Clipboard Manager for Android

Android: Copy Bubble is a clipboard manager with a floating icon that makes it easier than ever to copy text or images in one app on Android and paste it in another.

CopyQ Runs Commands and Scripts on Content Copied to the Clipboard CopyQ Runs Commands and Scripts on Content Copied to the Clipboard

Windows: We've featured plenty of clipboard managers before. Where CopyQ stands out is its ability to run commands or scripts on content you copy to the clipboard based on which type of content it is.

Dukto Shares Files, Text, and Clipboard Contents Between Computers Dukto Shares Files, Text, and Clipboard Contents Between Computers

Windows/Mac/Linux: Dropbox is pretty great for syncing files in bulk between computers and Pushbullet is pretty good for moving text and links. If you have more specific needs like moving only specific files to another computer or sharing clipboard contents, Dukto may be what you're looking for.

Mime-O Beefs Up Android's Clipboard with Dictionary, Send to PC, More Mime-O Beefs Up Android's Clipboard with Dictionary, Send to PC, More

Android/Windows/Mac: The clipboard has always been one of the most useful features of every operating system. Mime-O makes it even better by allowing you to perform actions on selected text directly as soon as you copy it, including passing it to a text message or email app, looking up a definition, or even sending it…

Command-C App Copies and Pastes Between iOS and Mac Command-C App Copies and Pastes Between iOS and Mac

iOS/Mac: Sometimes, you just need to get something from your Mac to your iOS device instantly (or vice versa). Command-C is an (awkwardly named) app that makes it so you can copy clipboard data—that includes images or text—across iOS devices or between Mac and iOS.

Belt.io Syncs Text & Links Across Devices and Browsers Belt.io Syncs Text & Links Across Devices and Browsers

Web/Chrome/Firefox/iOS/Android: If you want a simple cloud-based clipboard that syncs notes across different devices, then Belt.io gets the job done without much fuss.

Clipjump Manages Multiple Channels of Clipboard History Clipjump Manages Multiple Channels of Clipboard History

Windows: In the world of clipboard managers, there's no shortage of options. Clipjump makes a strong argument with multiple channels you can swap between of clipboard history.

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