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How to get the most out of the clipboard on your iPhone and iPad

If you are one of those who use both the iPad and the iPhone to work and with several applications open at the same time, you will have seen how important the copy-paste function is , with which we save many comings and goings, and above all, having to type in texts that we use very often.

The problem we have with the system is that only allows one element to be copied at a time, so when we have to fill in a form or a document with recurring information we waste a lot of time jumping between apps to copy and paste.

How to get the most out of the clipboard on your iPhone and iPad
How to get the most out of the clipboard on your iPhone and iPad

The clipboard managers come to the rescue to solve this problem and get us working at high speed. These are not really new, but the latest versions have evolved a lot, making us much faster in managing information, and allowing us to copy several items at once and then paste them in at will.

What is a clipboard manager and what advantages does it bring

Although I’m sure the vast majority will have heard of them, a clipboard manager is an application that increases the chances of copy-paste so that, once you’re used to it, the workflow is far superior. Clipboard managers basically improve the following aspects of the system’s clipboard

  • They increase the number of elements to copy-paste: this is possibly the most interesting function, since different elements can be added to the clipboard and then pasted sequentially as we need the information.
  • They allow us to create lists: with those texts that we need to incorporate frequently, such as e-mail, our address or mobile phone. With them we can have this recurrent information in an organized way, and then access it quickly.
  • You can copy images: since it works like a conventional clipboard, you can add photos and graphics, and then file them in the corresponding list. In this sense, it is very convenient to copy the ID card or similar and file it in a list, to later share it with multiple applications.
  • Content is synchronized (iOSOS X): this feature usually requires a checkout in most applications, but it will be money well spent. Basically, you can sync content between different devices using iCloud, so that what you copy to the iPhone is also available on the iPad, and some apps have an OS X version as well.
  • Immediate access from the notification menu: Slide up and down with your finger to access the clipboard and select the clip to paste. Completely fast and very intuitive; in fact, you don’t need to open the application at all.

Which manager to choose?

As far as clipboard managers are concerned, the search for applications is somewhat confusing and because it is not a mass application, there are not many options either, but there are enough to choose the one that best suits our needs. Normally we would list the main ones, but a newcomer has revolutionized its rivals with a very solid offer: Copied.

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This app was launched at the end of last year, and it was Federico Viticci who was quick to highlight its benefits. And they are not few. Let’s say that its developer, Kevin Chan, wanted to take the possibilities of the clipboard to the limit and go even further by adding functions that each user will have to discover according to their needs. Apart from that, it is impossible not to remember Drafts when using all the functions of this app. Another great app for this task is Clips, although much less ambitious.

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