Pasteboard Viewer 4+

Inspect the system pasteboards

Sindre Sorhus

    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings
    • Free



Inspect the system pasteboards while developing your app.

This is a developer utility that lets you inspect the various system pasteboards. This can be useful to ensure your app is putting the correct data on NSPasteboard. The app refreshes the pasteboard contents live and can preview text, RTF, images, and anything that has a Quick Look preview.

Note that this is not a clipboard manager. If you're not a Mac developer, you probably don't want this app.

You can make the window always stay in front by enabling “Stay in Front” in the “Window” menu.

Use the up/down arrow keys to switch between the pasteboard items.

It hides obsolete system pasteboard types that have modern equivalents. This includes `CorePasteboardFlavorType`, `NSStringPboardType`, `NSFilenamesPboardType`, etc.

Tip: Right-click an item in the sidebar to copy the type identifier.

Support: Click the “Send Feedback…” menu item in the “Help” menu in the app.

What’s New

Version 2.4.1

- Improved compatibility with macOS 13.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

leeeeoooooon ,

Everything I've always wanted

Hopefully this app has a long and fruitful life and doesn't get abandoned. Thanks developer!

Flimdwidget ,

Just what I needed

It does exactly what it says. I've needed this for a while, but didn't know what to look for!


Nick K9 ,

Does exactly what it says

Simple app, does exactly what you need extremely well.

App Privacy

The developer, Sindre Sorhus, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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