Pelican - Clipboard Manager 4+

Lightweight clipboard manager


    • 4.4 • 25 Ratings
    • $2.99



Increase your efficiency, speed and productivity with Pelican Clipboard Manager!

Access and use your copy history. 
No unnecessary features, fast, secure.

- Access your last 999 copied texts and images.

- Search, pin and delete easily.
- Everything is stored on your computer.
- English, Spanish, Russian and Turkish supported.
- If your password manager removes a copied
 password from the clipboard, so will Pelican.

Customize the settings and 
appearance as you want:
- Customize the hotkey for using the clipboard
- Launch at login option
- Customize the history size from 1 to 999
- Customize the sorting criteria
- Customize the location of the popup
- Customize the menu item size

We would love to hear from you! You may email us and send your feedback and support. We will make improvements to future versions of this app with your support and feedbacks.

What’s New

Version 1.3.0

Fixed pin/unpin feature for Sonoma

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

eosilo ,

So close!

I've tried a bunch of clipboard managers recently and Pelican has almost all the features I'm looking for, including:
-clip menu showing up at cursor
-pinned items at the Bottom of the list rather than top
-small box of clipboard items so it doesn't take up a ton of screen real estate like some other managers

Here is where it's broken:
-clicking "start at login" crashes the app - not a big deal since you can add it manually in Users and Groups, but FYI

Here is where it should improve:
-pinning should allow for customization of hotkey
-removing icon from top bar should be an option
-The speed at which a copied item appears in the list is slow. I copied things and they took a second to show up (I had to open the paste menu again for it to appear). Given the speed people are copy pasting, it probably makes sense to work on this.
-Option for pasting unformatted text (for example, add SHIFT key to hotkey to paste, so rather than Command 1, you could do Command Shift 1)

This is on one of the new M1 Pro Macs, so maybe the speed issue is with M1 or Monterey?

Hoping the app devs can fix these issues!

PeterCMarcos12 ,

GREAT Clipboard Manager

Absolutely love your app, after whittling thru numerous clipboard managers apps I still always came back to this one, it was always the "stand alone" manager, however,... since upgrating to Sonoma and every Developer beta till this latest upgrade I can't delete specific items (􀆕 􁂒) I can only delete all of the non pinned items. I have another mac running Monterey and I can delete specific items. Am I missing something? Also I'd like to support your app with $$, but ₺99,99 is a little pricey for me :)
Anyway guys keep up the great work!

*Update I was contacted by Developer 1 day after posting, talk about a fast response indicating a fix for Sonoma.
Again thanks guys!!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your feedback.
We have fixed it and released new version for Sonoma.
To clear all items including pinned, select Clear all in the menu with SHIFT (⇧) pressed, or press SHIFT (⇧) + OPTION (⌥) + COMMAND (⌘) + DELETE (⌫).

30smthingFemale ,

Best app I've added to my Mac

Chromebooks now offer a native 5-item clipboard option and I loved it. When I went back to a Mac, I realized how much I'd relied on having more than one item copied to the clipboard. It really saves from having to flit between tabs and junk when I'm embedding links in copy, etc. So I needed to get an app that took care of that. Yay Pelican!

I downloaded five different clipboard apps and was probably most hesitant about this one because it was a pay-upfront option. I ended up deleting all the others and keeping this one as it's the most intuitive. It keeps like a thousand saved clipboard items.

I wish it gave you the option of pasting without formatting, but using the format painter in Google Docs works. And you can still paste text without formatting if it was the last thing you copied (so using Command, Shift, Option, C pastes plain text). If you paste something older than your last-copied item, you can recopy and repaste it using that plain text key combo.

Anyway. Took a little break from copying and pasting over here to say this works great.

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