PopClip appears when you select text with your mouse on your Mac. Instantly access context-specific actions including copy and paste, plus extensions like Send to Evernote. If you select text containing a URL, email address or file path, PopClip can open it. Select a misspelled word, and PopClip offers corrections. Select any text to do a web search with those terms, or select a single word to get the dictionary definition.

More than 100 free extensions are available, including Paste and Match Style, Translate, Send to Evernote, Word Count, Capitalize and much, much more. See

Please note: PopClip works in most Mac apps, but not in all. For an up-to-date list of known incompatible apps, see

"PopClip has achieved near perfect integration with Mac OS X and seems like a default feature of the operating system. For that alone, it is worth its asking price." — The Next Web

"an awesome new utility from Pilotmoon that makes the copy & paste function on your Mac look just like the copy & paste function on your iPhone" — Cult of Mac

"If you love the tap and copy functionality of iOS and want it on your home computer, PopClip is a simple app that adds similar functionality" — lifehacker

"an essential part of my workflow ... 10/10" — Mac.AppStorm

"I think even Mac traditionalists might be tempted." — Dan Frakes, MacWorld

"I'm buying it right now." — Leo Laporte, MacBreak Weekly

What’s New

Version 2019.10

• Fix: Avoid duplicate actions sometimes appearing in the PopClip bar.
• Fix: Avoid unintentional "auto copy" where PopClip could fail to restore the original clipboard contents after selecting text.
• Fix: PopClip will now better avoid appearing in non-text situations (such as graphics editing and games).
• Fix: A freezing bug that could happen when activating the Search action, or using extensions in a browser.
• Fix: Exclude PopClip from apps running under Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion and Crossover.
• Fix: In text editors, avoid incorrect text being pasted when the user presses Command-V immediately after selecting text.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

dromard ,

Excellent SW that Smooths the Workflow

I’ve been using this utility for a couple years and I don’t setup a new Mac without it. PopClip’s broad list of extensions has everything you could want to do to strings of text or URLs in any document. In fact, it’s extendability may be a weakness because if you add all the possibilities you’ll end with a very long list of options displaying when you highlight a string. Choose wisely!

Of particular value to me is the extension that converts ALL CAPS to lower case (for folks like me: sloppy typers who inadvertently hit caps lock). The extensions to send strings to apps and are great for searching, collecting and defining terms with minimal fuss.

Here’s $10 well spent on a utility that waits quietly to make your life easier. Thanks to Pilotmoon for this very useful piece of software.

Dingleschlop ,

Best (and most used) app I own…when it works! Needs an update

Best (and most used) app I own…when it works! It needs an update because it now works only when it wants to, which as of late is about half the time. That’s probably a generous estimate too. I do absolutely love this app though!!! It is just one of those apps that when youuse it, you rely on it to always be working. Maybe there is something on my end that is preventing it fro working all the time, but I have know way of knowing if that is the case or how to fix it if so. Definitely a 5 star app when working properly!!!

Reegor ,

An essential part of my everyday activity.

After ~5 years of use, I still use this dozens of times every day. Apple has built some of the behavior into the OS, but PopClip has far more services available, and allows you to select which ones you want.
When I got this, it was about $5. When I wrote my first review, $10. Now I see it is $13, and still worth it. Get it soon, before the next increase!
PS. Developer is quite responsive. He adds/updates for new versions of applications including Scrivener, EagleFiler, DevonThink, Evernote, Drafts, BusyCal, Google Scholar search.


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