PopClip pops up when you select text with your mouse, giving you a customizable row of helpful action buttons. The basic actions include copy and paste, dictionary lookup, and web search. Select a misspelled word, and PopClip offers corrections. Select a URL, and PopClip lets you open it, or shorten it, or add it to your reading list. You can transform the text from lowercase to capitals, or sort the selected lines alphabetically. Send a snippet to a translation website, or add a task to your favourite to-do app. PopClip integrates with many popular apps and websites. See the full range of available actions at: https://pilotmoon.com/popclip/extensions
Please note: PopClip works in most Mac apps, but not in all. For an up-to-date list of known incompatible apps, see https://pilotmoon.com/popclip/apps
"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
- Choose a second spelling language in prefs, to check spelling in two languages at once.
- Option for Light or Dark appearance.
- Option to display the Cut, Copy and Paste actions as icons.
- Option to make PopClip appear above or below the text.
- Fixed capturing HTML from Chrome, Edge and Opera.
- “Open Link” now recognizes craftdocs: and x-devonthink-item: as URL schemes.
- “Reveal in Finder” now opens the folder directly when selecting a folder path.
- Fixed bug where PopClip would go to 100% CPU when selecting a huge amount of text.
- Removed “Use Address” as a built-in action. This is now available as part of the “Email” extension.
- Improvements to the programming interface for extension developers (see extensions documentation).
- Various other tweaks, fixes and minor embetterings.
This update marks 10 years of PopClip on the Mac App Store. Thank you to all the customers, old and new. The app wouldn’t be what it is without your ideas, bug reports and encouraging words. As ever, you can contact me on email@example.com or @PopClipApp on Twitter. -Nick
Ratings and Reviews
Simple, lightweight, super useful, responsive developer
So, I bought this on a whim because I prefer Apple Pages and noticed one feature it doesn't have is Sentence Caes like Microsoft Word and LibreOffice, and I figured this feature would be included. I normally check more carefully before buying, but I had been searching around looking for Apple Scripts and other programs to make this text transformation easier than manually performing it or using a program I don't prefer. I had a good feeling about this, but realized it was missing that feature. I quickly found however, that this program is very handy for many text situations, like sharing an article link, or performing a quick google or twitter search of highlighted text. It just expands your capabilities when working with text and it's super customizable and feature rich. If you're a power user, this utility seems like it belongs in your toolbelt. Easy to turn off auto appearance and pop up with a shortcut using programs like Better Touch Tool, which I've done. Long story short, after I realized I loved this program, I emailed the developer about the missing feature that had inspired my hopes for its purchase, and within 24 hours he added it!! Amazing. This software is a delight, with or without that feature. Thank you to the developer for the hard work. This is well worth the price! Also love that it's not subscription (huge key for me) and is Apple Silicon optimized!
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.
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!!!
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- Nicholas Moore
- 1.4 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13.6 or later.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
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