MacOS – How to view the clipboard history on OS X

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I am often copying and pasting various tidbits of information, and then forgetting to save it. I would copy something else and lose what I had in the clipboard before.

Is there some sort of built-in way to view the history of the clipboard, or do I have to install a program?

Best Answer

There's a multitude of applications that do this, but no built-in one.

FlyCut, an open source fork of Jumpcut FlyCut, an open source fork of Jumpcut

  1. Jumpcut
    • Open source and free.
    • Even simpler.
    • Install via: brew cask install jumpcut.
  2. Flycut (Mac App Store link)
    • A fork of Jumpcut with a few added features
    • Free in the Mac App Store
    • Install via: brew cask install flycut.
  3. Copy 'em Paste Screenshot of Copy' em Paste on the right
    • A paid, but simpler and cheaper alternative. Tries to exactly one thing well.
  4. Alfred Powerpack
    • Another paid alternative, with great clipboard history management as part of its pack. See Dan Udeys answer.
  5. Clyppan
    • Used to be open source, then closed source and available in the Mac App Store (for approx. £2), but is now no longer available for download.
    • Simple.