Copy and Pasting a body of text has been around forever. I am sure everyone has made the mistake of accidentally posting the wrong thing, to the wrong person. In other cases if you want to send a link to yourself on a cool article on Good e-Reader, you often have to email it, if you want to read it on your smartphone. This all will change with a new cross device, secure, intelligent clipboard in the cloud called OneClip.
OneClip is a universal clipboard app that can be installed onto multiple devices across a variety of platforms, such as Android, iOS and Windows 10. Once installed, users can retrieve items copied to their online clipboard using the application. To pair the apps, you will have to enter a randomly generated number onto each device before data is synced up. The process is always on in the background, so you won’t have to manually copy data in and out of different app screens unless you want an older file.
The app does not just work with bodies of text copied from websites, but also with images, phone numbers and even web clippings. Everything has their own category, so it can be organized effectively.
If you are eager to test this out, the Windows Phone version has been leaked, and people seem to like the app so far, even though its in BETA. Additionally, there is new website up that explores some of the key features, but its under lock and key.
Is Oneclip the second coming of Clippy? I really hope it is! For all of you young folk out there, Clippit, better known as Clippy, was the default animated character in the English Windows version of Microsoft Office Assistant, an interactive user’s guide that came pre-installed with Microsoft Office bundles from 1997-2003. Due to its impractical and intrusive nature, Clippy quickly became a subject of mockery among Office users, inspiring a series of satirical images and parodies addressing its overall incompetence.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.