Clipboard managers and screenshot utilities are useful tools for supercharging your writing, research, and editing workflow. While there’s no shortage of these programs for Mac OS X, some offer unique benefits you should probably know about.
Since we last reviewed Mac clipboard managers, like Share Bucket and popShot and screenshot utility Snappy, several others have popped up that provide even more time saving features. On top of that, they are affordably priced.
Today’s video showcases a few unique features of the screenshot application, Grabit ($1.99) which automatically opens screenshots on your desktop, free annotation screenshot tool Lightshot Screenshot (free), fast copy and paste tool PopClip ($2.99), clipboard manager CopyLess ($9.99, lite version), and Cloud Clip for Mac ($4.99) and iOS (free), a history clipboard that syncs between the Mac and iOS devices.
These type of programs can quickly become essentials for writers and other Mac users who do a lot of copying and pasting of text, images and making screenshots. They can save you the trouble of constantly switching between different applications or windows just to copy and paste different items. Screenshot utilities are especially great for illustrating how to use software, or for recording your custom settings.
Even if you’re already using an advanced clipboard and screenshot utility, it’s worth your time to keep an eye on newer programs, and to go beyond the limited Mac OS X default screenshot and clipboard utilities.
Not using these tools yet? Hit the comments below to tell us why, or recommend your own favorites instead.