Simple clippings management now on iOS
Free (IAPs) From Dmitry Obukhov, pasteapp.me Made for iPhone, iPad Needs iOS 10.0 or later Apple’s Clipboard seamlessly copies and pastes between Mac and iOS, but the current implementation falls short. Instead of simple one-time data transfer, a true clipboard manager would enable saving and organizing frequently used clippings.
After making a splash on the Mac three years ago, Paste 2 has arrived for iOS, giving power users exactly what they’ve craved all along. This free mobile app uses iCloud to sync text, images, links, files, or other content saved with Paste for Mac 2.3 or later — and vice versa — organizing clippings into folders called Pinboards.
You can rearrange, delete, rename, or share snippets, but there’s no way to directly add new content into the Paste iOS app — this must be done from other apps like Safari or Mail via the sharing extension. The process is as straightforward as it sounds, and a share sheet prompts you to give the clipping a unique name and file it in an existing Pinboard.
Like the desktop version, Paste 2 for iOS features a similarly sparse, clean user interface. Clipboard History consolidates everything into a single searchable Pinboard, and the developer includes a second Pinboard for Useful Links with website and support contact information. It’s a snap to add new Pinboards, each tagged with a color of your choice, but this can only be done from the main app, not via the sharing extension.
Tapping the three-dot menu button in the upper right corner enables you to manage Pinboards or app settings. There are only three toggle switches for the latter, which enable or disable copy on app activation, copy on widget activation, and iCloud sync. The second option pastes the current clipboard contents whenever you switch to the Paste widget, which can be easily expanded to display the last seven history items.
Paste 2 for iOS also includes native support for iPad, with one caveat: Adding or syncing Pinboards on a tablet requires a one-time $4.99 in-app purchase for what the developer calls a “Pro” upgrade. It’s hard to complain given the core app is free to begin with, but the decision to effectively handicap only the iPad version is disappointing.
the bottom line. Nice Mac companion, but iPad users must pay.
If you want to sync or add Pinboards on iPad, you’ll have to pay for an upgrade.