Android: Some apps in Android allow you to copy text, but not all of them. The ones that do might make it harder than it needs to be. Microsoft's new Clip Layer simplifies the task to make your research way easier.
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iOS 9 has a ton of great little hidden features, and over on iDownloadBlog, they point out another one with "Paste and Search" and "Paste and Go," two new clipboard options that make searching in Safari a little more pleasant.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Windows: We've featured plenty of clipboard managers before. Where CopyQ stands out is its ability to run commands or scripts on content you copy to the clipboard based on which type of content it is.
Grabbing information from the Windows command line could be easier, especially if all you know of is "Mark" and "Copy" in the windows' context menu. Fortunately, there's a great shortcut you can use, courtesy of the handy pipe ("|") argument, that can speed up the process of securing the text your command-line programs spit out.
Mac OS X: There are several clipboard history and management tools for Mac OS X, but most of them cost money and provide so many features that they're actually a little difficult to use. Clipboard History simply remembers your clipboard activity and makes it easily accessible from pretty much anywhere.
We've featured quite a few clipboard managers here at Lifehacker, but reader Java-Princess shows us that you already have one built in to your browser: the Firefox search box.