Mac/iOS: I recently checked out clipboard management app Paste 2. While it’s a bit pricey — $22.99 for the full version — it has some compelling features, and a free trial, that make it worth considering.
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Mac: As much as we'd love it, Clipy is not a macOS version of Clippy, that little animated Windows paperclip that asks you how you're doing and gives you useful life advice. It's a must-have utility that makes your macOS clipboard 10 times more powerful, if there was any way to measure that sort of thing.
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.
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.