Like my buddy above, we all have itches that need scratching. We all have unrecognized needs, that befuddle and bedevil us. Things that we can’t even imagine how tech can provide an easy solution.
Like when Steve Jobs was creating the first ever iPod, who knew we needed ‘1000 songs in our pocket?’
Case in point. I’ll bet you’ve got this particular itch that needs scratching.
You’re typing away on your computer, maybe a blog post, a report, some poetry, whatever. You need to copy and paste in that thingamajiggy text from a while back.
You can only paste the last thing you copied. If you need to paste something you copied a few copy and pastes ago, you have to go searching for the original text again (assuming that is that you can even find it again).
While granted this isn’t a massive problem, those little pinpricks of frustration do add up, just like the minutes and eventually hours of wasted times. And more importantly you’re pulled away from doing what really matters.
- Your flow is broken
- You get dizzy from going back and forth copying and pasting multiple items
- You forgot what inspired you because you got distracted going back and forth
- You’ve wasted time
- You’re frustrated
You’ve got that itch that needs scratching right?
Hang in there. With the New Year a new chapter is before us and it’s a great time to reflect on carving out a year you want/need and how to get it.
Don’t forget to reflect on how you work. Reflecting on how you can work easier and more efficient, results in well, you getting to do more of what you love and what you’re great at.
Ready? Here’s the solution.
Flycut is a simple resolution to this annoying copy/paste problem. I love it so much, I do a silent, little Marie Kondo-like thank you, each time I use it.
Flycut is a free app that stores the text you’ve copied. When you need to paste something you simply go to the menu (which is on your dashboard so it’s always present and easy to find), find the thing you want to paste and click.
Voila! Ease. Elegance. Relief.
Caveat: it only works on Mac. If you’re a PC user check out this list for apps that do the same thing.
So scratch that itch you didn’t know you had. Then you can get on with changing the world and effecting that social change that we need from you.
Luther Brown says
Clipboard Managers have become so intrinsic to our users that we use it without even realizing it. However, the clipboard suffers from its own flaws. The restriction of holding only one copied element at a time makes it an inefficient tool. Third-party clipboard managers solve this problem and ‘Paste for Mac’ is probably one of the best ones out there – https://beebom.com/best-paste-alternative-clipboard-managers-windows/
Hi Luther; yes the clipboard manager that is built into MSWord etc has that flaw (holding one piece of copy at a time). That’s why I recommend a third party app as well. Thanks for your suggestions. I use Flycut and love it. Cheers.