Generation Loss Interactive Collective

We copy and paste all the time—text, pictures, files, and more. OS X’s copy-paste system is efficient, but sometimes it’s useful to have access to multiple copied items at once, not just whatever’s in your clipboard from the last time you hit command-C. Collective ($4) from Generation Loss Interactive is here to help, keeping a running list of everything you’ve copied, and making the history easily accessible with the press of a few keys.

Collective’s interface is simple, but the list is augmented with search functions that make it easy to find the items you’re looking for. It also saves the history for as long as you need it, so you don’t have to be concerned about losing what’s on your clipboard if you have to restart your Mac. The developer says that for security reasons, you can’t directly paste from Collective. Instead, clicking on any item in your list will copy it right back to your clipboard. For most users, this process won’t impact the app’s usage.

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