MacMost Now 221: Jumpcut

You can supercharge cut, copy and paste on your Mac with the system extension Jumpcut. This free software provides a buffer of multiple clipboards allowing you to recall previous cut and copy contents.

Comments: 6 Responses to “MacMost Now 221: Jumpcut”

    15 years ago

    i love this program. i usually copy and paste a lot, and this program helps a lot.


    15 years ago

    This program looks good, I've been using a similar free program called PTHPasteboard 4 for a while now and absolutely love it, it has some really nice preference options such as the ability to create custom hot keys, use a search field, and even has a nice preview UI for when you've copied pictures and images and so forth, it can be downloaded for free at Anyway, just thought I would share, I think if you like this feature then it's def worth checking out. Great Podcast by the way, I've learned so much from all these episodes.

    Jon Gillies
    15 years ago

    Thanks for pointing out Jumpcut, Gary. That is great for text and I will use it.

    I did, however, find what I think is a much more useful program called iClip. It is not OpenSource or free, but it is only $29. This allows you to do graphics and text.

    Keep up the video casts!

    15 years ago

    Thanks for telling us about this! I love the software!

    Michael Gerleve
    14 years ago

    Do you have a tutorial on the clipboard for macos x. I just discovered it, and have no idea how it works or what it`s for.

      14 years ago

      Not sure what you mean by "just discovered it" -- the clipboard is the place where something is stored when you copy or cut it (Command+C, Command+X) and then you can paste it (Command+V) elsewhere. Every OS has basically the same thing. There really isn't anything to show, it is just something you use. Is there a specific question you have about how to use it?

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Ever copy something to the clipboard to use later, and then when you go to use it you find it is no longer in the clipboard? The usually happens when you do another copy and paste in the meanwhile. But now to get back that original clipping, it is difficult or even impossible?
Jumpcut solves this very simply by keeping a running list of your clipboard. You can select any of the previous 15 or so clipboard contents and paste it, rather than just the last one.
It is open source and free, and something that no Mac should be without.