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  • 1.0 stars

    "LOOK ELSEWHERE for a decent clipboard app"

    January 26, 2013  |   By zunipus

    Pros

    In its day it was excellent! Those days are way over.

    Cons

    Ancient bugs the developer doesn't give rat's about. NO tech support at all. Lazy, apathetic developer. A serious PITA to use at times.

    Summary

    LOOK ELSEWHERE for a decent clipboard extension and management program. Here's why:

    There are two big fat, ancient, never repaired bugs in CopyPaste Pro that have inspired me to look elsewhere.

    1) At unpredictable times, it breaks simple Command-C. It simply does not work, period. You must use an added keyboard command to copy anything. The only cure is to Quit the app. Then Command-C works again. You can restart CopyPaste Pro again and probably Command-C will work for a while. But it will eventually break again. (In fact, it broke right now! Just when I needed it. PITA!)

    2) Command-C-3 and Command-C-4 haven't worked in MANY years. They are unusable. You'll fail if you try.

    These problems occur on all Macs i have used, all versions of OS X. They are universal. I've been a CopyPaste Pro beta tester for years. I told the developer about both of these ancient bugs. NOTHING AT ALL was ever done to fix them. In the case of the Command-C-3 and -4 problems, the developer threw up his hands and gave up. I'm not convinced he ever bothered to try to fix them. I believe he was just too lazy to care. In the case of the breaking of Command-C, I've told him three times, from kindly to EMPHATICALLY and he plain old don't give a rat's. He doesn't care. That's a WORTHLESS relationship between developer and customer. It's reckless apathy, undeserving of anyone's financial support.

    Therefore, I can only suggest:

    LOOK ELSEWHERE for a decent clipboard extension and manager application. This is NOT the application you're looking for. I'm a very long time CPP user who is disgusted with the now lazy, uncaring developer.

    NOT worth your money. NOT worth your frustration.

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  • Reply by zunipus on June 3, 2013

    To add further frustration to my review: I've found that CopyPaste Pro phones home to Google Analytics.

    The only reason to do so to my knowledge is to allow Google surveillance of my computer behavior. If your app is going to surveil my computer use, then ASK MY PERMISSION FIRST, DAMMIT. I have used my reverse firewall Little Snitch to deny CopyPaste Pro access to Google Analytics forever. I suggest other folks with reverse firewalls consider doing the same.

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