Repeat cutting and pasting can be a tedious and frustrating task. Paste Master for Mac allows for the creation of multiple clipboards to be created and used in different manners. Unfortunately, design issues overshadow how good this program could be.
Paste Master for Mac is able to generate an unlimited number of clipboards to allow for repetitive pasting. The clipboards can accommodate text, image, and HTML formats. Clipboards can be linked together to allow for pasting into multiple fields at the same time. The program is located in the System Preferences panel, making it somewhat unintuitive to access. You can easily create shortcuts and modifications by assigning hot keys. However, the excess of options can make the program confusing and unnecessarily complex. The interface that houses the multiple clipboards is very basic in design and disappears after every paste, which is frustrating if you plan to use a number of the clipboards in a row. The trial version lasts for 30 days and then you can consider paying $8 for a license.
Paste Master for Mac is able to house multiple clipboards for repetitive pasting tasks. The overt complexity of the features would probably dissuade personal use of the program. Unfortunately, professionals may also be frustrated by the inconsistency of the interface.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Paste Master for Mac 8.0
Paste Master is a clipboard manager that allows you to save up to 99 items that you have placed in the clipboard and be able to paste them again later. It recognizes certain types of text and allows you to paste them in special ways. This feature is very useful when dealing with forms that force you to type items like phone numbers or social security numbers in separate fields, or force you to enter phone numbers with just decimal digits. You can also lock or delete individual saved clipboards or all clipboards.
What's new in this version:
- Improved handling of clipboards that contain Mail.app headers.
- Removed support for .pvr clipboard contents.
- Updates to improve compatibility with forthcoming Yosemite (Mac OS 10.10) release.