Copy Share – New App Lets You Copy Effortlessly Between iPhones, Touches, Macs = Awesome

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Copy Share is the most exciting new iPhone app I ‘ve seen in a long while.  It lets you share your clipboards “ in other words, easily copy and paste items “ between multiple iPhones, iPod Touches, and Macs. 

I ‘ve been testing and playing with the app for a while today, sharing between a V1 and 3GS iPhone, and between iPhone and Mac in both directions – and I can tell you it is very well done, very slick, and I am already thinking of lots of ways in which it will be a huge help to me.

Here ‘s how it works:

You install Copy Share on your iPhone.  If you want to share with a Mac, download the free desktop app for Mac, from http://edlea.net/copyshare

Launch Copy Share on the iPhone, and on the desktop.

You ‘ll be prompted to enter a PIN shown on the Mac ‘s version of the app, into the space provided on the iPhone app.  This will need to be done each time you want to add a new sharing partner “ for example, another iPhone.

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That ‘s it for setup.  From there on, when you copy something on the Mac “ let ‘s say a website URL “ you can instantly open Copy Share on the iPhone, choose to view the Mac ‘s clipboard and see the copied URL there “and available for pasting straight into Safari on the iPhone.

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Or try copying a picture from the Mac over to your iPhone.  Again, as soon as you ‘ve hit copy, it is available on the shared clipboard over on the iPhone “ and from there can be copied straight into an app on the iPhone, for example a new email, or saved to your Photo Library

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Copying is just as easy and instant in both directions.  If you choose to copy an image in your Camera Roll on the iPhone, it will instantly appear for sharing within Copy Share “ and once you copy it from there, you can instantly paste it into an app across on your Mac, or on a second iPhone that you ‘re sharing with.

When copying an image from the iPhone across to a Mac, you get the full-size, higher-quality image “ rather than the scaled-down version you would via email.

This app makes it 100% simple and painless to share text and images between multiple iPhones or between iPhone and Mac.  I live in a household with 3 iPhones and one Mac and this program will be incredibly useful for all of us, and in a number of ways I imagine. Just for starters:

I cannot think of any faster and simpler photo sharing method (though not for batches of images of course).

Probably the fastest way to shoot a URL over to your Mac (or your iPhone) “ with no need to open a new mail and wait on sending etc.

Same thing for quickly sharing a phone number, or a chunk of text you want to share, or just review later on.

This is honestly the most exciting new iPhone app I ‘ve seen since I ‘m not sure when. :)

You can find Copy Share in the App Store now, priced at $2.99.

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  • Rich

    Hi, does Copy Share have multiple "slots" where it can store what you have copied (like a history or queue)

    The iPhone app "Snippets" has this capability (though not many of the other Copy Share has. Short of Apple allowing integration with the actual system clipboard (like PTHPasteboard does on the mac or Clipmate on windows) this feature (storing multiple snips/clips ) would be the only thing I see missing from Copy Share.

    Cheers,
    Rich

    • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/aflorence aflorence

      I wanna know too. I'm sure we will see many more apps like these very soon in addition to updates. Maybe I just need to hold out until Clips comes to iPhone.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/patrickj patrickj

      No it doesn't right now. I've seen another app called Clipboard Manager that does store multiple clipboard entries, but it has none of Cop Share's clipboard sharing features. It would b great to see all of this rolled into one – but I'm very happy with the sharing features for now.

    • http://www.intensedebate.com/people/patrickj patrickj

      No it doesn't right now. I've seen another app called Clipboard Manager that does store multiple clipboard entries, but it has none of Copy Share's clipboard sharing features. It would b great to see all of this rolled into one – but I'm very happy with the sharing features for now.

  • Raviouze

    It would have been fun if you Could share music between two iPhone or with another mobile phone or mp3 player without the need of a mac or pc! Seems it Will be possible vert quickly , i know one Guy working on it!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/patrickj patrickj

      True – that would be slick – but I think this app's abilities are great too.

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  • iPhonePhanatic

    Any chance for a Windows Client? I use a Mac, but my employees are stuck on Windows.