Today I am going to review Stuf, a neat little clipboard manager that enables you to store more items on your clipboard, very useful if you do a lot of copy and pasting. There are hundreds of different clipboard managers out there, most of them are the same. Stuf, however, has one feature that sets it self apart, the ability to share your clipboard over a network. Interesting.
Collect Your Stuf
As mentioned in the blurb to this post, Stuf is a clipboard manager. Clipboard managers are designed to record more than one item to your clipboard, this enables you to generate a history of clipboard items which you can access later. Very useful if you are doing a lot of copying and pasting and want to review any items you may have copied to your clipboard. Stuf takes this concept and packages it a nice neat wrapper, making a well rounded application.
Stuf runs from the menu bar. Once as you set up a short cut for it to appear, there is a small window showing you you previously copied clipboard entries. The window shows your a preview of the text or image, from here it allows you to restore an item to the clipboard (so you can paste it into an application directly) or paste it from Stuf into your currently active application. Once as you get the hang of how the applications works, using the app is a doddle.
The menu bar option is basically a stripped down version of the app, it will store your latest clipboard entries in a list and allow you to select which ones you want to paste, very handy and and easy way to manage various items.
As mentioned Stuf also supports the ability to view other users clipboards over a local network. The app must be installed and running on both computers, although I haven’t tested this feature (I only have one Mac), it would be useful if you are working in an environment which called for you to quickly forward pieces of text or images to each other. There may be some security issues with using this type of feature, as well as this, apart from sending one or two items over the network I really don’t see why you couldn’t save what you wanted to send on a network storage device.
Overall this app works really well, the network clipboard is a nice feature although I wouldn’t see why you would want to use it. There are a couple of smaller features which I haven’t mentioned but would be useful to anyone who is thinking of using this app long term. As always try this app out and see what you think, as a clipboard manager it is great and works really well. It only costs €12.99 which is a great price.
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Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4
Good clipboard manager, simple to use