Command-C 1I often find myself wishing I could copy text from a document on my iPad and paste it to a document on my MacBook Pro. It happens regularly. I use DeskConnect to share a lot of stuff between devices. However, sometimes I just want to copy text on one device and paste it on another without having to open any apps or programs.

Command-C is a productivity app that lets you share clipboard items without having to open another program first. Just copy on one device, send it through Command-C and immediately paste it in another device…

Command-C 3To connect your iPhone or iPad (or both) to your Mac, you will need the iOS app and the free companion Mac app. When you have the program installed on your compatible devices, you will be able to share clipboard items seamlessly between your iPhone, iPad, Mac computer.

Your data is kept private and secure because you won’t be sending information across the internet between devices. In order to share your clipboards, all devices must be on the same local Wi-Fi network where information will be encrypted and sent securely.

You can share more than just text, too. Copy a picture from your desktop and send it to Command-C. Then, paste it to a compatible document (Pages, SMS, etc.) simply by selecting the “Paste” function on your iPhone. You don’t have to have the app open on your iOS device because, thanks to iOS 7, the app can run in the background so that your clipboards will be received in the background and you will receive a notification when it has been sent.

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That’s not all. Command-C also has the ability to create URL schemes and interactive bookmarklets. By visiting the developer’s webpage to access the codes, you can copy text, clipboards, and URLs directly to another device with just a single tap. You can also create specific bookmarklets inside your web browser for different devices based on certain actions.

Command-C is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for $3.99. The Mac companion app is free. Download it in the App Store today.

  • Bibek Ghimire

    CloudClip does almost the same thing. But this one is better because you don’t have to go fetch the clipboard from the app. I wonder how it affects battery life though.

  • Jonathan

    Why does the app have a gloss over it?

    • Framboogle

      It reminds me of the horrifying times of skeumorphism.

      • Micaiah Martin

        yes, so 2013. 😀 Just watch this year. There will be a whole new trend.

    • James

      What gloss?

      • Jonathan

        The image next to the article on the home page.

  • Bob

    Rarely do you make a decent article that interests me, but this is defo one of the ones that do.

    I wish we had something like pushbullet, where we could push files too.

    • AriWeinstein

      Check out DeskConnect (mentioned in this article)

    • Stephen Hagans

      Or filedrop. I prefer instashare but in the rare event you work on windows, filedrop supports both platforms.chec it out.

  • Sokrates

    instashare. does exactly the same

    • Stephen Hagans

      Sorry wrong reply.

  • Yash Gorana


    I was just making an app something like this for my college Mini Project. I thought it was unique idea 😐 WHY O LORD WHY !

    • Micaiah Martin

      I hate when that happens!

    • Jonathan

      Why not go crazy with a Raspberry Pi? If you sit down and think about it, you’ll probably find something you’d like if you are abandoning your current one.

    • ChildishGambinoGotThatSwagger

      About 3 years I saw a demo from Google (I think) about a feature in a user’s camera that would load a website if you hovered the camera lens over it. Much like QR codes but it would recognize the URL, then load it up or copy it.

  • Falk M.

    Pastebot seems like a better app.

  • boostedlex

    I wish Apple would just allow Air Drop to work between Mac and IOS devices

  • ChildishGambinoGotThatSwagger

    I dislike using apps that require installation on multiple devices. I used Sendtab but I hated it. Sendtab would often forget my devices and I have load the application to use it.

    A better option IMO is Remote Messages. You simply go to your internet browser type in your iPhone’s IP address plus a port of your choosing (and a login for security) and all your text messages are viewed in browser sized window. You can copy and paste links, videos, and photos from there.

    Note in order for it to work you need: jailbroken device, tweak needs to be updated for ios 7, both devices have
    are on the same wifi network.

    But I can see someone would like a simpler method like this.

  • Technocrz!

    Best and free option built right into Osx and iOS, i use imessage to achive this task, sending msg to me and use it on osx or ios.