hClipboard is Another iPhone Copy/Paste App


Earlier this week I posted about Clippy, an application that brilliantly brings copy/paste to the iPhone. I love Clippy. It is simple and it does exactly what you want it to do. One thing it doesn’t do is letting you copy text from Safari, but hey, you can’t ask it too much…

Available since today in Cydia is hClipboard, a copy/paste application that does the same as Clippy, except it makes it harder for you use…

Before installing hClipboard, I looked at the “more information” tab in Cydia about this app. I was a little overwhelmed by the amount of directions to use this app. I think that I’m a pretty smart guy when it comes to tech stuff so I didn’t read the directions and decided to try it thinking I would figure it out.

I installed the app and went to the my Mail app to try it out. Once there I didn’t know what to do. I briefly looked at the instructions online but honestly, I was turned off. To me, an app should be simple enough so a caveman can do it. This app required to much effort from me. I know that I should just read the instructions and I would get it in a minute but for some reason, I don’t want to.

That’s too bad because hClipboard seems to be a pretty good app from what I read… I’ll stick too Clippy!

UPDATE: I wasn’t able to fall asleep last night so I played around with hClipBoard for a bit and I realized how easy it is to use.

  • Simply place the cursor where you want to start copying text and hit the “select from here” icon (see image above)
  • Then place the cursor where you want to end the text copy and hit the same icon to “select to here and copy”
  • That’s it. The text is now copied to your clipboard.
  • You can repeat the steps above several times and have multiple copied sections on your clipboard.
  • Now whenever you want to paste the text somewhere, simply tap this piece of text on your clipboard.

You can also create templates of text you paste on a regular basis, which is very convenient for email signatures for examples.

hClipBoard is definitely better than Clippy and after giving it a real try, I can tell that this is my new favorite copy/paste app.

Let me know you experience with the app in the comments.