Apple has slacked on the copy and paste feature for the iPhone. One app, MagicPad, made it available but it only worked within itself. Now, Zac White figured out how to implement copy and paste on any iPhone App without violating the iPhone SDK agreement. It’s called OpenClip and developers can add it to any app. Since it’s open source it could be added to both App Store and Jailbroken apps. Cali Lewis from GeekBrief.tv shows a demo of it on her latest show. She also has an audio only interview with Zac here:
The way it works (in very plain english) is when you copy something from an app, it writes it in it’s own folder, when you paste something into an app, let’s say WordPress, WordPress would look in all other copy and paste compatible apps folders for recently copied info, sort it by date, and select the most recent one and paste it into WordPress.
If you are an iPhone developer and would like to add this feature to your app or want to look deeper into how this all works watch the second video. If you’d like more info visit the site OpenClip.org.
Zac is also working on a search application based on the fact he can read into other applications on the iPhone. Look for this in the next few weeks in the App Store.