|Available In: Cydia||Price: Free|
We are finally getting closer to how copy and paste should work!! Clippy Beta is a very cool copy and paste application available through the iSpazio source. When you install Clippy Beta, it will automatically add the copy and paste features to your iPhone or iPod Touch’s keyboard.
Now, how to use copy and paste! Once the application is installed and your SpringBoard has respring, you can go into an application in which you use your keyboard (Notes, Safari, Email….). To enable the copy and paste options, select the 123 icon on your keyboard. This will bring you to your numeric keyboard and will also add the options copy and paste to the top of the keyboard. To copy text, just tap at the beginning of where you would like to copy and drag your finger to the end of where you would like to copy. This will highlight the text in grey. You can then select copy. The text you have copied will display in the blank area next to the paste button on your keyboard. Now, you can paste the text into almost any application in which the keyboard is used. For example, I was able to copy text from a note I created on my iPhone and paste it into an email, a Twitter application, Google search in Safari, search in the iTunes app….etc. One cool feature of the application is that it keeps your most recent copied text available to be pasted. So, you can copy something and then paste it mulitple places without having to go back and recopy it!
I have found that this application does not always work (hence being in Beta). There are times when the copy and paste options do not show up on the keyboard (some Twitter clients, Cydia..). I’m guessing that any application that modifies the keyboard will have issues displaying the copy and paste features. Also, I have found that I cannot paste within a website. For example, the search options in AppleiPhoneSchool.com, Wikipedia, Google, etc. However, you are able to paste copied text into the Google quick search at the top of Safari just not Google.com itself. Another issue is that you can only copy text from anywhere the keyboard can be displayed. So, if you find text in an article that you would like to paste, you are unable to do so because you cannot get the keyboard to launch in the middle of an article in order to use the copy feature.
Overall, by far the easiest to use and most versatile copy and paste application so far!! We are getting closer!!