If you’ve ever tried to manage your clipboard on Android, you’ve noticed how iffy the whole thing is. Sometimes apps work great, other times not so much. Why is this? In short, the ever changing technology that lives under Android and the tools associated with it, as well as the fact that there really just aren’t that many good apps out there.
That’s why we’ve created this list. We’ve sifted through thousands of apps on the Google Play store so you don’t have to! Here are four of the best clipboard managers for Android.
1. Free Multi Clipboard Manager
Free Multi Clipboard Manager has a central goal in mind: manage all your clipboard data in one location and do it well. When you use it, the app keeps a current list of clipboard history, so you can easily go back to any given day and figure out exactly what you had in your clipboard at any given time. It’s a very useful feature, especially for those who use the clipboard on Android a lot.
Other features include the ability to easily interact with other apps on Android, the ability to set up an OTP (one time password) to protect your data, instant phone lock, multi-copy and more. If you’re looking for a truly feature-full clipboard manager, be sure to check out this one first.
Clipper is a clipboard manager that automatically saves everything you copy. Sure, most apps on this list probably do that, too, in some fashion, but with clipper, that’s somewhat the main focus. You’ll get a complete history of all your copies and pastes as well as quick access from the notification shade, the ability to edit clippings easily, and much more.
This app might not be the only clipboard manager on this list with these features, but its simplicity and ease of use is what stands out from the rest.
3. Clipboard Manager
If what you want is to categorize and organize your clippings, check out Clipboard Manager. With it you’re able to create unlimited clipping categories, create unlimited notes, automatically save clippings and even automatically clean up the default category.
Along with all of that, you’re also able to import and export your clippings outside of the app. This is perfect if you’re moving to another Android device and want to keep data backed up or if you just want to keep a hard copy of your data somewhere else. If importing and exporting isn’t your style, you’ll also be able to just back it up directly to the cloud.
4. Clip Stack
If you’re looking to manage past cuts and pastes, this app should be one of your first choices. Clip Stack is more than just a clipboard manager. It can also double as a notebook or even a “getting things done” manager.
Clip Stack has a powerful widget (complete with material design) that can live on your Android home screen, and also has the ability to keep it in your notification center. Both the widget and the notification center areas can be utilized as if you were directly inside the app.
Clipboard managers on Android have been very hit or miss. With each version of Android your favorite manager may break. It’s just the way of the world. Luckily, the apps on this list are created by developers dedicated to creating well-made clipboard managers.
Each manager on this list has its own strengths and weaknesses, pros and cons, and enticing features. I hope that with the help of this article, finding a good clipboard manager on Android that meets your needs is less difficult.
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