It happens to the best of us. We copy a piece of text but even before we paste it, we copy something else and lose the previously copied text! This is frustrating and infuriating.
While Android smartphones don’t come with a built-in clipboard manager, there are many third-party clipboard managers available on the Play Store. Here are 9 clipboard managers for Android that will help you manage your copied texts with ease and boost your productivity. Let’s get started.
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Clipboard Managers for Android
We all know and love Gboard and why shouldn’t we? It has all the cool features under the hood like real-time speech to text, smart gestures, swipe actions, and multiple language support. A little known feature that not many people know about is the clipboard. The clipboard is a simple addition to the Gboard which makes it easier to clip links and texts without using any third-party software.
Using the Clipboard on Gboard is simple, simply tap the G button on the top left and tap on Clipboard. You can paste copied content here directly.
Gboard is recommended for anyone who uses Gboard and doesn’t want to include a third-party app.
Install Gboard (Free)
2. Clip Stack
Clip Stack is an open-source clipboard manager app that doubles as a GTD (getting things done) app. It stores and remembers all your cuts and copied text even when you reboot your Android phone. Apart from storing clips, it allows users to share and star clips as well as merge two clippings into one.
Read: Best Clipboard Managers for Windows
To access these clips, swipe down the notification center. There you can switch the recent 5 texts right in the notification area. Notification will be displayed only when copying new text and you can dismiss it with a swipe or even disable it by a long press.
If you are looking for a no-nonsense, simple and free clipboard manager, then Clip Stack would be a good choice for you.
Install Clip Stack (Free)
3. Clipper – Clipboard Manager
Clipper Clipboard Manager is one of the most downloaded and reviewed clipboard apps on the list. It comes with in-app purchases – Clipper Plus. The free version will allow you to store up to 20 clips and as you copy more clips, old ones will be deleted automatically. The free version also serves ads at the bottom which can be a little annoying.
The premium or the plus version allows you to store unlimited clippings without serving ads and syncs your data online. There is also an inbuilt search feature.
The app is very stable. But, it offers little value when compared with some of the other apps we have reviewed here.
Swipe down from the notification area.
You should use this app if you need a stable and easy to use app.
Install Clipper (Free)
4. Copy Bubble
If there is an app that I install as soon as I get a new phone, it’ll be Copy Bubble. But what is it?
It’s a simple app that lets you copy text into a clipboard which is always accessible at the tap of a finger. It has the most minimal UI, which is a bubble floating around on the home screen. Don’t worry, it’s not intrusive and you can drag and put it any place you like.
How it works is it adds texts, images, and URL you copy directly to the bubble from where you can access the text, edit it, share it with others or simply delete. It stores all the copied items in dated order, so you can find the lastest at the top. So next time you read a quote or an article that you want to store, simply copy it and it’ll go directly to the bubble.
5. Free Multi Clipboard Manager
One of the more robust Android clip managers, it offers a host of useful features like managing and organizing notes and clips, detecting and reading OTP messages, multiple device syncs, and much more. It will allow you to create unlimited categories with unlimited notes and text size.
The main selling point of the app is multi-device sync and cloud backup. If you would like to copy and paste URLs and other text from one device to another, this will easily solve the problem. The app is also colorful and aesthetically pleasing.
Access your clipboards: Swipe down from the notification area
Use it if you want cloud backup and sync, and want your clips on different devices.
Install Multi Clipboard Manager (Free)
6. Easy Copy
Easy Copy wants to make your life easy. Apart from offering advanced features like search, location and maps, call, SMS, share, calendar and translation, Easy Copy offers one more feature.
Every time you copy something, the app will open a popup tray that will allow you to carry the required function with ease.
It also offers two more functions in the Plus version. You can create an event from your clip-in Google Calendar app and you can copy clips inside apps too.
Before you begin to harness the complete power of Easy Copy, you will have to allow the app necessary permissions. Go to Settings – Advanced – Accessibility and choose Easy Copy. Toggle the option to Yes and close it. In essence, it is very similar to Clipboard Actions app but it comes with an Easycopy+ version.
Easy Copy is the only true rival of Clipboard Actions reviewed above, but with a freemium model.
Access your clipboards: Swipe down from the notification area or activate it by copying something in-app
Use it if you want additional features ability to copy in-app apart from advanced features like maps, call, email id, translate, and calendar events.
Install Easy Copy (Free)
7. Universal Copy
The reason why Universal Copy clip manager made the list is that, as the name suggests, this app is capable of copying text and saving them in the clip manager from almost anywhere. You can copy text from any app like Twitter and YouTube, and you can also copy text from your home screen. It literally works anywhere and everywhere. The app is free to use and free from any ads.
Swipe down from the notification area. Use it if you don’t want maps, translation, and other features provided by Easy Copy and Clipboard Action. but just need an app that simply works anywhere and everywhere.
Price: Accepts donations
Also Read: How to Copy Unselectable Text on Your Screen
Install Universal Copy (Free)
Wrapping Up – Clipboard Managers for Android
Copying text and then losing it later can be a pain like no other. Sometimes, you end up losing valuable information and other times, you have to go back and search again. We loved Easy Copy for providing two additional features over Clipboard Action; in-app copy and creating an event in Google Calendar.
An Android clipboard manager is a must for every device. Which one you choose is completely up to you, but make sure you have got one in place for that emergency situation.