One of the benefits of being an alumni of Mac360 is the give and take with other Mac bloggers. I’m proud to have been a part of that heritage and welcomed the opportunity to highlight my favorite Mac Menubar app.
Beyond the basic Menubar tools from Apple I’ve add a dozen or so of my own choosing. They range from simple ones like Caffeine (which keeps the Mac’s display running during movie watching) to ColorSnapper (which grabs color from any pixel on the Mac’s screen) to Xmarks (which syncs bookmarks between browsers).
Without question my most used Menubar app is PTHPasteboard Pro. Simply put, PTHPasteboard Pro is a multiple clipboard accessory. When you add something to the Mac’s clipboard, either copy or cut, it gets saved in an easily accessible library.
Library? PTHPasteboard has a pop out window-like shelf. Move the mouse or trackpad pointer to a side of the screen and it pops out with the most recently used clipboard items.
Setup and configuration is straightforward though there are plenty of options. Basically all you need to do is set the Menubar icon, set the location for the pop out shelf, set a number for clipboard items to be remembered and you’re done.
You also get options to choose the style of Menubar icon, now many recently copied items PTHPasteboard will display, and a user determined Hot Key to invoke the shelf.
What that means is that anything you’ve recently copied gets stored in the PTHPasteboard library. It’s searchable, too.
There’s also built-in filters to handle text copied between the clipboard and apps (not all text is created equal).
And, you can sync clipboard libraries between Macs using the Sync setup. PTHPasteboard Pro is one of those apps that you can truly set and forget. All it does is capture and store everything you copy to the Mac’s clipboard.
That means text, photos, snippets, and more. When the clipboard shelf pops out you can also right click on any item and get file details.
PTHPasteboard has been rock solid for me through the years, requires few updates, and no maintenance.