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Feature Request - Bidirectional Clipboard Saving

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After evaluating ClipboardFusion Pro for a few weeks, I purchased a license this week. I am finding it to be very useful, and the more that I use it and find ways of applying it, the more useful that it becomes. I also greatly appreciate the flat, one time lifetime license price model, a rare beast in a menagerie full of cloud based products licensed through periodic subscriptions, which nearly always strike me as very unreasonably costly.

Today I wrote a long message on my Blackberrry, then copied it to the device's copy buffer, assuming that the text would become available through ClipboardFusion Pro on my desktop PC. I was a little disappointed when it didn't show up there. Are there any plans to have the clipboard history accumulate copied text from all subscribed devices?


Oct 17, 2013 (modified Oct 17, 2013)  • #1
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Unfortunately it's not possible for the mobile apps to auto-save the clipboard text, as that would require polling and would end up draining the battery pretty quickly. However, if you copy some text on your phone that you want to save, you can just open up ClipboardFusion after copying it, then on the Recent Items tab, click the + icon, and the text will automatically be added.

Hope that helps!
Oct 17, 2013  • #2
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Paul M Edwards
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I, too, found the lack of automatic device clipboard integration to be a major hindrance... I'm using Android and am [U]absolutely certain[/U] there are better ways than polling to accomplish this*. Obviously one of your competitors, ClipperSync (which I'm using), already does it. Their service works pretty well, but I'm excited & intrigued by your cross-platform clients for Windows which I use at work and especially Linux which I use at home as well as on Mac OS X & Win8 which I use in VMs. I also truly appreciate your more modern & Holo-styled Android UI/UX.

If only there were an option to automatically sync with the device buffer and online as ClipperSync does, I would WILL drop ClipperSync and switch to your product in a heartbeat, but until then I cannot do so.

* Surely you've seen this?:
Dec 20, 2013 (modified Dec 20, 2013)  • #3
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Paul M Edwards
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I got the Linux client working and it's pretty much identical to the Chrome extension, which both quite nicely mirror the Android app UI/UX. Nerdvana!

However, none of them seem to automatically monitor the device clipboard which is a major buzz-kill and a [U]show-stopper[/U] for me.

Fix that and I'll buy as many licenses as are necessary (5+, if I'm understanding your licensing scheme correctly*) and will spread the word far and wide that this is the best cross-platform clipboard sync solution available.

If you want to, you could probably quite easily talk to the gpaste daemon on Linux to facilitate the local device bidirectional clipboard sync. I already use that in GnomeShell (GNOME3) and it works great, but doesn't talk to the web. It would be nice if it worked with your ClipboardFusion Online service and would further cement me as a customer.

* My understanding of the licenses I'll need to purchase:
  • 1. Linux desktop
  • 2. Android phone
  • 3. Mac OS X VM
  • 4. Windows 7 VM
  • 5. Windows 8 VM
  • 6. Windows 7 work laptop
  • ?7. Future Android tablet
  • ?8. Chrome extension
Dec 20, 2013 (modified Dec 20, 2013)  • #4
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
That is interesting, I'll make sure to give it a read over the holiday and see if there's anything we can do to setup auto-syncing without polling. It is possible to do, but with version 1.0 of the application we just aimed to provide generic cross-platform support. With the next version hopefully it will be possible to do more platform-specific integration, like auto-syncing. :)
Dec 20, 2013  • #5
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Marc Bejarano
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What are the planned features for version 2.0 and is there a timeline? Not having automatic sync on OSX makes it not a good replacement for SynCopy, my old solution that is no longer supported.
Sep 25, 2014  • #6
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
Auto-sync is planned for a future version, but at the moment we can't offer a timeline unfortunately. We will definitely post an update when we're able to implement it in a beta though, so that you guys can test it out :)

Sep 26, 2014  • #7
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Paul M Edwards
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So I'm checking out ClipboardFusion again now that ClipperSync is being retired... I was hoping some of the suggestions for improvement had been implemented.

However, there has been literally zero changes! The last time the Android app was updated was Aug 29, 2013 which was before the posts above. I'm quite dismayed that the situation with the app has not changed at all. That's pretty f$cking bad. It basically tells me that you're just giving lip service to taking in customer suggestions for improvements. The reviews I'm seeing of the app in the Google Play Store are complaining about the same things mentioned here. Yet nothing is being done. How VERY disappointing.
Apr 17, 2019  • #8
Keith Lammers (BFS)'s profile on
To add some context here, we have a number of different products including ClipboardFusion, and there are many factors that go into determining where we focus our efforts. For some requests, that does mean that it may be a long time before we are able to implement them, which is the reason we don't offer timelines on feature requests and non-critical bugs. We do appreciate the feedback and all feedback and votes are tracked internally.

At the present moment, the non-Windows apps for ClipboardFusion are intended mostly for accessing your online items. No additional features are planned for the near future.
Apr 18, 2019  • #9
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