Android makes it very easy to copy and paste text from one app to another. However, the same cannot be said for managing the clipboard. For instance, you cannot store the copied text for later use, cannot keep an accurate history of things you copied, cannot share the copied text or other items with your friends directly, etc. If you want to better manage your copied text then you have to use a good clipboard manager for Android.
The good thing is, most of the best clipboard managers for Android are free. Most Android clipboard managers have features like the ability share, create actions based on copied text, etc. So, to make you a pro at using the Android clipboard, here are some of the best clipboard managers for Android.
Best Clipboard Manager for Android
Multi Clipboard Manager is one of the most popular Android apps with a lot of excellent features to properly manage your Android clipboard. The app helps users do multiple things like organizing notes and clips, reading OTPs (One Time Passwords), managing notes, sharing important text, scanning copied QR code and much more. Notably, the app supports synchronization between multiple devices so that you can paste the copied item in whatever device you want. All you have to do is visit their web app from any browser, log in to your account and you are good to go.
The good thing about the app is that you can access notes and clips by simply swiping down from the notification area. Other features of the app include but not limited to paste copied text in other applications with just a single tap, automatic backup, clipboard journal, clipboard monitor, text manager, etc. If you are looking for an app that is easy to use, better manages your clipboard, syncs between devices then Multi Clipboard Manager is for you.
Price: The app is free with limited features and contains ads. To remove ads and get access to advanced features like real-time sync, access to the web app, etc., you need to subscribe to the service for $2 per month.
Clip Stack is an excellent open source clipboard manager for Android. The app can be used to save and remember all of your copied texts, clips, important notes, etc., on your Android device. The best part of this application is that all your copied texts and other items are persistent. i.e, they won't get deleted when you reboot your device. In fact, if you want to, you can switch between five different copied texts directly from the notification area. No need to open the app to manage clips. You can also create simple tasks as and when needed and make use of them effectively.
Besides from storing texts, Clip Stack allows you to quickly copy using a transparent floating bubble and you can even star and share the clips. To delete a copied text, all you have to do is simply swiping right on the text or by long pressing on it. So, if you are looking for an open source app that can manage all the clipboard activities on Android then give Clip Stack and try and see if it fits your needs.
Price: Clip Stack is completely free and open-source.
Clipboard Manager is yet another free clipboard manager for Android. In fact, Clipboard Manager not only stores the copied text but it takes managing the clipboard to a different level. Apart from the basic features, this app lets you manage all the clips in categories. You can create unlimited numbers categories where you can store unlimited number notes. Other features of the app include but not limited to search and replace notes, merge two different notes into one, sort by either ascending or descending order, save notes from the clipboard, smart actions, fast access to recent notes, optional cloud sync feature, and many more.
When copying or storing sensitive information like credit card details, wallets, bank account details, etc., you can use the "lock it" option. This lock ensures that no one but you can access those details. Like other clipboard apps, you can access it directly from the notification area.
Price: The app is completely free and contains advertisements.
4. My Clipboard
My clipboard has a great blend of functionality and material design. Unlike other apps on this list, My Clipboard allows you to customize the theme to some extent by changing the primary and accent colors. As soon as you install the app, it will start tracking your clipboard activities and stores them. If you want to, you can rearrange the stored clipboard items in a variety of orders based on ascending, descending, usage, data, favorites, etc.
Besides from the basic clipboard functions, My Clipboard has other advanced features like automatic clipboard history, ability to favorite notes, search feature to search through your clips, ability import and export data, support for tags, etc. The app can run as a floating window so that you can easily access the copied clips in your favorite browser. Again, just like other apps, you can access your clips by swiping down from the notification area. So, if you are looking for a minimal looking app with good enough features then My Clipboard does the job pretty good.
Price: The app is completely free and there are no advertisements as of writing this.
Clipboard Actions is an excellent android application that does much more than simply managing your clipboard. The app creates relevant actions based on the copied text. For instance, based on the copied text, Clipboard Actions can create actions like calling a number directly, sharing video, filtering email ID, currency conversion, opening links, etc. You can perform all those actions directly from the Android notification center. If you want to, you can even copy the text and share it with your friends with just a few taps.
One of the best thing about this app is that there is an action to translate the copied text using Google Translator. As you can guess, this is very helpful action in certain situations like when you are using apps or website that are not in your native language. Moreover, you can also copy QR codes and make payment via Paytm, Mobiwik, and other wallets.
Price: The app is completely free and there are no advertisements. If you want to support the app development, you can donate to the app developer via in-app purchase.
Off all the app in this, Clipper is the most downloaded and highly rated app that can better manage all your clipboard activities without any hitch. While using the app, it will automatically track and store anything you copy so that you can access them later. Using Clipper you can organize all the clips in different folders. Form the folders, you can easily extract, add, modify and view the clips as and when needed. Other features of Clipper include, unlimited clippings, search feature to find the clips you want quickly, activity monitoring, dynamic values, online sync which enables you to access your clips from any device, etc.
Of course, just like other other clipboard managers for Android, you can easily access Clipper directly from the notification area. All you have to do is swipe down and you are good to go.
Price: The base app is free and contains ads. For advanced features like online sync, dynamic values, etc., and to remove the limit on how many clipping you can store, you need to upgrade to Clipper Pro for around $2.
That's it for now. If you think I missed any of your favorite Android clipboard managers or to share thoughts and experiences about using the above clipboard managers for Android, comment below.