January 26, 2015

Copy Paste It Adds Copy/Paste Across the Whole Android System

Android has had cut/paste functionality since day one, but sometimes it is limited to cutting and pasting within an individual app or functionality on our handsets. The video below highlights a new app from Edward Kim called Copy Paste It that brings universal cut-and-paste functionality to Android handsets by creating a system wide clipboard on your Android phone.  In essence, the app takes a screenshot, then uses an optical character recognition engine to extract the text from the shot.

Now before you go running to the Market to download, the app needs a rooted phone to work.  If you have root access to your handset, download away!  Use the barcode to purchase the app for $3.99.

Scan to download Copy Paste It.



17 Comments

  1. defsquad
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    i would so love to get this app, but 3.99 is a bit steep, if it was 1.99 i'd be all over it.

  2. defsquad
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    Are you sure it does the same thing? It looks like it doesn't support copying from ANY application; e.g. from Gmail, etc.

  3. Stella
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    This is an app I would use over and over again so the 3.99 price tag is no big deal. I also like the fact that it recognize words in pictures.

  4. dima1109
    Reply

    Wait, am I missing something? I'm pretty sure I've been able to copy text from the browser and into the text message for ages …

  5. britmic
    Reply

    this looks like the ONE app that may make me consider being rooted full time (currently I am rooted so I could edit /system/build.prop on a Samsung Galaxy S prelease Froyo ROM)

  6. Su
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    It’s a great application BUT it will be better if there is an exit option and let us open it ONLY when necessary.

    I think most users don’t like to see too many icon shown in the notification area.

    Kindly consider to add this option.

  7. Snowy
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    Useless app – I want to be able to do a Select All Text in an email and copy, then paste to another note or email. You can’t scroll and copy all of the text

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