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We feel a bit like we're rats suggesting that SoundCloud is a sinking ship that we're going to desert but right now, this week, there is reason to make certain you have all of the audio you've uploaded there. It will be a blow if the company closes as a result of poor financial returns, as it's a service we've enjoyed personally and we continue to use professionally: you can hear every one of the MacNN podcast shows on there. Nonetheless, the firm has announced serious financial losses and while we hope they can turn it around, we don't want you (or us) to lose any of our audio on there.
Copied 1.1.1 for iOS –– and its companion Mac app, Copied 1.1.0 – have been updated with a couple of extra goodies but that's not why we're revisiting the topic for a second Hands On. The real reason is that we are the ones who've had an upgrade: when we first tried Copied we could see all the benefits, we could appreciate the app and we both could and did recommend it. However, we also thought that if you already had a clipboard manager for iOS there was no advantage to switching over to this. We were wrong. Ditch whatever you're using now and go get Copied.
Something is killing our short-term memory, because we just can't hold a phone number in our heads while we're copying an address. We're okay with this, though, because we now have clipboard managers that mean we can copy the number, then the address, then a recipe off a website, then a Wikipedia entry and later paste any, some, or all of them anywhere we like. One way of doing it is to use Clipcast 1.2.0 which, at time of writing, is free on OS X and iOS.
It's only a small point update from version 1.1.3 which we reviewed back in March, but the new Clips 1.2 adds a redesign and enough improvements that we reckon it moves from "very good" to "a must have." Well, nearly. There are still things we wish it could do, but every one of them is a specific limitation imposed by Apple's iOS.
PTH Consulting today announced PTHPasteboard Pro 4.4, a new version to its copy/paste management program, introducing a new filter and several other improvements. The new Match Lines filter brigs grep functionality to the app, allowing users to filter lines by plain or regular expression strings. PTH also improved the Line Unwrap filter, making it smarter and providing expected behavior. Existing users can upgrade for free, while new users can pay $25 for the full version.