A long tap on any text element in iOS leads to the opening of an auxiliary menu with which you can copy, paste, cut or perform some other useful action. The feature is definitely useful and convenient, so why not port it to the Mac? With PopClip, this is possible.
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The main purpose of PopClip is to increase comfort when working with text materials.
After installing PopClip, when you select text, a panel will automatically appear, as in iOS. When using this application, it is no longer necessary to press the right mouse button or use keyboard shortcuts (sometimes there is no desire or ability to use them) to access the search functions (via the Google search engine), copy, paste or cut text.
The functionality of PopClip is not limited to this. There are functions “Show in Finder”, “Open link” and “Use address”, and the dictionary immediately offers options for replacing a misspelled word.
The cloud design with the proposed actions almost completely repeats that in iOS. In the settings you can adjust its size.
If PopClip interferes with its functionality when using some programs, then just add them to the list of exceptions.
In addition to the features described above, you can also add various extensions for PopClip (link). In total there are more than 170!
Thus, you can, for example, quickly pronounce the selected text, mark it, change the format, convert it to HTML, translate into any language, search Google, Google Maps Yandex, YouTube, Apple Music, Wikipedia, share, etc. . The possibilities are endless!
You can try the PopClip application for free by installing a trial version on the developer’s website (links below). The trial application has the capabilities of the full version, but the program is limited to 150 uses.
Download a free trial version of PopClip (developer site).
Download full version of PopClip (Mac App Store)