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  • [Review] Copy Something On One Device, Paste it On Another!

    With CloudPaste, you can copy something on one device, and paste it on another one; all with iCloud.

    How would you like it if you could copy something from one device and paste it on another? Not only iDevices, but your Mac too!? With this new jailbreak tweak dubbed CloudPaste, by Florian Denis, you can do just that.

    CloudPaste uses Apple's very own iCloud to keep a constant availability in the background of everything that you copy and paste on your devices. Since your clipboard on all of your devices is shared over iCloud, Apple's own online server, you do not need to be on the same network as the devices that you are sharing with. To use this feature on your Mac (yes, Mac; this is not Windows-compatible) you will need to download the CloudPaste application from this link and install it. It will put a pair of open scissors in your status bar that looks pretty nice. You can manage the settings of CloudPaste from that application. If you don't have a Mac, don't worry! You can still use CloudPaste for only your iDevices. If you do install it on your Mac, it will look like this:




    As far as the actual app functionality goes, the first picture pretty much explains it. It's good for doing something on one device and picking up on another. It's also good if you need to transfer a tid bit of information from one device to the other (like .plist settings). It's very useful in my opinion. There are no options to configure, "it just works."

    I talked to the developer, Florian Denis, about CloudPaste and also had the chance to learn a little about him:

    Anthony: In about a paragraph, can you tell us a little about yourself? You can include how you became a developer, your educational goals, or anything about yourself that you wish to share.
    Florian: As of me, I started coding when I was pretty young but I've been concentrating on the Mac platform (and iOS, later) since 2009. Developing is a great process because it allows you to make things entirely from scratch, and I love being able to do that, to put bits of code together to make a fairly complete application. I am currently studying among other things Computer Science (I also do quite a lot of Math and Economics) and I wish that one day I will have the chance to work in one of the few companies that make our technological world better.

    Anthony: What gave you the idea to make CloudPaste?
    Florian: The idea was given to me by a random person (I don't remember who) on Twitter, who tweeted something like, "Just copied on my iPhone and tried to paste on my Mac, iCloud is growing on me." I remember that the very moment I read the tweet I thought, "There is room for a nice app here!"

    Anthony: What are the handy uses for CloudPaste?
    Florian: CloudPaste is very handy for whoever works both on the iPad and the Mac at the same time, which is my case, because it obviously make you forget about the constraints of using one particular device. You see a nice picture on safari on your Mac and you want to add it to the mail you're writing on your iPad? Just copy and paste without worrying. But, it also comes very handy when, say, you are reading an eBook on the iPad, and you see a very insightful sentence. You can just copy it, and paste it right on your iPhone to text someone about it.

    Anthony: Why should the Modmyi readers buy CloudPaste?
    Florian: I believe CloudPaste comes in handy in a lot of situations and a lot of people will appreciate it. There is little doubt it will be found somewhere on a pirate repo soon, but if you want to support independent developers, please consider buying it. If you think 2.49$ is too much, donate a smaller amount, I can understand that people sometimes have financial problems. But every work should be remunerated and you won't like people to use your work for free.

    This is a pretty cool tweak. I applaud Florian for his hard work.

    Name: CloudPaste
    Developer: Florian Denis
    Price: $2.49
    Version: 1.0
    Repo: BigBoss
    Editor's Rating: / 4.5/5

    You can read more about it on the developer's Web Site, here.

    Won't you be trying this tweak out? Share in the comments below!

    Sources: Florian Denis
    This article was originally published in forum thread: [Review] Copy Something On One Device, Paste it On Another! started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      for me, this is useless, depend on what you really do on your devices,
    1. jbardi's Avatar
      jbardi -
      Quote Originally Posted by duromega View Post
      for me, this is useless, depend on what you really do on your devices,
      How is not having this feature useless compared with having it? It doesn't stop regular copy paste, so I don't see how the addition of a feature is worse than not having even if you don't use it all the time.

      Unless you are afraid your mother will see the history of the porno links you are copying.
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Did anyone else notice that the iPod has the Siri dictation icon in the picture?
    1. charliebee's Avatar
      charliebee -
      This is really nice! I was confronted with this situation several times where I had to email me text I had on one iDevice to another. This is going to be really useful... as soon as I can jailbreak my iPad 2 on iOS5

      Do you have a screenshot of what it looks like when you want to paste to an iDevice?
    1. *T*'s Avatar
      *T* -
      Quote Originally Posted by jbardi View Post
      Unless you are afraid your mother will see the history of the porno links you are copying.
      1) WTF?

      2) Feeling a little guilty?

      3) How hard is it to remember a porno link anyway?
    1. j.eck.art.3d's Avatar
      j.eck.art.3d -
      OMG, I actually asked Comex if he could make this tweak on twitter because I thought it was a GREAT idea. Unfortunately, he never replied. The woman Florian is referring to on twitter is @JennyJohnsonHi5. Here is a screen grab of the "conversation" (http://t.co/xq2X3dus). This is a great tweak! I can't wait to be able to jailbreak my 4s so I can us it.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Did anyone else notice that the iPod has the Siri dictation icon in the picture?
      They both do; thanks to a new jailbreak tweak called Siri Dictation that ports the Siri GUI to any iDevice and uses Nuance technology for voice dictation.
    1. jacob61916's Avatar
      jacob61916 -
      Quote Originally Posted by *T* View Post
      Did anyone else notice that the iPod has the Siri dictation icon in the picture?
      Maybe the iPhone to the left is the iPhone 4S (yes)!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jacob61916 View Post
      Maybe the iPhone to the left is the iPhone 4S (yes)!
      No it's an iPhone 4 with Siri0us installed. The iPhone 4S cannot be jailbroken (yet).
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by jbardi View Post
      How is not having this feature useless compared with having it? It doesn't stop regular copy paste, so I don't see how the addition of a feature is worse than not having even if you don't use it all the time.

      Unless you are afraid your mother will see the history of the porno links you are copying.
      I think he is saying he would never find use for the feature. That would be the definition of useless (for a specific person). There are plenty of features, within iOS itself, that I would deem useless. One of them would be the stocks app.
    1. bruseth's Avatar
      bruseth -
      This doesn't work on my iPhone 4. I had problems with it not working after I bought it, so I emailed the developer - no response. I finally figured out that even though I had Pages, iBooks, etc. installed, I needed to uninstall Pages (it could be any one of these) and reinstall it. After I did that, CloudPaste actually worked! And I found it so very useful and nice.
      But since then, I updated my iMac to V. 10.7.3, and CloudPaste (V. 1.0.1 on my Mac and V. 1.0 on my iPhone) doesn't work again. Bummer ;-( Maybe it doesn't work because it doesn't support the version of OS X I have installed on my iMac?
      I have emailed the developer; nice, polite, emails 3 times, and I've gotten 0 replies. Not a bit of help. I would just be happy with a 'sorry I can't help you at this time' email, but no, not one response. That is not right.! We hear so much about pirates ripping off the poor developers. I agree, that is totally wrong. But what about a developer gladly taking your money, and you ending up with a product that doesn't work? You just spent your money for nothing. And you don't get any response at all from that developer? To me, that is a sleazy move on the developer's part. Just my opinion.
      A nice app. A wondeful idea. Too bad the developer is so negligent ;-(