iCopy keeps a list of recently copied items to the clipboard making it easier to paste any or all of these when required.
What you copy is what you get; iCopy can deal with and understand multiple clipping types and will allow you to paste the same clip between multiple documents. Copying HTML text, a PDF document, an email, image or anything else will appear exactly the same with all formattings intact when pasted
Searching for a Clip
If you have a large Clips History it's useful at times to be able to search through stuff you previously copied to the clipboard. Like one of those times when you just know you copied a particular email address but can't recall their name or which email it was copied from.
With iCopy you can mark certain clips to be saved permanently. These 'bookmarked' clips appear highlighted in the Clippings Menu and survive reboots/relaunches as well as the 'Clear History' option. You can easily bookmark frequently used clips and clear history every now and then to keep the clippings list short and relevant. Simply right click on any clip in the Clippings Menu List to toggle its bookmarked state.
Use the default ⌘ + ⇧ + 2 hotkey combination or simply right-click on iCopy's menu icon to reveal a categorized clippings menu. This special menu sorts your clips and groups them by their type (similar to how Spotlight works). So for example all images will appear listed under the 'Images' category whilst all other Files will appear under 'Files'.
This is especially useful if you've bookmarked several clips as 'Bookmarked Clips' always get sorted and displayed at the top.
Enabling 'One-Click Paste' will automatically paste selected clip to the currently focused window. You will need to switch 'Access for assistive devices' ON from under System Preferences > Universal Access.
Capture Mouse Drags
Enable this if you wish iCopy to track anything you drag (and not necessarily drop) system-wide. So for example if you dragged an image from a website, a link to this image will be captured and made available in iCopy's Clippings Menu. If we were to then select this image from the Clippings Menu and paste in a document that supports Rich Text Format (RTF), the actual image will be pasted.
Quick Look Previews
Quick Look Previews work primarly with files. iCopy understands and recognizes all file types. If you recently copied a file or a document or a page from a PDF file, hovering your mouse over the clip in iCopy's Clippings Menu will display a Quick Look Preview. This is extremely useful when filenames or their titles don't ring a bell on their own.
If you hover and hold the mouse over a clip in the Clippings Menu, iCopy will display a Tooltip with the complete clip inside along with the date & time of when this clip was last copied to the clipboard.
One or more clips recently copied too sensitive to leave around? iCopy lets you search and delete individual entries from your history.
Enable this option in case you wish to keep track of your clips in between reboots and relaunches. When this option is OFF, relaunching the application will only pick the most recently copied item to the clipboard.
You can show the main clippings menu using the ⌘ + ⇧ + 1 hotkey combination. This hotkey can be changed to anything else from Preferences > General.