ClipMan Clipboard Manager is a no fuss pasting utility application

By Alicia Erlich on 10 Mar 2014 10:45 am EDT
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There are a variety of useful productivity applications available at your fingertips from BlackBerry World. One such application, ClipMan Clipboard Manager, is a useful and headless application for BlackBerry 10 and there is a reason for this.

First and foremost, our BlackBerry devices are an amazing tool for communicating with friends, family and co-workers. As such, there are going to be times where copying and pasting text from one application to another is necessary, sometimes even more than just one line. Now we’ve given you a quick preview of all the features this tool has to offer, however, since its original release last year, the developer has been hard at work to deliver the best possible experience and quite a few updates were released since then. One of the important ones being headless support.

Features

  • Search function
  • Import and export function to XML File
  • Undelete function (infinite, until you close ClipMan)
  • Receive text via the Share function from other Applications, even when ClipMan is not running
  • Same goes to links from the Browser, just to edit them easily before using them again
  • Write protect important items
  • Start writing from within ClipMan and share text to many different targets
  • Edit the content of the list and push the new text immediately back to the clipboard
  • It integrates itself into your global device search to continue searching for something directly in ClipMan
  • Fast "clean up" function to remove old stuff and keep the list clear (at least firmware 10.2.0 required)
  • Multi-selection to clear several items at once, but the write protected will remain
  • Live display of your current clipboard content at the active frame
  • For 10.2.1 firmware: HEADLESS MODE
  • Filter for protected and unprotected list items, this works even in combination with the search function (at least firmware 10.2.0 required)

The essential function of ClipMan is that it monitors your BlackBerry clipboard for changes and stores this text in its own database. All current content is placed at the top of the list and the interface is allows for quick sharing and viewing. Now that it has gone headless it is no longer an issue as stores several items you’ve copied at once for further reference even if you restart the device.

It is extremely easy to use whether running in the background or as an active frame. Whether you wish to enter in drafts, notes, quick links or numbers, or even create email or text response templates you will always have them accessible to quickly enter into any application. For me, and I don’t speak for everyone, there are times I find it difficult to copy and paste text on my Z10 though again it’s probably me. However, with ClipMan it is has a nice flow. 

There are two additional features that make it stand out. One is the notification alerts function. A simple flash of the LED in green alerts you that text has been copied while a blue flash notifies that text moved to from a lower point in the list to the top. The other is the lock feature. What this means is that if you go into your ClipMan clipboard and want to prevent what you have copied from being wiped you simply tap on the lock feature. Even if you clear the board the item is protected. 

The Good
  • Handy tool for tracking and pasting multiple items added to your clipboard to various applications
  • Built-in search and filter function
  • Lock button to protect important information
  • Ability to change the color scheme of the Active Frame
  • Integrated in the share menu
The Bad
  • Option to switch between dark and light theme for the UI
The Bottom Line

Productivity is key and being able to save time while doing so is definitely a plus. ClipMan is an impressive multi-tasking application that manages your clipboard with ease. Not only does it copy text, but you can insert your own items or combine text to create your own templates for your messages as well as import/export as an XML file. As a feature-rich productivity app you certainly can’t go wrong with using this to move multiple pieces of text between emails, documents to go, text messages, or any other application on your BlackBerry 10 device for only $.99.

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30 comments

masterful

Very handy application

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Q10Bold

I love this app! And the dark theme, too!! Why is it in the bad section?

sklotz2000

Maybe because dark theme doesn't work on the Z10?

sahilp17

I think putting it in the bad section might just have been a joke from our friend here

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North-Face

I've had this for quite a while now, couldn't go without it now. Easily a $5 app for only $1

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imcurved

This app is very useful according to the reviews, especially with 10.2.1. I'll pull the trigger once I get the update from Tmobile.

 CB10 

Elite1

I've had it since I was OS 10.0.9, so don't hold off!

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QtHelex

No issue to get it now, you will get the headless update for free once you're at 10.2.1 :-)

Elite1

ClipMan is easily my most used (third party) application since I started using BB10 in February 2013.

I still use it as much or more now, a year later. Absolutely the best buck or two you'll spend without winning the lottery!

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shebmiller

Last weekend I ended up working from my phone without this app. Honestly kind of forgot about it but now that I see the review, I'm going to get it. Thank for posting and a big THANK YOU to the dev(s) for this awesome app

amclanejr

Indispensable application! I'm using it multiple times a day, never had an issue, and can't recommend it highly enough.

Z10STL100-3/10.2.1.2141

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Stephen Severino

Wow! I'm getting this one.

Is there a character limit for templates? I might use this to speed up my responses to student essays. Having templates that can be pasted into an e-mail quickly could save me tremendous amounts of time.

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QtHelex

No limitation which I would be aware of, but beginning with 40000 characters the spell checking gets disabled since the latest release to stay performant. But 40000 characters is anyway a lot of text. I reached this limit myself so far only while having the source code of a html website in ClipMan or a free eBook some weeks ago. :)

BerryRipe

I really like this app even though I don't have the latest version due to not loading a leak (Verizon user).

Keep The Faith  BlackBerry Q10 

BCITMike

Thanks, was waiting for the $0.99 pricing.

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jhanks64

I've been using it for a couple of weeks and love it.

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svzi

This is for sure my most used productivity app on my BlackBerry 10! I really love this app and the constant updates it receives...

Strongly recommendation!

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mgmft

I love the app! A must have!

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bob_tn

Can't say enough good things about ClipMan. I've been using it since it was introduced.
QtHelex provides great support!
For the different ways it can help everyday and at this price I don't see how anyone can afford not to get it.

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fabianr

What impact does BlackBerry Balance have with this app? Copying from a corporate email to the Clipman clipboard and back to a personal account is blocked by the OS, right?

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QtHelex

I'm unable to test it using BlackBerry Balance, but I would say you're right. This is blocked by the system.
But you could try to get around this security limitation in case you have from both places access to the SD card.
Just export the Database from your private workspace to the SD card and import it at your protected workspace.
Some work and not very fluid, but maybe at least a possibility. :-)
I hope I were able to help even without knowing how BlackBerry Balance works in detail.

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Prem WatsApp

Always used klipper on KDE / Linux.

Was looking for an app like that, handy if you need to have a contact's name and some other detail in Clipboard, but don't want to copy and paste twice, going back and forth.

"No Q10?" -> "Buy from Chen... "

daDA-not-DadA

It's terrific. Makes a huge difference when editing things. I don’t think I'd go more than a half day without using it.

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Jim Wolfson

Tried to buy it, but nothing happens when I press the price box on my 10.1 Z10 on TMo USA.

Jim Wolfson

After T-Mo finally updated to 10.2.1 the other day, I was able to access and buy ClipMan, so problem solved.

extisis

Awesome app, great dev- get to know him! He's on CB.

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dtarin

$0.99? Comes up as $1.99 for me.

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