Clipboard Scripts

Clipboard Scripts are a group of AppleScripts designed to provide users with a quick and easy way to become more efficient in their everyday routines. By automating small tasks that users perform frequently, these scripts will help to reduce common repetition in an average user's day. This generates more time for focusing on other important tasks.

Clipboard Scripts use the clipboard as the basis for the tasks they perform. The clipboard is a part of the Mac OS which holds data when copying and pasting in different applications. When you select text in a document, and choose "Copy" from the "Edit" menu, the text is copied to the clipboard. The AppleScripts that make up "Clipboard Scripts" are built to perform various tasks to text data on the clipboard.

Clipboard Scripts are intended to be triggered from the Apple "Script Menu", which is included with Mac OS X. You may need to "activate" the script menu, if you haven't done so already. This can be done by double clicking on the "Script Menu.menu" item in the "Applications > AppleScript" folder on your Mac OS X computer. Once you have done this, a script icon should appear in your menu bar at the top of the screen.

Scripts used in the scripts menu may be triggered from within any application. You'll notice that a fairly wide range of scripts are installed by default. Clipboard Scripts help to extend that base set by providing additional useful functionality.

If you would like to try Clipboard Scripts before purchase, you may download a "lite" version for free. This package includes the following scripts: "Add Prefix", "Add Suffix", "Convert to Lowercase", "Convert to Uppercase", "Display Length".

The full solution includes the following scripts:

Add Prefix
Prompts for a prefix, and adds that prefix to the beginning of each paragraph on the clipboard. The modified text is then placed back on the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Add Suffix
Prompts for a suffix, and adds that suffix to the end of each paragraph on the clipboard. The modified text is then placed back on the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Convert to Lowercase
Converts the text on the clipboard to lowercase format. The converted text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Convert to Sentence Case
Converts the text on the clipboard to sentence case format. The converted text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Convert to Title Case
Converts the text on the clipboard to title case format. The converted text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Convert to Uppercase
Converts the text on the clipboard to upper case format. The converted text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Display Length
Counts the characters or paragraphs of the text on the clipboard, and displays the count to the user.
Extract URLs
Attempts to extract any URLs from the text on the clipboard, including URLs beginning with "www", "http://", "ftp", as well as email addresses. The list of URLs is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Format Number
Formats a number on the clipboard in a specified manner, adding a prefix, commas or other delimiters, and more. The formatted number is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location. For example, this script could be used for format the number "1995.75" as "$1,995.75".
Record Path
Copies paths to selected files or folders in the Finder to the clipboard. You might use this script to record a path to a folder on your company server. Then, you could email this folder path to your boss, who can trigger the "Open Path" Clipboard script to automatically navigate to it.
Open Path
Opens file or folder paths that have been copied to the clipboard. This script could be used if someone emailed you the path to a file or folder on your company server. Simply copy the path from the email, and trigger this script to navigate to it instantly!
Open URL
Opens URLs that have been copied to the clipboard.
Record Date
Copies the current date to the clipboard, in virtually any format you might need. I.e., "01.01.2003... 01.01.03... Jan 1, 2003... January 1, 2003... etc."
Remove HTML Tags
Removes HTML tags from text on the clipboard, leaving only the actual text. The cleaned up text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Remove Prefix
Removes a prefix from the beginning of each paragraph of text on the clipboard. The cleaned up text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Remove Suffix
Removes a suffix from the end of each paragraph of text on the clipboard. The cleaned up text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Replace Text
Allows the user to perform a find and replace in the text on the clipboard. Removes a prefix from each paragraph of text on the clipboard. The updated text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Sort Paragraphs
Sorts the paragraphs on the clipboard alphabetically. The sorted text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Trim Text
Trims the text on the clipboard to a specified length. The trimmed text is then placed back onto the clipboard to be pasted into the desired location.
Write To File
Saves the text on the clipboard to a specified file.

What Users Are Saying

Here are some comments from users of Clipboard Scripts:

"Great for global changes in Carbon apps like MS Word. Copy text to clipboard, grab "Convert to Uppercase" from the Script Menu, paste from clipboards, and -- voila!"
- A five star user review from TechTracker

"Automated Workflows rocks! These are nifty scripts. Handy for that quick text manipulation."
- MacObserver

Software Requirements

  • Mac OS 10.2.6 through 10.7.x

$4.99
(Version 1.0.0)