One thing that we must agree upon is the fact that, nowadays, there is no shortage of platforms for transferring content between our devices.
But, despite the multitude of available variants, finding a platform that is very intuitive, fast and readily available is not as easy as it may seem.
CopyCopy is a cross-platform utility that aims to offer a straightforward and swift way to copy and store content (such as text snippets and other types of media files) and paste it on other devices. This said, you can think about CopyCopy as a clipboard manager, but with instant Internet-based transfer capabilities.
The application undergoes a minimalist installation process, subsequent to which you are required to log in using your CopyCopy username and password. As expected, the same easy process must be underwent on all your other devices.
This is a good time to point out that CopyCopy also comes with companion apps for OS X and mobile platforms such as iOS, Android and BlackBerry. Working with CopyCopy follows the same principle regardless of the device your are currently using.
Simply copy documents, texts, web addresses, pictures or even entire folders and the utility picks up the content directly from your device's clipboard.
This can be achieved using two intuitive techniques: you can copy content to your computer's clipboard and use the floating CopyCopy Button to upload it to your account or you can use the self-explanatory technique called Double Copy.
The good side is the fact that you can enable or disable each one of these features. The not so good part is the fact that the earlier mentioned floating button and displayed for only for a couple of seconds and you cannot do much about it, as it does not come with a customizable timeframe.
Furthermore, despite the fact that the Double Copy Detection method works well in most situations, the chances of accidental uploads are greater once the values are set at above the 10-second margin.
Therefore, it would have been quite useful if the app would allow you to define custom keyboard shortcuts for uploading content. Customizable display time for the CopyCopy floating button would also be quite handy for users who have their workflow based on the mouse.
If you are working with large numbers of snippets, you might also find it annoying to scroll and scroll until detecting the exact one you are looking for, as CopyCopy does not provide you with a way to organize them, nor does it offer a quick search function.
It is a pity that CopyCopy does not make it possible for you to generate shareable links to your files, so that friends, family or co-workers could download them with no more than a few mouse clicks or taps on their smartphones.
That is not to say that CopyCopy is not a good application, far from it, actually. The principle behind the service is smart, the platform works well on multiple devices and the actual workflow is as intuitive as actually copying something to the clipboard and pasting it to other locations.
What we are really saying is that CopyCopy could be so much better by implementing the few simple features mentioned above. All in all, CopyCopy is a very useful app that works well as it is, but its true potential is yet to be reached.