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I'm looking for an app to manage copy and paste tasks.

What I need is to have shorcuts to the last copied text.

Let's say I copy these 4 lines in 4 times:


Then I'd like to have 4 shortcuts to paste every one of them. Something like:

cmd + 1 (to paste '111111') cmd + 2 (to paste '222222') and so on..

The closed match I found is Clipmenu since it seems that you can use the shortcuts I need (cmd + 1, cmd + 2...) but it doesn't work though

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Why doesn't Clipmenu work? – patrix Aug 15 '12 at 8:17
the shortcut simple doesn't work. If I copy some text and press cmd + 1 I just hear a sound and nothing happens. Should I set some actions in Preferences? – chefnelone Aug 15 '12 at 8:28
Please open another question for the Clipmenu issue then – patrix Aug 15 '12 at 8:49
ok, I did it. thanks – chefnelone Aug 15 '12 at 9:07
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I use FlyCut, you can do Cmd-Shift-V and then cycle through your recently copied texts with arrow keys.

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