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12 April, 2006

Internet clipboard

Nice idea: copy-and-paste between computers.  I routinely e-mail blocks of text to myself, which is adequate, but if one wishes to save even the small amount of time taken to log into an e-mail account, try cl1p.net, 'the internet clipboard'.

It's literally that: go to any URL beginning "http://cl1p.net/" (invent your own), paste in the content* to be transferred, and upload it. Then visit the same URL from anywhere else in the world and copy the content.

To clarify a point which eluded me for a moment, one doesn't need to go to the c1ip.net home page, log-in and use a specific user interface: go straight to the URL you invent and the interface is already there. There's no account sign-up, and no hoops to jump through. Use a different URL each time, if you want. Subdirectories are possible e.g. 'http://cl1p.net/test/test', so one could be systematic.

This has possibilities for collaborative working (it that's your thing), but if you don't want the risk of people accidentally wandering into a publicly-accessible page (and theoretically modifying the content), the chosen URL can be password-protected.

*: Attachments of up to 2Mb are fine too, but are automatically deleted after one download.

[Via Lifehacker.]

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