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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking Apps
I use iSnip, a clipboard utility that remembers a recent list of things copied to the clipboard. Because the menu shows the text I just copied, I use it as a very quick note taker. This is the quickest, easiest way I've found to make short-term notes.

Say I'm answering a few emails, and need to keep looking at things I recently wrote. All I do is copy those things while I've got them in front of me. A few minutes later, when I need to remind myself what Doktor X wrote, or what I wrote, I hit the iSnip menu. Same goes for snippets of text from Help. I copy the text from a Help window in case I'll need it in a few minutes. If I do, I click the iSnip menu, and there it is.

This has turned out to be far faster than Stickies or text files, and handy for stuff that's only worth keeping around for the short-term. Obviously, this will work with any "multi-clipboard" type utility that lets you display a menu showing the recently-copied items.
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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: ornette14 on May 25, '06 08:48:08AM

Sounds good but unfortunately it won't download.



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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: ehashi on May 25, '06 08:49:20AM

The links on that site are defunct, and point to the web-squatting isnip.net. The download is accessible once you change the URL to fit the current address:

<a href="http://www.davedelong.com/isnip2/download.shtml">http://www.davedelong.com/isnip2/download.shtml</a>



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Correct download link [thanks!]
Authored by: osxpounder on May 26, '06 10:16:04AM

I'm sorry about the URL error -- I should have clicked through and tested the download link! All I did, once I realized I had a hint in mind, was check to make sure the home page was still there. My bad.

You are correct about the proper link:

http://www.davedelong.com/isnip2/download.shtml

I'll ask robg if he wouldn't mind changing the original hint, so future visitors to the sight who find this in a search will at least have the link that's valid as of today.

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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: ehashi on May 25, '06 08:51:05AM
Actually, you have to change the actual download address:

http://www.davedelong.com/isnip2/iSnip.dmg

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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: greasyp on May 25, '06 09:09:27AM

One word: Quicksilver.

You don't even need a special 'snip' command, just set the clipboard history to 20 or 50 or 100 and use the normal Cmd-C that you're already used to.



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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: greasyp on May 25, '06 09:10:43AM

Bwahaha. You don't need a special 'snip' command in iSnip either. Sorry, I mis-read the hint.



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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: FOOOD on May 25, '06 09:28:14AM

I've been using this for ages & it's one of the handiest apps I've ever used!

As well as short term note taking you can save lots of important info you reuse a lot. I have lots of saved responses to emails with common pieces of text/sentences that I'm always having to type out. Along with my phone numbers, address, email addresses, & lots of other things I commonly have to type out etc.

It's essential for me :)



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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: tommyw on May 25, '06 11:03:03PM

iSnip is available as part of the current MacZot myzteryZOT bundle. They mention it and FolderBrander as both part of the bundle.

http://maczot.com/discuss/?cat=10

I did use Quicksilvers shelf until I came across it. iClip is really great, not just as a multi-clipboard but also as a snippet viewer.




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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: perihelion on May 26, '06 01:14:59AM

I'll throw in my reccomendation and say that I use Butlers clipboard history and prefer it to all others :)

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Use iSnip for quick short-term note taking
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 08, '06 04:46:51PM

Since I've recently been using iSnip and TextPander [now called TextExpander], I should probably check out Butler or Quicksilver. Sounds like they have similar features, all in one app. Thanks for pointing these out.

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