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The Android clipboard enhancement you didn’t know you needed


Unless you’re an exceptionally quirky creature, your phone’s clipboard probably isn’t something you spend a ton of time contemplating.

And really, why would you? It’s just an invisible layer that works quietly in the background and supports a relatively mundane system function.

Keep a pinch of your contemplation energy available, though, ’cause my goodness: A teensy bit of attention to your phone’s clipboard now can enhance your Android-using experience in some pretty powerful ways. And you’ll enjoy those enhancements for months or maybe even years to come.

Fittingly enough, Google itself is turning its focus to the Android clipboard in the upcoming Android 13 release. As we discussed in my newsletter on Friday, Android 13 will introduce a slew of genuinely useful clipboard-centric enhancements, all revolving around a new clipboard pop-up that appears anytime you copy something on your phone.

But you don’t have to wait for Android 13 to get some significant new clipboard smarts on your favorite Android phone — and you don’t have to stop with the device-specific improvements Google’s about to give us, either.

Allow me to introduce you to your new Android clipboard BFF.

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