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SIMPLIFIED VERSION: Add important clipboard history.. Let up separate our non-importnt clipboard (code snippet, linux command) from our important clipboard (digitalocean password, server IP, ..). This will make our life way easier, get us way more productive as we dont have to scroll through clipboard history so ofter.



Im not good at explaining so I will try to do it as simple as I can.


Alfted has feature called Clipboard History which keeps history of your clipboard.. I use it soooo often.. I use CMD + C to copy.. and I have shortcut on CMD+SHIFT+C which open up alfred clipboard history.. As a developer I use this all the time.


I saw Alfred 4 features page and this image really catched my interest: https://www.alfredapp.com/media/whats-new/file-buffer-hover.png

Its something absolutely different than what I saw there but this is what I imagine:


Important Clipboard History

Yes.. Clipboard history IS awesome feature.. But.. sometimes we know we are copying something important (like digitalocean password).. And we know we will need it in future..

Using clipboard history, if I keep copying other stuff (linux commands for example) and I need the password agian, I need to spam down arrow key multiple times to get back to password..

This is what my idea about important clipboard history will solve.

(now I will explain one specific scenario but anyone in comments feel free to generalize it)


We will have two ways to copy.. CMD + C for normal copy, CMD + ALT + C for important copy.. they will both put clipboard into history, bit the one with alt will also mark it as important..
Now, when I do CMD + SHIFT + C (my shortcut to open clipboard history), I will see all of my clipboard history AND there will be some filled yellow star near those which are important (also, outlined yellow star for those who arent so I can toogle important/non-important clipboard).. 

Now, why is the URL above important.. you cam see a list of (files?) above alfred bar.. THIS EXACTLY could be shown when I open clipboard history and these on top will be featured clipboards.. So to use them, I dont need to search for them.. all I need to do is click on it above alfred bar and Im done (also, it might be some shortcut to make it even more awesome, something like CMD+1 for first one, CMD+2 for second and so on)..

Using this system, I copy digital ocean password as important clipboard.. Then I copy linux command normal way and whenever I need digital ocean password again, I just open clipboard history and click the icon above alfred bar - select which one of important clipboard I want to use.



I hope this all makes sense. Just a side node, I dont feel like I need to upgrade to alfted 4 becuase there arent any features important for me, BUT this will surly make me upgrade, maybe even donate.. This will make my life 100x easier.

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  • 7 months later...

I sometimes feel the need to temporarily save clipboard items, so I’ve decided to make a Workflow. It doesn’t work like you described (that’s not achievable with a Workflow alone, but it might fill most of your needs.


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