Here’s the latest from Clipboard, the Seattle Web page clipping startup led by former Microsoft and Yahoo researcher Gary Flake. Today, the company is unveiling new features and a redesign of its site, as well as unveiling a new iOS app that allows users to copy and take clips of pages they visit while surfing with mobile Safari.
Here’s Flake explaining in a blog post how the new iOS app works:
“If you do a “long press” on the page, you’ll see a copy rectangle whose borders can be adjusted. When you have the right region selected, hit the “copy” button. Next, switch over to the Clipboard app and press the “heart clip” button that is usually on the upper-right corner. You’ll be able to pick a rich text, plain text, bookmark, or image as your clip. Saving will push the clip to your Clipboard profile in the cloud, which can now be accessed from both the Web and from iOS.”
The company says it is currently working on an Android version of the service.
Clipboard has raised cash from a superstar cast of characters in Seattle and Silicon Valley. They include Silicon Valley super angel Ron Conway; Andreesen Horowitz; Index Ventures; Michael Arrington’s CrunchFund; Draper Fisher Jurvetson; First Round Capital; Amazon.com board member Blake Krikorian; former Overture CEO Ted Meisel; Acequia Capital; Vast Ventures; Betaworks; CODE Advisers; and Seattle’s Founder’s Co-op.
It has some big rivals, including heavily-funded Evernote and Pinterest. Flake addressed how Clipboard is different in this episode of the GeekWire podcast earlier this year.
Previously on GeekWire: Clipboard opens Web page clipping service in wake of Pinterest craze