Have you ever had to go searching for a piece of text you’d copied once but was overwritten with another Ctrl+C? Microsoft has your back with the newly leaked OneClip app.
Following up on a leak from earlier this week, Twitter user @h0x0d has found another app that Microsoft is testing. OneClip tracks your PC clipboard and keep all the text you copy in cloud a database. Users can then access that text from an app on their mobile device. The service also appears to work with images and intelligently sorts addresses, phone numbers and links.
Microsoft isn’t commenting on these leaks, but the company in the past has released many of these types of apps and projects through its internal Microsoft Garage incubation lab.
The app description for OneClip reads:
With OneClip, it’s easy to get back to the stuff you’ve seen and used. It might be a photo you took, a screenshot you made, a phone number or address you copied on your PC (and really really need now while you’re on the run) or just an important piece of text. OneClip makes this available to you automatically, on your behalf, on all your devices. A cross device, secure, intelligent clipboard in the cloud. Why didn’t anyone think of this earlier?
It appears that the app is currently running on an internal beta. There are reviews on the Windows Phone app listing that @h0x0d found, dating back to November.
OK get OneClip for iOS, Android, WinPhone, Windows Desktop versions here https://t.co/ejbeA8mVE1 if you want to share everything with MS LOL
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) May 22, 2015
The original source of the leak has pointed out that you’re likely sharing everything you copy with Microsoft when you use this app. VentureBeat points out that there is an ‘ignore’ list to keep text from certain apps from being captured.
However, it might be worth it to quickly transfer text and images between phones and computers, as well as keep a history of your copied items.