Copy and Paste (Sort of) Finally

What do you get when you cross the world’s best smartphone with the world’s biggest flaw?  That’s right… the iPhone copy and paste fiasco.  Now, I admit, even I, an Apple iPhone Fanboy, bemoans the oversight of not having a copy and paste function.  There has been a million times that I wanted to clip out of a map or a web page and remember it in a document or email.

A group of web app designers have tried to overcome this problem with a new service – Pastebud.  Unlike other attempts, this one won’t require a jailbreak or fancy programming, but simply a well designed web app.  Here is  Pastebud in action:

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As you can see, it only allows a user to copy and paste from Safari to the mail.app, but at least it is a start.  Pastebud should hit the ground running tomorrow and we will see just how well it works.  The good news is that it looks safe and legal.  If you give it a try, let me know how it works in the comments.
Creative Commons License photo credit: Carree