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.
photo credit: Carree