Sign up ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What's the easiest way to sync a clipboard between multiple computers? I would prefer a cross-platform solution but anything is better then nothing.

I do want to be on a different network and still be able to sync.

I am not looking for something like:

  • Dropbox (unless it uses the Dropbox API)
  • Evernote
  • Onenote
  • Tomboy
share|improve this question

9 Answers 9

up vote 1 down vote accepted

If your looking to autosync the clipboard of your android devices with Windows, there is this application. Still in Beta, but does the job:

share|improve this answer

LAN only doesn't meet your requirements - but others might be interested: Simidude. I'm trying it out now and it seems to cut the mustard. It is paid software, but offers a free trial.

Simidude is a cross platform network clipboard that makes it easy to transfer text, images, files or folders from one computer to another.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
Seconded. This is pay software, and I'm on my first day of a 30 day trial now thanks to Wojciech's post, but it's definitely good stuff. My use case is this: Several VirtualBox machines running various OSes and a host Ubuntu that used to be running Parcelite or any other clipboard history tool. The VirtualBox clipboard sync function didn't get along with Parcelite, and I'd constantly end up with null clipboards in the guest machines. I got rid of Parcelite and turn off VirtualBox's clipboard sync, and after installing Simidude everywhere and it's all working great now. – Brendan Kidwell Mar 17 '11 at 22:57
They lost me at Java required – Eduardo Molteni Feb 21 '13 at 20:32
The link is 404. Link to the source: – koppor Aug 25 at 0:41
Thanks @koppor, I've updated the link. – Wojtek Kruszewski Sep 1 at 10:18

There are a number of products for Windows only. Cross-platform I only know of two, neither of which is perfect:

  • Synergy offers the feature as part of a more comprehensive package for using multiple computers from one.

  • Copy and Paste allows text sync, but is an add-on for Firefox.

share|improve this answer
ehh...not realy what I was looking for...I am seeing how hard it would be to write a python script with the dropbox api to do this – mjrider Jun 15 '10 at 17:03
It would be a shame to use an intermediate server. Do you have a specific use-case in mind? What are you thinking of sharing? (Eg. only text, text and pictures, anything and everything.) – Andy Jun 15 '10 at 17:11
I already have dropbox installed...and I do wan't to be able to be on different networks to sync...I forgot to mention that – mjrider Jun 15 '10 at 18:27
Synergy works perfect for this although I have not tried it with anything remote. – Chris Oct 6 '10 at 11:47
Synergy works great... unless you start it using the root/system user account. Then it is no longer able to use the clipboard. – Nathan Osman Feb 10 at 22:55

I just launched ClipboardSync, an app that does whats required. It has a simple setup - install once and forget.

share|improve this answer
Is this app available for Mac OS or Linux? – Anderson Green Dec 19 '12 at 3:12

Disclaimer: I'm the author of Clipbrd

Here's a tool that I've build together with my friend:

It allows you to sync the clipboard between Android and any computer capable of running Chrome browser (e.g. Linux, Mac OS X and Windows).

If you wish, you can just leave Android app out and sync clipboards between different computers, all you need is Chrome running in background.

You don't have to be in the same wifi network, you just need an Internet connection; clipboards are securely encrypted using your password, so that nobody else (myself included) can read them.

It is still an early beta, so please let me know you have any questions or troubles with it.

share|improve this answer
Really nice that a chrome plugin can catch system wide clipboard events. – Cort3z Nov 14 '13 at 22:18
@Cort3z nice? I feel that's so dangerous instead! – Magnetic_dud Jun 7 '14 at 10:31

There is also OneClipboard - which is free and open source ( ).

Disclosure: I am the author of OneClipboard.

share|improve this answer
I've had good results with OneClipboard, but it just crashed on me. Are you planning on continuing its development? – Sebastien Oct 21 at 8:00
I am definitely planning on continuing but not until a few weeks. Its currently hosted on a cheap VPS which gets restarted randomly. Can you please post your issue on the GitHub link? – Krishnaraj Oct 21 at 8:27
Will do next time. The problem was a crash at startup of the Windows .jar. The crash report did not seem to include any useful stacktrace, it looked JVM related. A reboot of my computer solved it. – Sebastien Oct 21 at 8:45

I use Hyrax from to share clipboard with either text of file from PC I just need to press hot keys Alt+Home (although these keys are configurable) and I get notification in Android Hyrax immediately and can take copied file or text just pressing on android notification. Similar I can copy to clipboard on Android and share with PC.

share|improve this answer

I'm using this one:

It has clients for Chrome, Windows, OSX, Ubuntu, Android and possibly more.

It will let you sync your clipboard, or send data from one device to another, or to all others.

share|improve this answer

We have released an app called Clipcast exactly for this purpose (and more). If you want to give it a try:

  • Available on iOS, OS X, Android
  • Windows version is on the way
  • Simple interface: one history queue and one favourite (or pinned) list
  • Today widget on iOS, background service on Android
  • Hotkey support on desktop versions
  • Uses Dropbox API, works over the internet

Note: I am one of the authors behind Clipcast.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.