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Is it possible to share clipboard content between a Mac and a PC running Windows 7?

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Yes, I do it all the time with Synergy its an open source application that allows you to use 1 keyboard and mouse on mutable computers even if there running different OS's. It also will carry you clipbord info from 1 computer to another.

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I was aware of this option although personally I would go with the newer and active project but I was hoping for something that was 'just' clipboard. – Kevin Jul 27 '10 at 20:29

I think what you are looking for is shareclip.

Install it on both the Mac and PC. Connect from one to the other via IP. Copying on one instantly shares it to the other machines clip-board. Super easy.

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The link is dead, but shareclip is still out there if you do a little Googling: – user72923 Feb 22 '13 at 3:02

What about a shared Google Document, or PasteBin which works like a charm (for sure you don't really share a clipboard, but you can access this shared space easily from both computers).

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The only cross-platform solution I'm aware of, besides Synergy, is CrossClip. I have no experience with it, and I don't know if it's compatible with Windows 7 or the latest versions of MacOS X. It appears that it hasn't been updated in a while, but maybe it still works.

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Another web-based not quite clipboard but maybe good enough: — and if you are a quicksilver user there is a plugin...

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Microsoft Remote Desktop will do that for you. The Mac client is free. Download that, sit in front of the Mac, and have a remote Windows desktop. Enjoy copying and pasting.

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Put your clipboard content on the cloud and keep them protected by password: iPaste or evernote

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You could also try this little web clipboard... Really helpfull for simple text and links!

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You can do this with Google Chrome's Clipboard Sync extention.

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If you connect from one to the other via LogMeIn you can, I believe. Otherwise, in what context would you want to do this?

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