Paste Helper

In order to use the Direct Paste feature on your Mac and paste clipboard history items to other applications directly, you need to install a small helper app.

How to install?

  1. Download Paste Helper using the link below.
  2. When the download is complete, launch Paste Helper by double-clicking it.
  3. Paste Helper will automatically switch you back to Paste and Direct Paste will be enabled.

Why is this necessary?

The apps on the Mac App Store must be sandboxed. It means that they can't communicate with other apps so there is no way to implement the Direct Paste feature in the App Store version of Paste. We have introduced an optional Helper application which makes Direct Paste work.

The first time you turn on Direct Paste, it will prompt you to download the helper application. Paste Helper installs itself to ~/Library/Application Support/Paste Helper directory and runs in the background.