Microsoft is constantly looking for ways to clip documents, images, and web pages from the web to save for future usage. From OneNote, it has evolved, and users gain from the benefits of these apps. On Friday, the latest was announced in internal beta, and its name is OneClip.
OneClip is Microsoft’s latest productivity app, and its still in internal beta mode. It’s a cross-device cloud clipboard app for Windows, and works with Windows Phones, Android, and iOS. Combined with Windows 8.1, it means clippings can be viewed anywhere on almost any device around.
The OneClip app is available just in the Windows Phone store now for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and has limited reviews. It allows users to take screenshots, phone numbers, or any data and copy to the cloud. It then becomes available to view and use anywhere, as long as the OneClip app is used.
This type of web-cloud clipboard can be a huge asset to any user, and allows for users to view clippings at home, at the office, at school, or anywhere. This cloud based thinking is where Microsoft wants to take the company, and its Azure platform will allow them to scale it around the globe easily.
No Comments From Microsoft
The idea of OneClip spread from Twitter on Friday, and made its way through the tech press within hours. Microsoft was asked about it, and has no official comments on OneClip. It seems like it could work great with OneNote, and be a great app on its own. The name OneClip makes it a perfect sounding app too.
The idea of copy once and paste anywhere will make it a huge hit. Plus, its working with all the mobile platforms like Windows Phone, Android, and iOS will be a game-changer. This type of productivity app is something that all users can try and experiment with, and surely find uses for no matter their need.
OneClip sounds like a great productivity tool. I can’t wait to try it out and see how well it works.