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Scribe: Cut and paste between your Mac and iOS device

Roman Loyola | April 16, 2014
I spend most of my day working on a Mac (well, yeah, duh, I work for Macworld), and often I need to transfer a snippet of text from my Mac to my iPhone or iPad. As it turns out, that's not really a no-brainer type of task. For example, if I want to transfer a snippet of text, I have to paste it in Evernote or Notes and then sync my devices, or I can email it to myself.

Granted, my tests were done to push Scribe beyond its intended purposes, and if all you're doing is transferring text snippets, an increase in memory allocation of a few megabytes may not be an issue, especially if you have a lot of RAM. But Scribe's memory usage may be a concern if you have a lot of apps open at once, especially with app that use a lot of memory. It's something to be aware of, and you may decide that the way to use Scribe is to launch the app when needed instead of leaving it running all the time.

A few reviewers on Scribe's App Store page made comments about connectivity issues that I also encountered. A Scribe representative said that future updates will address connection stability.

Bottom line

Scribe's basic functionality — copying snippets from your Mac to your iOS device — works, and for me, it fills a need. It does feel a little rough around the edges, and it has some limitations and usability issues to work out.


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