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Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
10 years ago5,807 views

Google should release an API in order to allow other companies apps to integrate the Server Side Clipboard.

eltercerhombre [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Let's think about an hypothetical use of this from Google:

- if they store this on their side then they have access,
- and therefore can analyse this text and, even better,
- they know the content on where it's being used.

Now, let's presume that what we copy & paste is most of the times what we believe it's important from the document.

Maybe they're not able yet to use this data and apply the result of analyzing this to SERPs or other services, but as long as they store it they'll be able to use it in the future.

P.S: I know, sometimes I'm a bit paranoid :)

Jim McNelis [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I see it on our domain in Google Docs. Hoping to see the clipboard pop up in the email menu as well!

Hemareodo [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Hey, just want to say hi. I'm new here.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

i got it

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/0 ...

it is official

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Google designed three icons:
current:


ssl.gstatic.com/docs/clipboard ...



old:


ssl.gstatic.com/docs/clipboard ...



ssl.gstatic.com/docs/clipboard ...

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

It doesnt really work as advertised. It captures raw text/data elements but doesnt retain any of the formatting. it also doesnt capture charts from widgets, images etc. So all they are doing is relying on server rather than browser control/clipboard. Seems a bit half baked of 'yes we do this' but then you try to use and realize...not really.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Copying from a range of cells(in spreadsheets) doesn't seem to work. (The option is there but it doesn't do anything)

[put at-character here]eltercerhombre
If this is only available in Docs, then the data was already stored on their servers :/

[put at-character here]Andrew
In my test it kept the formatting if I selected "Paste as HTML". Obviously selecting "Plain Text" doesn't.

Nick Spacek [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Third party sites could request OAuth Authentication to hit your Google Clipboard? From then on, they can make requests to an Atom feed or some such interface. Does that work?

eltercerhombre [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]Mrrix32 yes, of course, but now they have the option which parts from there you may found more interesting than others.

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Looks like the long-waited replacement for Google Notebook. I think they should have a browser plugin which lets you copy content from any site, just like the Google Notebook plugin.

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]MZaza:
   I don't think it's a Google Notebook replacement because content in that clipboard will be deleted after 30 days...

MZaza [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Ah! I didn't know that.

ocljlwijlmcds [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

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