My Mac is home to far too many specialized utility apps, one-trick pony tools, and applications that are necessary, but seldom used. Every now and again I run into a mashup utility; a Mac app that brings together multiple functions that are mostly standalone, yet somehow work well together. That’s the case with Favorite Text for the Mac.
Text is part of the equation, but Favorite Text has more than meets the eye, and remains remarkably affordable at 99-cents.
First, Favorite Text captures and saves text. It also captures and saves Mac clipboard contents. Both can be retrieved from the Menubar and inserted into documents from within any Mac app you’re using at the moment. In a relatively straightforward interface, Favorite Text lets you organize text snippets or notes and view clipboard history.
Wait. There’s more.
Favorite Text has a built-in login ID and password system, too. And, using 256-bit AES encryption, the app can store all your snippets, clipboard history, passwords, and notes in a single password protected location (also good to store bank information, credit card numbers, and more).
There’s also a built-in password generator, text editor, and options to search clipboard or notes history, and drag and drop clipboard items to other snippets, notes, or documents in other Mac apps.
The clipboard manager stores formatted text with media files and history items can be exported as RTFD, RTF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, HTML, ODT, XML files. Restart your Mac and the clipboard history is saved.
Every component of Favorite Text has standalone apps which do more, but not much more, and they’re well integrated here. I use four or five different apps to accomplish much the same thing and this app costs only 99-cents.
The only negative is that there’s not an iPhone and iPad version with iCloud or Dropbox sync. Otherwise, perfectly usable, great value.