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Hands on with Microsoft's unannounced OneClip sharing app

This morning, an unannounced app by Microsoft for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 10 was revealed. OneClip leverages OneDrive to easily copy and paste documents, photos, text, phone numbers and more to share between your devices. We go hands-on with the apps on Android, Windows 10, and Windows Phone. Watch our video.

Setup is easy. You synchronize devices by using temporary pairing codes. There is no limit to the number of devices you can pair. You can copy photos, screenshots, phone numbers, addresses, or other text from any of the devices and OneClip makes them available on all your paired devices.

We've installed OneClip on Android, Windows, and Windows Phone. The apps work surprisingly well. Items show up within seconds, but that may vary depending on your internet connection. iOS is also supported, be we didn't get a chance to install it yet.

What do you think of OneClip and the convenience of having your clipboard in the cloud? Let us know in the comments!

32 Comments
  • Looks interesting, going to try this out :-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • Isn't this exactly what Pushbullet Universal Copy Paste is?
  • I thought the same too.
  • Yep, Pushbullet does this well enough for me. Having an ongoing historical clipboard for text and images is kind of neat, since you don't have to actively "push" anything, but my transfers of this content between devices are short-term enough that I really don't need to keep it all.
  • I'm relatively sure Pushbullet Universal Copy and Paste is limited to text. This is dramatically more. Also, copy and paste isn't the same as putting them into a notepad with history and browsability. So at its absolute most basic, sure, it's the same thing. But it's also dramatically more.
  • And you would be wrong, because push bullet does images too. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Via Universal Copy & Paste?
  • The basic idea sounds the same. However, implementations are different. I could share items in Evernote. This application seems to make it easier.
  • Windows is starting to embrace mobile now. Will be interesting hopefully in turn this makes google innovate a little bit more on their apps competition is always good. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly Andriod All Day Everyday!
  • I've been using this app for a few months (I'm a Microsoft employee) and I love it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Is there or will there be onenote integration? --- This message brought to you via the sarcasm keyboard available for download at the Google Play Store.
    LG-G2 on Lollipop.
  • It would be nice to have option to send clips to OneNote yeah. Though guess you can just use the send to OneNote tool to create a new quick note and paste directly into it.
  • Is this only for those running Win 8 or Win 10 on their desktop or laptop? I like the seamless integration which is what excited me when I saw the intro to Win 10 at the MS conference
  • Do both devices have to be signed in to the same Microsoft account, or can you share between users if you pair with say your friends phone? Posted via the Android Central App
  • No, it's done via a confirmation code.
  • Why is there no link to the Android app in the article? EDIT: I'm reading elsewhere that this is an internal beta only. Is that true? You don't mention it in your article.
  • Yeah it'#s an internal beta that's been leaked, links to downloads here. I've installed all version and all working well. https://mega.co.nz/#F!j45U1bBR!s-cTv-VkljI1JZaRSAU8aA
  • Yes and Microsoft just shut off the valve internally so nobody else can get it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Really freaking cool. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Installed it earlier today when @bdsams posted it, loving it, have been in need of exactly this sort of thing for a long time. Just having text go between devices is great by nowadays I want to share so much more, it's awesome.
  • Seems like Google Keep Nexus 5 (AT&T)
  • Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Keep already works on every device and web browser and allows you to share with anyone, too. Evernote, as well... I guess different options are good to have, but since the Google ecosystem handles most every communication and storage need I have, my choice is to stick with them for the best integration. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It doesn't because Google is too much of a cunt to bother developing a Windows app. Evernote does not have that functionality.
  • ^this. You should not include Google apps when there is a conversation about supporting all platforms. Posted via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
  • Just tried OneClip between my Droid RAZR and my Surface Pro running Win 10, and it was instantaneous! Crazy cool!
  • Why an extra app? Why not build it into OneNote? That would make it more competitive to EverNote.
  • OneNote is based on Microsoft Account...this is not...possibilities are endless... Posted via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
  • Groovy Kool!
  • This is cool but can someone explain a scenario using this app.
  • well then what is one note and or one drive for?
  • OneNote is based on Microsoft Account...this is not...possibilities are endless...
    This works based on confirmation code so that you can share with anyone and any device, without having Microsoft Account. Posted via the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4