How to copy and paste multiple pieces of text in Android

If you're using your Android for productivity, then you're probably doing a lot of copy-and-paste actions between windows. Simplify this process by checking out Copy Bubble.

Copy Bubble's floating clipboard bubble. Nicole Cozma/CNET

Switching between apps in Android isn't too difficult, but it's still not the smoothest feature on the platform. When trying to copy text from one window and add it to another, you can only do one section of text at a time. And going back and forth between the two can start to feel rather cumbersome.

With Copy Bubble, you'll gain a floating clipboard that lets you create a list of copied text. This way you won't have to leave the original text and go back and forth for the rest. Ready to get started? Here's how:

Step 1: Install Copy Bubble on your Android 4.0 and up device. The file is only 2MB, so it won't take much room.

Copy Bubble's floating app interface. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Highlight text and copy as you normally would. Copy Bubble will add each chunk of text to the clipboard list. The number of items on the list displays in the floating bubble.

Step 3: When you're ready to paste something, select it from the Copy Bubble list and tap the copy icon along the top of the window. If you want to paste the very last item you copied, you can just use the regular paste function. The share button is also present, in the event that you want to share the text with another app like Facebook.

Copy Bubble settings menu. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

To remove any of the copied items, simply tap the X next to them in the list. You can also adjust whether or not the notification shade icon displays, and also move the bubble around on your screen. What do you think? Will this help you be more productive when copying text and pasting elsewhere? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

 

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