You get a coupon code on your iPhone and you have to enter that on the computer or vice-versa. How do you do that? Read the code from the iPhone and then type it out, right?
What if there’s a large chunk of text you want to copy – like, say, a fantastic verse or a quote – from your iPhone to computer? I’ve faced this many times and for a long time, I was just typing things out or getting frustrated that I can’t copy from my iPhone to the computer. I’ll let you in on a secret: I was sending emails to myself with the text just to copy them. Darn it, right?
But then, there are three distinct solutions that I now use. I’ll take you through these and you can pick any of them to copy-paste text from your iPhone to the computer (and vice-versa).
1.Reminders & iCloud
- First off, make sure Reminders is synced in iCloud. (Go to Settings → iCloud → and switch ON the toggle for Reminders).
- Now, whatever text you copy, paste it into Reminders as an entry.
- Log into your account at iCloud.com and then click on Reminders. The thing you just pasted should be here.
Since we’re talking about cloud and a task manager app, you can do this with any other to-do app that lets you access via both mediums: iPhone and PC. Like TeuxDeux, Evernote etc. although Evernote would be an overkill.
Hopper is close to becoming the default way that I’d copy-paste stuff between PC and my iPhone. It’s one of the finest bookmarklet services I’ve seen and it works great for the iPhone.
Hopper is basically a bookmarklet which stores what you copy-paste. You can access your account from both the PC’s browser and from iPhone’s browser. That’s the trick here: you get to access things from the browser (there’s no app).
You can get a free account at GetHopper.com, download their bookmarklet for easy copy-pasting on your browser and of course, login via your iPhone’s Safari browser too.
Drop’s biggest problem is that it costs $1.99. But for the money, you get an awesome app, full-support for Chrome, Safari and Firefox browsers with a neat interface. The interface is all that matters: amazing, to say the least.
Drop works via Wifi.
- You’ll have to be connected to the internet (obviously)
- When you open the app on your iPhone, you get an IP address.
- Type this address in your PC’s browser.
- Copy paste anything anywhere and the other medium shows it almost instantly.
There’s one additional feature about Drop: you can copy-paste images too.
That’s about how I do it. Have you got other methods of copy-pasting text between iPhone and PC? Let us know!