A Clipboard manager is a software that extends the built-in system clipboard functionalities. The clipboard service manages the text placing and retrieval.

What is Maccy?

Maccy is an advanced, lightweight, open-source clipboard manager for macOS. It comes with unique features to boost your productivity and the most prominent one is its shortcuts and unique hotkeys.

Maccy is a native macOS solution, written in Swift programming language by Alex Rodionov.


Maccy user-interface 
  1. Search and filter your clipboard text
  2. One-click clear to remove all of your captured text
  3. Keyboard-first: Maccy comes with a shortcuts-oriented hotkeys
  4. Lightweight app that does not eat your machine resources
  5. Secure and private
  6. Clutter-free design
  7. Secure and private: removes your copied passwords from the clipboard

Download and install Maccy

You can install Maccy using Homebrew:

brew install --cask maccy

How to use Maccy?

  1. SHIFT (⇧) + COMMAND (⌘) + C to popup Maccy or click on its icon in the menu bar.
  2. Type what you want to find.
  3. To select the history item you wish to copy, press ENTER, or click the item, or use COMMAND (⌘) + n shortcut.
  4. To choose the history item and paste, press OPTION (⌥) + ENTER, or OPTION (⌥) + CLICK the item, or use OPTION (⌥) + n shortcut.
  5. To choose the history item and paste without formatting, press OPTION (⌥) + SHIFT (⇧) + ENTER, or OPTION (⌥) + SHIFT (⇧) + CLICK the item, or use OPTION (⌥) + SHIFT (⇧) + n shortcut.
  6. To delete the history item, press OPTION (⌥) + DELETE (⌫).
  7. To see the full text of the history item, wait a couple of seconds for tooltip.
  8. To pin the history item so that it remains on top of the list, press OPTION (⌥) + P. The item will be moved to the top with a random but permanent keyboard shortcut. To unpin it, press OPTION (⌥) + P again.
  9. To clear all unpinned items, select Clear in the menu, or press OPTION (⌥) + COMMAND (⌘) + DELETE (⌫). To clear all items including pinned, select Clear in the menu with OPTION (⌥) pressed, or press SHIFT (⇧) + OPTION (⌥) + COMMAND (⌘) + DELETE (⌫).
  10. To customize the behavior, check "Preferences..." window, or press COMMAND (⌘) +



  • Maccy is released as an open-source projects under MIT license.