The app is in an internal beta right now, but the Windows and Windows Phone versions have already leaked out.
You’re browsing the Web, and you stumble across some interesting bit of textperhaps an interesting passage from a book, or an awesome recipe, or some extremely horrible-yet-funny thing a friend said on Facebook. For whatever reason, you need to take that text and get it from one system to another, perhaps going from your laptop to your desktop PC (or vice versa).
What do you do?
You could send an email to yourself (crude, but effective), or even copy and paste it in an open conversation you’re having with an online friend (so long as you remember to check that later). Or, you could turn to all sorts of services that let you save notes in a centralized locationEvernote, Google Keep, Apple’s Notes app, et cetera.
According to reports, Microsoft is allegedly working on a new app of its own called OneClip that would, as its name implies, allow a person to copy elements to a clipboard that could be accessed by any other device: Android, iOS, OS X, Windows, Windows Phone, et cetera. Microsoft is currently internally testing the app, but the Windows and Windows Phone versions of OneClip have already leaked out (thanks to @h0x0d).
“With OneClip, it’s easy to get back to the stuff you’ve seen and used. It might be a photo you took, a screenshot you made, a phone number or address you copied on your PC (and really need now while you’re on the run) or just an important piece of text. OneClip makes this available to you automatically, on your behalf, on all your devices. A cross device, secure, intelligent clipboard in the cloud. Why didn’t anyone think of this earlier,” reads the app’s description.
It’s unclear just when Microsoft is considering releasing OneClip for everyone to use. Reviews for the app from the Windows Phone Store are pretty positive thus far, though sparse. (The app currently enjoys a 5-star rating from 12 total reviews.)