Clipt is a new app developed by the OnePlus OneLabs team. The app provides clipboard-like functionality across multiple devices and allows you to transfer text, photographs, and files between phones, tablets, and laptops. Clipt will enable users to seamlessly copy a text from their phone and paste it onto their screen. They no longer need to find a workaround to send text messages from their phone to their laptop. Clipt transfers text, photos, and files between devices using your Google Drive account as long as users log in with the same Google account on all devices.
Clipt is available as an Android app for smartphones and tablets on the Google Play store and a Chrome plugin for Windows and Mac users. According to OnePlus, the app will be available for iOS users shortly. The Clipt app and Chrome extension attach your clipboard by establishing a connection between your devices. If installed, you can copy on one device and paste on another, or you can use it to transfer files between as many devices as you like easily.
The new text, image, and file-sharing app aim to remove the need to send a photo to yourself or message yourself on a chat app to get something from one computer to another. You’ll also send huge files through devices without having to find a workaround for email clients’ 25MB max. Clipt, as previously mentioned, uses your own Google Drive to transfer data, and the only requirement is that you sign in to the devices you want to share files between with the same Google account.
OnePlus emphasizes the security of the data exchanged with Clipt. “In the permissions, you’ll see we request read and write access to your Google storage, but Clipt can only download the files it generates because it’s siloed,” the company writes in a blog post. “We retain the last ten things open to you in the app or extension, but after that, it auto deletes so it doesn’t fill up your storage.”