The Drag and Drop functionality in iOS 11 is terrific, but we're still lacking a good clipboard manager. I don't know about you, but my work often gets a lot easier if I have a clipboard that can store multiple things at once, from text to web page addresses to files. Dropped, a new title built from the ground up for iOS 11, provides the clipboard that we should have gotten from Apple.
Dropped is a very easy-to-use drag and drop clipboard by the fine folks at 2peaches. Text is a snap; just highlight what you want to copy, and then open Dropped in Slide Over. Drag your highlighted text, and it's ready to paste somewhere else.
You can also use Dropped to help move images from one place to another, which is handy for copying those pictures into another app without using Files as a middle man.
Dropped aims to be "your drag and drop clipboard for everything," and it does a pretty decent job. It supports plain text, PDFs, Pages and Numbers documents, images, videos, and more.
Unfortunately and surprisingly, Dropped doesn't currently work with some pretty common file types in the Apple ecosystem. Word documents aren't currently supported within the app. You also can't drag and drop documents from the Files app if they're still only stored in iCloud Drive.
The nice thing is that if you come across an unsupported file type, it's easy to let the developers know you want it to work. Just tap "Yes" to the dialog that comes up, and Dropped fills in an email for you to send.
The perfect clipboard for your iPad
Even with its current limitations, Dropped is very powerful. It supports a large number of file types, plain text, and even web page addresses. It's all nicely categorized within the app, so you can find what you're looking for quite easily.
You can also quickly delete the Drops you aren't going to use anymore. Just tap on the ones you want to get rid of, then tap the trash can icon.
When you drag a file into Dropped, the state of that file is saved and then refreshed when you make changes to it. So, if you save an image into Dropped and then edit that image, the next time you choose to drag it into a different app, your changes will appear. That's definitely a handy feature for ongoing collaboration.
If you're an iPad power user, this is the app you need to have. Dropped allows you to drag and drop, or copy and paste, almost anything you can imagine. It's intuitive, easy to use, and very nicely laid out.
Use Dropped with images and video
You can easily copy and paste, or drag and drop, as many pictures and videos as you want from one app to another using Dropped.
Categories, and deleting Drops
You can sort through your Drops by categories, and easily delete them when you are done with them.
Easy to use, but not every file type is supported
Dropped is easy to use but not every file type is supported yet