Every day we log onto our computers and share links, thoughts, pictures and more with our friends and family. We do it all the time: open a browser, type in the URL, log in to the service, open a status box and start typing. But what if that process could be scaled down to only two clicks of the mouse? Think of all the time you’d be saving! Well, the good news is that there is an app that aims to do just that. It’s called click.to, and it makes sharing things like links and photos much easier all from your desktop.
Now I know what you’re thinking: “I don’t need any more programs on my computer. Why would I need another?”. Simply put, click.to makes everything easy. Copy a memorable quote in a news article, and send it Twitter. Highlight your local pizza joint’s phone number on their website, and then send it to Skype with click.to. You’ll have that pizza delivered even sooner! Plus, it’s a small app that’s just under 4 MB of installation files (for space conscious people) and you won’t even know it’s running.
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Click.to is a great program, but there is one thing they could further improve upon. My intentions aren’t to bash the click.to team, but rather to provide constructive criticism to possibly improve usability.
Previously I mentioned that there wasn’t a way to copy multiple pieces of text to send, for example, in a tweet. However, the team at click.to pointed out that there’s an Action you can add using the Options menu called “Append”. Using this, you’re able to copy text, insert it into the text field, then go back and copy more text using the Append button.
When I’m using certain programs like Photoshop or MS Paint there are certain things that I copy (such as small images) that I don’t want to share with click.to. I’m sure others who do a lot of copy & pasting inside Microsoft Word won’t want to share every single string of text they copy.
Understandably, click.to won’t be able to read users’ minds when it comes to knowing what to share and what not to share. However, the developers could implement a program exclusion list in the settings menu. So when I’m using programs like Photoshop, click.to won’t appear when copying pictures while all non-excluded programs, such as Firefox, will continue to display click.to when copying text or pictures.
Download yourself a free copy of click.to for Windows XP, Vista and 7 (both 32-bit & 64-bit) or Mac OS X Snow Leopard & Lion. Below is the direct download link for Windows and link for the Mac App Store.
The click.to team is always improving the app and even recently pushed out an update. You can head over to their homepage to find out even more about click.to or follow them on Twitter and Facebook!
Do you think click.to could help you save time when it comes to sharing or finding information? Let us know in the comments below!