Does anyone know if Keyboard Maestro, Alfred, or some other similar app can surface which app a copy to the clipboard came from and which app it was pasted in?
I have never heard of any apps that note the source of clipboard contents, sorry. The macOS clipboard is a public billboard open to all processes. As a mechanism to let all apps read / modify shared data any process with sufficient permissions can read your clipboard at any time, and there’s no tag showing source or able to force a signature of any kind.
The app Paste will show you the source of a copy to the clipboard.
If you use it could you post a screenshot? The app’s website unfortunately doesn’t show that info.
I want to be able to run an action when text is copied from a browser into a particular app. Unfortunately, Paste only shows it visually.
I’m away from my Mac for a while, and hope I’m not misremembering, but here’s a screenshot from the iOS app showing the source app. But as noted above, I don’t know that it’s anything but visual.
Thanks. That’s pretty neat. I’m using Copy 'Em Paste, which as far as I can tell does not offer that option.