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Kopy is a universal Windows app for exchanging info on your PC, Phone and tablet

Need a fast way to copy text from your computer to your phone, and vice versa? Kopy might be a solution that you’re looking for. Here’s how it works. Go to gokopy.com on your desktop and paste your text on the browser. You’ll receive the text on your phone in the Kopy app. This works the way around, too. Want a clearer picture? Check out our hands-on video after the break.

While you don’t need to sign up for a Kopy account, we recommend it so that you can view the history and bookmarks of copied contents. You can sign up directly from the Kopy app on Windows Phone. Type or paste anything inside the text box, then click the Kopy button at the bottom to send. You’ll see the text when you go to gokopy.com on your browser. 

If you don’t want to sign up for an account, swipe over to ‘connect to pc’ on the Kopy app for Windows Phone. When you click ‘start a temporary session,’ a QR scanner opens up. Simply scan the code on gokopy.com on your computer.

For the best experience, you can also install the Kopy browser extension. It’s currently only available for Chrome, with plans for Firefox and Internet Explorer soon. To use the extension, select a text on your browser, right-click, and then click Kopy. The text then automatically goes to your phone.

Voice command also works with Kopy. On your Windows Phone, press and hold the search button and then say, “GoKopy new text.” Whatever you say afterwards will appear inside the text box.

If you’re concerned about privacy, here’s what the developers have to say:

All stored data are encrypted on our database, we are very concerned about the privacy of our users and we are still working to improve our security on different layers and make our solution more secure, (the next step is using https).

Kopy is a free download from the Windows Phone Store. There are no ads or in-app purchases. This is a universal app, so you can also download it from the Windows Store (opens in new tab). Do you find this app useful? Let us know in the comments!

Mark Guim is Video Editor at Windows Central. He switched to Windows because the MacBook Pro isn't Pro enough. You can follow him on Twitter at @markguim.

179 Comments
  • "why are u using a mac" comments in 3.. 2.. 1...
  • More like: "LOL HE'S USING A MAC xD!!!" Seriously though, who cares?
  • why are you not using Cortana
  • +SP3
  • I think you can use it from one phone to another
  • No seriously, why are you? :)
  • +920
  • Mac is not mainstream any more...get a Windows 8.1 PC.
  • Mac was never "mainstream" though.
  • It's too expensive to ever be mainstream.
  • Yes, because we all know how mainstream 8.1 is. It's just flying off the shelves!
  • Maybe not but W8 has already overtaken all installed base of OSX several months ago, and still going up, so it's on its way to becoming mainstream ahead of OSX. And nobody knows if OSX ever will become mainstream at all.
  • If you hadn't pointed it out I might have assumed it was just a "me too" ultrabook or something. There was really nothing in the picture I could see that led me to directly think it was a Mac. The window decoration was pretty out of focus.
  • you should've started with the answer :p   nice little app :p
  • Since you ask. Why are you? And why focus the first post NOT about the app. Do you not really care about the Kopy app? Then why make a news post about the app?
  • For all those campaigning for one note- 1.One note doesn't has chrome extension..so kopy is even faster than system integrated one note
    2.One note is for long time cross platform storing
    3.Signing up for kopy is incredibly faster -type an email and a password..nothing else
    4.You use one email for private conversation and one for all those spammy newsletters--so how can you expect seriously organized one note user to use it as temporary sharing portal
    5.After release of WhatsApp..several chat apps came out--so was it unnecessary..undoubtedly no...requirement and choices vary and so do apps
  • How is this easier than OneNote? With Kopy you have to open Chrome, navigate to a web site and then sign in. With OneNote all I have to do is launch the app, period. No signing in, no multiple steps.
  • I like how people like you make things so biased. If you're using Chrome (on your PC) and you're intelligent and saved the login so you don't have to put them again. You don't have to go the website either. There's an extension. And if you're using Firefox or any other.... There is this amazing feature that all browsers have is called Bookmarks. Steps:
    1. Open browser
    2. Click bookmark or extension
    3. Do what you wanted to copy
  • Kopy is good, i wish it was built into OS, i.e. Hold down and choose 'copy to Microsoft cloud clipboard....'. But this is cool for now
  • Actually there is an extension for chome its called Send to OneNote, allows you to right click and send to one note. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/one%20note I think the idea behind Kopy is great and it should only get better over time.
  • I guess the question it's "Why are you not using Windows 8.1?" even people who use mac knows it feels better than osx.
    you could at least hide the fact that you don't use a Windows computer with a virtual machine, you know. not that I care... but then why would you write a comment like this? I mean you know you will use osx, and you will post a pic of it in a Microsoft news site, so it's obvious your own comment it's just to put controversy in your own article... next time you could just write the same in the article... so most people would miss it (since alot of people don't even read the article and just see the photos) and end.
  • Calm your tits.
  • I'll certainly give it a try. Just today I to text an amazon link that I had on my Surface. That would have helped.
  • If you use IE on your surface and you use WP8.1 on your phone. You can open tabs from your tablet on your phone, by clicking the tabs button on your phone and then swiping to other. This also works the other way around by opening a new tab to about:tabs and then selecting the appropriate webpage on the Windows phone drop down.
  • So there really are people who use Internet explorer on pc?
  • I can't even...
  • Yes, there are. Firstly, you can only use IE on Windows RT and secondly, it's a great browser that works fine.
  • Yes there are. It is quick. has Tracking protection lists. Synced between devices. not that browser from 1999 anymore. might as well ask if people still use firefox 3.5
  • I use IE across the board, it's the fastest and cleanest browser.
    920, S2 & PC.
  • IE keeps messing up youtube for me :/
  • True. Thanks for the reminder.
  • Or you could use OneNote ^_^
  • Exactly.
  • That too
  • +1
  • There is no browser add-on for OneNote :P
  • There's a system add-on..
  • Have you tried it? It's rather clunky. It works, but once again, this method is way more streamlined. I really urge you to try this first.
  • I find OneNote way overkill for what this app is meant for. Why create a OneNote to save a weblink? Or to copy some text over? Also, OneNote doesn't integrate easily into the browser.
  • Right click, send to OneNote. Done :) Actually I love OneNote for saving little snipets of information like this.
  • I don't. I find the OneNote design terrible, but that's me ;)
  • I would have agreed with you a coupla months ago, but I've recently re-arranged my OneNote and with the easy ' send to OneNote' option things are much easier. However, with this Kopy app (I just tried it out on both my PC and phone), it really does make the quick transfer of web links & texts much much better.
  • Shut your whore mouth!
  • Daniel not liking a Microsoft product? :O
  • I totally agree with you on OneNote's design in general.
  • OneNote has so many clipping options whether you want to clip text, pictures or even entire webpages.  Works with most browsers. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clip-to-onenote/akmphbadflhiba... https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clip-to-onenote/ https://www.onenote.com/Clipper/OneNote
  • But, for links, the browsers integrate across platforms. Using IE on phone, Surface, and Pc, and just open tab from other platform; no copy needed.
  • I don't know why MS doesn't make more a big deal about this. If apple had integrated browsers, they would have claimed to invent it already....
  • Because OneNote is already integrated with practically everything. Honestly, OneNote is a lot easier. And using OneNote in a browser is not horrible. Plus, depending on the text you want to transfer,I feel safer using OneNote or even email. Win8 with Surface and WP, I really, personally, have no need for a service like this. Nor do many others if they would just get over their phobia of Win8.
  • Not if file sharing is blocked by your company.
  • Mindblown
  • +820... +Nokia... +Microsoft... +BillGates!!!
    But OneNote don't have auto sync between devices, you have to open the app.
  • So you want it to sync in the background by itself without you opening? Does ever note sync even if you don't open it?
  • Ummmm, you're kidding right?
  • Sync while the apps are closed?! Ah sounds like magic in Never-Never-Land! Maybe someday, but not now so keep on dreaming.
  • Use Bing translate: Acaso es eso imposible? tu recibes notificaciones unicamente cuanto abres una App? Pocket en Android descarga los articulos en segundo plano en el momento que envio un articulo a Pocket desde mi PC, Poki en WP no lo hace, por qué pensar que es imposible? Y si realmente lo es, sería una cosa que cambiaría de WP, aun así me gusta lo suficiente para ser mi preferido.
  • Android apps stay open in the background. Windows Phone can do that as well, but the developer has to enable it. I would start there. I get notifications on my phone for At Bat 2014 when the app is not "open" but it is allowed to run in the background. Doesn't show in the task switcher either. I'm thinking that Poki is the problem, or your device is not allowing it to run in the background. I don't use it so I can only make those suggestions.
  • Gracias por comentar.
    Poki no corre en segundo plano, talvez luego el desarrollador permita que si corra en segundo plano, pero ese no es el punto. OneNote debería de correr en segundo plano, incluso la versión de Office para Windows 8.1.
  • El estar corriendo en segundo plano consume energía, aproximadamente el 30% de mi batería se va en aplicaciones que corren en segundo plano y en realidad uso una vez al dia. En lo personal no tengo necesidad que el office corra en segundo plano y lo mismo para Onenote que lo uso para enviar Texto de la PC al teléfono y no al revés.
  • OneNote is it!  Last week I went to a conference and was taking notes with OneNote on my Surface.  It works great but it's a pain in the butt if you want to take a picture and drop it into the note.  So I opened the same OneNote on my Nokia phone - synced over OneDrive.  I used the Surface to take notes.  Any time I wanted a photograph in the note I took it with the phone and it just showed up on the Surface.  Way cool.  This is how stuff should work.
  • +1
  • i've been waiting for this for a long time
  • Have you tried using OneNote? Its much quicker to just use. All you have to do is open the app, type and save, then u can open it anywhere...as opposed to opening browser, going to website, copy paste, open app etc. or maybe it's just me that finds it easier
  • "...as opposed to opening browser, going to website, copy paste, open app etc."
    That's not really how this works. This app has a Chrome plugin so that you can just highlight text, right click and save to Kopy. Then that info is on your PC, tablet and Phone all at once. No "creation" of a note or anything. It also has a really nice Windows 8 Modern app and it's exclusive to Windows/Windows Phone for now. Likewise on my phone: just copy the text from whatever and place in app, now it's on my PC. No note, no title, no searching later. You can even copy contact info across devices, or make a voice note (speech to text). I get some people like OneNote and think it's the bees knees, but I don't and think it's overkill for this type of task. I actually don't like the OneNote UI at all and the menu system off putting.
  • I guess i should give it a try before passing judgment but from description it just sounded like something i could already do on OneNote. Does it not have an extension for Internet Explorer? Thanks Daniel
  • Did you read the article?
  • Did u read my last comment?
  • I actually like the Kopy concept. I needed this 2 days ago! I tried to scan the text from my PC browser (complete disaster!) I didn't think about OneNote because I didn't feel like signing in, creating a note, etc.) I only had a few seconds to spare. Anyway, what do you think about their privacy? I'm not comfortable to send anything major yet to Kopy, just maybe links and small stuff...what do you think?
  • Here is the response about privacy https://twitter.com/gokopy/status/472511461303255042
  • whatever floats your boat, but honestly it doesn't seem like you are familar with the features of OneNote. OneNote has a right-click and send to OneNote in the browser (not to mention Office and Windows in general,) and the first time you use the right-click function there is an option to "always use this page" so you don't have to create titles or pages when you want to send something over... it just appends it right to that page in (literally) a split second even when OneNote is closed.  Use that, and pin that page on your phone and OneNote is faster and more effcient.  I fail to see what this app does other than lead to disorganization.
  • i like onenote, but only in phone
  • Chrome.. yeah everyone uses Chrome Daniel......
    it will be a good thing vs OneNote when non chrome users get the extension support then :) until that, many users who don't use chrome will not finding as fast as you (since you use Chrome)
  • It's not faster. With OneNote you have to opm this sh**ty new start screen and then launch the app that takes up all your screen, because there's no option to open it in a window. (so there are to clicks).
    With kopy you just run chrome and open a bookmark. And the biggest plus: You don't have to see a full screen start screen!
  • If that's your gripe with OneNote, you'll be glad to know there is actually a desktop app of which u can pin on ur desktop or taskbar... u can also shrink the window to the size of an icon, so it can be as small as u like it to be. What I find odd about Kopy, is that it's an app made exclusively for Windows but doesnt have an extension for Internet Explorer.
  • Isn't that what email is for?!
    Seems to me to be an app that is building a solution for a problem that doesn't exist!
  • Whuh? How is emailing yourself with a subject, filling in text and then sending off, clogging your inbox up a solution to a problem? I've been doing that for years and absolutely hate it, lol. That has to be the worst solution I've heard for simply sharing text and data between devices, but hey, that's me.
  • Ok....how about OneNote? That's been available for years too.
    Also does a hell of a lot more than just sharing notes.
    Anyway, if this app is of use to someone, great. I personally just cannot see how it improves upon something like OneNote.
  • I'm aware of OneNote. So isn't the person who created this app. They're not the same. For one, I don't like OneNote, yup you've read that correctly. I don't like the UI at all and I think for saving a quote, a line of text, some information, creating a new OneNote is about as inefficient as you can get. I understand for projects, collaboration on research, or even a shopping list OneNote is great. For saving a line of text, a URL or anything else? Overkill and slower.
  • Fair riposte. It looks like the app has a use in some circumstances. I'm not sure I'd forgo OneNote in favour of this....but I guess I have differing requirements. I also prefer having multi-purpose apps rather than lots of niche ones - but I can see how it would be of use to someone in your position..
  • you should make a video OneNote vs Kopy or at least a poll... and see what people think it's faster for them. I wouldn't try this kopy thing since I don't need it, I don't even use much OneNote, but I would find OneNote mor accesible since I already have it in win8 app/office desktop, webapp and my phone.
  • Daniel, what is with this crusade against OneNote? People have their right to an opinion. I've seen like 10 comments where you're basically saying "Your opinion sucks". Why would they need another app and a browser extension to do what they already can?
  • What the hell... Literally 30min ago I was wondering if there is an app for some easy and fast link copy between my pc and phone cause I wanted to take a link with me to another room and show it to someone (no communication between those two machines). Something for only that purpose which would be faster and more convienient than OneNote or retyping stuff. Thank you! :*
  • Actually that´s what an app called Pushbullet is for and it states that it's meant to eliminate the need to send yourself an e-mail. As for the OneNote option, I myself do that but not if I want to share something from my phone to my PC.
  • They complain there are apps. When they get apps, they complain still.
    WPUsers
  • No....we complain that there are some apps missing which need to be on the platform for it to sell. This isn't one of them.
    Clearly it is useful for some people though.
  • Aww man I wanted to make something that did pretty much exactly this once I finished the c# and WP 8.1 absolute beginners Channel 9 series. Gokopy seems faster.
  • Haha I've been meaning to code this for the longest time ever but never got around to it. Hope kopy means I won't have to if its quick to use.
  • Interesting, but I think I'll stick to OneNote.
  • Don't have words to express how useful this app is
  • Should have sent a poet.
  • Lol :D
  • OneNote
  • ...is not nearly as good as Kopy for small tasks. I agree! ;)
  • Or just use reading list
  • Reading list? That's for saving articles, not snippets of text. Are you sure you've tried this? This isn't Pocket.
  • They only seem to be saving urls in the video
  • You can copy any text. Paragraphs, phone numbers, URLs, so long as it's text, it doesn't matter. You should really try it! It's cool.
  • Just tried, like some others have said not sure how much ill use it but it looks like a well made app, good to see wp getting some unique (I assume this isn't available on ios or android) and well made apps though recently!
  • Will you stop it!!!... Lol❗
  • kopy also support toast notification. once u have scanned the qr code  u do not need to keep ur kopy running on ur mobile.text wil be sent as toasts.  
  • I've installed it, I'm not sure how much I'll use it, but it certainly seems like it could be useful. As others have said, OneNote is great, I use it for bigger projects (for example, I'm currently planning a trip and have been using OneNote to store all the information for that), but for the little things, OneNote is a lot of effort.
  • Agree. Using OneNote for something big and this app for small things to transfer text between devices.
  • I have a page in OneNote specifically for quick info... It's always in the recent list in the app... Takes 3 seconds to pull it up. I don't get these OneNote is "for big projects, is clunky, is slow" stuff. Dedicate one page in One Note and you've replaced this app.
  • Nice app. Seems very useful. I'll take it for a spin. Thanks Mark for the heads up.
  • Why not a single Windows and Windows Phone app and do the authentification via the Microsoft servers? No hassle with logins and QR code.
  • Windows 8 app is for kopy between your computer and your tablette. Adding the possibility to use your live account could be a great feature :)
  • Yes. Been waiting for app like this. Synchronization is always my favorite. Before this was using OneNote to transfer text but found it not so practical for what OneNote was built for because I don't want to save a note and need to delete that text back later because I don't want my OneNote got messy. So this app will come in handy. Great UI too. Kudos ! :D
  • Well this sucks. I just took a 5 minute break from developing something 95% similar like this :(
  • Just release a better version ;)
    There are dozens of weather apps for example....the good apps always rise to the top though. So just get that last 5% done, and get it released :)
  • Release one that syncs/ saves a copy to OneDrive!
  • True. Keep it up Thundernerd
  • We could work togheter if you want :p (remember free app no ads :) )
  • where would you need help? maybe i could contribute a little.
  • Thundernerd how about making an app that allows email addresses to be put in the predictive text dictionary as I hate typing them out for logins etc, I'd do it but don't know how, I'd definitely pay for it
  • You can add the unique bit before the @ natively.
  • Not if you have numbers in it, my old Hotmail did.
  • I agree with you. I always wondered why predictive text does not show the email address. When signing in to some apps they don't have .com added to the keyboard and we have to type the whole thing. With a long press on @ it should show the email addresses saved to our profile.
  • Do you ever sing your handle in the tune to the Thundercats theme song? Because i just did.
  • Cool! I've wanted to do this!
  • Great app. Installed on all my devices already. Hopefully it'll be updated to include the app in the share options, so you don't need to open the app to paste.
  • Totally agree, we'll add this soon ;) if you have something to add here is our uservoice http://kopy.uservoice.com/
  • Omg I've been waiting for something like this for a minute. Useful for texting or long texts. I hope one day Microsoft adds cross platform stuff to windows. Hope one day texts and stuff like that will be viewable on the PC to respond to them like the ovi suite and airdroid
  • Internet explorer do this.
  • This app is awesome sir
  • this is for onenote likers...how will u send some text from a shared pc to ur phone like in cafe or labs.. u will start logging in with onenote account..or just do kopy without any login...this app is for just a specific purpose...this is a quite nice alternative n veryyy veryyy easy.
  • On a public computer, you would need to be logged in (just like OneNote Online) for it to work.  Same thing.
  • Except, there is no temporary session in Onenote and I prefer using other accounts vs opening my live account on a public computer.
  • +1
  • QRnow(dot)com , place your text there & Scan it with your phone ;)
  • Not sure about the functionality. Great work on the UI though.