Having a piece of information on the phone when you need it on the computer and vice versa is an increasingly recurring problem. And it becomes more prevalent the more devices you use. (I’m on four.) All sort of exotic gestures are developed to solve this. Palm/HP does touch-to-share. Google is experimenting with Deep Shot.
Once you enable your devices to use Cloud Clipboard anything you copy to the cloud is available on all devices. That be snippets of text but also photos, videos, and anything the clipboard supports.
If cloud clipboard is released as an open protocol it becomes possible to copy/paste between Androids, iPhones, webOS, Mac OS X, Windows, and more. There will still be a need to transfer information to friends and devices outside of your private cloud. And for that we will need some sort of standardized handshake2. Until then a private cloud clipboard solves 95% of the use cases.
What do you think? I’m not in the position to implement this but Apple is. And I would love to hear your comments and ideas.