Clip Layer

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Across different apps, screens, and context on a smartphone, there are snippets of information that a user wants to make use of. However, there are many apps where you just aren’t able to select or copy anything because it’s blocked by the app. Even in the apps where you can, pressing and holding an area then to drag two ends of the grabbers require much precision. It’s just not as easy as it should be. Clip Layer can be launched over any screen so you can select, copy, and act on snippets you care about in simple series of taps. After selecting a snippet, copy it to clipboard, add it to Wunderlist to have it accessible across different devices, email it, or share it to any other app installed on your phone.

Meet the team

Clip Layer
"Selecting can be as easy as a single Tap."
Steve Won

Garage Team

Steve Won

Clip Layer

Redmond, WA

Backstory

In the past few years, my phone has become the center of how I consume news, articles, social network feeds, and other contents that I find useful. There are a lot of times where I want to capture and reuse some of these snippets, but there were a number of things made that difficult for me.

  1. Because the selection model and actions available per information snippet can be defined by each application, there are many apps where users aren’t able to select anything.
  2. Even in apps where selection is available (usually through a press and hold and then dragging two grabbers on the two ends precisely to select an area), interaction is rather cumbersome and isn’t always intuitive.

Being able to identify with these problems every day became the starting point. After leading the Hub Keyboard project earlier this year, it became clear once again to me that experimenting and learning from real users are very valuable. I am excited to do the same for Clip Layer and imagine what a capture experience can be moving forward.