Clip Layer APK

Version 1.0 -
Last updated: 2020-01-14 15:21:54

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Download Version 1.0 (1)
Apk Size1.93 MB
App DeveloperMicrosoft Corporation
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android6.0 and up

Download Clip Layer 1.0 APK

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Clip Layer is microsoft,cliplayer,productivity,clip,layer, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Microsoft Corporation website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.0 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than Clip Layer APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 890+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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, a Microsoft Garage Project, 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.

We would love to hear your feedback here!


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Reviews From google play store

Limited Settings. It would be great if there was any other gesture options to activate clip player.

You have to sacrifice the Google Now app which opens from the home key which is a shame. If you were able to open from other places then this would be my go to app . Universal copy allows you to do the same as this app without using the home key, opening from the notification shade. If the developer would write that extra bit of code for the screenshot ect ect, then it would be possible to use a button mapping app to open this app from elsewhere . My ideal place would be the notification shade.

This app is useful if you don't use Google Assistant. Some suggestions: (1) Tasks and icon next to Tasks do the same thing, so merge them; (2) also merge Email and Share since email is one of the sharing methods.

Hello there, just downloaded the above.Its very helpful as I am dyslexic,thanks :-) What's the best way to now take a screenshot as the home button option is no longer available?  Google HTC Nexus 9 Nougat 7.0. PS the power/volume simultaneously thing does not work...  Your thoughts. 

Used to work OK, but now I can't clip parts on a PDF, which is a joke. You also can't configure a hot key to trigger it. It's either the Home Key or nothing, which interferes with Google Search action. Uninstalling till they work out the bugs.

Great concept. Only issue is it doesn't work with Opera Mini browser. It scans but doesn't detect the text regions, etc. Same with UC Mini browser. Must be something to do with how those browsers are rendering text, but that's the reason I installed this App in the first place. I hope the devs can fix this. Kudos so far.

Just what I need! Copy of text on phone is otherwise such a chore! Great job Microsoft, keep making refinements to this app. Combined with office lens these two apps are incredible help

Doesn't work with the Galaxy Note 4 running 6.0.1. Disappointing... Don't bother emailing any issues unless you're on their email list or it will bounce!

I have to replace google home function if I want to use it. Not even an activity is exposed to launch from other apps. Finally switched to Universal Copy which can do all those things.

Disappointing app from Microsoft. Doesn't work as claimed. Needs a lot more work. It's not capturing all the written part. In fact sometimes almost 90% text goes unrecognized. Not worth downloading.

Used to work. On nougat, it is killed anyway, whatever you do. Lot of programs run without issue, seems the developer does not know how to stay in action on nougat.

I have the Google pixel xl, and i dont want to waste the Google assistant even thought i love this app. Please give the option to trigger it using long press on the back button on a permanent option in the notification shade

Just exactly what i needed.... sometimes i want to copy number from whatsapp profile pic... but it doesn't allows me... but with this app i can easily do it....thnx try to add an ability to take screen shots

This app interferes with other apps and makes them to crash. This app doesn't let other apps work properly.

Would be a five-star without this problem (I don't care about Google Now functionality): Running a Google Pixel 128GB After I shut off the phone and restart the press and hold “home” button feature is somehow broken. Instead of launching Clip Layer it launches nothing (a big blank circle appears then nothing). I have to run Clip Layer as an application once again and it acts like it has never run before and it as if I am re-installing it. Then it runs fine again until I power off my phone.

This app has great potential. The only thing I dislike about it is its request to be my device default assistance.

Microsoft literally killed the now on tap with this beautiful app. Love the app and it saves me from moving the small cursors on screen every time. Thanks..

I tested it via several websites and it works alright for several instances although by using simple scripts on website to disable selection, it renders Clip Layer useless.

Concept is good.... But why should I sacrifice for Google Assistant for a app that is not as useful as that if Google Assistant?? There should be another option to access this app otherwise it will not be successful.

Had to restart the app to make it work again

The app itself works great, however, this disables "OK Google" from anywhere on the phone. Disabling that kind of Android functionality makes this app unusable.

Definitely a good app. Does what it says but we need to change device assistant to use it and Google does lot more than this for me so it is irreplaceable. Anyways a good app from Microsoft Garage.

I love the concept but there's no way people are going to give up all the functionality of Google Assistant for an app that does copy/paste/share, no matter how great it is. If you could recode it so I can have both you will have the perfect app.

Was excited to try this out, but it apparently either can't catch text from Instagram or won't catch text in a language other than English. I follow some non-English pages on Instagram and thought I'd be able to pull quick translations by copying the text. Nope. It won't even detect most of the text in screen in Instagram.

But needs more features like clipboard(accessible through copy paste menu on Android 6.0 and above). Also define a word (dictionary) or instantly search on internet without opening a browser. Looking forward for improvements

For the way I clip this is pretty useless. It is either all or nothing. I usually only want a word or short phrase. I can't do that with this app.

This is a great app, with huge potential, but the only reason I can't use it is because I can't let go of Google now assist. Sigh.

Text scan is not accurate for all apps. Clip layer rectangles are not layout properly on text positions.

Superb on tablet! Not as good on phone since I use the home key extensively (Note II.)

It's great and does quite well in its early stages. Other applications are on play store for quite some time and this has made a great entry.

Since it is called an Assistant it should be able to do better and more things. I know of an app, "Universal Copy" that does pretty much the same but isn't called an Assistant. Not worth it to have this over Google as the Assistant

If we could just have Google Now on Tap and this together using different buttons

Works okay I guess but didn't at all for a certain site I originally wanted to use this app for. For a different site, it worked but the screen was cluttered with selection boxes.

I have to choose your app as an assist app..which i kinda dislike..cause I'm running Nougat and want that nice google assistant..if only we could run it from elsewhere, it would be great..well, developers, find a way

Use the hold back button to launch it. It will be good and the back button will be able to be in use in this way

Very easy to grab text from the screen quickly. My only complaint is lack of a more granular selection.

I changed the assist key to clip layer, but it keeps on changing back to google assist after few minutes. What to do.

There are several tweaks you can add in . There are many in my mind working since i used portable file mangers . But this is a great work .

Every time when my phone restarts I have to again add this app as an assistant to my home . Please go through this bug

This app doesn't worth downloading.

whats the use then? thought it will work on images too but its waste i uninstalled it

How does one scroll through the page to select more blocks? Am I missing something here?

After Google now stoped supporting the touch to copy text I was very angry I love this app thank you soo much.

I'll give you 5 stars if you can integrate good ol' Clippy in a future update :-)

Pretty handy, but still rough around the edges

Doesn't allow you to select words but rather random blocks of words. Using Samsung S8+.

Doesn't work. Have to reconfigure every time I reboot the phone.goddddamit Do something !!!

Long press on the home button still opens a Google search. Uninstalled.

I was searching fr copy text last I got that from microsoft, I appreciate Microsoft over your effect..Thank you Microsoft

Not working in FB App also.. but it's a good start hope you will fix it😊

I love this, it's an awesome replacement for Google. The only problem is that I can't scroll. Please add this function.

It's an amazing app but it conflicts with Google assistance .... Look forward to updates, hope you guys will fix it

Do tell this apps requirement because in some of my devices it's not compatible

Really thank you... Also I am missing one feature of Lumia which was double finger double tap to zoom screen anywhere in mobile.... I really missing that feature after my Lumia... Please develop such an app...

Can't copy posts from FB. That would be awesome.

Clip Layer comes in handy for grabbing text in areas where you cannot highlight it through the native text selection tools, but there is still room for improvement.

The first two webpages I went to (blogs) this app could not recognize text that I could easily hold and select using Android default selection capabilities.

I have important suggestion guys can you guys change the activation button? like holding back button because holding home button is my google now activation key or can you guys make custom settings

Not working Long pressing home button just launches recent apps,so now I have I have 2 recent buttons, Devs fix this I m using cyanogenmod 14.1 on htc m8

I cannot get this app to work on my S7.

I don't understand anything

Loved it. Few bugs but still its awsm. Easy to use n very helpful.

Not working on my OnePlus 3. Unable to select snippet

Snippet tool on Windows 10 can cut around absolutely everything this only does text. Also why do I have to change my search assistant just to use it?

Works great to select text in apps where it might not be available otherwise. I like using it with built in Samsung clipboard to copy several pieces at once.

great job.

Can't use in flipboard

It was working before with Instagram description no I can't copy anything hope its fixed soon thanks Microsoft much love

Not able to select single word

The home button is used for too many operations. I use "Universal Copy" an app that is activated by a tile in the notification shade instead of using the home button.

All oky,bt starting the app option is not oky. removed google assistance nd use this, not good at all i want to use it side by side

Only thing that would make it better is if it would recognize links and let you click the link and choose which browser you open the link with.

I select the area of text, and tap Copy, but the app then puts TWO copies of the text in the Clipboard. I select the area of text, and tap Copy, but the app then puts TWO copies of the text in the Clipboard.

Thought it was very good but pathetic app doesn't scan properly and no properly selecting clips

This app is way faster working if you don't have internet. I don't google assistance because it consumes data and time.

Pretty decent except clip layer covers the bottom portion of the screen with its own menu so you can't copy text from the bottom...

Can't make it work as described, uninstalling..

Works well, does what it says. Would be better, if it could just copy individual words instead of groups of words.

Good working!! but not working in some apps I hope this issues Will be fix in next update then it Will be a perfect app

liked it but then we have to replace Google app from assistance and choose this app, which is not good.

Did not select text correctly.

Not working with Samsung internet browser (Latest version that comes with Galaxy s7 edge). Please fix this

Not so much useful

Cool functionality but not worth sacrificing my device assistant app

Useless for gestures supporting phones.

It doesn't detect all languages. It didn't copy telugu language. It's good for english only

It's functional in some places but, unfortunately, is not functional in Chrome (specifically Facebook). Uninstalling.

ZERO ,Totally USELESS... -0 Star

very impressive, but you forgot the Paste function. i need paste in some app that prevent from pasting.

Not fully supported Facebook and much more

Useless.... does not work

I granted all permissions and pop permissions.. Still not working in miui 8 of mi4

It keeps getting switched off. I have to keep activating it periodically

I can't remove GOOGLE as my assistant for this app. You need to work around another way.

تطبيق رائع وانصح به بشدة لمن يريد نسخ اي شيء

Not sure how to use on my new Samsung chromebook (with android apps).

Why long press ? I can't use Google assistant with this app 😞

No longer works on 1+5T after Oreo update

Awesome tool.... for those who use home for Google assistant there is OK google....but maintenance updates needed

I ain't sacrificying Google now for this. Use a pack button long press.

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.


Certificate Issuer:C:US, ST:Washington, L:Redmond, O:Microsoft Corporation, CN:Microsoft Corporation Third Party Marketplace Root
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