Clip Layer APK

Version 1.0 -
Last updated: 2020-03-12

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

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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 APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 977+ 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!


The Microsoft Garage is an outlet for experimental projects for you to try. Learn more at


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Name:Clip Layer-1.0.apk
Name:cliplayer_10_copytxt z displeje.apk

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Name:Clip Layer-1.0.apk
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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows an application to view the status of all networks.
android.permission.INTERNET: Allows an application to create network sockets.
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to and so on.
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
Certificate Subject:C:US, ST:Washington, L:Redmond, O:Microsoft Corporation, CN:Microsoft Corporation Third Party Marketplace Root



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Google Play Reviews

  1. Robert Sandoval-avatar

    Robert Sandoval


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

  2. Justin Cantor-avatar

    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.

  3. Tom Doan-avatar

    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.

  4. David H Byrne-avatar

    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. 

  5. Gregory Eaton-avatar

    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.

  6. A Google user-avatar

    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.

  7. Kumar Mehta-avatar

    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

  8. Greg Trobaugh-avatar

    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!

  9. Ye Htut Lwin-avatar

    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.

  10. Gum Doctor-avatar

    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.

  11. Shubhendu Pal-avatar

    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.

  12. Eyad Al-sadi-avatar

    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

  13. AQ Amravati-avatar

    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

  14. Manuel Meza-avatar

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

  15. A Google user-avatar

    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.

  16. Nixon Mercidieu-avatar

    Nixon Mercidieu


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

  17. Ginger Beer-avatar

    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..

  18. Jed Y-avatar

    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.

  19. Zuhaib Khan-avatar

    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.

  20. kiran kumar .B-avatar

    Had to restart the app to make it work again

  21. David Krueger-avatar

    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.

  22. Larry Bossom-avatar

    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.

  23. Marcus Thomas-avatar

    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.

  24. Rinkesh Joshi-avatar

    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.

  25. Praful Kothari-avatar

    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

  26. James Castle-avatar

    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.

  27. Akash Kumar-avatar

    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.

  28. Amarnath Ch-avatar

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

  29. Dick Cook-avatar

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

  30. Umang Kagathara-avatar

    Umang Kagathara


    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.

  31. John Doe-avatar

    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

  32. Lakshit Bajaj-avatar

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

  33. Canh Pham-avatar

    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.

  34. ayush-avatar

    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

  35. Sarjil Kotawdekar-avatar

    Sarjil Kotawdekar


    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

  36. Az Ah-avatar

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

  37. Raju Kshirsagar-avatar

    Raju Kshirsagar


    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 .

  38. Smit Majithia-avatar

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

  39. Tristan Rettke-avatar

    This app doesn't worth downloading.

  40. Kaito Kid-avatar

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

  41. Sathish Krishnan-avatar

    Sathish Krishnan


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

  42. A Google user-avatar

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

  43. A Google user-avatar

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

  44. Srimukh-avatar

    Pretty handy, but still rough around the edges

  45. Paul Key-avatar

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

  46. satadeep sarma-avatar

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

  47. A Google user-avatar

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

  48. indiran nan-avatar

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

  49. Faizul Khan-avatar

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

  50. Mr Anderson-avatar

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

  51. Rex Haozhe Zhang-avatar

    Rex Haozhe Zhang


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

  52. Pragyan Yadav-avatar

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

  53. sairaj jadhav-avatar

    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...

  54. Ruben Porras-avatar

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

  55. Apple Bloom-avatar

    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.

  56. Nathaniel Foster-avatar

    Nathaniel Foster


    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.

  57. Anime Gako-avatar

    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

  58. Narshi Shukla-avatar

    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

  59. Martin SOUTHALL-avatar

    Martin SOUTHALL


    I cannot get this app to work on my S7.

  60. A Google user-avatar

    I don't understand anything

  61. Abhishek Gaurav-avatar

    Abhishek Gaurav


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

  62. bavush-avatar

    Not working on my OnePlus 3. Unable to select snippet

  63. Bill Perrotta-avatar

    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?

  64. Seth D-avatar

    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.

  65. Armele Lee-avatar

    great job.

  66. Lalit Khokhar-avatar

    Can't use in flipboard

  67. Abdulkarem Ali-avatar

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

  68. Ravi R-avatar

    Not able to select single word

  69. Aggravated Freak-avatar

    Aggravated Freak


    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.

  70. Santanu Majumder-avatar

    Santanu Majumder


    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

  71. Rush Loftis-avatar

    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.

  72. APS-avatar

    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.

  73. Vaibhav Yadav-avatar

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

  74. Robertas Suminskas-avatar

    Robertas Suminskas


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

  75. Jason Rumsey-avatar

    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...

  76. karthikraj kathirvel-avatar

    karthikraj kathirvel


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

  77. Samuel Bowles-avatar

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

  78. IUS 1122-avatar

    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

  79. Gaurav Pandey-avatar

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

  80. Jabez Mcclelland-avatar

    Jabez Mcclelland


    Did not select text correctly.




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

  82. Abdul Rahim Ansari-avatar

    Abdul Rahim Ansari


    Not so much useful

  83. Rob Kurth-avatar

    Cool functionality but not worth sacrificing my device assistant app

  84. Ashim Seth-avatar

    Useless for gestures supporting phones.

  85. Uday nowduru-avatar

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

  86. Bill Kerr-avatar

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

  87. Parveen kumar-avatar

    ZERO ,Totally USELESS... -0 Star

  88. JB Property Consultant . Godtrix Wong-avatar

    JB Property Consultant . Godtrix Wong


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

  89. Mohammad Owais-avatar

    Not fully supported Facebook and much more

  90. Abdul Mannan Pramanik-avatar

    Abdul Mannan Pramanik


    Useless.... does not work

  91. Neil Rayer-avatar

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

  92. S M-avatar

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

  93. Shah Faisal Khan-avatar

    Shah Faisal Khan


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

  94. كن للخير داعيا-avatar

    كن للخير داعيا


    تطبيق رائع وانصح به بشدة لمن يريد نسخ اي شيء

  95. dd jj-avatar

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

  96. Naman Shah-avatar

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

  97. Stu-avatar

    No longer works on 1+5T after Oreo update

  98. Mohan Ram-avatar

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

  99. Max Sergeyenko-avatar

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

  100. Mohammed Wajeed-avatar

    Mohammed Wajeed


    Rare to see a widespread OS is trying to make it's mark on rival OS 😁