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CopyPaste.me

Frictionless sharing between devices -
Created and offered by The Social Code

Try it yourself: CopyPaste.me


Please help keeping this service free:

You can also show your support by giving it an upvote on Product Hunt: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/copypaste-me

About

What does it do?

CopyPaste.me helps you when you need to send a password, text snippet or file from one phone, laptop or tablet to another device. No more painstakingly typing in your password character by character, sending yourself pieces of text via email or having to look for a USB stick. As long as you have a browser, you are ready to start sharing data between devices.

Hoe does it work?

The QR code above is generated specifically for you. Scan it by pointing your phone’s camera at it (most of them have a QR scanner built in) to setup the connection and start sharing! If you don’t have a camera at hand, for instance when you want to connect your laptop to another computer, simply use the 'connect manually' option. Or use the 'invite' option if you like to setup a secure connection with someone else

What can I use it for?

  • Securely-share passwords - No more sharing your passwords via WhatsApp, email, text message, or – even worse – writing it down for a colleague, friend or loved one on a piece of paper
  • Easily-share text snippets - Share snippets of texts, suggestions for messages, a paragraph of an email or document, a piece of code, an error message, etc etc.
  • Effortlessly-share files - Never again the desperate search for a USB stick or someone from the technical desk to get files from your laptop or phone to a computer you need it on. Also very handy for sharing files or photos with people you’ve just met, but currently don’t have (or want to have) in your contact list.

Your data is yours and yours alone

You should be able to share your data from one of your devices to another or share it with a friend, colleague or loved one without big technology giants following your every move. Your data is sent over a secure connection, is end-to-end encrypted and no data is stored on the server.

How you can help to keep it free

The Social Code Foundation wants to offer this privacy-friendly sharing service free to all, but to cover the operational costs it relies on donations by enthusiastic users. For privacy reasons, and because the advertisement business model is broken to the core, the project can’t be funded with ad revenue. For long term sustainability reasons the project doesn’t want to rely on investors: profit and economic growth shouldn't be at the core of every initiative.

So if you like this service, please consider supporting the project by chipping in. Thank you very much for making this possible!

How to run the project

Step 1 - Setup your config file

Make a duplicate of CopyPaste.config.json.dist, name it CopyPaste.config.json and make sure to enter the details as indicate (provided you are planning to use all features described in the table in step 2)

Step 2 - Start the server

In your root directory, start the server script using it's default config:

node app/server/CopyPaste.server.js 

Or for instance, if you are on a local environment withou SSL and without MongoDB authentication, run:

node app/server/CopyPaste.server.js https=false mongoauthenticate=false 
Argument Value comment
mode "prod" (default) or "dev" Set the level of debugging output
https "true" (default) or "false" Set the protocol
mongo "true" (default) or "false" Use MongoDB
mongoauthenticate "true" (default) or "false" Use MongoDB's authentication

For example:

pm2 start app/server/CopyPaste.server.js -- mode=dev https=false

(don't forget to pm2 save your current pm2 config)

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