Wouldn't it be great if you could copy something from one PC, and you (or a friend) could paste it on another? Welcome to Social Paste!
We want to create the new standard in sending all kinds of content from one person to another. Imagine if you could send a link, a bit of text, part of a photoshop file, music, files, anything, as easy as copy and paste. No need to mess around with email attachments, tiny URLs, or botched IM transfers. Copy and paste is a familiar concept to virtually every person who has ever used a computer. Now, sending data or files can be just as easy... copy and Social Paste!
It Has To Be Social
As the name implies, Social Paste works with your favorite social networks as well as your email contacts. Users can connect their Social Paste account to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and Yahoo (to start with). For the user, it puts their friends and colleagues right at their fingertips for lightning fast transfers.
A Few Details
Social Paste adds a few new shortcuts to your computer. The two main shortcuts are "Social Copy" (Control-Shift-C) and "Social Paste" (Control-Shift-V). A Social Copy will copy the content and bring up a list of friends so you can choose where you'll send the copied content. You can even send content to yourself! A Social Paste simply pastes your latest received Social Copy into your currently active program.
(Check out the demo video of Social Paste in action)
One really exciting feature is that you don't have to have Social Paste installed in order to receive something from a Social Paste user.
We feel the best way to make Social Paste grow and become useful is to make it open source. We are building the network to allow the transfers to happen, as well as creating a Windows client (built from the platform independent language, wxPython). By making it open source, we hope to open it to other developers to tweak it so it works on Macs, iPhones, Android devices, and anything else you can think of. We will support developers in every way we can, with well-published APIs plus FTP and Dropbox integration so user's content never has to reside on our servers.
Social Paste will always be, at its core, free. All of the client code will be open source, and we offer FTP and Dropbox integration that allows users to maintain complete control over their content. A paid version may come out to support more active users that don't link to their Dropbox or FTP accounts. But this will, in no way, reduce the functionality of the free app!
We're not looking for pledges to make us rich. We need help to get Social Paste launched. We will be entering a limited private beta very soon, as a way of fine-tuning our backend software that connects to social networks and maintains pending paste information. However, we need to be able to pay for server space and storage for the first few months until Social Paste becomes self-sustaining. The more money we raise, the more users we can support at a time, prior to launch. And that also helps us launch Social Paste faster. We want to make Social Paste available to the world as soon as August 2011.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 27, 2011.
Jun 27, 2011 - Jul 27, 2011 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Every dollar gets us closer to our goal, so for that, we thank you profusely. And we'll list you as a sponsor on our web site, permanently (or as permanent as the Internet is).
Pledge $3 or more
For three bucks, we'll let you put up a 64x64 pixel image on our sponsors page. If you want to get creative, pledge multiple times and get multiple images... feel free to create a collage! (We will reserve the right to remove questionable images)
Pledge $5 or more
Five bucks will get you listed on our site as a sponsor, plus we'll give you, and three of your closest friends, immediate access to Social Paste during our limited private beta.
Pledge $10 or more
For a "Hamilton", we will give you and three friends immediate access to the private beta, but we will also let you AND your three friends post up a 64x64 image on the sponsors page. And just for fun, we'll let you pick the placement of your friend's images.
Pledge $25 or more
Obviously at this price you are a big fan and supporter, so we want you to be able to show off your support with a stylish and comfortable Social Paste t-shirt. This shirt will be only made available for Kickstarter backers, so it's pretty much a collectors item from the day you get it! You will also get the private beta access for yourself and three friends. And of course, you will be listed on our sponsors page.
Pledge $50 or more
For fifty bucks, you will get one year of free "PRO" membership once Social Paste launches, plus we'll throw in the awesome t-shirt, instant access to the private beta for you and a few friends, and as always, listed on our sponsors page.
Pledge $250 or more
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We want to make sure we reward someone who supports us this whole-heartedly with something very unique and special. For a $250 pledge, we will create a special easter egg in Social Paste specific to you! In addition, you'll get the t-shirt, the year membership, the private beta, and -- believe it or not -- listed on our sponsors page.
Pledge $500 or more
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For our more serious supporters, a $500 pledge will net a lifetime "PRO" membership account once Social Paste launches, plus you get the awesome t-shirt and access to the private beta (+3). Yes, this also includes the coveted listing on the sponsors page of our web site!
Pledge $5,000 or more
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We call this the BFF pledge, guaranteeing you will be a best friend forever to all of us at Social Paste. But that's not all you get! For $5000 we will fly you from anywhere in the continental United States to sunny Southern California where you will meet the Social Paste team and have a fancy dinner with us, our treat. You will be able to bend our ear on the direction of Social Paste and give us your suggestions for features you feel should be added. We will even put you up in a nice hotel for one evening and then fly you back home (unless you want to stay). This pledge also will get you a lifetime membership to the "PRO" service once Social Paste launches, not one but TWO of our famous t-shirts, and access to the private beta for yourself and a trio of compadres. And no reward would be complete if we didn't also put your name on our sponsors page.
Pledge $10,000 or more
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Kickstarter says we can't offer up ownership, but we don't see anything in the rules about letting you be on our board! So if you really want to be part of something big, you can pledge $10,000 to Social Paste. We might even offer up a first born child (she's kind of a brat anyway), but you'll definitely be given a place on our board. In addition, we will fly you out to Southern California (from anywhere in the U.S.) for a fancy dinner and a meeting of the minds. You'll get to stay some place nice for the night and then we'll fly you home. You also get a lifetime membership to Social Paste once it's launched, a pair of really cool Social Paste t-shirts, plus a handful of beta invite codes. And if you ask really nice, we will also include you on the sponsors page!