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Microsoft may be rebranding one of its long-awaited features, OneClip, and renaming it to Cache.
OneClip is a service that allowed users on any platform to sync their copied text from the Clipboard onto any device with which they were signed into it. The app (which leaked) was available for the Windows 10 desktop, and mobile platforms – including Android and Windows Phone. The concept was simple, and allowed seamless integration between all of your devices. Microsoft never publicly released this app or its features within Windows 10, and the project seemed to disappear.
Now, it seems to be making a new emergence. WalkingCat, a Twitter user consistent in providing information on upcoming Microsoft apps, has discovered a website dedicated to Cache, or otherwise known as Project Havana under its codename. The website displays and lists functionality that is very similar (if not exactly the same as) OneClip’s, and currently has a page available for users to register for beta testing. One of the animated backgrounds on the Cache website demonstrates pasting content via a context menu, Ctrl+V, and drag-and-drop. This comes as news of additional Office integration with Cortana recently surfaced, and the screenshots shown on the website seem to align with the Office color scheme – being a bright orange. Interestingly enough, Windows Phone is not shown as a supported device for Cache, which may just be temporary.
It should be interesting to see how the service evolves, and how useful this will be for Windows 10 users.
You can visit the website while it’s still public here.