A useful app to copy text from areas that do not permit it.
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Published by Camel Corporation, Universal Copy allows you to copy any text anywhere on the screen or from certain apps that do not offer copying text on Android devices.
After installing this app from the Play Store, go to Accessibility Services under Settings, then switch on Universal Copy to allow its access to the built-in Accessibility Services for retrieving text displayed on your screen.
Usage is simple and straightforward. Each time when you need to copy text, open your notification drawer from the top of the screen, tap "Activate Universal Copy mode", select the text and touch the Copy button. That's it. You can then paste the text anywhere you like.
While in the Universal Copy mode, you're also allowed to finetune the boundaries of the text before copying or sharing the snippet of text selected.
To opt for another trigger, you may hide the notification of this app and choose to enter the Universal Copy mode by long pressing the button of Back, Recent apps/Menu, Home, Volume Up or Volume Down.
This great tool saves you time to write down text manually or type it out all over again. It integrates seamlessly with the system, has no ads and works in most cases at time of this review.
Universal Copy was reviewed by Jojo Yee on