The implementation of cut, copy, and paste found in iOS is generally thought of as best in class, but how would it translate to the desktop environment? A Mac app called PopClip answers that question by providing an experience virtually indistinguishable from Apple's mobile offering — lack of touch notwithstanding. Highlighting text results in a popover that allows users to cut, copy, paste, search for a given selection, or look up a definition via OS X's built-in dictionary. The UI can be resized according to preference, a feature we imagine may be appreciated by those with accessibility concerns. 

It's a relatively elegant, simple utility and works as expected based on our brief trial. Keyboard shortcuts still prove faster, but PopClip may be worth a look for those that simply can't get enough iOS flavor. It's available now in the Mac App Store for $4.99, and a 150-use demo version can be had at Pilotmoon Software's website.