It's been a bumper week for discoveries about as-yet-unannounced productivity apps in the Microsoft pipeline.
Thanks, again, to @h0x0d (Walking Cat) on Twitter, we now know Microsoft is testing internally OneClip, a cross-device cloud clipboard for Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS. According to the text describing the OneClip app, OneClip is meant to allow users to "copy once, paste anywhere."
"With OneClip, it's easy to get back to the stuff you've seen and used. It might be a photo you took, a screenshot you made, a phone number or address you copied on your PC (and really need now while you're on the run) or just an important piece of text. OneClip makes this available to you automatically, on your behalf, on all your devices. A cross device, secure, intelligent clipboard in the cloud. Why didn't anyone think of this earlier?"
I've asked Microsoft officials when the company plans to make OneClip publicly available across various platforms. No word back so far.
Update (May 26): It turns out that OneClip also is an experimental app from the Microsoft Garage incubator. "The Microsoft Garage is always creating, developing and testing all kinds of amazing ideas," said a spokesperson. "We don't have specific details to share right now."
Flow, Flip and Highlander are all examples of the kinds of new mobile-first, cross-platform productivity applications that Microsoft is building.
Speaking of project management, Microsoft made available to testers on May 21 test versions of the coming new versions of Project 2016 and Visio 2016 -- two more pieces of its Office 2016 suite of Windows desktop applications due out later this year.