About πŸ“Ž ClipEmoji.com 😁

Who made ClipEmoji.com?

Hello there! πŸ‘‹πŸ» I'm Jon Schneider, a software developer πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» living in Michigan, USA. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

What's ClipEmoji.com for?

I made ClipEmoji.com to solve a problem I would frequently encounter where, when on my computer πŸ’» and typing some free-form text, I would want to insert a particular emoji. 😁

Mobile phones πŸ“± have emoji built into their on-screen keyboards, and some chat applications πŸ’¬ for desktop PCs πŸ–₯ have a way to search for and insert an emoji into a post using the mouse πŸ–±. When doing something like entering text into a document, though, desktop PCs still don't have a great way to quickly insert an emoji into the text. πŸ™

ClipEmoji.com was designed to help in this situation! πŸ’ Just type the emoji you want into the search field -- just a few characters of the name or description generally works -- and ClipEmoji immediately shows you the matching emoji. Then just click the one you want to copy it to the clipboard πŸ“‹, switch back to the app where you're composing text, and paste!

Incidentally, here's a secret πŸ•΅ Pro Tip: If you press the Enter (or Return) key after entering a search term, ClipEmoji will clipboard-copy the first emoji matching your search term. In this way, you can get an emoji onto your clipboard even faster πŸƒ, without needing to use the mouse at all! ⌨

How was ClipEmoji.com made?

ClipEmoji.com's data -- including the emoji characters themselves, as well as their names and descriptions that are used to power the search feature -- come from the publicly-availble data πŸ“Š in the Emoji Charts at unicode.org.

This is the same data that computer and phone platform vendors like Microsoft, Apple, and Google use when building emoji characters into their own platforms. πŸ’‘ Pretty neat, eh?

Using some Secret Sauceβ„’ πŸ₯« that I developed, the chart data from unicode.org is transformed into the HTML served up on the ClipEmoji.com homepage.

The emoji character images shown on ClipEmoji.com pages actually come from your device's operating system -- not from ClipEmoji.com itself. Therefore, the images will look a little different depending on what platform you're using to view the site -- e.g. Windows, an iPhone or a Mac, an Android phone, or something else.

How can I get in touch?

You can reach out to me βœ‰ via my personal homepage at JonSchneider.com, or via my tech blog πŸ“’ -- the latter of which you can subscribe to if you're interested in being notified about any major updates to ClipEmoji.com. (And who wouldn't be, really? πŸ˜‚)

I'm also on Twitter as @JonSchneider.

Can I return to the ClipEmoji.com homepage now?

You didn't really need to ask, but sure, please go ahead! Return to the ClipEmoji.com homepage.