Many Windows users rely on third-party clipboard managers which help them quickly perform extensive copy & paste operations by providing a list of useful features like, holding text, images, file/folder links in a stack for defined amount of time. Before selecting a clipboard manager, you should check that which tool provides the fastest way of managing clipboard items. Out of all the clipboard managers which we' have featured at AddictiveTips
offers the quickest way. How? It lets user perform copy & paste operations with a single mouse click. With this app, you won't need to right-click the text and select Copy option or use Ctrl + C hotkey combination to move the text to clipboard, just highlight the text and it is copied, now head over to window, and click the middle mouse button to paste the copied text. AutoClipX is highly configurable. You can change the default paste key, register hotkeys to enable / disable copying behavior, and set delay time (before text is copied to clipboard and to clear clipboard).
Recently we reviewed ClipCube
which copies data from the clipboard. ClipSize
is a small utility that does just the opposite. It allows clearing the clipboard, as well as showing the memory being utilized by it. This can be quite helpful for users who have limited memory for their systems and use memory intensive applications such as video editing, graphic designing and desktop publishing software.
is a portable Windows application that copies and saves content from the clipboard to provide a history of the copied text. This helps in recopying the content easily from the ClipCube application later on. It works from the system tray and does not require any complex settings.
Last year, we covered an awesome clipboard manager called Clippy
which shows clipboard items over system tray notification area. While it can keep multiple items, type of clipboard items are also shown on the main interface, allowing users to pick out one which they want to use. ShapeShifter
is another clipboard manager which has been developed in somewhat similar way. With having an ability to show type of clipboard item with original source, you will also get to see complete details of first item in Windows clipboard stack.
Windows Clipboard Viewer
is a simple utility which is developed to let user view single clipboard item in multiple formats. The application is backed by the idea of taking a good look at item residing in Windows clipboard, so you can further copy or move selected part of the clipboard content. It will list all standard formats which are supported by Windows system, ranging from plain text, image (including bitmap), rich text, metafile, color palette, WAV, HTML and many other formats. It is further possible to manage each type of format separately. Since it places each type of format into respective category, you just have to sift through the listed formats to use the clipboard item.
Earlier, we have reviewed a handful of file uploading applications such as, FluffyApp
and Click & ShareIt
, the FluffyApp is the counterpart of Mac’s eminent CloudApp whereas Click & ShareIt lets user upload and share files, images, and record voice on the fly. NoCap
comes with absolutely no caps and catches, without relying on its native server for storing and sharing data, it supports famous file sharing and uploading services including, Imgur, Imagebin, Postimage, SendSpace, and Slexy to upload images, text, screenshots, and any type of files in a snap. Additionally, it enables one to enter the FTP server details to upload files directly. The application seems quite similar to FluffyApp, as it also allows user to take and share screenshots whilst using build-in URL shortening service - is.gd.
We have previously covered handful of clipboard managers, such as, ClipCycle
, Get Plain Text
, and Clippy
, comparatively the latter being the best out of lot, as it offers both management and usage of clipboard items including text, images, URL, etc., from system notification area. Clipboard Master
is another useful clipboard manager which brings a new concept of collecting clipboard items. Despite being merely a simple clipboard manager, it also allows you to save frequently used mail/letter salutations, HTML links, date/time stamps, so you don’t need to access or write them manually.
Having a clipboard manager is almost essential to the kind of work we do. This holds true for almost any user handling text, and hence a good, free clipboard management program is essential. ClipCycler
is a free, open source application with a memory footprint of under 500kB that lets you cycle between various clipboard texts with keyboard shortcuts.
is a multi-purpose desktop application which packages screen capture utility, drag & drop image viewing (with editing tools), and an intuitive image clipboard manager. Whilst supporting a list of eminent image formats such as; BMP, GIF, PNG, JPG., it offers rulers to change the size of image against a certain scale.
We previously covered an advanced clipboard manager called PureText
, which converts rich text into plain text. It comes with advanced options but not everyone wants fancy features and cluttered system tray.
Get Plain Text
is a portable clipboard extender which extends the functionality of Windows clipboard manager by providing user an option of pasting only plain text. It is merely an extender and doesn’t offer any interface with countless options or system tray notification icon.
is a portable clipboard manager. The application pops up from the system tray to display multiple items which were recently copied in its clipboard window. Any text that is copied will become visible in its semi-transparent application window. If you click an item in its clipboard, it will automatically save as copied text that can be pasted using hotkey Ctrl + V
on any text editor. Other features are taking screenshots and quick Google search of any text in its clipboard.
There are instances when you have to copy rich-text from one source and paste it as simple text in another source. For instance, you could be looking to archive an interesting story covered by a popular online magazine by copy/pasting it as simple text in MS Word. In such cases, it can be difficult to manually remove rich-text from the content, especially if it’s heavily formatted. A better solution is to use PureText
, a portable application that lets users paste any text copied to the clipboard as simple, plain text.
If you are someone who uses copy / paste function enormously in Mac, you need an efficient clipboard tool which can help store, record , and manage all clipboard information. Many tools have been made to manage Mac clipboard, yet most of them lack aesthetics. Pasteboard Recorder2
is a small utility that records and stores your clipboard information smartly. It automatically displays the Mac clipboard contents including text, image, and urls on the main interface which lets you select specified entries for re-use. It can record more than 120 entries allowing you to store them in a specified file.
Do you always remain concerned about your secret and sensitive browsing history or current usage items on your Mac? Even more does your clipboard always contain a lot of data because of your enormous copy/paste usage? Unmounting different volumes and emptying Trash also requires a lot of clicks at the end of the day. Black Hole
is an application that helps clean up the browsing history and perform activities, such as, closing applications and unmounting the volumes. Read More
There are several clipboard history tools for Windows available, offering a host of features and convenience in work, and Clipbox is one amongst the crowd. However, what makes this tool different is its size. Standing at a mere 400 KB and being portable, this program can store limitless clipboard text entries for future use.
If you have a large office or classroom where you need to share the links, documents, or large amount of text frequently, Clipboard Share
will come handy. It is a nifty little system tray tool that allows sharing of clipboard over the network.
We have covered few clipboard utilities before, they sure come handy in different circumstances but but when it comes to copying and pasting repetitive text, they do not handle it quite well. Suppose you want to paste four different words or sentences repeatedly, what will you do?
This is where Sanvient comes in. It is a powerful clipboard utility for Windows but the developer likes to call it an ‘Input Support Utility’. It not only helps the general users, but also helps the developers because it supports copy/pasting of file, regex, key, command, and scripts as well. Read More
is a simple Windows Sidebar gadget that saves all clipboard history. You can view and access these saved clipboards with few simple hotkeys. All type of clipboards are supported, text, images, and files. They are displayed as a Preview in the sidebar. Apart from it’s simplicity, it also supports drag & drop functionality which makes it more easy to use.
Just Install this gadget and it will load up in your Windows Sidebar. Now Copy anything and it will automatically appear in this gadget. The default hotkeys for switching between clipboards are:
- Win + V (Previous Clipboard)
- Win + C (Next Clipboard)
Suppose you copied an important information from some website and forgot to paste somewhere, in the meantime you copied another important information and the previous one got lost. By mistake you also closed the website from where you copied the information, now what? This happens with me a lot too so there is nothing to freak out. Clipdiary
is a free little app that runs on the background and resides in the system traybar, it records all clipboard activity and saves them in the database automatically. In other words it is an easy-to-use clipboard manager