Clipboard is a fundamental component in any version of Window that makes copy/paste thing happen between different programs. It’s embedded very closely in the operating system and runs so transparently that you usually don’t need to do anything except the essential copy (Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) operation that you can find from almost all programs.
Most of the times, it seems good enough for me just copy something from one app and paste it to another. It rarely failed on me but never impresses me either. But I got DM’d a few weeks back on Twitter, suggesting that I might be interested in ClipClip. I did actually.
It’s a free clipboard management tool for windows that does more than just copy and paste. ClipClip makes it possible to copy multiple texts, images or files to your clipboard. You can then browse or search through these Latest Clips, or convert them to Saved Clips so you can assign a title and organize them into folders to use later on.
Simply pressing Ctrl + Shift + V, this pops up, letting you go through a list of all your past clips and pick whichever one on the list you would like to paste.
Doesn’t it sound like Windows 10’s Cloud Clipboard? Yes, very much but it offers a few more other things.
First, you can save anything in the clip history list into a folder. And if the folder is part of your cloud drive, Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox, they can be synced over to other devices simultaneously. Now, it works exactly like Cloud Clipboard, offering not only clipboard history but across multiple devices as well.
You can utilize the power of Google Translator to transfer a copied clip on the fly. Go to Translate clip to… from the popup menu, select a language and pick a saved clip to translate, and done. Noticed the first clip I just translated in Chinese?
How about a typo in a clip you just copied? No problem, that’s where a WYSIWYG editor kicks in to help. Right-click on the clip, and choose Edit Clip.
Overall, ClipClip is a pretty powerful clipboard management tool that can make your day a bit easier. If you are a multitask-er who often works between multiple applications, ClipClip could be a great helper.