TextBEAST Free Clipboard+ v1.9.6

TextBEAST is more than a clipboard — it’s a text manager that’s perfect for the busy professional or anyone who doesn’t want to waste time typing the same things over and over again. With TextBEAST, you can copy, store, organize, and paste text with ease. It features a clean, uncluttered interface and powerful organizational capabilities.

[4.24M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]

textBEAST Free Clipboard+ v1.7.15

textBEAST is more than a clipboard; it’s a text manager that’s perfect for the busy professional or anyone who doesn’t want to waste time typing the same things over and over again. With textBEAST, you can copy, store, organize and paste text with ease. It features a clean, uncluttered interface and powerful organizational capabilities.

[4.23M] [Win98/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]

M8 Free Multi Clipboard v11.07

If you ever wished you could copy more than a single clip from one document before pasting to another, M8 is for you. With M8 you can copy up to 25 times, and unlike other multi clipboards, M8 shows you a preview of each clip before you paste it.

[2.64M] [Win98/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista] [FREE]


The Windows clipboard is an indispensable tool, but it only remembers one thing at a time. The fact that Micro$oft hasn’t bothered to fix that issue in Windows’ entire history tells you a lot about about how much they care about their customers. Yes, I know there’s a clipboard thing in Word, and there may be something in Vista. I wouldn’t (and will never) know. But they don’t work across the platform, so they’re essentially useless.

Clipboard managers/enhancers/extenders are little programs that lurk in the background and remember everything you copy or cut while you’re working. The better ones will save at least a hundred clips, and the really good ones will handle any kind of material you throw at them. Basically, you ignore them completely until you need to find something, then open the manager — almost always from an icon in the SysTray — and find what you need. Any worth having will allow you to paste with one click to wherever the cursor happens to be at the moment.

Most of them work quite well. However, I have yet to find a free one that performs to my standards, which are simple: no windows to deal with, unfailingly reliable operation with no thought from me, and accessibility from the system tray. Boilerplate* is nice, but I refuse to deal with a two or three click operation to access it. That’s why we have Google Notebook, anyway, and Notefish does a good job too. Both are web-based, and therefore accessible from the various PCs I use at home, work and when traveling. Heck, for that matter, a text document dragged to the quick launch bar will work OK. You don’t need bells and whistles.

Extenders, on the other hand, are for constant use. They have to be reliable, and must unfailingly hang on to your data through re-boots and crashes. Of all those I’ve tried, I like Memorizer best.

Memorizer monitors all operations and stores all data that is copied to the clipboard, making it available for later use. It works with all clipboard data formats, including text, bitmaps, vector graphics, OLE objects and so forth, allows you to edit or preview any piece of stored data at any time, with a couple of clicks, and the GUI can be configured for color, number of clips displayed and saved, etc. It can save data to its database from any program where you can use Clipboard, and can be enabled or disabled at any time from the system tray. It’s stable, fast, and will handle huge amounts of data (I don’t know what the limit is; I haven’t reached it in about seven years, so I guess it’s adequate for most folks.)

It also costs $20 US, but you can download it for a 30-day trial at no charge. At the end of the trial you will probably register it, and then you will get all future updates and enhancements for free, forever. It operates with Windows 9xx versions, XP and (ugh!) Vista. I assume it will also work with 2000 and NT, if anyone’s still using them. Costs nothing to find out. Give Memorizer a shot, and tell me what you think.

Disclaimer: I have no connection with AYLabs, and paid full price for my copy of Memorizer, albeit back when it was somewhat cheaper.*For those without a publishing background, boilerplate is copy that you tend to use over and over again: HTML footers, short biographies, collections of links that you might add at the end of an article, and so forth.

[tags]clipboard, clipboard extenders, clipboard managers, productivity tools[/tags]

ClipCache Pro

There should be an image here!Praised by both individual users and large companies alike for its extraordinary productivity enhancement capability, ClipCache Pro is the best utility of its type available, and has site licenses in place with IBM, AT&T, Bosch, Cuna Mutual, BankFirst Corp, The Oregonian, The New Haven Register, Basler Electric, Short Line School, as well as many other major corporations.

ClipCache Pro is an easy to use and powerful clipboard extender and a whole lot more! It monitors clipboard activity and aids not only in the management of saved clips, but in cleaning up and modifying those clips in many, many useful ways. Now you can copy and store clips from e-mails or Web pages and remove the annoying “>>>>” marks or huge gaps and spaces left when copying from Web pages constructed with tables.

ClipCache Pro offers so much more than simply capturing the clipboard content. It includes the following powerful features:

  • Clipboard Enhancer/Extender
  • Text Cleanup
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Text Editor

Don’t put up with the limitations of the standard windows Clipboard. Give ClipCache a try and see how it can improve your productivity.

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[tags]clipboard, clipcache, text edit[/tags]

PhraseExpress v4

I have reviewed several “saves your phrases for later” type applications and they all seem to be lacking something. Clipboard programs just have yet to really amaze me over the long run. Maybe I am just picky? Maybe I have not been introduced to the right one. With that said, PhraseExpress goes a long way to proving me wrong and giving me something to enjoy.

PhraseExpress is much more than just a clipboard utility. It allows you to manage your most frequently used text phrases right from the taskbar icon. When you do as much support as I do on a day-to-day basis at my day job, you find yourself typing out certain phrases a lot. PhraseExpress cuts some of the work out of the equation and makes it simple enough to where it isn’t more work to get the macro to work than it is to just type something out.

Here is a little more about the program from the developer:

The program is ideal for email reply templates, signatures, addresses, and other information that you are frequently typing. In addition, the program includes powerful macro functions to launch programs, files, or email messages, and to insert dynamic variables like incrementing values, dates, and more.

I cannot stop thinking of good reasons for people to use this program.

[1.7M] [Win98/ME/2k/XP] [FREE]

[tags]notes, text, clipboard, freeware, Windows[/tags]

Windows Clipboard Software

Has this ever happened to you: you copied something important to the clipboard, but then accidentally copied something over it and lost that original copy forever? Yeah, I used to do that all the time, too. There’s help, you know – and it can’t be found at a Betty Ford clinic.

How Windows continues to ship without some kind of smarter clipboard tool is preposterous. If you haven’t already beefed up your own virtual clipboard, you’re inviting disaster. One of my favorite titles to recommend happens to be shareware, but I just inked a deal with the vendor to get you a relatively hefty discount on registration. It’s ClipCache, and if you don’t already use it – I’d recommend you start (or download the trial just to see how much you like it). Yeah, as a matter of fact, that’s exactly what you should do – try ClipCache for 30 days. If you don’t like it, uninstall it and go back to a basic clipboard again.

To take advantage of the Lockergnome-only offer, you have to go through this link. Now, the price will still be shown at the regular price, but click on the ‘Checkout’ button to proceed to where you are asked to enter your personal information. At that point, you should see that the ‘coupon’ field is prepopulated with the word GNOMEDISCOUNT – and if it’s not there, then make sure you’ve gone through the right link to register ClipCache. It’s good enough to get the price of the software under $20.

This is what you have to ask yourself, honestly: how frustrated do you get when you’ve accidentally erased what was on your clipboard? When you reboot, everything’s lost – and (most importantly) you can never transfer that clipboard data to another computer. ClipCache is an absolute bargain – even at its regular price. That they were kind enough to knock it under two Hamiltons for you is nothing short of awesome. Remember this the next time you cut, copy, or paste anything on your computer, eh?

[tags]windows clipboard, clipcache, clipboard, copy, cut, paste[/tags]

Kana Clip

Your computer’s clipboard function could be so much more. Right now it doesn’t do too much. Hopefully with future versions of the operating system we will see that change. For those of us who don’t want to wait, you have Kana Clip.
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Ever find yourself looking for a spell checker, but you didn’t want to go through the hassle of opening a word processor? I find myself in that spot a lot. Thankfully I have found a freeware solution that solves that and many of my other problems.
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