Over the years there has been no shortage of apps to extend the clipboard, some of mind-boggling complexity and others of easy simplicity. While each type has its supporters, a realistic nod to human laziness makes the case that ease-of-use trumps virtually anything else. With that caveat in mind, Clipboard History from the German development firm Outertech takes the lead in its simple configuration and undemanding learning curve.
Available in both 32 and 64 bit versions and running in Windows 7 and 8 along with older versions of the OS, Clipboard History enjoys its claim of being the only app in this genre to use the CapsLock key as a global shortcut to display the available stored clips. Even this, however, can be changed by the user to more conventional shortcuts of modifier key combos or to a single Function key.
The app will hold up to 20 text clips in a semi-transient group and an
additional 20 permanent clips as well. Each can be pasted through a single keystroke from the invoked menu. The app's features include modest memory usage, a user setting for maximum copy size, and the ability to deal with single links which break into multilines. The program can also be run as a portable app on a USB drive.
Although it functions purely as an adjunct to text-based data, Clipboard History offers easy to add and position permanent clips, a clip history which remains in place after shut down and restart, and a single keyboard shortcut to remember in order to access its clips. Those who find using the mouse more convenient in a number of scenarios are also easily accommodated.
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