ArsClip

This little program monitors the Windows clipboard and stores text that you copy or cut. You can copy the stored text into any application from within the program, or by using hot keys that you define. You can also configure ArsClip to track and store images ("non-text items").

ArsClip doesn't need to be installed. Just download the .zip file and uncompress it into its own folder, then double-click on the executable to run the program. When ArsClip is running, a new icon appears in the taskbar. You can right-click the icon to access ArsClip functions and settings, or press Ctrl-Shift-Z from within any application for a pop-up menu.

The program works as advertised, though it was a bit challenging to learn how to use. The Web site's Help section isn't actually much help; a brief tutorial would be welcome.

People who often type documents with repetitive text, such as paralegals and the like, would likely find ArsClip useful. Its ability to store long strings of text, accessible via hot key, could be helpful to computer programmers and others who work with complicated code.

Though the program is free, the developer accepts donations via his Web site.

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