At a Glance
- Free; functional; easy to use
Store multiple items on the clipboard and recall them at will with this small and useful utility.
Have you ever copied something to the clipboard, and then copied
something else before you pasted? Or opened up Notepad just to hold
some text while you copied something else? If yes to either (and
I’ve done both), Outertech’s free Clipboard History is likely to be
a useful tool.
Clipboard History has one simple, straightforward, function. It
stores the last few (the default is ten, but you can set it higher
or lower) items you copied to the clipboard, along with specified
permanent items. For example, you may want have your name and
address “stickied,” if you type those often. Access to the history
is via the caps lock key by default, which gives that key a purpose
besides helping you post strong and logically irrefutable arguments
as to why fluoridation of drinking water is done to make us taste
better to the aliens at Roswell. Of course, the history key can be
changed from the default.
As with Linkman Lite,
another product by Outertech, Clipboard Manager
integrates so smoothly with your general work flow that it soon
becomes almost transparent. This is the mark of an excellent
Clipboard Manager is not entirely without flaws. First, when
dealing with information in multiple formats (such as parts of a
Word document that have different styles), while it shows you
different paste possibilities and allows you to pick one, it acts
very oddly when pasting more than once, sometimes removing the
“multiformat” entry from the history list. Secondly, when I copied
several sections of an image in succession, only the last image
copied remained in the history.
It’s a rare 1.0 release that is bug-free, however. Given an
awareness that it’s not quite perfect, and considering that it’s a
fully-functional free program, not a trial or demo, I strongly