Day Clipboard Utility is a nice little app that takes text or an
image that you’ve copied to the clipboard and captures it into
itself upon your request. It will then save said image or text file
in its own folder. This whole process can be automated, or you can
approve each piece of text or image as it comes in to the
The developer says it works only with text and images copied
with a Ctrl-C. This isn’t entirely accurate: Anything that hits the
Clipboard that’s a piece of text or an image will be routed through
Day Clipboard Utility. Well, almost.
I tested the limits of Day Clipboard Utility by attempting to
copy a file into the clipboard that wasn’t an image or text file.
Day Clipboard Utility correctly ignored it. However, right clicking
on a .TXT file in Windows Explorer and copying it did not add said
file to Day Clipboard Utility. Only selecting text and copying it
works for that purpose. This seems an unnecessary limitation;
ideally Day Clipboard Utility would work with any plain text in the
clipboard, regardless of where the user gets it from.
One other useful ability of Day Clipboard Utility is the ability
to copy multiple lines of text and combine these into a single
list, and then port that list into a text file. Day Clipboard
Utility also includes a few mini-utilities, such as the ability to
change a text file to all-caps or all-lowercase (though the Italian
translation renders “lowercase” as “miniscule”).
The interface could use a little work. All of the program’s
preferences are represented by radio boxes and dropdowns littered
throughout the user interface itself. A better UI would remove most
of these and place them in a preferences dropdown.
Quibbles aside, Day Clipboard Utility is worth a look. It’s
free, and it extends copy-paste and the clipboard in interesting
and unobtrusive ways. Give it a try.