I've never really used a clipboard manager before. I've never quite seen the point of them. The Windows clipboard is a temporary storage place for a single item, and if you save something else to the clipboard then the existing item gets overwritten. Simple.
Then I discovered a rather neat utility called Ditto, which might just make me change my mind about the whole category of software.
Ditto is a clipboard manager which works. It's easy to use, flexible, not terribly complicated, and does something that's actually quite useful after all.
Once you've installed the software, carry on using your PC as normal. Copy stuff to the clipboard as before, and paste it if you wish. Or, instead of using the normal paste function, click on the Ditto icon in the system tray and you can see all of the previous stuff you've ever copied to the clipboard. To paste any of the entries into the current application just takes a couple of clicks.
Ditto is free (although the author does ask for a donation if you find it useful). You can get it from http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/ and it works on everything from Windows XP to 8. Choose from 32- or 64-bit versions, including portable ones. The portable version is definitely the best option if you want to try out the program as there's nothing to install - just unzip the downloaded and run the .exe file.
Ditto is a 4 MB download, gets a green light from Web of Trust and is malware-free according to VirusTotal.
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