A Really Nice, Powerful Clipboard Manager


Clip AngelDespite Windows being 30 years old, Microsoft still hasn't improved on the basic clipboard functionality that was introduced in the 1980s. You cut or copy something, and then you paste it somewhere else. Cut or copy again, and the single entry in the clipboard gets overwritten.

Clip Angel changes that, and does it very well. You'll find it at https://sourceforge.net/projects/clip-angel/ and it's a 2 MB download. VirusTotal claims it's free of malware, and Web of Trust regards the site as reputable.

Once you've installed (or not - there's a portable option too) Clip Angel, you can add multiple items to your clipboard. Scroll through the entries to find the one you want, then hit Enter to paste it. You can even edit the entry before you paste. And you can paste text into the CMD.EXE command line too, if you are a command prompt user.

Clip Angel is useful, and free. Definitely worth trying out.

Note that the program's author is Russian, so when you first install it you'll find 2 demo items of text in your clipboard, one of which says "This is my first clip" in Russian. If you're not a speaker of that language, just hit Delete to remove it.

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As long as ClipX works in the latest Windows, I see no reason to change.

Exactly! I have never seen another clipboard manager that lets you enter your own clips and save them, and paste when needed, this keeps me coming back to ClipX!

Very weak reason to choose clipboard manager. You can copy any piece of text from any place (even from other clip in clipboard manager) to make new clip and then you can edit it and it will be stored like usual clip. There are many clipboard managers that allow to do this (for ex. Ditto, ClipAngel).

If your current clipboard manager satisfies you then no need to waste time trying every new one. I made Clip Angel because none of existing satisfies me. I tried about 30 of tem and my top 2 were: AceText and ClipDiary. I am coder/developer. So my most actions on PC are related to writting code.

I tried several and the tool I liked most is RClipStep. So easy and practical (and free)

CLCL works perfectly for me, Cheers harrym! Only thing is, how do you get it to autostart with Windows 10?

That's ace, many thanks pal.

Not sure if it's just me being dumb but this simply does not do anything that I can see. I can't fathom how it's supposed to get the clipboard contents into it, nor how you get them back.
If you cycle through the options tabs it gives an exception handler error and closes.
Maybe it's me...

Are you speaking about Clip Angel? If so, I would appreciate if you describe your crush in detail.

Been using Ditto for years http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/#Change History

Ditto is really technically good, fast and light. But it has minimalistic non-standart UI and some other issues for me...
I tryed to begin using Ditto many times in last 10 years but unreliable execution of Paste command in non english input language kills my attempts every time. So my Clip Angel was done with big attention to reliability, compatibility and conveniency of main functions - find the right piece of data and send paste with it.
I could not find in Ditto way to quickly switch on/off word wrap. Clip Angel has many hot switches (tool buttons) allowing quick change many combination of modes.
Ditto UI requires to manually switch focus to filter field by pressing TAB to begin filtering. Clip Angel does it automatically - pressing UP/DOWN/PgDown/PgUp you select clip in list and in the same time pressing symbol keys, Backspace, RIGHT/LEFT, ... you change text filter.
I could not find how to turn on HTML rendering in Ditto. Clip Angel has good support for HTML rendering with switched on "Native formatting" mode.

Exactly. Ditto surpasses any other clipboard manager. This is one of my most heavily used utilities.

The best is still CLCL : http://www.nakka.com/soft/clcl/index_eng.html

Some people like minimal UI. CLCL is the best for them.
Other like speed, fuctionality and then minimal UI. Ditto is the best for them.
I am not from those 2 groups. So I made my Clip Angel =)