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Rather than having to retype text when you want to copy it, the Windows clipboard lets you automatically the paste the text as it is. If supported by the application, the clipboards retains the formatting of your copied text. This is a great help when it comes to large chunks of text that you want to copy from one application and paste into another program.

There is one flaw in the clipboard, however – it can hold only one piece of copied text at a time. Accidentally copying anything new overwrites the previously copied text and there is no native way to retrieve that text. This can be a big problem when you accidentally copy something new to the clipboard and lose the important text that was previously stored on the clipboard.

Thankfully, there exists a number of clipboard managers that provide a workaround for this problem. One such clipboard manager is an app called Clipomatic.

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Clipomatic is a free to use desktop application for Windows computers. The app helps you manage your clipboard in a more effective manner. Sitting silently in the System Tray, the clipboard manager keeps a small library of all the text that you copy to the clipboard. When you want to retrieve any text that was copied earlier, use the Ctrl+Alt+V hotkey – this shows a list of copied text from which you can select the text to paste.

The function of the Ctrl+V hotkey remains the same – pastes the most recently copied text. To get started, you must download the app’s ZIP archive that is sized at merely 96 KB. You extract the archive’s contents and install the application.

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The settings of the application can be accessed by right clicking on its System Tray icon. The resulting menu can be used to save copied texts as individual sets. By saving a particular set as a permanent set you can have certain copied texts always appear in the pasting options. The settings of the app let you manage the hotkey shortcut as well as the number of texts that get copied.

Features:

  • A user-friendly desktop app for Windows.
  • Manages your Windows clipboard.
  • Helps retrieve previously copied text.
  • Can keep a permanent library of selected texts.
  • Similar tools: Anamnesis, MultiCopy, iClippy and PicoNote.

Check out Clipomatic @ http://www.mlin.net/Clipomatic.shtml

  1. Sydney
    December 9, 2015 at 12:17 am

    does this work for text that is copied before clipomatic is downloaded?

  2. Clyde Atwood
    April 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Does this work for Windows 8? If so, that would be a great addition!!!!!!

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