How can I store frequently used text for easy use and avoid copy&paste in Windows?

Diana March 23, 2011

Is there any method of storing frequently used phrases or your e-mail address other than copy and paste.

  1. sefcug
    March 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    You can try PhraseExpress for 32-/64-Bit MS Microsoft Windows XP, 2003/2008, Vista or Windows 7.

  2. Sonny Bass
    March 27, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    ClipCube is a very small app that can be kept in dropbox. It works great and will be on all of your computers. Here is a link to a MUO article.

  3. Tina
    March 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm


    did you try any of the solutions provided in reply to your question? Which one works best for you? Let us know. Thank you!

  4. Mjacobs13
    March 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    If you use Microsoft Office products like Outlook and Word, Building Blocks / Quick Parts is a very useful feature. You can create fragments of text and save them in a gallery for repeated use in email and documents.

  5. Paul D Pruitt
    March 26, 2011 at 2:02 am

    I used to use - Yankee Clipper. I thought it worked great.

  6. Frank
    March 24, 2011 at 12:41 am

    clipcache is a good option..

  7. Tina
    March 23, 2011 at 6:12 pm


    what you are looking for is a clipboard manager to store more than one bit of text in the Windows clipboard.

    As you know, per default, only the last copied item will remain in the clipboard, and when you reboot, it will be gone, too. A clipboard manager allows you to store multiple items that you copied and you can also store standard text bits for future use.

    If you're running Windows 7, look into this Clipboard Manager desktop gadget.

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    For regularly used address information like your eMail address, you might also want to look into automatic form fillers, also known as autofill, for your browser. Some browsers, for example Google Chrome, offer this feature by default. They will track what information you enter in eMail or street address fields and offer to auto-fill these fields the next time you start filling in a form. For other browsers you can get extensions to do the job.

    Firefox: Autofill Forms
    Internet Explorer: IE AutoComplete

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