Windows clipboard can hold only one copy of data at a time and gets over written by newer data, when the user copies a new text and the user cannot retreive old data that was in the clipboard.Able to store more than 1 item in the clipboard can be handy incase you need to a copy-paste recursively.
Clipdiary is a free utility which can store old clipboard entries as clipboard history in a database from which the old clipboard entries can retrived/viewed/used later to paste it into any application.
HotKey Combinations –
- Pressing the key combination of Ctrl + D present the clip history in any application.
- Text in the clipboard can be pasted as plain text by pressing “Ctrl+Shift+V”.
- To paste previous item in the Clipboard History – “Ctrl+Shift+Up”.
- To paste next item in the Clipboard History – “Ctrl+Shift+Down”.
On Pressing Ctrl+shift+Up/Down the content from the history is copied onto the clipboard, just press “Ctrl+V” to paste it.
Clipdiary can store data of several formats: plain text, RTF (Rich Text Format) and bitmap images (BMP).
There’s also a portable version of Clipboard Manager which can be carried along on USB Drives requiring no installation and works as standalone application.
ClipDiary is compatible with Windows OS.