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Creative clipboard

Add numerous useful features to the Windows clipboard with this handy utility.

The Windows clipboard can be an important tool for temporarily saving and moving blocks of texts or other objects, but its standard features are somewhat lacking. ArsClip adds numerous options to the clipboard, making it much easier to keep track of and use numerous clipboard items.

The program appears as an icon in the system tray, and double clicking on it brings up a configuration menu. There's plenty to configure; users can select hot keys for various functions, customize the way that the program handles clipboard objects and pasting, and specify the characteristics of the pop-up window that displays the clipboard objects. ArsClip makes it easy to view up to 100 clipboard items in a pop-up menu; users simply select the item they want and ArsClip pastes it automatically. When the number of items in the clipboard exceeds the set maximum, older items are moved to a Removed Items list, where they can still be accessed. Although there's no mention of it anywhere within the program, ArsClip does have a Help file available on the publisher's Web site, and it's a good thing; although the program is fairly easy to use, it has a lot of features and not all of them are entirely intuitive. Overall, we think that ArsClip is a great choice for anyone who makes frequent use of their clipboard and would like to see it do more.

ArsClip comes as a zip file and is accessible after extraction with no need to install. We recommend this program to all users.

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