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Create a portable clipboard with QuickClip

Save text to the cloud and access it anywhere with this helpful utility.

There are plenty of utilities that let users save frequently used snippets of text to be inserted when needed; these clipboards on steroids can save you the time and effort of typing the same thing over and over. But what if there were a program that let you access your snippets of text from anywhere, keeping them handy whether you're at home, at work, or somewhere else? That's where QuickClip comes in. This simple program saves your text to the cloud and then copies it to the Windows clipboard whenever you need it.

Our first impression of QuickClip wasn't great; it immediately asked us to log into our account, which we hadn't created yet. Eventually a message popped up telling us to go to a particular Web address to create our account; the address wasn't clickable, so we had to manually type it into the address bar of our browser. A small hassle, perhaps, but we like programs that make it as easy as possible to get started. Once we'd created our account, we logged in and started exploring QuickClip. The program has an online tutorial that's not exactly clearly written, but we eventually figured it out. Text items can be organized in a tree hierarchy within the program's interface, and to create a new one, simply give it a name and then paste the desired text into the box. Accessing your text snippets is as easy as right-clicking on the QuickClip icon in the Windows system tray; the text items appear, organized by folder, and clicking one automatically copies it to the Windows clipboard, ready for insertion wherever you like. Once we'd figured QuickClip out it was easy to use, and we think it's a great way to organize frequently used text and keep it accessible wherever you go.

QuickClip installs and uninstalls without issues.

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