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Clipboard Magic

By CyberMatrix Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 5, 2012

Just about anyone who uses a computer knows how useful the clipboard can be, but it's not hard to become frustrated by its limitations. Wouldn't it be great to be able to access previously cut and copied items, not just the most recent one? There are plenty of programs that let you do exactly that, and Clipboard Magic is one of them. This easy-to-use tool keeps all of your clipboard items handy and easily accessible, and it's a great choice for anyone who frequently moves text between documents or wants an easy way to save important information.

Clipboard Magic appears as an icon in the Windows system tray, and once it's running, you don't really have to do anything to use it. Just cut and copy as you normally would, and the program stores all of the text; a list displays brief previews of all items, and clicking on the expand button reveals the full text of each one.

You can also save, open, and edit lists of clips, and a configuration menu lets you easily customize the program's behavior, including suspending clip archiving. We weren't able to get Clipboard Magic's Help file to load, but this was a minor drawback; we found the program to be extremely intuitive, and we didn't have any questions about it.

Overall, we loved Clipboard Magic, and we think it's a great addition to any computer. Even if you don't think you need it, you might be surprised to find how useful it is.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.02

Version 5.02 is a bug fixing release.


Release October 22, 2014
Date Added October 22, 2014
Version 5.02

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Clipboard Magic is a freeware Windows Clipboard archiving tool. Any text copied to the Windows clipboard is automatically archived in Clipboard Magic. This text may be copied back to the clipboard with a click of the mouse. Text may also be edited and added manually. Clipboard lists may be saved to a file to be loaded later. Features include drag and drop, clip management and serial paste hotkeys. Many options exist including search and replace, stay on top of other windows and ability to suspend archiving. Runs from the system tray for quick access. Capable of supporting many languages.
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