Ethervane Echo is a clipboard extender for Microsoft Windows XP or later. It automatically captures any piece of text copied to clipboard from any Windows application, stores it in its database and lets you retrieve it easily whenever you need it. With Ethervane Echo, you have a permanent clipboard with unlimited items and instant search.
Ethervane Echo is specifically designed to help those who spend much time writing, translating or editing text, such as journalists, editors, technical writers, programmers or translators. Unlike some other clipboard extenders, Echo captures only text in various formats, but not images or any other non-text data.
The program features instant search: just type a few characters, and the list of clips will be automatically filtered to include only those that match the characters you have typed. There are also advanced search modes that let you use wildcards and logical expressions like in popular search engines.
The single most important design principle in Ethervane Echo is to help you retrieve clips fast. All functions have easy to remember keyboard shortcuts, and the most commonly used features can be accessed with as few key-presses as possible. If you ever find yourself using the mouse in Ethervane Echo, know that the same thing can be achieved much quicker using just the keyboard.
There are many configuration options to fine-tune what clips are stored in the database and how long they are retained. Privacy-conscious users can configure Echo to use an in-memory database only, so that the clips are never saved to disk.