The clipboard is one of those things that makes our lives so much easier. It is one of those things we have come to rely on in our everyday work. An implementation of the clipboard exists in every major operating system, and you would feel very limited operating a system without a clipboard. Still, the clipboard has not changed much from its first implementation. You can copy text, images etc, and paste it elsewhere. Once you copy another thing, your first clipboard is gone, poof, forever. There have been many applications along the way to extend the clipboards functionality, such as remembering the clipboard history, but none of them have ever made it into the OS. The Clipboard Manager gadget for win 7 sidebar comes close.
The Clipboard Manager is a gadget with many uses, its primary feature presenting you with a list of old clipboards. Every time you copy a new clipboard, it shows up in the list next to the others. If you ever want to go back to a previous clipboard, you just click it in the list and it’s ready to be pasted into whatever program you like.
Able to store up to 999 old clipboards, that familiar feeling you get when you realize you’ve overwritten something important in your clipboard is probably gone for ever. There’s a small search box at the bottom of the gadget, allowing you to filter through the old clipboards.
As if that wasn’t enough, it also stores your favorite clipboards. Small text snippets you frequently use, ready to be pasted after a single click in the list. It also has a really cool pattern generator, allowing you to create clipboards out of variable data, such as a timestamps. The advanced pattern generator allows you to customize the patterns to your own needs.
The gadgets appearance is also customizable, so you can select different backgrounds, and even make one yourself.
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