ClipX – Best free clipboard enhancing tool

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Almost every day we need to repeat copying/pasting operations countlessly, yet the Windows built-in clipboard can only hold one record every time, and disappears immediately after shutdown; Storing them in a plain text document does not support multimedia file formats; Using Office document instead, neither does that support shortcut link and other special formats, nor the multimedia typesetting format is easy to control in style; In particular, separating text content and media files is always not a good idea.

Therefore, we need help from some clipboard enhancing tools to remove all kinds of restrictions in the above-mentioned situations, such as to improve our work efficiency (copy/paste operations). And after AppNee’s test and experience for a long time, finally we identified a fact: among all similar software, ClipX is much better than another two very powerful and popular clipboard alternatives CLCL and Ditto.

As a tiny (only 100 KB) and free clipboard manager, ClipX not only greatly expands the item capacity of Windows clipboard, and also can perfectly store the real-time or customized clipboard entries in the form of history list (supports the thumbnail preview for image entries). Most important, all of these are allowed to use quickly and efficiently in a flexible way of shortcuts (you don’t have to switch back and forth among different windows any more).

// Key Features //

  • Remember up to 1024 clipboards
  • Save history across sessions
  • Multi-user support
  • Powerful hotkeys support
  • Integrate with Google Search
  • Adjustable clipboard menu width
  • Use graphical menu items for bitmap entries
  • Allow to use caret position or mouse position, screen corner
  • 7 plugins for function extension
  • Unicode support

// Official Plugins //

Plugin Version Description Download
Stickies Plugin v1.9 Keeps a list of permanent entries at the bottom of your history. 32-bit | 64-bit
Auto Update Plugin v1.6 Automatically checks for and downloads the latest version of ClipX (RSA authenticated). 32-bit | 64-bit
Limits Plugin v1.2 Lets you ignore some clipboards based on size in memory. 32-bit | 64-bit
“Save Image As” Plugin v0.1 Lets you save image clipboards as PNG or JPG (Requires GDI+), by Miguel Garrido. 32-bit & 64-bit
DiskLog Plugin v1.2 Records your clipboard lifetime history to disk (text entries only). 32-bit | 64-bit
SmartNavigation Plugin v1.3 Uses regular expressions to analyze your clipboard and construct URLs to navigate to, or programs command lines to run. 32-bit | 64-bit
ColorPicker Plugin v1.2 Grabs the color of the pixel under the mouse and formats it to your preferences before sending it to the clipboard. 32-bit | 64-bit

// Prompts //

  • Note that, the v1.0.3.9 Beta version might conflict with the Windows built-in clipboard’s operations (copy/paste) on Windows 8+
  • To run ClipX on Windows startup, you must run it as administrator, otherwise, the “Run ClipX Startup” option will never work

// Download URLs //

Edition OS Version Download Size
Stable 32-bit v1.0.3.8 108 KB
Beta 32-bit v1.0.3.9 131 KB
Beta 64-bit v1.0.3.9 210 KB

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