The Ultimate Clipboard Extender

Dear Computer Lady,

Sometimes when working on the computer I have the need to copy and paste several items several different times.

With all the technology in our computers I would think someone has come up with a way to save several copies (example: Copy 1, Copy 2, Copy3 etc.) and be able to paste them over and over whichever is needed. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks, Eddie

Dear Eddie,

You have just described one of my favorite software programs, ClipMate by Thornsoft Development, Inc.

When I upgrade to a new computer, this is one of the very first programs that I install, and I use it almost every day. (occasionally I don’t use my computer for a day, that is probably the only time I don’t use ClipMate)

Not only does Clipmate remember everything I copy, it also allows me to save collections of clips that I use over and over again (a huge help when working with code)

Another great feature is that I can copy a large chunk of data, then paste it in small chunks. This is also helpful when working with code like HTML.

When writing this article, I use clipmate when I copy your question, then I copy the question with the answer, use ClipMate to insert line breaks, I often use it to spell check my article, and to automatically remove characters that I have in the online version, but don’t want to send to the newspaper. This job would easily take twice as long without ClipMate.

So, head on over to and download a trial copy of ClipMate. You will be glad you did.



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    • Phily
    • March 5, 2016

    I use the program “Ditto” as my clipboard manager. I have used it for years. It is also the first program that I install on a new computer. Another benefit – it is FREE!!

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