ClipCube: A Simple Windows Clipboard Manager


Clipboard history management tools are really handy, especially if you often end up copying and pasting many different snippets of information. I’m particularly fond of Jumpcut, an open-source app for the Mac (s aapl) However, I hadn’t managed to find a Windows (s msft) clipboard manager that I liked, until I stumbled across ClipCube.

ClipCube is a tiny portable application (there’s no need to install it, just double-click to run). Once fired up, it sits out of the way in your system tray. It’s an unobtrusive, nicely designed app that allows you to check out the items you’ve saved and re-copy them to the clipboard. It’s simple, with little icons that enable you to pin the window, reorder and delete items. It’s not the perfect clipboard manager by any means — it would be nice if it supported images as well as snippets of text (although that’s not a deal-breaker for me), and I’d like to see support for keyboard shortcuts, for example — but it works well and is worth downloading.

ClipCube is free to download and use.

(via One Thing Well)

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I’ve been using ditto forever. It supports images and hotkeys. Along with launchy and keepass it’s the first software I install on any new machine.

Matt W

I was about to post how I was surprised that one could have been looking for a clipboard manager tool for windows and missed Clip X (, but I just went to it’s site and shockingly, it appears to be no longer supported. That’s a bit sad as it has been around forever and handles clipboard management (including images and keyboard shortcuts) perfectly. I’d normally never recommend an unsupported tool, but I think in this case I’ll make an exception. Clip X is one of the first things I install on a new computer. I normally use Ctrl-C to paste and I setup Clip-X to use Shift-Ins to pull up the list of previous clipboard entries.

Matthew Guay

Thanks for sharing! I’ve been looking for a better Windows clipboard manager, so I’ll have to give this one a shot.

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