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[Windows] Clipdiary records copied text and images and lets you paste content at a later time

clipdiary [1]Copy/cut and paste is a great feature found in Windows (and other operating systems); it allows you to easily move data from one place to another on your computer. However, the issue with Windows Clipboard is it only keeps track of the latest clip you copy/cut; all other clips before that are deleted. This is an issue for people that often copy/cut + paste a lot because they may want previous clips to be saved and reused at a later date. That is why clipboard managers were invented, and dotTech has a review on the best free clipboard managers for Windows. If, however, you aren’t satisfied with our picks, Clipdiary is another one. Let’s see if it is worth your time.

What Is It and What Does It Do

Main Functionality

Clipdiary is a clipboard manager for Windows; it monitors Windows Clipboard and records whatever you copy/cut. You can then paste recorded clips whenever you want, instead of just being able to paste the latest clip as allowed by Windows Clipboard.

Pros

Cons

Conclusion and Download Link

I first reviewed Clipdiary back in April 2009 and gushed about the program; I loved its features and ease-of-use. Today, four years later, I still love its ease-of-use… but I find its features to be lacking. It isn’t that Clipdiary is a bad program with no good features. It is far from a bad program — it is a very good clipboard manager that does exactly what it claims. I’m not saying Clipdiary is bad; I’m saying Clipdiary doesn’t provide unique functionality.

Really the only feature that I found to be outstanding in Clipdiary is the ignore lists it has. Other than that, Clipdiary provides the bare minimum features expected of a clipboard manager. Sure, the features it provides are enough to help you record and paste clips, but, in my opinion, they aren’t enough to justify shelling out $19.95 for this program.

You are more than welcome to give Clipdiary a try yourself to make up your own mind — they do offer a trial which you can test before purchasing — but I see no reason to spend $19.95 on this program when you can get the same (and more) features and the same ease-of-use with freeware clipboard managers. Read dotTech’s review on best free clipboard managers on Windows [2] to learn more.

Price: $19.95

Version reviewed: 3.51

Supported OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8

Download size: 2.6 MB

VirusTotal malware scan results: 1/47 [3]

Is it portable? Yes

Clipdiary homepage [4]