A clipboard editor of all the things? How can it be useful in this day and age?
I have tried to automate some of the most common things that I do on a regular basis. There are a bunch of tools that I use to do just that - these save keystrokes (AutoHotkey), automate regular tasks (e.g. take a screenshot, optimize size and upload to imgur), or connect my one useless social media account to the other (IFTTT).
But for all my life, I could never think that I would need a clipboard editor. Sure, an editor can provide powerful functions to remember the last one million strings I had copied, but what’s the point?
I will just copy the thing again if at all I lose it. How can I lose something that I copied a second ago anyway?
Without answering all those smart questions, I installed me-self Ditto. Ditto promises to hold the text or image content you copied a while back. That’s all there is to it - no more.
And, it turned out that’s what was missing in my life.
Searching for and re-copying content that I had copied 25 seconds back can shave whole minutes in your super productive day.
I can now -
Ctrl + Shift + `to access clipboard
- Do a
Ctrl + 1to
Ctrl + 0to quickly recopy the last 10 strings / images
- Start typing in after pressing the shortcut key to quickly filter whatever stuff you had copied to clipboard
- Hit enter or click to copy the content again
Ditto also has this feature to sync between computers over network (which I don’t use). Since the application maintains your clipboard entries in a SQLite DB, you can also put the DB on a shared drive if you want to live dangerously in your LAN.
Ditto is free and open source (GPLv3 if you care for such a thing), very light on resources, and very very quick to use. Try it by all means, but be warned - you will get addicted.