The first things people learn when starting to use a Windows PC is perhaps how to copy and paste files, images, text or other things using the Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V hotkeys. But people who have been using computers for a long time know the limitations of Windows clipboard – you can copy only one item at a time and the clipboard memory is volatile (data is lost if PC is shut down). If you copy something to the clipboard, it simply overwrites the items that existed previously in the clipboard. And this design of Windows clipboard often results in many of the frustrating moments when users accidentally overwrite something important from the clipboard.
The solution to this decades old problem is to use a third party clipboard management software like Hot Copy Paste. This software is basically an enhancement of the Windows Clipboard and allows you to securely store an unlimited number of items in the clipboard. The data you copy to clipboard using the Hot Copy Paste is non-volatile which means that it won’t be gone even after you have shut down your PC.
Hot Copy Paste seamlessly integrates into Windows. You do not have to learn anything new – you can keep using the same ages old hotkeys Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V. All the data you copy to Windows clipboard is silently backed up by Hot Copy Paste so that you can retrieve it later. If you do not want Hot Copy Paste to monitor your Windows clipboard then you can disable clipboard monitoring from system tray icon.
If you want to access all the data stored by Hot Copy Paste, then you can use the hotkey Win+Ins. After selecting any of the items in the clipboard history, you can click on the Paste button or press the Insert key and it will open the program from where it was copied from and paste the data there. You can also use Ctrl+C to copy it back to clipboard.
In the options for the program, you can configure the various hotkeys used to access the clipboard history, manage the clipboard data, paste clipboard as plain-text etc. You can choose to run Hot Copy Paste at Windows startup, ignore identical data being copied to clipboard, keep the oldest data on the top, choose applications for which Hot Copy Paste should be disabled, enable sounds and more.
Conclusion: Hot Copy Paste is the easiest to use Windows clipboard enhancement software. You can store and retrieve unlimited amount of data from the clipboard using this software. But Hot Copy Paste is not free software – you can try it for 30 days after which you have to make a purchase.
You can download Hot Copy Paste from http://windowsclipboard.com/.