Ditto: Portable Clipboard Manager for All Your Copy & Pastes

Ditto: Portable Clipboard Manager for All Your Copy & Pastes

The word ‘ditto’ perfectly describes this tool that handles our copy-cut-paste actions. It signifies that something already mentioned is applicable a second time. This is the main purpose of a clipboard manager, and that’s exactly what Ditto does. It expands the standard Windows clipboard by saving every item stored and enabling access to them later on.

Why do you need a clipboard manager when the default Windows clipboard does its job well? The standard clipboard doesn’t retain multiple items or allow us to access them later. Additionally, we often share a lot between multiple computers. Using online clipboards can be complemented with a powerful offline one.

Ditto is a free download for Windows (32-Bit and 64-Bit). Here, we will try out the software in its portable version because you can easily carry the 3.5 MB portable file on your flash drive.

Run Ditto from the system tray or notification area after double-clicking the exe file.

Running Ditto

Ditto: Portable Clipboard Manager for All Your Copy & Pastes

Ditto has a helpful page to help you understand the program. The first thing you should do is learn the basic shortcut keys for productivity instead of depending on the mouse; though that also works well. Every copy with CTRL+C is captured by Ditto as it runs from the system tray.

You can view all captures by using CTRL+~ (Control + tilde). You can move through items and double click or press enter to paste it to the previous window. You can also drag and drop the item to be pasted.

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10 Key Features of Ditto

Ditto is a versatile tool that works with any program and window that accepts copy/paste. It can handle and store various formats such as text, Unicode, images, HTML, and XML. Every copied item has a searchable description, which can be accessed through the Filter Box. The description is also shown in a tooltip (press F3).

Ditto: Portable Clipboard Manager for All Your Copy & Pastes

4. Clips can be arranged in groups. You can cut, copy, and paste between groups without using the Windows Clipboard.

5. You can edit, import, and export clips for backup and restore.

Ditto: Portable Clipboard Manager for All Your Copy & Pastes

6. You can customize Ditto from the Options to meet your needs.

Ditto: Portable Clipboard Manager for All Your Copy & Pastes

7. Ditto displays copied images in list.

8. Ditto works across LAN and multiple computers, syncing clipboards.

9. Clip data is encrypted when sent over the network.

10. Ditto offers different themes to choose from.

Ditto: Portable Clipboard Manager for All Your Copy & Pastes

When dealing with a vast amount of data daily, it’s crucial to have an efficient clipboard manager that can handle multiple items simultaneously. Where does Ditto stand among the many clipboard managers available? Do you use one with better features? Share your initial thoughts.

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