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Ditto – Windows Extention Clipboard

by czar 4 December 2012 2 Comments

Introduction

Ditto is a Windows extension which takes the standard clipboard to another level. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those items at a later time. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the clipboard, text, images, html, custom formats. You can also create custom clipboard, categorize and use them any time.

Operating System

Windows XP,Vista

Version

3.16.8.0

File Size

40.9 KB

Developer

Ditto

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Features
* Easy to use interface
* Search and paste previous copy entries
* Keep multiple computer’s clipboards in sync
* Data is encrypted when sent over the network
* Accessed from tray icon or global hot key
* Select entry by double click, enter key or drag drop
* Paste into any window that excepts standard copy/paste entries
* Display thumbnail of copied images in list
* Full Unicode support(display foreign characters)
* UTF-8 support for language files(create language files in any language)
* Uses sqlite database (www.sqlite.org)

Why not use built in Copy bins in Office?
* No way to paste to external app
* Can’t search past clips
* Limited storage of clips
* Clips do not persist after closing the program

Screenshot

Ditto screenshot

Performance
I’ve been using ditto for over a year now. It has poor performance and can be very slow on machines with low RAM. I am using it on Windows XP with 2GB and sometimes it takes over 5-7 seconds to load. I’ve noticed performnce issues with copying a lot of data from MS office documents. I had issues with excel (getting errors for low memory) and had to close ditto so I can copy and paste big numbers of cells.
Why am I still using? – I am one of those users who when get use to using somehting it is very hard to change. Also at the time I found ditto there were no other good programs to use for the needs I had.

Reliability
I’ve seen several crashes over past several months. It’s a reliable tool if you are not copying lots of date at once.

Interface
The design and look are poorly done.

Easy of use
This tool is not designed for very basic users. I spent over 30 minutes trying to figure out some of the functionality.

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2 Comments »

  • Karl K said:

    Okay, you’ve sold me on the idea of this nifty utility (“Ditto”), even if it may take a bit of “getting used to”.
    Now tell me where (or how) I can download it. You didn’t provide any links that I can see on/in any of the 3-page sales pitch, Rich.

  • czar (author) said:

    The link is on the first pages – http://sourceforge.net/projects/ditto-cp/files/Ditto/3.16.8/DittoPortable_3_16_8_0.zip/download
    I will add another for easy navigation

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