Copying and pasting is one of the basic things all users do while using the PC. To make things easier, Windows by default comes with a clipboard history function. You can open clipboard history by pressing “Win + V” keys to retrieve previously copied items from clipboard. However, the default clipboard history has lot of limitations like you can manage up to 25 items. If you frequently copy and paste multiple items, then using a dedicated clipboard manager app can save you lot of time.
Clipboard Manager Apps for Windows 11
Clipboard manager apps allow you to save the copied information and retrieve them whenever you needed. Though these apps work like clipboard history function, they offer additional features to simplify your work. Here, we have listed top 5 clipboard manager apps for Windows 11 PC. You can check their features and select the best-suited one for you.
Ditto is one of the best, free-to-use, lightweight and open-source clipboard manager apps available for Windows 11. The app has simple user interface and allows you to save any type of information such as text, image, HTML, etc.
Go to the Sourceforge website to download the “Ditto” clipboard manager and install it on your computer. The app will add an icon in taskbar’s system tray section. Click on the small arrow in system tray section (to show hidden icons) and then click Ditto app’s icon to open it.
Ditto will automatically save any item you copy and you can view them by opening the app from system tray. Simply double-click on the item that you want to retrieve and the item will be pasted in the cursor’s position.
Click the three horizontal dots icon showing on the bottom-right corner to view additional menu items. From here, you can delete the clip data, delete non-used clips, create backup database, restore database, import clips, etc.
Click the “Options…” menu item for further customizing the app’s functions. This will open a dialog box with lot of tabs containing various settings as shown below.
You have options to configure the maximum number of clipboard entries, set expiry duration for pasted entries, change language, change theme (light/dark), set font style, etc.
1Clipboard is another free and simple clipboard manager app for Windows 11. However, you need to sign in with Google account for synchronizing the clipboard items across multiple devices. This makes accessing your clipboard super easy from anywhere or from any device.
Go to 1clipboard.io website to download Windows version it on your system. Open the app and select sign in with your Google account option if you want to synchronize clipboard item across multiple devices. Otherwise, select “No, thanks. I will use it on this computer” option and click “Next” button.
1Clipboard app will also add an icon in system tray section similar to Ditto app. Open the app from system tray and you can find all your previously copied items in the clipboard. Double-click on any item from the list to paste it wherever you want. You can use the menu items in the left section to view history, favorite clipboard items and search.
Click on the “View more” (three dots) option in left sidebar. Use the toggle to turn on/off the “Sync Clipboard History” here. Or go to “Preferences” to check available customization options.
The “Preferences” dialog box has three sections. Under the “General” tab, you can select the language of your clipboard, setup keyboard shortcuts and enable notifications.
Go to “Account” tab to turn on the sync and login with your Google account.
Finally, under the “History” tab, you can get information about number of items stored and a “Clear” button to delete all stored items.
CopyQ is a free and user-friendly clipboard manager app available for Windows 11. This app comes with some advanced features including editing tools and customized tabs. Using this app, you can save text, images, HTML, and other file formats easily in the clipboard.
Download CopyQ from Sourceforge and install it on your system. Open the app from taskbar system tray and you will see various editing tools at the right sidebar and menu items at the top. Double-click on the saved item to paste it where it is required.
Go to “File” menu to find Import, Export, Preferences, and some other system options. Click on the “Preferences” menu to go to customization section.
Under “Edit” menu, you can find options to sort the selected items alphabetically and reverse select the items.
From “Item” menu, you can pin important clips, add tags, delete or edit item and change item’s position.
Finally, go to “Tabs” menu where you can find tab management options for creating, renaming and removing tabs.
4. Clipboard Magic
Clipboard Magic is the fourth clipboard manager app in our list. This is a free that offers only basic features. This app only copies and saves text and does not support other items like images.
Go to the CyberMatrix website and download the Clipboard Magic app, install and run its setup. After that, open the Clipboard Magic app and you will get a list of menu items at the top. The app will show all copied items there so that you can retrieve them easily.
Click on the “File” menu where you can find various options for managing clip lists and changing language.
From the “Edit” option, you can insert or delete the clips, remove duplicates, find, copy, and move clips.
Go to “View > Options” to open additional app customizations dialog box. Here, you can setup the number of rows to show in the clipboard, font family, etc.
This is the final app in our list if you are looking for fast and powerful clipboard manager app. It allows you to store, edit and organize copied text, images, and other files into different folders.
Go to the official website of ClipClip and download the app for free. After installing, open ClipClip and you will see all the copied items are listed along with their type and date/time.
Double-click on any of the items to view and edit them in a separate tab.
You can enable “Always on top” under “Window” menu and clear, save and force update clips under “Edit” menu.
Under “View” menu, you can adjust text size, change view mode and change date/time formats.
So, these are the top 5 clipboard manager apps for Windows 11 for you to select from. All of them are free to use with a simple interface that makes copying/pasting more convenient. You can check the features and install the app that you like and suits your need.