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Remembr is a basic Windows clipboard manager

Remembr is a free Windows clipboard manager that is currently being developed by the creator of CCEnhancer, JavaRa and System Ninja.

I use the clipboard a lot throughout the day. Copy urls to link to them in articles that I write, copy passwords and login data from the local password manager KeePass, or copy text between sites and documents.

While I don't mind the one slot limitation of the Windows clipboard that much, it is certainly comfortable if past entries are not overwritten automatically anymore once you copy new content to the clipboard.

That's what Remembr offers. Every bit that you copy to the clipboard is recorded by it so that you can access it at any point in the future without having to run a new copy action again.

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Data that you copy on Windows is picked up by the program automatically and made available in its interface.

There you can browse the data, save it directly to an appropriate file type such as txt or jpg, or edit the contents of textual entries before you copy them again to the clipboard for pasting into applications.

A search is provided to search all saved clipboard data stored by the program but that is about it in terms of functionality.

If you compare that to advanced clipboard managers such as Clipboard Help+Spell or Clipjump, you will notice the lack of certain features. This starts with basic features, for instance a selection menu that these programs display when you hit the Ctrl-v shortcut to paste data into applications but goes beyond that.

There is for instance no option to clear the history automatically, limit the number of entries or create persistent entries that remain even when the temporary storage is deleted.

It may be unfair to compare Remembr, a program in its early stage of development, with well aged programs that had years to grow but you cannot just ignore the fact that features are missing from Remembr currently.

That does not mean that it is not a solid program in its own right but at the end of the day, there is lots of room for improvement.

Closing Words

Remembr works well and if all you need is extended clipboard storage, then you may find the tool useful for that.

There are better solutions available right now though and there is little incentive to switch to Remembr right now because of that.

Still, this may be a program to keep on the radar as it may grow to become a full fledged solution one day.

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    Comments

    1. Jojo said on April 14, 2015 at 9:14 am
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      I’ve been using a commercial clipboard program for many years called Clipmate. I use it like a dB and have about 80MB of clips in many folders. I save complete articles that I copy from websites. One nice feature is the ability to right-click on a clip and return to the original source or to grab the original URL and paste it into the saved clip. It uses the usual Ctrl-C/V commands and has an easy to work with UI.

      The problem is that the author has effectively abandoned the program, but never made any official announcement. He shut down the long-running and active forums about a year ago (because so many were harassing him about no updates?) and hasn’t updated the core program in years. I believe that he will still take your money though. For a while, I was having a bunch of crashes with the program but they seem to have stopped now. However, there are some other problems that are not going to get resolved. The program seems to work on Win 8.1 but I am not yet stressing it on that machine.

      Clipboard Help & Spell from Donation Coder seems to have SOME functionality that is similar to Clipmate but the UI is overly complex and difficult to work with (which seems to be a common problem with Mouser’s programs).

      I’d like to see someone start with Clipmate as a copy model and then see what made sense in terms of extensions. I’d be willing to pay for a supported program and I bet there are a lot of other Clipmate users who would do similar.

    2. Patrick van Elk said on April 14, 2015 at 9:42 am
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      I’m using the (also commercial) ClipboardFusion (from the makers of DisplayFusion), which does have persistent storing of clipboard data, remove the formatting of data you copy to the clipboard, clipboard syncing to your mobile device, macros, etc. It’s 9 dollars now, but I bought it during a sale for only a couple of bucks. That was the main reason I bought it :) but I’ve come to like it.

      Oh, I now see ClipboardFusion has been featured on this site in 2008… https://www.ghacks.net/2008/02/26/clipboard-fusion/

    3. nuance said on April 14, 2015 at 9:46 am
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      maybe clipjump is currently the best clipboard tool.

    4. RossN said on April 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm
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      I’m using Ditto. Has plenty of features, but I miss the preview of images that programs like Yankee Clipper has.

      1. Seban said on April 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm
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        Ditto can preview images, too. (Or do you mean a Yankee Clipper type style of preview? I don’t know that program.)

        To show a preview in the Ditto list: Options -> Quick Paste -> Show thumbnails
        To show an additional bigger preview: Use F3 situational or set right click-menu -> Quick Options -> Always show description

        1. RossN said on April 17, 2015 at 7:44 am
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          Thanks, will check those options when I get home.

    5. Shawn said on April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm
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      Is there a clipboard tool that can then be assigned shortcuts to what has been clipped?

    6. chesscanoe said on April 14, 2015 at 4:19 pm
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      I use the free OneNote from Microsoft to paste and store text or images. Win7x64 Home. May not be the best solution, but works for me.
      http://www.onenote.com/download

    7. PhoneyVirus said on April 15, 2015 at 3:53 am
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      Ditto have been using it for years, the support ant there like it use to be, but works just fine on Windows 7 64-bit and love the Customizable themes that’s available for it, plus did I mention it’s Portable!

      Ditto

      Thanks for the Tutorial Martin

      1. Seban said on April 15, 2015 at 1:28 pm
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        Works great in 8.1 x64, too.

      2. nero said on April 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm
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        Periodically I see posts here related to the latest and greatest clipboard managers. My personal experience is that I keep coming back to Ditto.

        Others might be prettier and have a more refined interface but Ditto continues to be my favorite in terms of ease of use and speed.

    8. Shane Gowland said on April 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm
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      Hi Martin, thanks for writing about Remembr!

      I just wanted to add that Remembr has no intention of competing with the “professional” clipboard management apps. We built it because all the other programs in this category had persistent entries, data syncing, automatic entry pruning, extended pasting UIs, asynchronous keyboard tracking and on and on and on. We just needed something simple and effective – so we built it.

      If you’re looking for advanced functionality, one of the programs mentioned in the above comments will suit you perfectly. If you just want something basic and simple enough for your grandmother; enjoy our free 800KB app :)

    9. Rick said on April 16, 2015 at 4:15 am
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      My go to for a clipboard manager is clipboard history at http://www.outertech.com/en/clipboard-manager

      Has all of the features of commercial apps and well .. it just works :)

      1. smaragdus said on April 20, 2015 at 8:34 pm
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        Clipboard History is fine but it doesn’t support Unicode.

    10. alx said on April 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm
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      ArsClip (freeware) – integrated vesion of other clipboard mngrs.
      http://www.joejoesoft.com/vcms/97/
      screenshoot : http://www.joejoesoft.com/ac_screenshot2.jpg

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