URL Monitor is a free portable program for the Windows operating system that records URLs that you copy to the Windows Clipboard automatically.
The main idea behind the program is to make it easier to record and process URLs that you have copied while you were working on the computer, and to process the collection of web addresses once you are done.
The program works right after you start it on your computer. Since it is portable, you can run it from any location including USB Flash drives or even optical discs.
All web addresses that you copy -- regardless of program that you use to do so -- are saved by URL Monitor near instantly in its interface.
There you find them all listed and can process them according to your needs at the end of the work session or day.
One limitation that URL Monitor has is that the monitoring components picks up only the first address if you copy a list of URLS to the Clipboard.
It cannot be used therefore to record a batch of URLs in one quick move.
The program interface holds several options to handle URLs. A double-click opens any of the sites listed by the program in the default web browser.
The list can be saved as a HTML or TXT file, or as a .list file which the program uses internally to load and save lists of URLs.
The export options are quite useful, as you may use them for safekeeping, but also to access all saved site links using an HTML file that you can put anywhere (even on file hosts like Dropbox).
Check boxes are provided to mark multiple items to either have them deleted from the list or verified with one click of the button.
The settings hold no surprises for the most part. Use them to change the program's theme, disable the clipboard monitoring, or change the double-click behavior.
Probably most interesting are the validation options provided here. The program validates urls before it adds them to the program and you may extend the validation to other actions such as saving URL lists.
URL Monitor is a specialized Clipboard program for Windows that some users may find useful to work with at times. I'd like to see an option to pick up lists of URLs copied to the Clipboard as it would improve the program for some uses significantly, as would additional information such as date and time the URL was added.
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