CopyQ is an Open Source clipboard manager with searchable and editable history plus support for image formats, command-line control, and more.
During installation, you have the option to choose included plugins. They include text with highlighting, images, notes, encryption, and more. While they don't take up a lot of space, you can simplify usage by not installing the ones you won't use. You might want to install them all because we couldn't find a way to add or remove plugins once installed.
CopyQ will reside in your tray, so you won't even know it's there; until you need it. It copied everything we threw at it on the clipboard, including text, links, and images. Easy-to-use buttons are found on the far right. These let you quickly access information on any highlighted clipboard item, including content, preview, delete, edit, and many more actions. If you click on edit for any clipboard item, you get a whole new set of tools, including fonts, save, foreground, strike-through style, erase, and more.
We found some quirks if you will, but nothing major. It's more about getting used to the interface, depending on your needs. Overall, there's a lot here to do with the clipboard, so we're OK with that. One example is going back after you open an item. A close icon would be handy, and repeatedly we couldn't find our way back. File, Exit, and No got us back. Deleting an item opens a new, empty window. Weird, but certainly not a deal-breaker.
The standard clipboard only keeps the last item you copied. CopyQ, on the other hand, monitors and stores it all, giving you clipboard access beyond anything you will ever need.
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