For me, the most invaluable aspect of my computer is the copy/paste function. I mean, the interwebs are amazing and everything, but seriously, if we didn’t have copy/paste, I’d still be working on my middle school homework. The past couple of months, I was thinking about how awesome it would be to have a copy/paste history, so I could go back and paste something that I copied before. A more robust clipboard history. This was such a novel idea to me, I could only imagine the precious milliseconds of my life that would be saved!
I started doing research, and I found a couple of programs that keep your clipboard history, and have hot keys for easy access. My work is PC based, so I downloaded Clipboard History for work. I love it. I don’t know what I ever did without it! I just hold down the Caps Lock Key, and I see my past copies! So simple, but it has made such a difference in my productivity. You don’t even have to use your mouse, which I love. Just hold down the Caps Lock key, and type in the number associated with the previous copy you want to paste in. Don’t like Caps Lock for your hot keys, you can change it to something else in the settings!
For my Mac at home, I downloaded CopyClip. For some reason, the hot keys in this program don’t work for me, so to see my clipboard history, I have to click the paperclip in the menu bar at the top of my screen, choose what I want to copy, and paste it into the document. This is not as fast as the PC program Clipboard History I have at work, but it gets the job done.