Multi Clipboard tools/software and advantages over Windows Clipboard and Clipboard Viewer.
One of the most used feature of windows is Clipboard.Copy/Cut and Paste operations is done using the common Clipboard.Because all applications have access to the clipboard, data can be easily transferred between applications or within an application. The clipboard can be used for short-term data storage and/or data transfer between documents or applications, via copy and paste operations.

Windows Clipboard and Clipboard Viewer

All applications for Windows share the system Clipboard. Ctrl+c and Ctrl+x key combination is to copy data onto the clipboard and Ctrl+v to paste data from the clipboard.
The contents of the clipboard can be viewed at any time by using the Clipboard Viewer.Open Run command and type clipbrd (clipbrd.exe) and press OK. This wil show the current content of clipboard.

Windows Clipboard shortfalls:

  1. Only one item stored at a time
  2. Each new copy replaces the last
  3. Clips are not remembered between sessions

So if you want to have a utility which offers more features like adding multiple contents to clipboard ,view them and use them as and when required you need to go for Multi Clipboard software.Let us see few of the multi clipboard utilities which are available for free.

Free Multi Clipboard software/tools.

101 Clips Multi Clipboard

With 101 Clips Multi Clipboard you can copy multiple times.One good feature of  101 Clips Multi Clipboard is that it shows you a preview of each clip before you paste it. It can handles all forms of clips including multi graphic Word clips and the graphics can be pasted directly into the body of Outlook Express email.
See the screen-shot below.When minimized the tool can be selected from system tray.multi windows clipboard viewer preview

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Day Clipboard Utility

Day Clipboard automatically captures every text or image copied (CTRL+C) and saves them in TXT and BMP files. This tool is Portable and no installation required for this. It automatically captures every text or image copied (CTRL+C) and saves them in TXT (the text) and BMP (the images) files.
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ClipMagic

ClipMagic is another multi clipboard tool.ClipMagic is free for non-commercial use only.Using ClipMagic you can store Images, text or URL’s simply by copying them using CTRL-C or the copy options on the menu or right mouse click.You can define Rules & Filters to automatically move clips to the categories you have created.
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