I really wanted to like Clipmate but something in the many modes of operation keeps confusing me.
I found it too complex. It offers too much, which makes it hard to get to grips with.
Clipcache - has a "power paste" like feature and I though CHS too
I don't use ClipCache much because it seems to crash so often. The last freeware version, 1.41, did very well on Win95, 98, and (I think) 2K, but started to crash readily on XP, particularly if I ran Outlook or an application that had to be accessed by Citrix. To my disappointment, so did the registered v.3 series.
CHS and ArsClip both have at least limited (tab only, I think) "power paste" features.
I have noticed though, that whether with CHS or clipcache - I don't seem to use the features much. Perhaps I should do a concerted effort
I don't either, though it might be a different story if I had to transfer data between two different databases or something like that.
I think it's because its basic functions are outstandingly smooth and easy that I like ArsClip so much, and use it as my duty clipboard enhancer. It offers more features if you want them, and they're easy enough to get at, but aren't in your face. Indeed, nearly everything is controlled from the popup. You don't see ArsClip's equivalent of ClipMate's or CHS's main window unless you go looking for it.
CHS is smooth too, but always seems a "heavier" program to me. It has more features, but then again ArsClip has some features that CHS doesn't. They're both worth having.