I've used Clipboard H+S off and an for years now, and have always been impressed by it. The main reason I keep straying away from it is because I really need something that can let me easily access my clips whether at home or at work. i.e. Is Dropbox-friendly. If it was portable, I could (?) "install" it in my Dropbox folder, then it wouldn't know which computer I was on. I would just need to make sure I didn't have both computer running at the same time. I've been doing this successfully with the portable version of ClipMate. Unfortunately, ClipMate seems like it might be abandonware now. Plus I want to use CHS simply because I have a vested interest in DonationCoder. (And CHS has a better quickpaste menu.)
The new Ethervane Echo seems to handle the dropbox issue pretty well. I like CHS better though, because it handles pics (and for a couple other reasons; Though Echo is awesome in it's own right).
I'm surprised that searching the CHS board for "dropbox" yields zero results. Surly I'm not the first person to think of this.
Extra notes: I know I can export when shutting down, then import when I start the other computer, but I don't really consider this a viable option (I"m just too darn lazy!) Also, having a list of friends on a network and network passwords, etc etc like Ditto is overkill IMHO. It would be okay if it could monitor for any changes in the database, but mostly I just need the portable bit.
Thoughts? Comments? Thanks.
I've been trying to figure out a good solution for this sort of thing as well. I haven't found anything yet. There are a lot of complicating factors.
Ideally, when you update a file (say the CHS data file) and you are using it in portable mode away from your home computer, how can the update be made seamlessly? The problem is you also have CHS running at home, so when you update the portable file, how does everything stay in sync. So, the easy way is to update the portable file (probably on USB stick or dropbox), but then how are those updates ADDED to the existing CHS file at home? perhaps you use to files, an away file and a home file...but ideally, you want one file with everything in it. This is true for a lot of portable programs I use.
I've tried doing a variety of things...dropbox, super flexible file synchronizer with ftp to monitor in real-time changes in files and send them via ftp to update at home...but none of the solutions are seamless. The most difficult part is updating remote files in realtime.
If I'm in a remote location and use a portable file called mydata.chs, how can the mydata.chs file that's at home get updated also? And will the program recognize the update, or will I have to shutdown/restart the program to see the changes. And is it dangerous to make changes like that to a program that already has the file open?
If anyone can find a good answer to this problem, it would be an amazing thing. And if you can do it without cloud services like dropbox, now we're really talking.