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Author Topic: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?  (Read 1187 times)

i_am_jim

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Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« on: June 14, 2016, 05:45:59 PM »
I've been using Clipmate for a very long time.  It's been pretty much trouble free, but a little over a week ago it quit working right.  I restored the latest backup but it didn't help.  I've now written email support three times.  But, I get no response at all.  His website's there and apparently people can still buy it.  Does he sell it and just not support it?

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 10:45:36 PM »
This won't help with your current problem or import any existing clips, but if you feel like looking for a replacement, give my Clipboard tool a try and let me know any features you might be missing:
http://www.donationc...pandspell/index.html

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2016, 04:24:19 AM »
Has been a problem for a long time - noted here.
Forums closed in 2013 (iirc); never a good sign.
I liked Clipmate and it was generally stable and worked. But developers do have real lives and do move on sometimes. I've not found companies or groups to be better than individuals, and think these situations are just things we have to deal with. And better to be grateful for what we have/had than resentful. I haven't really moved on from Clipmate and use a number of programs that haven't been updated in years - and paid for them knowing that too - but have been using clipboard managers much less as a technique, possibly because of multi platform use. Mouser's program is very good and Clip Cache is recommended by many too.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2016, 07:33:19 AM »
I guess my comment about that is, in my opinion he shouldn't still be marketing it if he no longer supports it.  I'm so dependent on it I'd be happy to buy it again to get support.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2016, 08:15:16 AM »
I guess my comment about that is, in my opinion he shouldn't still be marketing it if he no longer supports it.  I'm so dependent on it I'd be happy to buy it again to get support.

I moved to clipboardfusion a while ago because of this.  https://www.clipboardfusion.com/

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2016, 04:37:18 PM »
My duty clipboard manager is ArsClip, which is free, portable, and has a lot of power, much of it not very obvious.  I haven't tried Clipboard Manager by Outertech, but it looks good.  ClipCache is OK, but last time I checked, didn't have all the power of ClipMate.  But, the most bang for your buck, with good features, a good interface and good support, is mouser's own ClipboardHelpandSpell, which he mentions above.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2016, 08:30:34 PM »
I've been using Ditto for a number of years (Yankee Clipper before that) and it has worked great except for an occasional fugue state (once every couple months), but I restart it and go on. Seeing this thread got me to looking around at alternatives.

The killer feature I use all the time is sending a clip to another pc. A couple of other clip managers will do something like that but not as cleanly - Clipboard Fusion syncs clips to its web site (!) to get to another machine, Clipboard Manager uses your choice of web drive, ArsClip requires all the machines to run from the same shared folder. And many seem to have (arbitrary and small) limits on how many clips they allow.

I'm open to change, but I don't want to lose functionality or add restrictions.
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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 08:51:35 PM »
So. as this thread has become just another "name your favorite clipboard tool here" discussion, I'll just add one more vote for ArsClip. Minimalistic yet handy. Tried Ditto before but failed to like it.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 09:15:52 PM »
His website's there...

I especially like the Testimonials on every page of the website... every one a junk link for some UK pharma site. :o
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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2016, 08:55:56 AM »
This review of clipboard extenders rates ClipX best and CLCL next yet neither is mentioned by people here.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2016, 09:17:39 AM »
This review of clipboard extenders rates ClipX best and CLCL next yet neither is mentioned by people here.

Keep in mind that that review is from nearly seven years ago.  CLCL's last update was nearly a year ago (and it was around ten years since the one before that) and ClipX's last update was almost eight years ago.  It could be that fewer DonationCoder folks are using those particular programs because of this.  As for me, I'm an ArsClip user.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2016, 10:59:51 AM »
The reason that I use clipboard fusion instead of arsclip is the ability to share the clipboard realtime between all of my instances, and access it online.  I know that ArsClip has a Global Clipboard feature, but I haven't been able to find it detailed anywhere, and clipboard fusion was close enough to free ($5) and works.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2016, 03:26:17 PM »
This review of clipboard extenders rates ClipX best and CLCL next yet neither is mentioned by people here.

there is some good info from Abterix and others about CLCL in the forum if you want to get an idea of it (a simple search should find it)
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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2016, 04:39:33 PM »
I've used ClipMate for almost 20 years.  I love it.  When the developer went AWOL, I tried ClipCache.  I was impressed with how much better it was at handling graphics and unicode, but there were two features I missed so much that I went back to using ClipMate, and I have continued to use it happily.  The two features I use a lot and can't seem to live without are PowerPaste and the ClipBar.  PowerPaste lets me rapidly paste consecutive clips into a document, a form, a website, etc.  ClipCache has a similar feature, but I found it less reliable than ClipMate's.  As for the ClipBar, it sits on the bottom bar or task bar and shows me the most recent clip without my having to move or click on the mouse.  I simply glance at the ClipBar.  This way, I can always tell at a glance what will show up if I paste into something I'm writing. 

If I could find another program that offered these two features and a responsive developer, I might switch.  But for now, ClipMate meets my needs better than any other program I know.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2016, 05:24:11 PM »
I hope it keeps working for you.  It was working fine for me until one day something happened. 

Are you used Windows 10 yet?

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2016, 05:24:36 PM »
Re PowerPaste:  Check out the "stack" operations of our local Clipboard Help + Spell. 
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From the help file:
CHS now has a stack system that will let you easily copy multiple clips into a stack (queue), and then paste them back out individually (or as a block) in a First-In-First-Out (FIFO) order.
This can be very useful when you have to copy a series of items from one location to another.
How it works:
The CHS stack works by keeping track of a "stack marker" that you can assign at any time, either BEFORE you start copying a collection of new clips, or afterwards.
At any time you can "pop" the oldest item in the stack and advance the marker, or paste the entire contents of the stack in one operation.
New clips are automatically added to the stack -- you don't have to do anything special to add them -- the only thing you have to do is set the starting position of the stack marker.
To set (or clear) the starting stack marker position BEFORE you copy any clips, use the custom hotkey (see hotkey options) or bring up the quick paste or tray menu and choose to set the starting stack marker.
To set the starting stack marker position AFTER you have copied some clips, bring up the quick paste menu and hold shift while clicking on a specific clip, OR bring up the main clip grid and right click on an item to show the stack submenu, and then mark the clip as the start of the stack.
Then you can perform stack operations (pop or paste as block) using the hotkeys or the quick paste stack submenu.
In addition to pasting as a solid text block, you can paste items with simulated TAB keypresses between then, which is useful for form filling.

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Re: Where has Clipmate Support Gone?
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2016, 05:56:31 PM »
Thanks, kunkel321, for this info about a PowerPaste-like feature in CHS.  I'm happy to know about this, but I found from my experience with ClipCache that even the presence of such a feature wasn't enough.  I found I used the ClipBar a lot, even when I wasn't thinking about it.  That feature more than any other brought me back to ClipMate.