Hi RRider, thank you for taking the time to post.
Everyone has different desires from a clipboard tool and there are a lot of them out there -- so no reason you shouldn't keep searching until you find the perfect one for you.
Just a few quick comments:
First, the free version of CHS (like all of our apps) is not limited in any way -- there are no features disabled or restricted.
However, by default CHS is configured to "archive" clips after a certain number of days. By this I mean that CHS originally puts new clips into the "New" group, but then moves them after a few days from the New to Old group, and then eventually from Old to Trash, and then eventually deleting from Trash). The purpose here is to make it easier to locate more recent stuff. NOTE: You can search ALL clips by selected the top "ALL" node.
In addition, CHS by default only show RECENT clips (from the last day or so by default) on the quick paste popup menu.
You can change both of these things.
You can change how often clips are moved from the "New" to the "Old" group in the "Backup/Maintenance" tab. You can disable this feature completely if you like.
To change the default behavior that only shows recent clips on the quick paste pop-up menu, it's a bit trickier -- unnecessarily complex i would agree: On the menu window right click on the "Quick Paste" group, and choose "Edit this Group", then in the box next to SQL, you can DELETE the phrase "AND CreationDateTime > DateTimeMinusOneDay" or perhaps change it to "AND CreationDateTime > DateTimeMinusThirtyDays"