Clipdiary clipboard manager for Windows

Clipdiary is a full featured clipboard manager for Windows.

  • It can be installed it from here.

  • It does what any clipboard manager should: storing the previous clipboard entries as a list. You can pick any older clipboard entry and paste it back.

  • It adds on many keyboard shortcuts, which I don’t actually require. So, I delete all of them.

  • I like that if I minimize or close its window, it sticks around in the system tray. That is good default behavior for a clipboard manager.

  • It is a paid software, that you can try for 30 days. But, it is free for personal use if you register for a Personal License within 30 days. To do that go to Help → Activate Free.

Tried with: Clipdiary 5.1 and Windows 10


Clipman is a clipboard manager for XFCE. There is also a plugin for it that can be used to integrate it into the XFCE Panel.

To install Clipman and its panel plugin:

$ sudo apt install xfce4-clipman-plugin

I like to have Clipman plugin always around in my Panel. To do this, right-click on the Panel, choose Panel -> Add New Items and add Clipman.

Some of its settings that I configure:

  • Increase the number of copied items in history
  • Enable sync selections. This connects clipman to the default X11 clipboard. If not, only stuff you explicitly copy can be explicitly pasted. Middle-click to paste will not work as expected.
  • Choose to paste instantly on Shift + Insert. This means that when I click on an item in history list, it is directly pasted into my last focused application.

Tried with: Clipman 1.2.5-1 and Ubuntu 14.04

Diodon clipboard manager for Ubuntu

A clipboard manager stores a certain number of entries of text that was last copied to the clipboard. Diodon is one such clipboard manager for Ubuntu. When it is running, the list of clipboard items it is maintaining can be accessed from the Panel.

For Ubuntu 12.04, you will first need to add the PPA repository:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable

Install it using the package name diodon:

$ sudo apt-get install diodon

Once installed, it can be run from the Dash using the name Diodon.

Tried with: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS