Wlipper: A Simple Clipboard Manager That Preserves Text Formatting Share
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Keeping all the most frequently used text snippets in the Windows clipboard is extremely useful, especially when you’re writing an email, draft, report or essay etc. Unfortunately, the Windows 7 clipboard can hold only one item at a time, but luckily, there are many applications available out there that allow users to extend the functionality of the native clipboard manager. Inspired from GNOME’s Glipper, Wlipper is a miniscule, open-source clipboard manager for Windows that keeps a history of all the text items that you copy or send to the Windows clipboard. This tiny utility sits in your system tray, and saves the text you copy to the Windows clipboard in its history database. It also preserves text formatting while saving text from the source. This feature may come helpful in situations where you’re merging two rich-text documents. Read past the jump for more.

Upon launch, the application automatically minimizes to the system tray. Right-clicking its icon opens up a context menu, which holds the complete history of your clipboard, albeit the program is designed to keep history of text items only. Whenever you copy any text, the application will automatically retrieve it and show it in this context menu. Sadly, the application doesn’t support global hotkeys, which would’ve made it easy to paste the text items in the required application window. Clicking Clear history wipes out all the history database. Other than that you can select Preferences, Retrieve clipboard, Check for update and Help or simply exit the application by clicking Quit.


The Preferences window enables you to specify custom History limit values such as Number of entries, Entry display length and Tooltip display length. Moreover, you can disable Preserve text formatting from the Behavior section.

Preferences - Wlipper

Wlipper works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Testing was carried out on Windows 7, 64-bit OS edition.

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If you liked this tool, click here to check out previously featured Quick Paste.

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