ArsClip v5.20

billon on 17 Jan 2017
  • 5MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by plastique

ArsClip remembers the most recent clipboard entries and allows you to quickly paste one or multiple items into a program by pressing a hotkey (by default ctrl+shift+z). You can configure it to monitor both text and other data types, and lets you create permanent items that are always visible. There are also multiple ways for entering items into a program, including a "form mode" for pasting to multiple fields in one step (e.g. name, date, address, etc.).

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source (source usable for non-profit only)
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ArsClip.exe.

Optionally, delete setup.exe and
Similar/alternative apps: Ditto
What's new? New:
  • Popup:
    • Added Title Bar;
    • Moved Filter icon to Title Bar;
    • System and Show More menus moved to Title bar;
    • Added "Pin to Desktop" mode to Title Bar;
    • Alt key now also toggles Title Bar shortcut keys;
    • Optimized speed showing Permanent Clips.
  • Popup > Filter:
    • Speed drastically improved;
    • Results for removed clips now grouped into Clip Sets.
  • Clip Menu:
    • Add "Show More" to menu item;
    • Reworked default settings.
  • JavaScript:
    • Improved performance for error reporting and execution.
  • Edit Clip Window:
    • Reworked how macros and scripts are tested.
  • Configure Window:
    • Tab key now defaults to show shortcut keys for the Title Bar;
    • Added ReturnPopupFocusWhenPinned hidden settings;
    • Added configuration option for the Title color.
  • Clipboard Monitoring:
    • Changed condition where a picture and text is detected to copy both.
  • Popup:
    • Prevent popup from displaying under Taskbar;
    • Search and Paste menu moved to Pasting Tools menu;
    • Various visual improvements;
    • Changed default font to system default for Vista and above;
    • Minor color issues;
    • Issue using Mimic Typing when displayed using the the Clipboard Bar;
    • Improved scaled picture displaying;
    • Visual shortcut key issue when a very large number of menu items visible.
  • Popup > Form Mode:
    • Sometimes activated Clipboard Only mode when Shared Permanent Groups used;
    • Shortcut key issue after activating;
    • Esc key not working;
    • Focus issue when only keystrokes are used to paste.
  • Popup > Filter:
    • Icon not disabled for Explorer Compatibility mode;
    • May cause an error when Clip Sets disabled;
    • Added visual cue when no Removed Clips found.
  • Clip Menu:
    • Issue when clicked and shortcut keys are not shown.
  • JavaScript:
    • Race condition could cause a freeze when executing;
    • "saveToPopupClips" function was appending a quote to the end of the string.
  • Edit Clip Window:
    • Improved JavaScript error highlighting;
    • Word wrap disabled for JavaScript clips.
  • Edit Clips/Macros Window:
    • Added JavaScript category under Help/About.
  • Permanent Clips:
    • Workaround for ALT+"X" style global hotkeys not pasting;
    • Clipboardsplit command issue;
    • Redundant delays removed when executing a keystrokes/commands macro.
  • Configure Window:
    • Color Scheme examples not updating preview window;
    • Reworked the Keystrokes/Click section;
    • Per-Program Options list not always showing icon for non-default settings.
  • Clipboard Monitoring:
    • Reworked the clipboard copy routine.
  • System Tray:
    • Issue on slower systems using tray icon before program is fully loaded.
  • Misc:
    • Adjustments to pasting routine;
    • Database missing index performance issue.

10 comments on ArsClip  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Peter 2006-08-13 09:45

Excelent piece, it's delphi. which I like very much.

kiwichick 2007-07-12 16:53

I had been using another clipboard application but got sick of it because it wouldn't retain my permanent items and I would have to re-enter them every time I started the program. ArsClip seemed the perfect solution. It has all the features of the other application plus even better ones - especially the Accelerator Keys function. Unfortunately, I have a major problem with it.

It doesn't insert text in file/folder names - it replaces the entire file/folder name. And in the case of filenames, it replaces the file extension as well. (No I do not have the filename highlighted - it makes no difference either way.)

For example: I edit a lot of image files. During the various editing stages I will rename the files by appending different words (BlueDucks.jpg becomes BlueDucks_resized.jpg, then may become BlueDucks_resized_edit.jpg). If I use ArsClip to paste _resized it doesn't append - it replaces the entire filename with _resized.

Seeing as this is the main reason I need a clipboard application, it makes ArsClip virtually hopeless to me. Unfortunately this didn't happen with the program I was previously using so I may have to go back to using it. I really, really, really hope this may be addressed in the future because everything else about ArsClip is great!!!

Also, I get a "Failed to set hotkey" error every time the program starts even though the hotkey has been set and works. Not a biggie though as it doesn't impare performance.

doka 2007-10-09 12:37

Excelent! I am a USER - for me is important HOW TO USE!!!
This programm is EASY TO USE!!!

Pikadude No. 1 2007-12-16 19:00

It kept accusing itself of breaking the clipboard chain, whatever that meant. Weird program.

AncientImages 2009-01-30 01:38

3.1.2 has a bug which can stop you from copy/pasting files in explorer. The next public beta has a fix, but for now I'm back to ClipX + PureText for my clipboard managing/text format stripping needs.

webfork 2009-10-31 23:04

Great program -- took a little getting used to but the ctrl+shift+z has saved me a lot of time and energy with lengthy copy-and-paste proceedures. One small negative: I couldn't get the "Form Mode" tool to work. Its supposed to simulate a "tab" click after every paste so you can quickly enter in form information (name, address, date, etc).

Crid 2012-02-07 16:02

I've used this heavily every day for several years. It's golden. Like most good software, there's a learning curve, but the flexibility and precision of this program rewards your effort.


hamasaki 2013-04-24 07:33

Agree with Crid. Might have had some issues initially, but I use it regularly each day without issues. Its such a timesaver. And having the shortcut to pop up the menu is superb. Not seen any other clipboard utlities come close to this one.


hamasaki 2013-07-29 12:41

I think Arsclip makes all other clipboard utilities redundant, its that good. Could have a better name though.


xor 2017-03-23 20:29

Testing, testing, testing... ArsClip is just so convenient, productive, agile, intuitive, effective... This long-rightClick way to show the PopUp is just so Killer, wow! This App rocks of course.


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