Ditto v3.21.223.0

billon on 23 Dec 2017
  • 37MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 22 Dec 2017
  • Suggested by tmaibaum

Ditto is a feature-rich, customizable extension to the standard copy-paste mechanism. The program saves each copied item to a dynamic list, allowing access to anything copied or cut. You can save any type of information that can be put on the standard Windows clipboard and preview in before pasting.

Additionally, the program can communicate with other computers over a network to keep clipboards in sync.

Alternatively, Ditto Portable is also available in the PortableApps format.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL (donate)
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Ditto.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, CLCL, Clibor, Clipdiary
What's new? See:

22 comments on Ditto  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

PETRAS 2007-09-26 15:00

Ditto claims to write settings to Application folder however it also writes to the Registry...! Doesn't this fact disqualify the application as "Portable"?

Andrew Lee 2007-09-26 15:52

I have checked again, and Ditto does write settings to "Ditto.Settings" in the application folder. Did you download the "Portable" ZIP version or the installer?

PETRAS 2007-09-30 14:52

I believe I downloaded the correct "portable" version as follows: "Ditto_Portable_3_15_1_0.zip"
I did a "find" in regedit & noted many references to Ditto...!

Andrew Lee 2007-10-06 06:34

Could it be from a previous installation? Try deleting those reg entries and run the portable version again to check.

tpr 2007-10-26 13:07

Excellent application. The only thing that annoys me is when I click on the button on the left-top to roll-up ditto, it rolls down if I left the mouse on it.

I found also an empty dir in appdata but nothing in the registry (except some MRU entries and MUIcache)

mADmAx 2009-11-06 03:16

This app has absolutely terrible performance. It thrashes the disc constantly. I finally tracked it down with process explorer and had to remove it!

webfork 2011-03-07 18:48

The interface and setup took some getting used to but now I use it constantly. Very customizable, tons of controls, and even categories for frequently used clipboard items. Great program.


fixitman 2011-05-19 08:12

Remember the app itself was last updated in 2006. Windows Vista and 7 did not exist then, nor did IE8 or 9.
The portable installer is the only reason it can even exist on the newer OS. (And I had to mess with some security settings to do that.)
There seems to be a glitch when ditto interacts with the new Google, or with IE8 (I'm not sure which) as well. Copying from a Google page and then pasting into a Google toolbar or IE search bar (only in a newer IE than this was written for, problem does not occur in FireFox) creates a duplicate entry in ditto.
However, as this software is no longer being updated, it's unlikely a fix will be issued. If anyone has any ideas on why this is occurring and any possible fix, please reply here.
Thank you, Portable apps, for making it possible to use one of my FAVORITE programs on the newer OS, where this would not have been possible otherwise.


webfork 2011-05-31 20:25

fixitman: what security settings did you modify?


Fixitman 2011-10-03 05:32

I can't remember now, as this was on my wife's laptop some time ago, on Windows 7, which I don't really use. It might have just been some UAC thing, or something to do with allowing installation of unsigned software. Sorry.


Fixitman 2011-10-03 05:39

Looks like you've updated since that last post, webfork. Thanks!


esmudlir 2014-06-24 14:56

i use ditto to copy and paste with 1 key. key 1 for copy and key 2 for paste.


Fixitman 2015-08-05 16:52

OK< app itself WAS updated this year, and several times recently.
Website shows a brand new version 8/4/2015 ( 3.20.74 ) however I'm not updating on this machine, as the version I have works fine. If I get a newer version of Windows (unlikely) I would try the latest. I'm building a Linux machine, however, and Linux has several tools built-in that do pretty much the same thing.


webfork 2015-08-08 23:07

Great program that I use everyday. The interface takes a little getting used to but the program itself is irreplacable. I recommend using the 32-bit version even under 64-bit Windows due to issues in Microsoft Office 2010.


fullbug 2015-11-08 02:09

Its OK, but still prefer 'ClipX'....


smaragdus 2017-02-04 15:55

The "Themes" page (http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/ditto-cp/wiki/Current%20Themes) is gone. I do not know the themes can be changed.


webfork 2017-02-04 16:29

Wow, this is a really different program. I guess with the new UI update, he took the skins offline. I'll remove that from the entry. Good catch.


smaragdus 2017-02-04 17:02

I think that the themes page was removed long time ago but how one can switch from one theme to another is a mystery to me.


RainrooM 2017-02-04 20:31

themes are included in the package. A users can easely modify the themes with their own colors and save it. The theme can be selected inside in Ditto under Options.


smaragdus 2017-02-04 21:37

I sought in "Options" and in "Quick Options" but I could not find anything about themes. Where exactly in options?


RainrooM 2017-02-05 10:21

under Option - Quick paste. There you can change to another theme which comes with the program.
However to create your own looks/theme, you can go to the folder Ditto\Themes\ You'll find some xml files. Each of them is 1 theme. In there you can change the value and select which colars. You'll need to play a bit around till it looks they way you want it to be. Give it a new xml name and then in the Ditto program select this one as Theme as described above.


smaragdus 2017-02-05 17:32

Thank you again for the detailed information you provided! Somehow I failed to notice "Theme" menu in "Quick Paste".
Do you know whether the old themes packed with Ditto version are compatible with Ditto version


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