Ditto v3.19.24.0

Checker on 7 Jun 2014

Ditto is a feature-rich extension to the standard copy-paste mechanism, saving each item placed on the clipboard to a dynamic list, allowing you access to anything copied or cut. Ditto allows you to save any type of information that can be put on the standard Windows clipboard and preview in before pasting. The program includes many customizations and the interface can be modified via available themes.

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: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GPL (donate)
How to extract: Download the DittoPortable ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch Ditto.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ArsClip, ClipCube
What's new?
  • Elevate ditto privileges if pasting into a higher privileged application (before the paste would fail).
  • Added Delete clip data window (task bar icon - right click - delete clip data).
  • Sticky clips.
  • Show groups window on global paste of group clip.
  • Improved High DPI awarness.
  • Added option to always show scroll bars.
  • Option to move clips to the top if pasted from top 10 shortcut keys.
  • Changed tooltip description window to look like ditto window and allow moving.
  • Description window position can be locked to always show in the same position.
  • Added next and previous commands for showing description.
  • Fixed handle leak when closing ditto.
  • Show option to search for description, full text, quick paste.
  • Updated mfc and crt dlls.
  • Removed auto closing the main window after 24 hours of inactivity.
  • Added timing messages around paste to find slowness when pasting with large db.
  • Delete all clip data before compact and repair.
  • Simple search (not not or ands).
  • Create new sticky fields when creating a new database.
  • Added better scaling for close and collapse icons.
  • When opening a group through a global key save the current group so when we close the group we .
  • Revert back to the last opened group.
  • Ensure group window is visible when showing.

14 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!


webfork 2012-10-03 02:08

Had some problems with this program and 32-bit MS Office 2010 on Win7x64, causing a whole lot of crashing on PowerPoint and Word. Switched over to ArsClip (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=734) on that machine. Update: same problems with ArsClip... will keep looking.


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.


webfork 2014-09-27 00:24

I've been using the 32-bit version on 64-bit windows for a month now and it seems to work better, I think potentially because I'm using 32-bit Microsoft Office.


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