Clipdiary v5.1

billon on 24 Jul 2017

Clipdiary is a clipboard manager that records all data that is copied, making it easy to retrieve any piece of information previously on the Windows clipboard, even after system reboots. The customizable interface and hotkeys make it easy to reference a history of clipboard elements.

The program includes database encryption, application blocklist (both to avoid conflicts with games and security programs) and much more.

System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
Path portability: Requires manual entry of relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Free for personal use (see detailed list of conditions)
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Launch clipdiary-portable.exe
  3. Go through the setup wizard
  4. From the Help menu item, select Activate Free and follow the instructions

Optionally, disable update checking by going into File - Options - General, and unchecking the box next to Check for updates
Similar/alternative apps: Clibor, ArsClip, CLCL, Ditto
What's new? Added:
  • New type in the Snippets - Clip. Now you can use rich text, HTML, images, files as the snippet.
  • New mode - Latest clips at the top (reverse order). See Options - Advanced.
  • Information about original URL for HTML clips. You can see it in the tooltip or open the original web page using the context menu for the clip.
  • Shortcut CTRL+SHIFT+S for "Save to file..." command.
  • Better HIDPI support.
  • Get rid of showing clips page by page. Now simple three modes - View -> Number of clips -> Less\More\All (CTRL+F1). You can customize this in Options - Advanced.
  • New option: an In-Memory database for the clipboard history (all data stored only in memory without using database file on the disk).
  • Clip text is now displayed at the top of the tooltip, always in a fixed position. You can return the old mode in the options.
  • A lot of small bugs.

9 comments on Clipdiary  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Midas 2016-06-18 17:44

ClipDiary has been my favorite clipboard manager for over ten years now. It's hard to beat for reliability, straightforwardness, and ease of use.


Napiophelios 2016-06-18 20:04

shouldn't the web links in the database entry be pointing to the freeware version (v1.0)

It currently directs users to the 30 day evaluation version.


Napiophelios 2016-06-18 20:20

oh share on facebook and get a free license.

that's enough for me to not to want to use it.


Midas 2016-06-18 21:42

You're absolutely right, Napiophelios. It's corrected now. I got mixed up by the recent suffling of versions -- the commercial ClipDiary is also free for personal use, it seems...


Napiophelios 2016-06-18 22:09

yeah the evaluation version's step.1 of free registration is for you to share on social media sites, but you can skip that part of registration and it will still register your evaluation copy for personal use.

The only thing I really dont like is the exit confirmation...same for Flashnote...its just annoying.

other than that its pretty nice.


smaragdus 2016-06-19 10:01 - Free Registration
The registration does not require e-mail- one just needs to click "Get personal key" button and copy the generated license key, easy and simple.

I think that you should have included a line about the free registration (Free license for personal use) in the description. I also think that you should revert to ClipDiary 3.9 since it is free for personal use without any limitations and is it still developed while the so-called Clipdiary Free is discontinued.

This has already been discussed in the forum:


Midas 2016-06-19 11:12

@smaragdus: for the time being, and in view of the rapid shifting of versions and licenses, I think the best bet is with no strings attached ClipDiary Free. Having said that, I have no objection if anyone (including you) makes the change you requested. I have a Personal and a GAotD key, both free, so the commercial version is my preferred ATM...


smaragdus 2016-09-17 14:56

The last version of Clipdiary which works with Windows XP is 3.9 and it (both the installer and the archive) can be downloaded at the download section of Clipdiary web-site:


Ennovy 2017-02-17 15:20

New download for version 5 has been released on febr 17
Version number remains 5.0


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