- New relational database
offers flexible searching, enormous capacity, and reliability.
- Configurable trashcan can retrieve deleted
clips for days or even weeks later.
- Search on title, content, type, source,
date, etc., with our new SQL-based search
- Multi-User capability with live network
updates enables sharing of workgroup data.
- Screen capture
by region - select an area with your mouse!
- QuickPaste Format Strings enable
customization of pasted data - include tabs, date/time, URL,
- Powerful (but legal) ARC4
encryption keeps your sensitive data safe from prying eyes.
- Automatically detects and reconnects broken
- New printing engine
offers flexibility and reliable printing.
- PowerPaste Shield prevents other
clipboard-aware programs from hijacking PowerPaste.
- Automatic database repair and built-in
database backup help to keep your data safe during the worst of
|Having access to thousands
of previous clips is only a great thing if you can find the
data that you're looking for, more easily than typing it
again. Here is where QuickPick and Shortcuts come in.
With QuickPick, you can "filter" the titles in the
current collection by merely typing the ? key, followed by
some text (not case sensitive) that you expect to find in
the title of a clip. As you enter each keystroke, the
list is updated to show your "hits" up at
the top. Keep typing to narrow down the search.
Shortcuts are even more powerful.
Similar to QuickPick, and shown to the right, the Shortcut
function searches "shortcuts" that you assign to
important clips (such as your Visa card info). Here I
am pulling my visa details up, by typing ".cc.v"
(V for Visa, because I've also got M for Mastercard, and D
for Discover, etc..). This data does not even reside
in the "inbox" collection that I happened to be
working in - Shortcuts work across collections, and even
databases (if you use multiple databases).
It is fully integrated with QuickPaste,
so in the example shown, you'd simply pick the item that you
wanted (CC Number), press ENTER, and the data would be sent
to NetCaptor (our favorite web browser). Invoke
QuickPaste again, to paste the name, date, etc.. The
selection remains "live" until you cancel it with
the ESCape key.
Watch a Viewlet for QuickPick
Watch a Viewlet for Shortcuts
Offers Many Enhancements
Without going into boring details about our
extremely fast and flexible database, let's outline the benefits to
- Clips are saved to the database immediately
when captured or edited. No more "auto-save" or
"save all clips to disk" woes.
- Appreciable memory savings when you have
large numbers of clips.
- More efficient use of hard disk space.
We use about a dozen files now, instead of hundreds or thousands
of little files. Cluster waste is eliminated, as are
"orphan" data files.
- Images are stored in the database as JPEG
objects, further reducifg space and speeding retrieval.
(Note: "best quality" mode is used for JPEG
- Searching is now very fast and much more
- ODBC support will be provided later this
year, allowing advanced users to access or interface with the
database directly. Our design will be made available to
- Deleted clips are held in
"trashcan" status for two weeks, allowing easy
- Configuration is easy - no drivers, ODBC
connections, DLLs, or connection strings.
- Will easily hold thousands of clips.*
* We routinely test with a 24,000 clip
|You can optionally encrypt
sensitive clips with 56-bit ARC4 encryption. This is
great for passwords, credit card numbers, etc., if your
computer isn't always physically secure.
You can encrypt clips with a
"blanket" encryption key, or you can do them all
individually. Do not forget your key! The
security is good enough that we cannot break it, and there
aren't any back doors.
|You can now
search on title, body text, the name of the creating
application, the source URL, data types, dates, encryption
status, deletion status, and more.
For example, you can search for all
Bitmaps created by PaintShop Pro within the past 30 days.
And you can SAVE that query, so that you can run it again
Thanks to our new database design, the
query runs quickly, and the result sets look just like a
regular collection. You can print, delete, QuickPaste,
etc., from the results. And if you view the results in
ClipMate Explorer, you'll see a new column showing the
collection that each clip is currently assigned to.
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|Although ClipMate 5 could
share collections over the network, you really couldn't
allow multiple users to update the data. Not any more.
Secondary databases can now alert you when new data has
arrived, and each user can contribute new clips in
real-time. Here, we see a notification that user
"Brenda" has updated data in a collection that
we're monitoring for network updates.
Here we see the notification that another
user has updated the collection called "Team
|In addition to the standard
windows screen capture keys (PrintScreen for the whole
screen, Alt+PrintScreen for the current window), we've added
two new screen capture options.
Area Screen Capture - this gives you a
"rubberband" mouse selection, so you can specify
an area of the screen to grab.
Object Screen Capture - Similar to the
above, but you simply click on any screen object, and that
object is captured as an image. For example, click in a
browser window and you'll get a picture of the contents of
the window - but not the toolbar, menu, titlebar, etc..
Click on the toolbar, and you'll get an image of the
toolbar. Some will find it a bit odd - others will
find it to be a lifesaver, as it can save a lot of clean-up
that you'd otherwise get with an area capture.
|There's nothing more
annoying than when some other mis-behaved application fouls
the clipboard up so that ClipMate stops receiving updates.
We have found a way to have ClipMate
detect this situation, and automatically re-connect itself
to the clipboard.
That isn't to say that we're backing
off of our stance that the other software publishers should
clean up their programs - they still should. But you won't
have to suffer, while you wait for them to fix their
Here is the status bar
after an automatic re-connect.
|The new printing engine
will more reliably print to your printer. Period.
Print Preview, access to standard windows print settings,
etc.. You can now include the timestamp and URL of the
clip. And the Print Options dialog now has a live
preview, right on the form.
features an updated user interface with many "xp-style"
buttons, and dockable windows. Here we see an editor
window that has been undocked from ClipMate Explorer, and
has been "tacked" onto a particular clip for
editing. When "tacked", this window will
continue to display the selected clip, even when the rest of
ClipMate is looking at some other clip. This makes it
possible to actually paste another clip into this one.
You can open up as many of these windows as you would like.
Either from the system tray menu, or you can just drag it
right out of ClipMate Explorer. Don't worry, another one
will take its place as soon as ClipMate Explorer finds that
you've "undocked" one of its children.
ClipMate Explorer is now actually just
a frame that contains a docked editor, a docked cliplist,
and a docked collection tree.
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