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Fast Text Clipboard

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Type of Program: Clipboard Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95
Company Name: AlShare
Version: 1.3
Price: $9 (major credit cards, order at website)
Installed size: 970K


Fast text Clipboard works very, very simply, as a cut-and-paste companion to your Windows clipboard. And it looks just like a clipboard too. This is not a clip-enhancer that auto-captures, but adds the current Windows clipboard text item when you click "Add from Clipboard." (If you're already using an auto-capture type clip enhancer, this app works alongside without conflict.) You may also type in text items to your Fast Text Clipboard listing. Contents are viewed in either alphabetical order or the order in which they were added. It handles text only, no images. The really nice feature of this program is the "drag window" which appears with a single click of the system tray icon. You can drag and drop Fast Text Clipboard text clips into your open document, and the little drag screen is small and unobtrusive. The main Fast Text Clipboard viewer, on the other hand is a fixed size, roughly one-quarter the size of a 13.9 -inch screen and stays on top, without option for auto-hide. Since the drag window affords easy retrieval, the main viewer is best brought up when you're adding and organizing your clip list.

The developers say Fast Text Clipboard has conflicts in pasting into Internet Explorer 4 pages, but I didn't have any problem. The product is fully functional for a 30-day evaluation, with nag screens.

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Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell

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