How to translate and write faster: a clipboard manager

What is a clipboard manager?

As you probably know there is this very useful feature in Windows: the clipboard. You can select some text, press Ctrl+C to copy your text into the clipboard, and then press Ctrl+V to paste such text somewhere else. And that is very useful.

The only problem is that this feature is in its basic form very limited – you can only store one 1 textstring at a time.

A practical problem

Now, imagine this situation: you are translating or writing a text with lots of repeating strings – these can be corporate or personal names, titles, spare parts designations… just about any type of text you can think of. And you have 5 of suche textstrings coming up in your text frequently.

Well, you cannot do much with the classic Windows clipboard – as soon as you store a string into your clipboard, the previsous string is deleted. You can only have 1 textstring stored at a time.

The advantage of a clipboard manager

And that’s precisely when the clipboard manager comes in. With a clipboard manager, you can store multiple textstrings into memory. It’s 10 textstrings in Bohemicus, but the number can be different for various clipboard managers.

I have tried some clipboard managers before. Some of them did not work at all (probably outdated, system incompatibility) or they were clumsy to use or colided with other programs. So I decided to write my own. These were my requirements: it needs to be fast, easy to use (just simple hotkeys) and reliable.

The Bohemicus clipboard manager solution

And this is why the Bohemicus clipboard feature came into existence: you can store up to 10 textstrings into memory by simply pressing a hotkey:

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1,2,3…9,0

to store them into individual memory banks (they also get stored onto your disk so that you don’t have to insert them every time you reboot your computer).

And then, if you want to insert them from memory into your text, you just press

Ctrl+1,2,3…9,0

depending on which memory bank you stored your textstring into.

Hintboxes to tell you where you stored your strings

On top of that, with every press of the Ctrl key, small hintboxes appear at the bottom of the screen informing you which textstrings are stored in which memory banks.

A little example

Say, you have this personal name often coming up in your text: John Smith.

You can now select is with your mouse or with Shift+(Ctrl)+left/right arrow. Next, press e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1 to store this name into memory bank No. 1.

If you press the Ctrl key now, you can see that John Smith is stored in memory bank No. 1. You can then press Ctrl+1 to insert “John Smith” at any other place in your text. Easy and convenient!

Save time and increase productivity

This feature is unbelievably useful – it saves lots of time and effort. And the best thing is that I can actually translate faster, make more money in less time. And who would’t want that?

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