May 7th, 2005
Yankee Clipper III (aka YC3) is a powerful and elegant clipboard manager tool. It stores everything you’ve placed on the clipboard and allows you to quickly access those snippets again. There are a bunch of clipboard managers around, but YC3 beats them all. It is completely unobtrusive (apart from the icon in the taskbar), easily accessible when needed and has a good search capability. The one thing I love about it is that, unless I want to perform a search, there is no need to open the YC3 main window at all. When you have to paste an item from the clipboard while doing your work in any application, invoke CTRL+ALT+V and select any of your previously clipped items. Simple + Effective = Powerful.
Another thing that amazes me about this app is that version 184.108.40.206 was around for 4 years, without any updates! It had all the features it needed, it was extremely stable (never ever crashed on me). It is just recently that the author started adding new features to it and, apart from the basic free version, released a commercial version too. The basic version still covers all of your day-to-day clipping needs.