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As someone who works mostly in a browser, my motivation for seeking out this extension was simple. I wanted to avoid accidentally deleting ext with I Ctrl + X’d by accidentally copying something else before I had pasted what I wanted. It turns out that having persistent access to your clipboard is pretty useful when you’ve lost a few thousand words to human error.
Clipboard History Pro is one such extension. Once installed, it’ll save anything you copy in the browser to its clipboard, allowing you to find and paste it later at your leisure. While Microsoft has a similar solution, this works better due to its cross-platform nature. It has all the same clips on my Windows laptop as it does on my Chromebook. If I had a Mac, it’ll also show that too.
Here’s the app description:
Clipboard history Pro offers the following features:
- Keep Favorite text close: Marking records as a Favorite protects them from being deleted and put in the context menu. These favorite items also can be quickly accessed via “fav” view mode in the popup.
- Search and navigate through your clipboard history: Once installed, the extension collects any text notes that you have copied. It works in Google Chrome browser and in third-party software.
Re-copy any item by clicking on its text in the popup.
- Context menu and Input fields integration: You can quickly access and paste history items from the context menu (right-click mouse). It is applicable for input fields.
- Sync records across your devices: Send history items in one click to your other computers.
ClipboardPro is available from the Chrome Web Store here. It works on Microsoft Edge (Chromium) as well.