is a handy little program which, if you do lots of writing
and keyboard work, is a jewel of a tool. It is essentially
a database of commonly used bits of text that you usually
end up having to type over and over into the programs you
use. Some examples of this type of text are names, postal
addresses, greetings, e-mail addresses, phrases, URLs,
computer code and many others. These text bits can be sorted
and saved in various folders within Flashpaste to be called
up when working on different projects or types of documents.
This is great for touch typists and software programmers
who repeatedly type the same text entries into various
papers or processes.
the Flashpaste program is loaded, a simple, configurable
keyboard combination like Ctrl-I opens a small window
containing the complete list of folders and phrases.
A mouse click or a few arrow clicks on the keyboard along
with a press of the Tab or Enter key inserts the complete
body of chosen text into whatever you're working on.
This is much better than having to remember a large number
of macro keyboard combinations in a word processor or
having to copy & paste different pieces of text within
a document or between documents. Flashpaste also records
all words, numbers and phrases sent to the Windows clipboard,
not just the most recent item, and makes them available
and easy to insert repeatedly as well.
Pro version of Flashpaste has three additional features
over the free Lite version. First of all there is no
banner or nag box urging you purchase the Pro version.
Second, macros are supported. Third, there is the capability
to divide a string into different folders.
is small in size. The free Lite version is a 430KB download
and the Pro version is only slightly larger 575KB. It
is well supported with a clear and concise web site and
a very thorough online help system. The online animated
tutorial is excellent and will have you up and running
in no time. SoftVoile offers free registrations of Flashpaste
Pro to anyone who submits a new language translation
of the program that is approved and verified by SoftVoile.
you're at it, if you like Flashpaste you might also want
to download SoftVoile’s Flashnote program. This
is a down and dirty, rough note taker that you might
use when you want to jot down something while you're
working or talking on the phone. It saves notes to the
desktop for you to retrieve when you have more time to
deal with the information. Oh, and its free too!
you're into writing software programs, novels, screenplays,
poems, letters or regular writing of any kind, check
out Flashpaste because it might save you lots of time.
Better still, Flashpaste costs nothing to try.