For those of us who are always copying and pasting in our work, Ditto is a great tool. Every time something is cut or copied on a PC, it is placed on the PC’s clipboard. Ditto augments the capabilities of the clipboard in many ways, although I really love it for three main reasons:
1.- It keeps a copy of everything you copy to the clipboard. (You can specify how much you want it to save but the default is 500 copies. So if you really wish you had that phrase you copied from an old email three days ago, that you’d rather not look up, you can easily find it with Ditto.
2.- Ditto has a search function. Just type in a few words of whatever you want to re-paste and Ditto will find it.
3.- Ditto has plain text paste. Pasting text from one place to another with formatting is annoying because you have to get ride of the formatting. I know Windows has “paste special”, but that is annoying too, and you may not be able to paste plain text to a non-windows application. With Ditto I can easily find the text I want to paste, and paste it plainly anywhere.
Ditto may seem a bit confusing to use, but after a while you’ll wonder how you ever got along without it.