MetaFilter, Meet MetaClip...
December 14, 2011 8:53 PM   Subscribe

MetaFilter, Meet MetaClip...
MetaClip is an open source clipboard management utility that can store the contents of the Windows clipboard permanently in a portable file format that can later be restored, backed up or moved to other Windows based desktop machines. MetaClip stores and categorizes clipboard contents in a file-system based library. A technologically superior, open source version of this previous project, MetaClip stores clipboard contents in a custom .clpx extension file format, and allows users to categorize and store clipboard contents for easy retrieval and reuse. The current pre-alpha release actually seems pretty stable from my own informal user testing, and is already proving to be fairly useful in my own day-to-day work routine.

Written in C# using WPF, Prism, and Unity. Loosely follows the MVVM pattern. Lots of potential improvements and enhancements for anyone interested in chipping in.
Role: programmer, desiger, coordinator
posted by saulgoodman (4 comments total)

this definitely fills a need. the shape/coloring/fonts make the UI a little difficult to read and use effectively.
posted by FreelanceBureaucrat at 9:07 PM on December 14, 2011

I know--the UI look-and-feel is crude, make-do work for now (the view's not being re-sizable is another weakness). Luckily, the views can easily be reworked down the line, since they're loosely coupled to the viewmodels. And I'd eventually like to make it skinnable (or at least, make the UI radically more customizable down the line)...
posted by saulgoodman at 9:35 PM on December 14, 2011

Seems cool. If you put the file on a Dropbox shared folder, can you make it work across multiple machines? Because that would be very useful.
posted by Kadin2048 at 10:19 PM on December 24, 2011

I think so. It should definitely work across mapped network shares, though I haven't specifically tested it in that context. I don't see why it wouldn't work, mapping the library to a network share. Can't say specifically about Dropbox. Also, might see file locking errors in high frequency, many-concurrent-user use cases, I think.
posted by saulgoodman at 8:45 PM on December 27, 2011

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