What is Flashpaste?
Flashpaste is a new breed of text copying utility. The Windows clipboard is enough for most computer users but writers, coders, and developers need a more powerful, easily customizable and practical tool. Flashpaste is all that, and more.
Flashpaste has two key features. The first is smart text insertion. While writing e-mails or creating documents, people frequently copy and paste the same words, phrases, greetings, e-mail addresses and URLs. This is especially true for those who provide technical support via e-mail, because most questions have already been asked and answered numerous times. Flashpaste is also a handy tool for web developers and web designers to easily copy and paste repeated strings of HTML code.
With Flashpaste, a user "programs in" frequently used addresses, e-mail text blocks, HTML codes, words, phrases and paragraphs. Then, the material can be inserted by just pressing a hotkey to launch a selection list, and choosing the desired item to insert.
Flashpaste can also be used to create macros, strings that are either replaced or processed by an application. Using macros, you can paste current time and date, insert commands that emulate pressing the Tab or Enter keys, and more.
Flastpaste also offers a clipboard history. While the standard Windows clipboard inserts only the last copied text segment, Flashpaste records all recently copied words, numbers and phrases, allowing easy reuse. This feature eliminates repeated copying and pasting, and is tremendously useful for software developers and writers.