Pasting is done by using a triggered popup window. This window can be triggered by a hotkey, holding right-click, a special trigger window, and other methods.

ArsClip used to be barebones, but I think I can safely say that it has become a nicely featured and highly configurable program, due to user feedback.

Delphi 6 (Personal) source code is included - modify it freely for any non-profit use. NOTE: The newer versions are compiled with Turbo Delphi for Win32.


  • Multiple Permanent Clip groups
  • Picture, RichText, File Copy, Unicode, HTML support
  • Copy and paste automation support using Permanent Clips
  • Highly configurable
  • Win7 Jumplist support

What's New:

  • (Window: Popup)
    • New: added "Text Inspector" to Pasting Tools menu
    • Fix: "Current Clipboard" always shown as empty
    • Fix: error unpinning a clip that has the same contents as a Popup Clip
  • (Window: Configure)
    • New: added Text Inspector section to Optional Features
  • (Configuration)
    • Fix: "Cannot assign a nil to a TListItem" error at startup for configuration files with very old data
  • (Misc)
    • New: added "CustomCursor" setting to the "[Hidden]" section of the arsclip.ini file to disable/enabled custom mouse cursors
    • Fix: workaround for Windows Snip tool creating an empty clip
    • Fix: possible floating point error message during a copy with a locked clipboard
    • Fix: added more logging information when exiting program
    • Fix: pasting issue if another program has the clipboard locked
    • Fix: issue importing clips from the "removedcache" folder on older installs
  • (Window: Edit Permanent Clips)
    • New: command to show the "Text Inspector" window
    • New: added [JavaScript > Text Inspector] section, mostly for reference
    • Fix: error when clicking the "Get from Clipboard" button for Richtext/HTML clips
  • (Permanent Clips/Macros)
    • Fix: updates to the [PROMPT] window
    • Fix: minor issues with the [PROMPT] command
  • (Global Clipboard)
    • Fix: formatted clips not loading plaintext
    • Fix: improved global clipboard sharing cleanup
  • (Window: Debug)
    • New: updated to support saving on shutdown/logoff