Welcome to our March Newsletter, featuring news about the upcoming ClipMate 7.2 update, and a ClipMate usage tip.
While the latest release is still ClipMate 7.1.07, we’re working on 7.2 which brings a whole new aspect to ClipMate – portability. You can now take ClipMate and your clips with you on portable “thumb” drives, including drives branded with the “U3 Smart” logo. While ClipMate should be fully-compliant with the U3 requirements (including “leave no traces in the registry”), we’re not going to limit it to U3-branded devices, and the portable version will run on any removable drive, including those running the “PortableApps” launcher.
Registered ClipMate7 users will be eligible to test the new version prior to release – please send a note to USB2007@Thornsoft.Com with subject of ClipMate U3 Beta, ClipMate PortableApps Beta, or ClipMate Generic USB Beta, and we’ll send you the details when we’re ready to test.
If you don’t have a “
While ClipMate's single-user license allows you to run the same license on up to two computers, sometimes your needs grow. Our "Household Pack" allows home users to run ClipMate on up to 5 computers. We also have multi-user discounts for workgroups and businesses of any size. Sometimes the pricing gets tricky when you are expanding or upgrading multi-user licenses, so send us an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and Brenda can prepare a custom quote for upgrading your license, taking into account what you've already purchased.
We heard about “TrialPay” at a conference this summer, and aside from the
Well now you CAN, sort of. TrialPay has partnered with dozens of these companies to use these reward dollars as a form of payment for things that you need. Forget frisbees and cheap umbrellas. Just sign up for a Discover card, a new eBay account, a phone from Cingular Wireless, or BlockBuster Online. They'll buy a fully-licensed copy of ClipMate for you. There are over 50 such offers, all of which will get you a free copy of ClipMate.
So if you've been holding out on upgrading to ClipMate 7, or if you know someone who really needs ClipMate but can't bear to part with $34.95, this may be a great option. If you're intrigued by the idea but don't need another license, send us an e-mail and we can transfer the license to someone else as a gift from you.
To get ClipMate for "Free", visit this page: http://www.thornsoft.com/trialpay.htm And feel free to forward this offer to anyone who would benefit from it.
This issue is dying fast, as AOL started distributing their fixed version of
the AntiSpyware in February.
Here is an article with more information:
As you probably know, PowerPaste is used to quickly paste a series of clips into a program. Just turn it on, paste a clip somewhere, and PowerPaste advances to the next clip. But many users don't know about the "Exploding" option. Under the Edit menu, the last option is "PowerPaste Option - Explode Into Fragments". This is a toggle setting (on or off) that tells PowerPaste how to act. If it's off, PowerPaste acts normally, advancing from one clip to the next, as you paste. But if you turn it ON, PowerPaste will break each clip up into "fragments" and paste each fragment separately.
What's a "Fragment"? It's text within a clip, broken apart by "delimiters" such as spaces, tabs, linebreaks, commas, and periods. Consider the following clip:
123 Main Street
Anytown, NY 12345
If you turn on the "Exploding" option and then start PowerPaste, you can paste this clip 5 times and get 5 different results. You'd get "Joe User", "123 Main Street", "Anytown", and "NY 12345" as separate pastes. Why? By default, the linebreaks and commas are considered "delimiters", so PowerPaste broke the item up into 5 separate "fragments". And notice that the comma after "Anytown" is missing. That's because PowerPaste usually discards the delimiters.
You can have full control over the delimiters. If you had wanted to break this up into individual "words", you could add a space to the delimiter list - see Tools | Options | Pasting.
This feature is very handy when dealing with data in a structured format that needs to be broken apart. In the above example, we could be taking sales leads from e-mail and then PowerPasting them into an online CRM or a home-grown database. Likewise, you can easily work with spreadsheet data this way. Data copied from, or exported from spreadsheets is usually delimited by commas or tabs. No problem! Exploding PowerPaste will chew right through it.
The next time you're faced with having to move a mountain of data, remember that you don't just have a shovel, you've got a steam shovel. Exploding PowerPaste can cut the task down to size in no time. Just remember to turn the Exploding option off when you're done with it, or the next time you use PowerPaste, your data will come out in chunks.
See the PowerPaste help topic for more information:
There is also an animated tutorial for PowerPaste, and the second part shows the Exploding option:
We'd like to thank Helmut Langen for a very nice German translation!
We have two multi-language distributions, one for European (French, Czech, Polish, Italian, Dutch, German, Russian, Turkish)
and one for Asian languages (Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional,
Korean). They can be downloaded here:
You can find information on translations on our site:
That's it for now! As always, please feel free to contact us with any
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Thornsoft Development, Inc.
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