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June 2008

Welcome to our Summer Newsletter, featuring news about the ClipMate 7.3 update, a special offer, and a ClipMate usage tip.

Newsletter Contents:

ClipMate 7.3

The current release for XP/Vista/2000  7.3.10, (However, Windows98 users should stick with 7.2.)  There are lots of little fixes and improvements since our last newsletter.  Read more about some of the neat features in the "Tips" section below.


ClipMate Reviewed by ZDNet's Ed Bott

ClipMate was recently featured in Ed Bott's "My 10 favorite Windows programs of All Time", with the comment: "I figure its paid for itself many, many times over".  You can read the full review and check out the other 9 goodies as well:

Special Offer Long Weekends

Everybody loves long weekends in the summer.  And nothing helps get the work done sooner than having ClipMate running at work.  What's that you say? ClipMate isn't part of your standard corporate PC software suite?   Well it should be!  While we wait for THAT to happen, understand that our single-user license allows you to run ClipMate on up to two computers. So you can run it at home and at work, using the same registration key. If your work PC is "locked down", you may be able to use the "Portable" version on a USB stick. But please don't violate any rules - if your workplace insists on "company software only", you may indeed need a separate license (but not because WE say so).  The best option, of course, is for your whole department or company to get ClipMate and be more productive. You're going to need it, to compete in the new "Global Economy".  So when your boss asks for ideas on how to keep things moving forward during the summer despite vacations and long weekends, tell him or her to get ClipMate for everyone!  As a newsletter subscriber, you can get a 10% discount on a workgroup license for ClipMate. From now until September 1, site license orders for 10 or more users will receive an additional 10% off!  You must use this link to qualify for the discount:  This link will default to 10 copies, but you can update the quantity if you are ordering more than 10 licenses.  The more you order, the more you save, as the 10% discount is IN ADDITION to our normal quantity discount pricing.

ClipMate Tip - Lots of little "gems"

There have been dozens of fixes and enhancements since 7.3 came out last fall. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Classic toolbar needs up/down scroll buttons like v6 had.  Yes, they're back.  ClipMate Classic now has a scroll up/down button set. Right-click on the Classic toolbar and you can add it.
  • Improve MouseWheel Scrolling In ClipList.  One user in the forums was lamenting that he liked the mousewheel scrolling in version 5 better than 7.  We took a look, and hey - we liked it too!  As you scroll through the cliplist with the mousewheel, each new clip is selected in turn, letting you quickly view those clips as they scroll by.  To get the old behavior, hold SHIFT to let it scroll the list without moving the selection.
  • QuickPaste / Templates / Macros - need a way to send special character like @.  Ever since we introduced the Macro feature, people have wanted to use the @ symbol. Unfortunately, the "sendkeys" library treated @ as a reserved word.  Well, we found a better library, and you you CAN use the @ in macro clips by enclosing in curly braces.  Here's an example of an email address/password combination:  me{@}{TAB}MyPassword{ENTER}
    To read more about "macro" clips, see:
  • Manual Capture should allow for apps excluded from application profile.  What?  Sounds crazy. But it makes sense, if you're in a situation where you USUALLY want ClipMate to ignore data from a particular program. In that case, as always, turn it off in the Application Profile (leave the individual formats ON, but turn the checkmark next to the application name OFF).  Now ClipMate will ignore new data from that app - until you press the "manual capture" hotkey (Win+C), and then ClipMate WILL capture just that one item.

That's it for now!  As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions.  If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, just let us know.

Chris Thornton, President
Thornsoft Development, Inc.

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