I'm looking for a good program for managing clipboard history on the Ubuntu desktop used primaraly for software development. Ditto is exactly what I need, except it wont run on Ubuntu.
Diodon is now in the Ubuntu repositories.
Install it with:
sudo apt-get install diodon -y
There's also a PPA with an updated version:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:diodon-team/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install diodon unity-scope-diodon
CopyQ is a cross-platform clipboard manager written in Qt that comes with many advanced features.
- configurable history size, number of tray menu items, multiple clipboards etc.;
- editable and searchable clipboard history;
- keyboard shortcuts for opening the clipboard history, show the tray menu and more;
- commands: you can define actions or commands when a text copied to the clipboard matches some criteria you set. This can be used for instance to open video player if text copied to the clipboard is an URL with multimedia content and so on;
- image support: when you copy a selection in GIMP, an image in Shutter (take a screenshot), etc., the image preview is displayed in the tray menu as well as in the clipboard history. This obviously doesn't work if you copy some image file (e.g.: in Nautilus) since that's treated like any other file;
- Customizable appearance;
- command line support: tabs, items, clipboard and configuration can be changed through command line interface; more.
ClipIt is a Parcellite fork with Ubuntu menu integration.
sudo apt-get install clipit
I created it because there wan't an alternative for Ditto that works on Ubuntu, and especially because I needed to be able to search the clipboard history.
Note it is still under development and it needs more tests, but is working fine for me.
Keepboard provides various ways to manage clipboard history.