CopyQ is a free and advanced clipboard manager with editing and scripting features. CopyQ monitors system clipboard and saves its content in customized tabs. Saved clipboard can be later copied and pasted directly into any application.
Firstly, the clipboard can be easily accessed using the top bar. Of course, everything that you copy remains there and can be used as the active copied text just with a click. These entries are preserved over a reboot unless configured otherwise or deleted by the user. The other options, such as the clipboard manager, the preferences window, etc. are also accessible through the tray icon.
A quick look at the CopyQ features includes
- Store text, HTML, images or any other custom formats
- Quickly browse and filter items in clipboard history
- Sort, create, edit, remove, copy/paste, drag’n’drop items in tabs
- Add notes or tags to items
- System-wide shortcuts with customizable commands
- Paste items with shortcut or from tray or main window
- Fully customizable appearance
- System Tray Access
- Advanced command-line interface and scripting
- Ignore clipboard copied from some windows or containing some text
- Support for simple Vim-like editor and shortcuts
- Many more features
What’s new in CopyQ 3.12
- Unsaved data are now saved whenever application is unfocused
- Filter field in commands can now modify menu items.
- Application icon will no longer automatically change when there is an ongoing
preview()script function shows/hides item preview.
- Use brighter bar for pinned items with a dark theme
- Improved notification text line wrapping
- Improved layout when showing many shortcut buttons
How to install on Ubuntu
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hluk/copyq sudo apt update sudo apt install copyq
In conclusion, CopyQ is an extensive clipboard manager that has some powerful features for every Linux user out there.