I have tried ClipMagic several times over the years on several different computers (all Windows PCs), and I have never understood why it gets such high ratings. I have always found it to be a very unreliable product, and I always end up uninstalling it within a couple of days. It does not reliably capture anything from the clipboard. It begins corrupting image clips almost immediately, either by inexplicably reducing the file size to nothing or by selecting one clip seemingly at random and making ALL other image clips duplicates of it. Text clips mysteriously disappear. Trash is not reliably disposed of. The screen capture utility does not seem to work at all. And it's always been like this. I'm astonished these guys are still in business. Don't waste your time with ClipMagic.
When you copy a file from a network location an error message appears and it says Clipmagic is shutting down, I wrote to the support team and still waiting for a solution, it happens in Vista and XP. I am looking toward another Clip utility, also Clipmagic has not improved since a long time. I do not recommend it.
I use it as part of my business so I bought it. Very strange that I got a key I can't insert anywhere. I asked them about this and this seems to be correct. The key is not necessary but the payment is, seeing as I use ClipMagic for commercial use.
Why then send me a key at all?
I like the program, but my biggest issue with it is that it doesn't always seem to grab whatever you copied. This now results in me using the right mouse button again and use the old fashioned way of copy and paste.
Obviously this was not the plan and not why I bought the program.
I am therefore somewhat disappointed because it can be very useful if they would sort that problem out.
I've been using ClipMagic for about a year. For the first few months, no problems. I'm not sure what changed, but for the past 4 - 5 months, it takes over 2 minutes to load and brings my Win XP machine with an AMD 3000 and 1gb Ram to a crawl until completely loaded. No change in behavior after a clean reinstall. I then tried it on my Laptop, same issue - over 2 minutes to load.
I've tolerated it so far because it has a great feature set, but as another reviewer pointed out, it doesn't always pick up everything that was copied, and I noticed it also shows every PDF file that was opened as a clip (pdf logo only). Very strange behavior that has caused me to seek out an alternative.
Easy install on XP, but the copied images from the Internet sometimes appeared in the ClipMagic folders, sometimes did not. This renders the program too unreliable, which is a shame as I liked the flexibility and features it offered.
I am sure it has all the features but I dont have a degree from MIT so I cannot figure it out....
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