Free Yankee Clipper 3 – A Powerful Windows Clipboard Extender

image Since I write a Blog article on a daily basis, which generally involves much editing, I need a Windows clipboard extender which gives me much more versatility than the standard Windows clipboard offers.

Yankee Clipper 3 is a free little application that handles Text, Rich Text, Graphics, and of real importance to me URL’s. A great feature is the ability to launch copied URL’s directly from within the program.

I prefer simple programs that are functional, easy to understand and use, and that don’t involve extreme learning curves; Yankee Clipper 3, qualifies in every way.

Yankee Clipper 3 is simply to set up, and just as simple to use.



Fast facts:

Saves past 200 text and RTF, 20 BMP and Metafile, and 200 URL clipboard entries.

Has the ability to save and re-use “boilerplate” clippings. Simply right-click on the item and select “Send to boilerplate”. Unlimited boilerplate collections can be created.

URL aware- links copied to clipboard can be instantly launched.

Can float on top of other applications for fast pasting.

No size limits for “clippings”.

Prints any text clipboard entry, nicely word-wrapped.

This is a simple program to understand and use.

Has a global hotkey to make the application visible when hidden, and another to instantly show and select past “clippings” without showing the application.

Clippings can be dragged & dropped to/from YCIII.

Can strip unwanted “quote” characters (“<“, “|”) from “clippings”.

Support for Internationalization. Install include Italian, French, and German.

Yankee Clipper 3 is a worthwhile program for students, bloggers, and writers. In fact, anyone who needs or wants to save time by collecting, managing, and reusing everything that was copied to the Windows Clipboard.

Languages: English; French; German; Italian.

System Requirements: Any 32 Bit Windows setup.

Download at: (registration required).

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2 responses to “Free Yankee Clipper 3 – A Powerful Windows Clipboard Extender

  1. Bill,
    YCIII is a great find! Thanks. BTW, though the website says it runs on XP and below; I’ve loaded it on my Windows 7 system and it seems to work fine.

    • Hi Paul,

      Yes, I run this on a Win 7 machine – no problems. Actually, I’ve been using this terrific tool since Win 98.

      Thanks for dropping in.