Title: ClipTrap

Description: ClipTrap watches the clipboard and keeps track of copied text in its window. I initially wrote it for my workplace where we use terminal emulators (SecureCRT, PuTTY, etc.) constantly and often need to capture several successive bits of output from various routers, switches, and other devices on the network. I fleshed it out and prettied it up for the NANY 2010 promotion on DonationCoder. You can think of this tool as something in between using a full-fledged clipboard manager and using nothing. I use this in conjunction with ArsClip, a fantastic clipboard caching tool.

Version: 1.2.2 (2014-12-21)

Supported OS: Windows 7. Probably works, but not tested, on Windows XP/Vista/8.

History: Changelog

Download: (Portable)
Note: From v1.1.7 forward, the ANSI version of ClipTrap is no longer included. If you want the last ANSI, non-Unicode build (v1.1.6), you can download it here: ClipTrap v1.1.6

Installation: Unzip to its own folder and run ClipTrap.exe.

Discussion forum: Here

PAD file: Here


  • Simple to toggle monitoring mode on and off.
  • Customizable font.
  • Minimize to tray option.
  • Unicode compatible.

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