Clipboard managers, especially ones that also bundle support for storing snippets, are probably the best tools for improving your overall productivity.
is a productivity-orientated, little
extension that aims to provide you with an attractive combination of features from both a clipboard manager and a snippet manager directly within the Google-vetted browser’s window.
We won’t go into too much detail regarding its installation since Permanent clipboard can be neatly deployed with no more than a single mouse click from its Chrome Web Store page.
Your satisfaction regarding Permanent clipboard heavily depends on what exactly are you comparing it with. We will start off with the good parts, and the main highlight is, of course, the fact that it’s always within your reach while browsing using Chrome.
You can save any number of useful snippets like telephone numbers, bank accounts, credit card numbers, and even answer templates. This is a good time to point out that you can store your snippets to a local storage, which is limited to your current Chrome instance, or to a synchronized storage, which is shared across all your Chrome instances, considering you have more than one.
Just click on any entry from the extension’s UI, and it is instantly copied to your computer’s clipboard. There’s even a more convenient way to take advantage of everything Permanent clipboard has to offer, namely by inserting content directly in your current sessions with the help of the contextual menu.
To top it all off, the UI is very simplistic so that even the most novice of users will not stumble while using it and, thanks to its snappy reaction times, the extensions will not leave you waiting.
Inevitably, we must also point out some of its relative shortcomings. For example, it does not offer to save clipboard content automatically, hence, you are forced to always add snippets manually.
However, by far the biggest drawback of this extensions is the fact that it does not allow you to categorize your snippets and that there’s no way to quickly search for them, which might prove to be annoying and time-consuming when you’re dealing with an entire collection of them.
To conclude, yes, we would have liked this extension even more if it would bundle the features mentioned above but, at the end of the day, it all really depends on everyone’s needs.
Having said that, if you are looking for a simple snippet manager that allows you to swiftly load text to your computer’s clipboard, without having to leave Chrome and with just a few clicks, then Permanent clipboard is a very good productivity tool. If by contrast, you want something more comprehensive that would allow you to work with massive numbers of snippets by offering the means to categorize them, then you should look elsewhere.