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ClipboardZanager is a modern, quick and smart clipboard manager for Windows 10. It creates a historic of what you copy and let you paste the data at any time on any device.

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ClipboardZanager

ClipboardZanager is a clipboard manager for Windows 10 initiated by Etienne BAUDOUX in 2010. It is designed to keep a history of what the user copies in Windows and let him or her reuse it later. Since August 28th, 2017, ClipboardZanager is open source and is developed with the help of contributors.

Get ClipboardZanager on the Microsoft Store

Features

  • Clipboard conservation.
  • Synchronization with the personal user Cloud storage service account (supports OneDrive and DropBox).
  • User's data is encrypted. The user can also decide to ignore all copied data from a specific application.
  • Full integration to Windows 10.

Release notes

More info here

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Requirements to run ClipboardZanager

  • Windows 10 (Anniversary Update (14393) or later) edition Home, Pro, Education, Entreprise, S.

Setup a development environment

Requirements

For Windows

You will need the following tools :

  • Windows 10
  • .Net 4.6
  • Visual Studio 2017 with Windows development and Visual Studio extension development toolset and Windows 10 SDK (10.0.14393.0)
  • AutoRunCustomTool extension (that you can find in repository/Tools/AutoRunCustomTool.vsix)
  • DesktopBridgeDebuggingProject extension (that you can find in repository/Tools/DesktopBridgeDebuggingProject.vsix)

For Android

You will need the following tools :

  • Java 8
  • Android Studio
  • Android SDK to support version 21 to 25

For iOS

Well, I need to start the project at least.

Versioning & Passwords

Versioning

The application version use the following pattern :

year.month.day.buildCountInTheDay

Each time that the Windows Desktop app is built (with Visual Studio), the desktop and Android version number are updated. The Android app is not built by Visual Studio. The version number is updated but the project still need to be built from Android Studio.

Passwords & AppKey

The user's data is encrypted with a private key. This key is generated thanks to the private OneDrive appkey, DropBox appkey, and assembly version number (that changes at each build).

Build the project

Before building the project, you will need a OneDrive appkey and DropBox appkey to be able to generate correctly the private keys used by ClipboardZanager to encrypt data. You will need to :

Once done, you will have to rename the passwords-sample.txt file to passwords.txt and complete it with the appkey and redirection URI provided by OneDrive and DropBox.

In general, the security process can be improved and simplified.

Once done, open the solution in Visual Studio. Set DesktopBridgeDebuggingProject as the StartUp Project and Rebuild the Solution. The private keys will be updated in the Windows Desktop project and Android project at the following locations :

  • For the Windows Desktop app : ClipboardZanager\Sources\ClipboardZanager\Properties\Passwords.cs
  • For the Android app : Android\app\src\main\res\values\passwords.xml

Those two files and passwords.txt are git ignored. You can then open Android Studio and build the smartphone app.

Run the project on Windows

There is two ways to debug :

  • Running Windows Store\DesktopBridgeDebuggingProject in Debug mode. But on some machine dependencies are not well detected.
  • The other solution that works everywhere but that is less practical consist in deploying the Windows Store\ClipboardZanager project in Debug mode and then use the Debug/Other Debug Targets/Debug Installed App Package to debug the ClipboardZanager package.

Unit tests

On Windows, when we run all the unit tests, PasteBarWindowViewModel_Search fails, but success when we run it independently. It will be fix soon.

Contribute

Feel free to contribute to this project in any way : adding feature, opening issues, translating.

License

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright 2018 Etienne BAUDOUX

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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