- Clean, elegant interface that never gets in the way
- Super-fast instant search with filtering
- All major features available via the keyboard for fast access
- Capturing data copied to clipboard from any Windows application, as plain text format and any number of additional, configurable formats (RTF, HTML, etc.)
- Search using wildcards (* and ?) or advanced expressions similar to popular search engines
- Can be used in portable mode (download separate installation package or modify the master.config file)
- Views with user-defined sort order and filters (e.g. show only clips captured within the last hour, show only sticky clips, show only clips that were copied from Firefox, etc.)
- Paste any clip into active application window
- Paste clips using all available formats or only text
- Paste individual or multiple clips at a time
- Automatic positioning of the program window next to text caret or mouse cursor
- Clear, configurable display with text wrapping and item height depending on clip length
- Full support for Unicode encodings (Echo database can capture, store and paste clips in multiple languages, preserving all the characters)
- Privacy features, including ability to store clips in memory only
- Ability to exclude (ignore) clips from certain applications
- Automatic database maintenance
- Two methods of capturing clips available on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and later
- Importing clips from Ditto database and text files
- Exporting clips to text files
- Option to automatically save all captured clips to individual text files
- Editing clips directly (“in-place”) or in separate editor window
- Spellchecker for the external editor (over 20 languages supported; dictionaries mist be installed separately)
- Search history
The following are not bugs and they will not be “fixed” in future releases. Rather, these limitations are inherent in the concept and design of the program.
- Echo captures and stores only clips that contain text. Echo can be configured to capture additional non-text formats (e.g. Excel copies data as a bitmap, among other formats), but clips that do not contain text will never be collected. This is a fundamental design principle of the application and will not be altered.
- Only plain text version of clips is displayed, even for clips that contain data in rich formats (e.g. RTF or HTML).
- When a clip is edited, only two plain text formats are preserved: ansi text and unicode text. If the clip you are editing contains other formats (e.g. RTF or HTML), these formats will be dropped when the edited clip is saved. (A feature may be added later to save edited clips as new, which would allow the original clip to remain unchanged. This feature is not yet available.)
- In Echo configuration there is a setting called MaxDispTextSize, that specifies the maximum length of text to display and search for each clip. If a clip is longer than this value, it will be truncated on display, and the part of the clip that is longer than the value will not be searched. This is a performance trade-off. By default, th option is set to 512 characters. If the text you are searching for occurs past the first 512 characters, it will not be found. You may increase the value of this setting if you tend to store very long clips, but you may notice a slight drop in search performance.