How to Copy Clipboard Data Between Multiple Computers

If you use multiple computers at your workplace, you know how frustrating it is to copy Windows clipboard data across two computers. If both the computers are connected in a local area network, you can share the data by simply pasting the clipboard content in a simple text document. Then put the text file in the shared folder and copy the file from another computer.

But this is not the case if both the computers are not connected in a local area network. Consider a scenario: you have a desktop computer and a laptop in separate rooms – it’s not possible to get a big LAN cable and connect them in a home network. How do you share clipboard content in such circumstances ?

Enter Cl1P.net – a nice web service which lets you copy and paste plain as well as rich text data across multiple computers. Works quite simple – just go to the home page and append any random string e.g http://clip.net/huihui.

You will see a simple text box where you can paste the clipboard data or type whatever you want

share-clipboard-content

The content is auto saved so you can simply browse to that URL from another computer and copy the data. Sweet!

The site also allows you to password protected the URL, just use the options button from the left sidebar and add   a password to the content, as shown below

password-protect-clipboard-content

This is very useful, you can share this data with anyone. There is nothing to install or download and you don’t have to email all the time, just to share some piece of code or clipboard data. Think CL1P as an online whiteboard where you can write anything and access it from any computer – just remember the URL. Thanks to Himanshu for the hat tip.

Techie Buzz Verdict

The service looks impressive, no registration nags or obstrusive advertisements. They also provide a handy bookmarklet, just clip the data, grab the URL and open it anywhere to access it. Nothing earth shaking, but these simple tools makes computing far more fun and easy to use.

One thought on “How to Copy Clipboard Data Between Multiple Computers”

  1. It's an interesting service, but I just don't see a practical use. There are times when I wanted to copy & paste a url to another laptop, but it was easy enough to just both log into IM and send it through there.

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