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Spartan Clipboard Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Spartan Clipboard

Spartan isn't just a multi clipboard. It's a complete information center for your PC.
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 431 (51%) 415 (49%) 61 comments

Spartan Clipboard was available as a giveaway on December 31, 2011!

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Convert video and audio between 180+ formats!

Typing something you've typed before? Searching for that graphic file, web address or phone number you know you have somewhere? Want to browse your digital photos and paste them straight into your email or word processor? You need Spartan!

Spartan isn't just a multi clipboard. It's a complete information center for your PC. You can save virtually anything you need to remember...

And when you come to reuse your clips, Spartan will show a preview of each clip and provide you with:

  • A picture browser for your digital photos.
  • A browser launch button when the clip contains a web address.
  • An email launch button when it contains an email address.
  • A dial button when it contains a phone number.
  • A run or open button where it is a program or file on your computer.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ Vista/ XP/ 98

Publisher:

M8 Software

Homepage:

http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/spartan.htm

File Size:

5,44 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#61

Watch the video.....
http://youtube.com/watch?v=NZJuOYAcfpw

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#60

V16 is out now! - You can sync. clip data via Onedrive!

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  5 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

And next day we get a GREAT program that is able to uninstall "difficult" programs, cool move GOTD ! That nails software like M8Software and make sure that it´s removed for good !

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#58

Hi,

I like the simplicity and clarity of the "dated" interface. It might take a while to see if I use the program daily, but it is definitely nice, simpler to use than many others. Thanks, Bits.

This shows up normally in Add/Revmove (I use Revo) so I doubt that there is an uninstall problem, many programs simply expect you to do that through the OS method, not their own special method.

Steven

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Avery  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

From M8 Software…

Re 38….. If you don’t want to see it in the task bar, select “No” for the option “Show in task bar” in options general on the Tools menu.

Re 41… Yes

Re 44 …. No the displays are ASCII only. However any double byte text in clips is re-produced when you paste.


Re 48…. I think the first of January 2011 was a Saturday !


Re 49 and 50… It must be the GOTD wrapper it doesn’t like. There is no problem with the M8 Software installer.

Re 51… Not sure I followed much of what you were saying but I think you must have set Ctrl+c as the activation keys to restore Spartan. If you do that then they wont work as “Copy”


Re 55… The most recent design for a hammer is about 3000 years old but I still can’t think of anything better for knocking in nails.


Re 56.. Why don’t you ditch Norton? It’s obviously useless.AVG or Avast are free and work perfectly!

Reply   |   Comment by John Turnbull  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

When you want to uninstall the program then are you told that it cant be done ! Yeah... and Norton removed it on install, so this kind of program isn´t recommanded by me. $20 is of the question, $1 is more like the right price.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#55

#31 James - If you take a closer look at the program then will you see that it also have a DOS-button. So 98´ish is being too nice to the developer. This program is made in Visual Basic 5.

Another thing is that the program is made on:

processorArchitecture="X86" ~ 32-bit CPU
name="WindowsXP" ~ Windows XP
type="win32" ~ 32-bit OS

Information can be found in the Spartan.exe.manifest file.

Overall this program cant be compared to anything of todays program, because there is a world between those way of making programs.

Reply   |   Comment by Trucker  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#54

I can't figure out those who keep complaining about the appearance of the software's GUI. I don't use software to gaze with admiration on the pretty GUI it displays, when I use a program I'm only interested in one thing - does it do the job it was designed to do.

If a program looked like a throwback to Windows 3.0 but worked perfectly, wouldn't that be better than a program that looked like Windows 8, but didn't work?

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#53

Spartan works just fine for me and has done for the last year or so. Prior to Spartan, I used WinM8, which I consider to be even easier to use than Spartan. In fact, I still have it installed on an XP machine and run it every now and then - in a round about way, on Windows 7. I have been a long time user of software from John Turnbull - way back when WinM8 was called Classic Clipboard. Great company and very helpful.

Reply   |   Comment by Lance  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#52

Wow, GAOTD - were you reading my mind??? I have been running the (limited) M8 clipboard for quite awhile now and was just thinking (again) today that I really need to get the full version, which I would have done sooner if money wasn't so tight. I finally get around to catching up on emails and discover it is today's featured software!

I love the uncluttered simplicity and ease of use of this program, and I am looking forward to playing with the more advanced features that were not available in my limited version. I hunted for a long time to find a clipboard manager that did what I needed without my having to spend a large amount of time getting up and running, and this little program was the best I've found. Thanks again GAOTD, and Happy New Year to all!

Reply   |   Comment by goldi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

Correction to my previous comment (#35): January 1st, 2011 WAS a Saturday. I was looking at 2011 and expecting to see 2012's calendar. My bad.

It would be a little more useful if we were able to adjust the width of a day on the year planner, perhaps to fit the entire year on a screen.

In Options (General), Under Paste Method -- and even under Paste Mode -- the help area (yellow area at the window bottom) seems to be confusing the words copy and paste. It uses paste at some times when I think it means copy.
behavior if you select No but not the behavior if you select Yes.

At this point, I tried copying and pasting a graphic. I used ctrl(C) for copy (as I had set Spartan to use this key) and then looked at the clipboard. No graphic there. I went to a blank text document and typed ctrl(V) (although I had not set that key up in Spartan) and the clip pasted. I typed ctrl(V) again and it seems Spartan crashed. It's no longer appearing in my system tray (as I had set up in options/General) and when I try to run it from Windows Explorer it gives me "Runtime error '9': Subscript out of range." It's not showing up in task manager either. It seems I can't run it any more, until I reboot.

It was very nice up until that last test.

Reply   |   Comment by Hamachisn't  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

My Norton 360 would not allow me to install stating it had potential dangers

Reply   |   Comment by Paul P  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Interesting, but Norton Security Suite v5 provided by Comcast has quarintined this as a threat. Was really hoping to try this.

Reply   |   Comment by BoureyS85  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

Has anyone else taken a look at the "Year Planner 2011" and noticed that January 1 is listed as a Saturday?

So far, this looks like very useful software. It just is badly named; this is not at all spartan; it's loaded with tools.

Reply   |   Comment by Hamachisn't  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#47

Gawd, I installed and tried to play with it. But I gave up half way. It is not even the slightest intuitive, it seems the program is trying to make a wreck of me, and I used programs daily, to say the least.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#46

Thanks, and WOW! This looks great; after going through the help files, I can't believe all that it does, and since it only runs when you want to run it, perfect. An excellent way to end the year. This is one of those products you really do tell all your friends about. Happy New Year to you too!

Reply   |   Comment by promytius  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Just like to wish everyone at GOTD a Happy new year and a big thank you for all the software you have brought us over the past year. With out this site I would never know about any of these great offerings you bring us each and every day. Thanks very much for todays software, it makes the end of the year just right.

Reply   |   Comment by Rob.C  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

I just installed it, it seems interesting... However the non-latin charecters appear as ??????? !... Any solution?

Reply   |   Comment by fb  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#43

Thomas Roberts;
Make sure when you leave comments that your username and email have been entered. Mine are entered automatically, but when I go to another computer I almost always forget and the comments are not published.

Rich

Reply   |   Comment by RichU  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

This is an excellent clipboard. I have been using it for six months and its predecessor Classic Clipboard for over ten years.
I just bought an upgrade to this version. M8 is offering the most current version here.

Thanks GOTD!!!!
Thanks M8!!!

Reply   |   Comment by GaryV40  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Is there a portable version of this software?

Reply   |   Comment by David Downs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#40

FIY--for anyone complaining about portability feature requests--there are several ways to register portable programs without going through the microsoft registry. Portable programs do not 'defeat the nature of this site.' Portability request features might be annoying to some and not helpful to others, but if there is a feature request we don't like, (portable or whatever feature) its no reason to call other posters 'idiots' or 'spammers'.

Reply   |   Comment by c1oudrs  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

I have been following GOTD forever but this is the first time I have posted. The only thing I regret is that I have often judged a program by just looking at the votes (wrong thing to do). It seems there are some who just knock a program without really giving it a chance. I have downloaded today's offer and I have used it (no not an expert yet. I have found that this will be great in helping me cut clips from various legal papers to add them to others. Thanks GOTD and Spartan. You can expect to hear more from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Miller  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#38

This program was offered as "101 Clips" for years; I know this because I have used it for years, and more recently, reviewed it on a Woman's Networking site. I liked the fact that it was very flexible, unobtrusive and freeware. I guess as it has become more popular, they have done what so many software designers do, they change the name or add 'Pro', 'Super' or whatever "Build number", and slap a price tag on it. This sent me on a search for a similar clipboard, something that I have been downloading and comparing (too many to list here) for quite some time now. I have downloaded this clipboard as "101 Clips" on very old freeware sites, M8's Free Clip, and also more recently Spartan. The Spartan version has added a pop up to the 101 Clips program that I have, and of course they try to annoy you into buying it, or getting the 'lite' version which is much to my dismay not the exact same as the '25 clips' clipboard. I have found a major problem with this program as it is now; the 'close button minimizes to tray' feature does not work, it keeps a view window title on the task bar. I tried several ways to get it to work as easily as '101 clips' but in the process of 'improvement??" the numbered views and window thereof is just more trouble than it's worth. Also, if you google "101 Clips" you will find the program as freeware, but for "101 Pics"; and the clipboard is as stated, under a different name. I downloaded an 'extra buttons' freeware program to try to hide this cumbersome "Spartan" version, to send to tray, but it doesn't seem to work on any of the above mentioned downloaded versions.
The confusing owners/designers of this particular clipboard extension has made me continue on my quest for what is closest to the original. IMHO, "if it ain't broke don't fix it"; they have compromised the simplicity of "101 Clips" by too many names, too many versions, offering it as freeware on some sites, and then shareware on others, as well as its "View sheets" amendment. I have overwritten one of my downloads with today's offer and it does not seem to have anything special that isn't out there as freeware.
I thank GAOD as always, and I am going to follow a few of the links given by reviewers from here as I have yet to release my 'update' of programs at Divine.ca. (FreewareJunkiesGroup).

Reply   |   Comment by SkullCollector  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#37

#28, Clipmate works just fine for me on win7/64 on three different machines.

What is your problem with it?

Reply   |   Comment by DD  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#36

Responses from M8 Software…

Re 11.
If you want a “graphic clip” when you copy a “graphic file” set the option “Create graphic clips during file copying” in Options general on the tools menu.

Re 17.
It does have a bell and you don’t need to uninstall an old version. You do need to shut down the old version before installing the new.

Re 20.
It sound like you got a bad download! All the help is there and no-one else has you problem.

Re 22.
Either you have “Turn capturing off” selected on the Tools menu or you got a bad download! – Download and install again.

Re those who think I looks dated…

I agree but why don’t you just buy an ipad / iphone – they have loads of useless really cool modern software

Reply   |   Comment by John Turnbull  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#35

I have installed it twice, but it doesn't show up on my All Programs
list. I don't know why, as I have never had this happen before. Does anyone have the same problem? Can anyone tell me how to fix this? I have Windows 7 Home Edition on a HP 64-bit system. Thanks for any help.

Reply   |   Comment by Barbara  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

When I offer thoughts whether positive/negative I never see them at all. Yet, almost everyday I see a couple of idiots posting that they want to see it for a USB stick & THEY get posted! Don't they realize it defeats the purpose of this site! This is not a "come & get your free software for life site" - the authors of this software title(s) are trying to improve their product & are "paying" the testors with a working registered copy of the program for helping. Again, WHY is that persons' post "allowed" to exist on your list? (go to the home page of almost ALL of the offerings here & they do offer a multi-user or "portable" version for a price!) Why, when I try to be helpful, basically I am ignored? I am not slighted, I am curious, & I am curious to know if those spammed USB remarks count towards the rolling tote board you have on the right of your screen for those suggestions that merit acknowledgement (how's that for a 50 cent word). Anyways, Happy New Year & I am looking forward to many more programs to keep this almost retired mind - working. Thank you GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Roberts  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
#33

Thanks GOTD for this and all the great programs over the past year. I think it would be helpful if a representative of the software company monitored this board to answer questions we have about the program offered and about installation. I think more people would try the programs if they could get help if there are problems with installation and they could get those problems solved quickly. Also, when some people post negative comments, the company could instantly correct misconceptions. Leaving these issues unresolved could cause people to vote thumbs down out of frustration or ignorance about the features of the program. I have read posts that are negative due to installation problems and due to unanswered questions. This is a suggestion that would help me.

Reply   |   Comment by Sue  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#32

http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/wotsnew/v7/3.htm here some of the things one can do with this I found it to be quite helpful


http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/tour/tour.htm

Reply   |   Comment by alindstrom  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#31

TOO Windows 98'ish look for me, hell, were almost into Windows 8 and they still make software look this outdated....I don't get it.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)
#30

I cant stop to thank you GOTD
you give me a great gift
Thanks a lot
GodSpeed

Reply   |   Comment by Mahmoud Shoukry  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)
#29

Thanks M8 Software and GOTD.

For those looking for clipboard freeware, check out Ditto which even has 64bit desktop and 64bit portable versions.

http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#28

A clipboard program with some useful extra functions, these are best reviewed in the following link:-
http://m8software.com/clipboards/spartan/tour/tour.htm
Considering these include a simple text editor and image editor the amount of memory it consumes is quite acceptable.
It is at least worth giving it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by OldScotty  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#27

Those using the True Launch Bar offering from a past GAOTD already have a *much* more powerful clipboard manager (along with a Gnome2-like launch bar, clock, calendar, virtual desktops, weather report, RSS reader, timer, mb temp monitor, etc.)

10 years ago, this offering would've been dated in its GUI and limited ability. Today, it is just sad

Reply   |   Comment by Swim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#26

former clipmate user which does not work well with win 7\64. Run as admin. Installed no prblems.Within minutes I copy\pasted text, graphics re-arranged.In view1 options I chose not to view clipboard vertically, my pref.I like the layout. Created headers and organized my clips. So far I love it and the price is in the right range. If somehow I lose it I will pay for it. Thank you gaotd thank you M8 software.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeH  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#25

A great piece of software. Exactly what I've been looking for.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)
#24

Interesting program. The look is outdated, it's a Visual Basic Program obviously. The memory footprint is low, though (2 MB when minimized).

As a continental European I miss a localization of the interface and don't like this "am/pm"-presentation of time. The calendar also shows up in English only.

Don't have the time now, but next year I will check this thing out. Could be a keeper.

Happy new year to all of you...

Reply   |   Comment by Bommi  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#23

Installed and activated perfectly on my old xpsp3 laptop. Went to give a test drive with a notepad document cutting some text but was unable to get any of the clips to show up in temporary column in Spartan. Tried the same with some picturea and still nothing shows up in Spartan. I was following the Spartan Quick Start Guide. Bummer this one really looks useful if I can get it to work. I am going to wait and see if the developer or another gaotd'er has an idea what I am doing wrong.

Reply   |   Comment by aswegohomestead  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#22

#4 - if you don't have an association with HTM files, your web browser won't work properly, among other things. It's very doubtful #3 George's problem was the result of not having the HTM file extension properly registered. Besides, the link you're pointing him to is an HTM file - how's he going to open it if the HTM file extension isn't properly registered on his system?

Reply   |   Comment by Guiseppe Madre  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#21

I used to use a free version of this program a while ago - but it proved that after - I think - 100 pastes it showed up with nag screens. Anyway, I found it a great program. Meanwhile, I'm using the definitely free "Ditto" which also serves fine.

A multi-clipboard tool is a must-have for a productive "working environment".

Reply   |   Comment by Expert  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#20

#4 John Turnbull Thanks for your help.
"You can open it by pointing yout browser to /Program Files/Spartan/Help/2.htm"

I did as you suggested but I could only find /Program Files/Spartan/Help which is a folder just containing GIF files.
Nevertheless, don't you think it's unusual to have to search for a folder that is supposed help you get started?
Does anyone else have the same difficulty)

Reply   |   Comment by GeorgeIbiza  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

I've used a lot of clipboard managers, with a variety of features and facilities. This, on first sight, looks promising but doesn't really match up to its own hype.

There are a lot of good clipboard managers out there, for the disappointed: Ditto has an enthusiastic userbase, ArsClip is also popular, free and under continuous development, as is my current favourite, Clipboard Help and Spell, and I would suggest that the developers of Spartan look at all three of these to see how ease of use and background functionality can be merged to make a successful product.

I can't make links work for some reason: however, the three I mentioned, in order, can be found at:

http://ditto-cp.sourceforge.net/

http://www.joejoesoft.com/cms/showpage.php?cid=97

http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/clipboardhelpandspell/index.html

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#18

Is there a discount on the portable edition?

Bill

Reply   |   Comment by Bill Snyder  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#17

I have used Spartan Clipboard Viewer for years. Great program!!
Question: Does this new version have a bell that rings when you click copy?
Do I have to uninstall the old version?
Thank Spartan and GOTD
Klink

Reply   |   Comment by George Klinkhamer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#16

Just wanted to offer my "Thanks" for all the free stuff that GAOTD has offered up this last year, plus. I may not often take advantage of the offerings, but it has been an excellent source of programs that I might want to have, sometimes without even knowing it in advance.
So Thanks again, and have a Great New Year.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim W  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#15

I find this does *too much* rather than not enough. I much prefer a clipboard manager like the tiny and free ClipX.
http://bluemars.org/clipx/

#7, your Yankee Clipper link links to this page.

Reply   |   Comment by banditrider  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

I've used the free, limited, version for some time, and was debating paying for the full version. I grabbed it.

Reply   |   Comment by mellowshine  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#13

Re comment 7...

The clip capacity in my copy is over 10,000 Not 500 !

Reply   |   Comment by John Turnbull  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#12

I really like Spartan. It actually works. All other competitive products I have tried (about 4 or 5) at some point fail to recognize ctl-c for some reason. I have also found uses for it that I had not anticipated. Features like seeing the entire clipboard, being able to edit – really nice. And I can arrange displays in ways that work for me. I tried a bunch – Spartan is by far the best with no closed second.

Reply   |   Comment by Stan Voss  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
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