Convert the contents of your clipboard to text or image files with PasteAsFile right-click extension


Every wished you could just right click and paste the contents of your clipboard as a text or image file on your desktop? No? Well now that you’ve heard of the concept, you probably do 😉

PasteAsFile is a Windows extension that adds an entry to your right-click Windows context menu, which can convert the contents of your clipboard to a file on your desktop in various formats.

For text it can save as TXT, RTF, DOC, HTML, CSS, and PHP and other file formats, while for image files PasteAsFile supports JPG, PCX, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF and TIF). PasteAsFile is free for personal use.

This is such a great concept and the program works great. But of course we have an idea to make it even better: the addition of right click entries that do the opposite, and suck the contents of a text or image file into the clipboard (“shshshshump!” – imagine a sucking sound). We wrote about something like this previously (SendToClipboard) except that one only works for text files.

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Other than that there’s not much to say about PasteAsFile, a brilliant idea that is well implemented. It works on Win XP and higher and happily it installed right click context menu on our 64bit system.

[Thanks go to reader Panzer for the tip about this one]

Get PasteAsFile here.