Jan 17 Ditto Clipboard Manager Review and Tutorial
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If you Copy-Paste you will ❤ Ditto Clipboard Manager
Every day you must copy & paste a lot of stuff when you are an (online) entrepreneur like me.
And many times you already copied it some time ago. Am I right?
Looking up these items (again and again) costs you a lot of time & therefore MONEY.
And this when you already know you will need this info repeatedly. Enter Ditto!
What is Ditto Clipboard Manager
Ditto automatically saves everything you copy and stores an unlimited number of items.
Text snippets, including rich text, images, and other copied files such as:
- Snippets of (developer) code
- Bank Account Numbers
- VAT Numbers
- Copyright Icons
- Other Special Characters
- Website Addresses
- Your Home Address
Brilliant! This is the tool that you should start using now.
Ditto Clipboard Manager Calculator
Calculate your time saved or the extra money you could make with the calculator below.
If you need some guidance, please watch my tutorial further on this page for an explanation and demonstration.
Or if you just want to know the number of hours you could save, set the Fee or rate per hour to 1.
Obviously, then it should read Hours saved per week instead of Extra money per week and the outcome is in hours instead of USD.
Multiply this by 40 for your savings or extra money per year!
Ditto Clipboard Manager Tutorial Video
Watch my tutorial to see Ditto Clipboard Manager in action.
Ditto Features & Benefits List
Olaf's Favorite Feature
Ditto stores “favorites” that won’t be deleted. They will have a yellow star as a sign. You can add your own keywords to them for easy lookup later.
Ditto Clipboard Manager Characteristics
Type: Windows or Mac Add-on
Ditto Clipboard Manager Reviews
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Ditto Video Transcript
Did you know there is a tool, Ditto, that can save you thousands and thousands of dollars per year?
Or, if you are online marketer or in earning money online, it can earn you a lot of extra money per year without you have to do anything?
Today I am going to talk about this copy-paste machine called Ditto.
My name is Olaf and let me talk you through it. If you are into productivity like I am, then you hate doing things twice. So, I never want to do the same thing twice I mean. I am into productivity and I hate wasting money or time.
00:39 Why Ditto Clipboard Manager?
So, when tasks are repetitive or I must do something the second or third time I try to find something that can solve the problem for me, and this could be either have somebody else do it, automate it, or find some other way to not having to do it again.
I needed a solution to this problem because I have a website for sneakers and when I was building this in the beginning, I used to copy a lot of images and pasting them into other applications. But also, sometimes for social media or other stuff. Apart from that I needed to copy paste a lot of text description text and other stuff concerning these sneakers.
When I was in the beginning of my affiliate days, I needed to copy paste a lot of information for the affiliate marketplaces. So, bank numbers for example, chamber of commerce numbers, my address, my account for PayPal and stuff like that.
And today also for my funnel in hair fibers, I got a lot of questions. So, people ask me where can I order this, where are the frequently asked questions and I need to send them urls over and over. So, I needed something to prevent me from having copy paste RSI.
02:11 Benefits Ditto Clipboard Manager
What are the advantages of this tool?
Well, every time you copy something it’ll be stored so you don’t even have to think about it. It will do this automatically.
And whenever you need this again, you can just search the database by
- the name of the clip
- the content in it
- the metadata you supply around it
It is extremely fast, it will find everything within seconds, and it stores all kinds of data like images, tables, rich text formats and whatever you like.
Most of all, it is free not unimportant obviously. And, in my case, it saves me around half an hour per day which translates into $ 300 per week if I would bill my customers for this time.
02:59 Calculator: time saved or extra money made by using Ditto Clipboard Manager
I will show you in a second how I arrived at this number. I made this short and easy cost calculator on my wordpress website to show you how this works.
I will scroll down a little bit. So ,if you for example have 10 copy paste actions per day, which is not even on the high side. But let’s assume you have ten and your lookup time is two minutes, you work five days per week and your client fee or your internal rate per hour is thirty dollars. Then you’re already save yourself fifty dollars per week or you could earn fifty dollars more by using this time for your clients.
So, let’s just think about this: fifty dollars per week which means with forty work weeks it would be two thousand dollars per year saved or earned in my case.
I used a figure of three minutes because especially in the beginning with the images and stuff if I had to look it up, I had to
- go online
- type in google or
- search on my file system if I still could find it
Lots of times I was busy even more than three minutes with looking up this image. But in general, it might be three might be two. You can just figure out for yourself what your number should be. I work five days per week and my rate externally would be 120 for some projects, sometimes more sometimes less.
So, this is how I arrived at the number you just saw. But even if you calculate for example with an internal rate of 30 per hour or maybe even 20 then still the savings are huge in time and money. Let’s put this back to two minutes time per copy paste action with 10 actions per day and 5 days per week. Then we arrive at 50 dollars still, so even now 2 000 dollars saved.
And if you’re interested you can find out for yourself what your number would be, but it gets interesting extremely fast, very soon. This is how I arrived at the number of 50 respectively 300 dollars per work week.
05:46 Ditto Clipboard Manager Use cases
What are the use cases for Ditto?
Well a lot actually. In fact, everything you ever copy or paste is stored in the database and can be reused. For example, if you are a developer you can use it to store snippets of code and you give the entry some description. Every time you need it, you just enter some words from the description, and you can paste it. Easy peasy.
- Code snippets
- Frequently asked questions or for example
- Customers bank account numbers
- Vat numbers
- Icons such as copyright trademark that you use often in your word documents or in your presentations
- Special characters
- Website addresses
- Your home address maybe and other
- Frequently used urls that people ask for
06:37 Copy Paste Tool Ditto Review and Tutorial
But as usual the proof of the pudding is in the eating. So, I am on a Windows machine now and I have ditto run at startup, which is automatically. I will show you how it works.
The shortcut for Ditto is a control apostrophe and here you see a long list of stored items text but also graphics, urls, tables… could be anything e.g. you can see the images of this presentation in it.
So, let’s assume I need my bank account number.
I will just do the shortcut and I start typing. Here it is in this case this is my bank account number in the Netherlands. You can see it because of this yellow star which means it’s a favorite.
You can enter it into this by opening up the item and checking never auto delete and in this text here you can enter a text that you will use to look it up. In this case bank account number for example. But it could also be the chamber of commerce or whatever.
I could use the Dutch abbreviation that would be kvk and I would enter it like this. I can show you it works also extremely well with texts. For example, people ask for an order or other stuff from one of my webshops and I just start typing. I can see okay this is the one, if I hover over it so I can see what’s in the snippet.
That’s also very handy if you have multiple items with more or less the same text. I just enter this and here you can see it will enter the whole text, also in bold and you can use hyperlinks etc. This is a really great application of the tool.
08:57 Ditto Clipboard Manager Settings
You can have lots of settings:
- the number of items it should store
- where it should look, in the description, full text, etc
I always use all three of them because why not if you can? As said, you can use images, you can use tables, you can use urls…
Everything you copy you can paste later on. And there are lots more settings if you want but for explanation purposes, I think we are okay now.
So, this is what I wanted to say to you about the copy paste tool Ditto. I hope it will help you a lot in the future.
Thanks for watching!
Olaf the ToolFinderr