This is the digital era and millions of people around the world are using Windows operating systems. Most of us use the internet and its various online resources to get information. Sometimes we find interesting information on the net and save it in a file. Saving multiple pieces of information in a single file can become very difficult to manage and it is nearly impossible to find what we are looking for when we need it later. One other way to go about it is to save all the information in separate files and to retrieve them later. But creating a new file every time to save information is still a crude method because it is a quite time consuming process wherein you right-click on an empty area then select a new txt file to create a new empty file, rename it and paste the information and finally save the file.
But I have a better solution in the form of a third party freeware application for Windows. It is called PasteAsFile and it integrates within Windows Explorer by adding a new item within the context menu of a folder or the desktop. It can automatically paste the copied item from the clipboard to a new file via the Windows context menu. It supports the following file formats: PHP, TXT, RTF, DOC, HTML and text items available in the Windows clipboard. It also supports image formats like PCX, JPG, PNG, BMP, TGA, GIF and TIF.
How to use PasteAsFile?
PasteAsFile is not a GUI based application and it only stands in Windows context menu. To copy any information from the clipboard, just right-click on any empty area where you want to save it and choose the option Paste As File.
When you click on Paste As File option from the context menu, the PasteAsFile application will open a dialog box where you need to enter the file name that you want use to save your clipboard information. You can enter a suitable file name to easily recognize it later. You can choose the file location by using the Choose Location button otherwise the file will be saved in the same location where you right-clicked to choose the PasteAsFile option. You can see the file extension of the file to be saved in the Extension box like for instance, if the clipboard item is text and then the extension will be txt; for images, it would be PNG, JPG, GIF, etc.
You can use PasteAsFile in Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8 on 32-bit and 64-bit versions.