ClipLogger is a free tool which collects and combines clipboard text.

Launch the program and an empty pane appears. Individual chunks of text are added to the pane as you copy them to the clipboard, and when you're ready you can select some or all of these and copy them elsewhere.

ClipLogger also works with file names. Select files in Explorer, right-click, choose Copy, and their path and file names are added to the list. This enables selecting multiple files from anywhere on your system, and producing a plain text list for reuse somewhere else.

By default the program adds a timestamp before every newly-pasted item, like "ClipMonitor Entry @ 10/11/2016 10:56:23". This can be annoying if you simply want to combine the entries, but fortunately it's easily removed: click Settings/ About and clear "Add Timestamp..."

Other useful settings include the ability to launch the program with Windows and back up the contents to file, enabling data to be collected automatically over a long period.

Verdict

If you're regularly doing the "copy/ switch to Notepad/ paste/ switch back" shuffle, clipLogger is a much more convenient text-collecting alternative that will save you loads of time.

The program is also very basic, though, and if you need more power - like the ability to collect clipboard images - check out a full-strength clipboard manager instead.