The Windows clipboard is useful, but also very limited. Copy one image or block of text from your browser, say, and you've already reached its capacity: copy another and the first will be deleted, lost forever - unless you happen to be running Save.Me.
This interesting free and portable tool acts as an extended clipboard manager, saving absolutely everything you copy there: text, images, URLs, files, folders, whatever it might be. And so if, later, you realise you need to refer back to a URL, all you have to do is open the program, and scroll back through your activity until you find whatever you're after.
Save.Me's in-depth record of your copy and pasting is one of the program's strong points. Other clipboard managers might just display a snippet of text, for instance, but this one tells you when it was copied, from which application, and its total size in kilobytes, as well as allowing you to preview the item. And when you've found the relevant object, a double-click will copy it to the clipboard again, ready for immediate reuse.
Save.Me saves its information to disk, too, so your records will survive across reboots. And over time this means they can build up, making it more difficult to find what you need. But the program can help with a calendar-type view where you can, say, click on last Saturday (or whatever) to see what hit the clipboard on that day. Or the built-in Search tool will locate items according to whatever keywords you enter.
The program is relatively new, and still has a few problems. There's a sidebar option which is supposed to provide another way to help you find items, for instance, but it didn't display anything for us. And we found text previewing was sometimes uncertain, with Save.Me hanging for perhaps 15 seconds before it properly rendered a record.
On balance Save.Me is still a very promising tool, though, and if you're looking for a way to get more from the Windows clipboard then it can definitely help.