Save.me Brings Clipboard Monitoring To A New Level [Windows]

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save   Save.me Brings Clipboard Monitoring To A New Level [Windows]It only took me one or two disasters in losing huge blocks of copied text to cave in and download a third-party clipboard manager for Windows. While there are many, like ClipTrap, I’ve found that plenty of them have poor interfaces or indexing options that are not very featureful.

Just the other day, I stumbled across a new one by the name of Save.me. At first, Save.me doesn’t come across as a clipboard manager. Save.me interacts with the clipboard to archive all of the data you copy, sort it by media type, and store it for you forever. If you’ve used other clipboard monitors and handlers on Windows, this one should be an entirely unique experience.

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I’m not going to lie to you. The Save.me website is a little lackluster.

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Let’s not judge a book by its cover though. Tucked away in those 4.6 MB downloads, for both 32 and 64-bit versions of Windows, is a clean and effective little application that saves and organizes data that I often find to be incredibly important.

Save.me can be extracted to a flash drive and it’ll work just fine. The application is completely portable in both versions.

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Upon launching the application, you should be at the Wizard screen where you’re prompted, by a text field, to enter your name.

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If you’ve got data that already exists as copied to your clipboard, it should immediately be the first item that is indexed within Save.me. To check, go to the Default tab on the left and under the Views header. If you’ve got nothing there, pick any file, URL, or block of text to copy onto your clipboard. You should definitely see a change to the page now.

Here’s where Save.me gets cool and strays away from other clipboard monitors and handlers. Save.me actually has a unique preview for a wide range of different types of clipboard content: URLs, folders, images, and more.

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As you can see here, the URL of a MakeUseOf article was copied to the clipboard. Rather than just plainly displaying the URL, Save.me actually shows a frame with an active preview of that URL.

It works just as effectively when you copy an image, as you can see below where I copied a screenshot of the author’s homepage.

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Each item shows a caption, where the contents are from, what application it was copied from, the date it was copied, and the size of the copied contents. You can also mark an item as a favorite or protected item, for easier access or for sensitive data that you want secured.

The Logbook view is also very interesting, giving you a calendar-style breakdown of exactly when data was copied to your clipboard and thus saved to Save.me.

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And of course this clipboard monitoring application wouldn’t be complete without a way to search through all of your saved data for certain keywords, which can easily be accomplished at the bottom-left of the main interface on the Default view, or in plain sight in the Wizard view.

Save.me offers a really unique experience to capturing and visualizing all of the contents of your clipboard. What do you guys think of this method of managing the Windows clipboard? Let me know in the comments!

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Jim Carter

Sounds good, but since it’s portable how do we ensure that it runs automatically upon reboot (Windows 8)?

Amos

Hi Jim,

In the settings window, you have an option to make it start on windows startup, for that to happen, it will write to the registry (you also have a label telling you that so you will know) but this is the only thing that writes something outside its own folder., other than that, it is fully portable.

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Raman

I’m a ditto user from a long time and I’m happy with it. Save.me is too large and requires too much interactions. Ditto is simple and fully effective.

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Mike Crabill

Very handy utility, keeps everything easily available.

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Anonymous

looks pretty handy – I might be trying it out :)

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Junil Maharjan

Looks great and seems easy

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Mark Alsisto

LOL…i never ever actually think too much about losing my copied text or whatsoever. It never even bothered me. If i lose it, i’ll just copy it back…no problem for all these yearssss.

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Arxadius Stark

I’m a Ditto user and have been very satisfied with it. Might just try this to see how its ease-of-use is. c:

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Riya

Its useful, I’ll keep it. Thanks for sharing :)

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Prasanth Mathialagan

Nice application..

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Carl Colvin

Good concept but I try to keep things running in the background to a minimum

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Jorge Andrade

the icon to save must change from the floppy disk guys, the youngsters do not know what that is :)

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Gerald Huber

this is one of those things I need but didnt know i did. thanks for the article

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Sravan Kumar

You could mention the website as http://www.aiclipboard.com/save.me/ in the article.
I typed save.me on browser and that website is something else.

Sounds interesting. I Never thought I need a manager for my copy clipboard. will give it a try.

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Phil Botsky

It’s a really nice utility however I prefer ClipboardMaster by Jumping Bytes I’ve not found better clipboard manager for me. It’s free – worth to try.

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