Freeware Offline Browsers – Free WebSite Downloader / Web Site Extractor.
Getleft Offline Browser
Getleft is a Web-site grabber. Given a URL, it will download a complete site according to the options specified by the user. It changes the original pages, and changes all the links to relative links so you can surf on your hard disk. The program has limited FTP support; it will download files but not recursively. It resumes downloading if interrupted. It filters so as not to download certain kinds of files. You can get a site map before downloading. Getleft can follow links to external sites. It features multilingual support for 14 languages. Version 1.2 is a better looking user interface, many bugs were fixed, including some that made Getleft miss some links.
HTTrack Website Copier
HTTrack is an offline browser utility that allows you to download a website from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting html, images, and other files from the server to your computer. HTTrack arranges the original site’s relative link-structure. Simply open a page of the “mirrored” website in your browser, and you can browse the site from link to link, as if you were viewing it online. HTTrack can also update an existing mirrored site, and resume interrupted downloads. HTTrack is fully configurable, and has an integrated help system.
WebReaper is web crawler or spider, which can work its way through a website, downloading pages, pictures and objects that it finds so that they can be viewed locally, without needing to be connected to the internet. The sites can be saved locally as a fully-browsable website which can be viewed with any browser (such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Opera, etc), or they can be saved into the Internet Explorer cache and viewed using IE’s offline mode as if the you’d surfed the sites ‘by hand’. The locally saved files will have their HTML links adjusted so that they can be browsed as if they were being read directly from the internet. The programs supports 12 different filter options and an additional filter wizard. it supports Flash files and can resume downloads as well as update an existing site by downloading only pages that have been added or changed.
WinWSD WebSite Downloader
This easy to use software allows us to download Websites, in order to view them offline (without Internet connection) later. The software first downloads the whole Website with pictures, and movies to our computer’s hard disk (we need Internet connection for this) and later we can browse offline. So once we download the Website, and later we can browse our favorite Website 24 hours a day without phone bill increase. Using this software is very easy.
Website Puller is a free website extractor that allows you to download everything from a website. You can extract everything or just selected items off a website, or just the images, archive files or text files. Website Puller uses 2 threads for downloading the items faster for your convenience. You simply choose the destination in which you want to store the downloaded files, then type the URL. Website Puller is useful for downloading your own websites and other websites for archiving purposes.
Can you imagine a Web Site downloader software which is just 55 KB. OK! this little wonder is here. EasyDownload can download the entire web sites on your hard drive. Works like offline explorer or other web site extraction/mirror utilities. Although it has limited features. Can enable, disable pictures while download. May be it can not resume broken downloads like the other advance offline browser utilities, but the important feature it has is that it makes least changes to the web site URL’s or links, making them very easy to copy and paste. The other new software just change the relative path to the files/links and there fore make the original file or URL path unavailable.
Caution :- Actually Easydownload is a connect and forget for the rest of the day kind of software, if you are downloading any large web sites with it. As you can not disable external links, may be it may spend more time downloading files from other web sites rather than the site from which you have started. It is actually good to see this utility in action, but if you have any major work to perform, just scroll down to the more advance kind of free OfflineBrowsers mentioned in this section. [Software Review: TrustMeher]