How To Read Entire Website Offline
Think you have found out an important thing from a website on a morning or evening or any time of a day and on this or day evening or whatever time when you going to open it for your need, and you see your Internet connection is not working or the site is not working for whatever reason, then it will be very irritating or not? Yes, for me it’s so irritating. It won’t happen if know to read the full website offline.
But you can solve the problem very smartly, you can download the important website for offline reading and read it anytime anywhere, with or without the Internet. Downloading a total website is easy and sometimes very important, though nowadays the Internet is accessible everywhere. There are many procedures available for downloading an entire website for offline reading, here we have stated some quick and easy ways, we hope these will help you.
Here How To Read A Website Offline
FOR WINDOWS, LINUX, AND ANDROID
The famous HTTrack is a fine app for download a website, it accessible on many platforms (like Linux, Android, and Windows) and provides the open-source. It utilizes a project-based approach (similar to WebCopy) which offers you copy multiple websites and also helps you to keep them all well organized.
If you want you can pause and resume downloads, and by re-downloading old and new files you can update copied websites. However, its interface is old-fashioned but it works efficiently.
DOWNLOAD A WEBSITE WITH HTTrack
The procedure of download a website with ‘HTTrack’ is here in the below,
- INSTALL AND OPEN THE APP, AT FIRST.
- THEN, TO CREATE A NEW PROJECT CLICK ON ‘NEXT’.
- PROVIDE THE PROJECT A CATAGORY, NAME, BASE PATH AND THEN CLICK ON ‘NEXT’.
- AFTER THAT, SELECT ‘DOWNLOAD WEB SITE(S)‘ FOR ACTION AND TYPE EACH WEBSITES URL IN THE WEB ADDRESSES BOX (ONE URL PER LINE). IF YOU WANT YOU CAN STORE URLs IN A TXT FILE AND IMPORT IT, THAT IS FAVOURABLE FOR YOU WHEN YOU WANT TO RE-DOWNLOAD THE SAME SITES LATER. AFTER DOING THESE CLICK ON ‘NEXT’.
- IF YOU WANT ADJUST PARAMETERS AND FINALLY CLICK ON ‘FINISH’.
When you will download everything you can browse the site normally through going to where the files downloaded or going to index.htm in a browser or index.html.
FOR ONLY WINDOWS
WebCopy is also a good option but only available on Windows. The WebCopy lets you set up multiple ‘projects’ and each project gets its own settings and configurations. Here re-downloading many sites is also very easy.
Typically, WebCopy when discovered a website URL, scans it for pages, links, and media, and after finds pages, it goes for more pages, links, and media till it discovers the total website. So, you might use the configuration option and tell it which part it would download for your offline reading.
DOWNLOAD AN ENTIRE WEBSITE WITH WEBCOPY
The procedure of download an entire website with ‘WebCopy’ is here in the below,
- INSTALL AND OPEN THE APP.
- TO CREATE A NEW PROJECT GO TO FILE > NEW.
- NEXT, TYPE THE URL INTO THE WEBSITE FIELD.
- AFTER THAT, CHANGE THE ‘SAVE FOLDER’ FIELD (WHERE YOU WANT THE SITE SAVED).
- THEN, PLAY AROUND WITH PROJECT > RULES…
- THEREAFTER, TO SAVE THE PROJECT GO TO FILE > SAVE AS.
- LASTLY, TO START THE PROCESS CLICK ON ‘COPY WEBSITE’ IN THE TOOLBAR.
When the copying will be done by you then to see the status of each individual page and or media file you can use the Result tab. The Skipped tab shows those files which were not downloaded and the Error tab shows any problem which may have occurred. The Sitemap shows you the full directory structure of the website.
Open File Explorer and navigate to the save folder which you entitled, and view the website offline. If you want to start browsing you can open the index.html or sometimes index.htm in your browser.
FOR iOS AND MAC
For iOs and Mac users ‘SiteSucker’ is a very good option, it comes with an easy-to-use and clean interface, you have to paste in the website URL and press Enter. The easy tool maintains the same overall structure and also includes all relevant media files like style sheets, images, PDFs.
It is also able to pause and resume download. This is capable to save the download to a file then use the file to download the same exact files and structure again in the future, that is very impressive. SiteSucker’s one bad side is it costs $5 and does not provide a free trial. The older versions of SiteSucker are available for older Mac systems (some features may be missing), and the latest version needs macOS10.13 High Sierra or later.
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