Tools for Offline internet browsing

Read about some interesting tools to browse websites offline.

Ever wondered how to save the very good information on website on your computer to use it for future reference? or When you are offline? We come across many sites on internet which provides us very good piece of information on particular topic.

But How to use this information on website when we are offline? Then here is list of top tools download or save information from online site.For this we will categorize these tools in two section: Offline browsing tools for Linux and Offline browsing tools for windows, as both of the operating systems are being used widely nowadays.

I. Offline browsing tools for Linux Operating System :

1. Wget :

Wget is tool for Linux operating system that can be used to retrives online files using most widely used internet protocols like FTP, HTTP, HTTPS etc. It is very good tool to get and save information from various websites. It supports lot of features like:

  1. Support for aborted downloads.

  2. Supports HTTP proxies, HTTP cookies and HTTP connections.

  3. Background download support.

  4. It comes with GNU-GPL license and it is also available for windows operating systems.

2. Curl :

This is another command line tool for Linux users and it supports all the file transport protocol in networking. The supported protocols by Curl are : HTTP, HTTPS, IMAP, IMAPS,RTSP, RTMP, POP3S, POPS, LDAP, LDAPS, DICP, FILE etc.It has various features and best feature among them is you can set username and password for your account, so that no one can see what you have saved or referencing from the web.

II. Offline browsing tolls for windows :

1. Offline Explorer :

Offline Explorer is very good tool to browse online sites offline too. You can download HTTPS, Web and FTP site with use of this tool. Some of features of this tool are :

  1. You can export downloaded sits to CDs.

  2. You can search for specific information in a downloaded site, while you are offline.

  3. It supports most of the file transfer protocols.

  4. You can create offline copy of downloaded site.

  5. You can view or edit the downloaded site.

  6. You can download any number sites using this free tool.

It supports web developing features which can be helpful to web developers at various stages.

2. WebCopier :

WebCopier is very good tool in this category. This small applications also lets you to download entire site to your PC or Laptop, to reference it later. You can print the content directly to use it as reference. This is one of the most used software in this category and serves various purposes.

3. TeleportPro :

This widely used tool to download online site to your PC or Laptop to use the references in site later. This application can be easily used by any level of user very easily. Every downloaded website is stored as a tree so that it will helps you to understand the organization and structure of website.

4. HTTrack Website Copier :

Though it has very simple design and supports some extra features. This tool doesn't have in-built offline web browser but you can open any downloaded site with any browser in your PC or Laptop as you are online. Though it may seem to somewhat difficult for beginners but once you get used to this tool will also prove its usefulness.

5. WinWSD Website Downloader :

WinWSD website downloader is most widely used tool for downloading content of website to your PC or Laptop. This application has various features and that features are easily customizable and any user can use this conveniently.

These tools are very useful. You can use this tools for various purposes such as:

  1. Companies can use such tools to transfer their online content to the desktops their employees, when such need arises.

  2. Developers can use such tools to understand and analyze the organization and structure of particular websites.

  3. Student can use them to download various types of information related to their study and use it for later reference. They can also print such information if they don't own PC or Laptop.

  4. Teachers from various fields can use these tools to reference the piece of information to their studies, which will really help the students in their studies.

  5. Internet users and researchers from various field can also use these application to study something or to learn something from the web.
Just use the power of internet and technology and you will be able to study and learn everything that suits you best.


Author: Manu Murali08 Sep 2012 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

great one...
Much imressive and unique topic...
Thank you...

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