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I am going on a vacation and will be bringing my laptop. I am trying to read during wait time (at the air port) and flight There are tons of articles to catch up.

What would be a good way to save web pages so that they can be viewed later on? Should I save each web site as a PDF format?

Are there any tools that will save all related links (e.g. F# wiki book) for wikis or any web site articles?


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In IE (at least in version 8) you can save a web archive (File->Save As).

Currently installing IE8... – Sung May 7 '09 at 4:06
This is the option I went with. Thanks jon – Sung Aug 28 '09 at 17:52

You might also have a look at wget, there are versions for several OS's. As I recall, it has a recursive mode that will allow you to mirror sites to your local machine.

For Windows users, or GUI-caring-persons, there's a nice interface to wget, called wwget. Worth a look. – Moshe May 7 '09 at 7:10
@Moshe I thought I had to write a script to call wget... great to know that there is a GUI version. Thanks – Sung May 7 '09 at 14:00

HTTrack will do what you want.

EDIT: If you are having problems with the latest 3.4x version, you might want to try 3.33 which you can download here (or from a link at the bottom of the site's download page.) Sounds like there were some pretty big changes in 3.4x (I haven't had to use it for a while, and don't run Vista.)

Here are some links into the forums with regards to running on vista that might help too, but I'd try 3.33 first: 1, 2, 3.

HTTrack seems quite buggy and i might save each page faster than getting around some of this programs problems... – Sung May 7 '09 at 3:57
I've never had any problems with it. It has always worked well for me. – Evan May 7 '09 at 4:37
Download site doesn't mention "Vista" explicitly so I am wondering it has some issues for that reason... I had it crashing like 10 times already... – Sung May 7 '09 at 4:39
@Sung Have added some more info to my answer that may help you. Good luck. – Evan May 7 '09 at 6:02
@Evan Thanks I will try to get that working. – Sung May 7 '09 at 14:00

If this is content available over RSS, you might consider using Google Reader with Google Gears for offline access.


Have a look at ScrapBook:

ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and easily manage collections. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support. Major features are:

  • Save Web page
  • Save snippet of Web page
  • Save Web site
  • Organize the collection in the same way as Bookmarks
  • Full text search and quick filtering search of the collection
  • Editing of the collected Web page
  • Text/HTML edit feature resembling Opera's Notes

Re HTTrack, there is a Firefox Add-on/extension SpiderZilla, which gives you a GUI which in turn invokes HTTrack, I've never had any problems with it.


Read It Later (browser add-on).


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