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Web Boomerang 3.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — Web Boomerang 3.0

Web Boomerang is a web copier that can capture thousands files from sites and save them on your computer.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 253 (34%) 486 (66%) 57 comments

Web Boomerang 3.0 was available as a giveaway on September 3, 2013!

Today Giveaway of the Day
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The most comprehensive image converter ever!

Web Boomerang is a fast web copier that can capture thousands of photos, music, clips, sports stats, recipes, information, or even entire sites, and save them on your computer. When you are ready, you can work right off your computer from your own web library collection - you don't even have to be online to use captured contents.

You'll never have to worry about contents not there any more or have to pay fees for archived articles that were free.

With Web Boomerang you can:

  • Choose the file types to copy.
  • Extract e-mail addresses.
  • Customize how you wish to store them.
  • Pick downloads by link depth, size, or pages.
  • Copy other Web sites via hyperlink.
  • Automatically generate a table of contents.
  • Monitor IE and grab the current page or site.
  • Easy-to-use wizard makes copying a snap.
  • Print whole websites.
  • View images, thumbnails, pages and HTML source.
  • Edit pages with the integrated HTML editor.

System Requirements:

Windows 2000/ XP/ 2003 Server/ Vista/ 7





File Size:

10.6 MB



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I also waited hours for the email with the needed information in it to no avail. I never did show up. I was ripped off a the free version!

Reply   |   Comment by KAHSR  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Since the discussion has drifted away from pros/cons of the day's giveaway to copyright infringement and the wet dream of governments the world over to "regulate the internet", I've used HTTrack in the past to save website content for future research, education and citation, never to STEAL someone's intellectual property, but just to have access to valuable information that usually does not exist anywhere else in print. A second (and more important) reason is, websites can be taken down permanently at ANY TIME and that information LOST FOREVER if you don't get it while it's active.

Yes, there is the wayback machine, but site owners can still block future researchers from viewing the archived contents if they choose. We're not advocating pirating Iron Man II while it's still in theatres, it's about access to information that will be part of history someday. My 10 cents (adjusted for inflation).

Reply   |   Comment by Studio Joe  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I have sent a blank e-mail to get the registration key. I didn't get reply. I tried once again, still no reply..Forget about installing..I have other things to do...

Reply   |   Comment by Ramachandra Babu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

It seems pretty obvious that many of you complaining don't understand what this does. It is very similar in functionality to httrack. Installed, including getting a response to my email, on win 8, and it is working fine on win8. With the free alternatives, at this point, I am not sure about the price tag, but today it is free. I will continue to experiment to see if I find any functionality above and beyond the free alternatives. I find it works very similar to httrack. As has been said before, this is not a page copier it is a content copier. While it seems to be able to copy entire pages. It's main goal is to download the content, down multiple levels from the original website. You can direct it to download all images, not only on the main page but on linked pages as well.

As for speed, without using a stopwatch I would say on a par with httrack. I went to a public domain photo site, set my parameters and it found and downloaded about 400 images in about 6 or 7 minutes.

I am giving it a thumbs up, basically it does what it says it will do, and seems to do it well. My review would be different if I had shelled out 50 bucks for it, but, as I said, I am still putting it through it's paces.

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel Kay  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I have been using a free piece of software that does this for 10+ years, isilo. www.isilo.com, which is a viewer on every platform out there and isilox is the program that will convert any site to file for off site viewing.

Reply   |   Comment by SB  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

tried to download some physics from http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/
and only get a big IT Works! page. I think most sites prevent this program to work.

Reply   |   Comment by Gil Costa  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Some reasonable motivations for copying websites are to preserve them for documentation purposes and against hacking, to preserve controversial pages or sites in imminent danger of takedown, or to grab a copy of a site in danger of abandonment. I've copied several websites that no longer exist on the web with HTTRACK. Web Boomerang is probably just as useful.

Reply   |   Comment by Teru  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

I still do not have my code. Can't you just publish it??

A want to be "dear user"

Reply   |   Comment by Don Carter  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Surely the whole reason for the copying of a website being illegal is if you intend to use the content commercially to make money, such as putting the web pages onto your own website. If you are copying to purely read the pages offline then I cannot really see what the objection to this is. You will only be using up bandwidth of the website, not so much a problem these days.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike W  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

First and last name? Address? Zip Code?
Blank email?
First born?
Your kidding me.
Gives me the same feeling I get when you pay cash at Wallmart and they want to see your receipt at the door.
Spend less time worrying about getting ripped off and more time on your product. No thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by skybase  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

As a web designer, I agree with everyone who thinks software like this shouldn't exist. However, I mainly hope it includes virus and malware scanners to block infected files from being downloaded from poorly maintained websites. If not, you folks go right ahead and proceed at your own risk, but at least have the good sense to run the URL through a website like Sucuri.net before you download any part of it.

Reply   |   Comment by SJ  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I find it hard to understand what you are SHOUTING about it is quite easy to view your work with a combination of viewing the source within my browser or firebug.
When someone downloads and EXE file they download the code examinable in SoftIce; in fact if it is a FoxPro EXE file they can converted into a line by line of source code.
As for myself when I download a website it is for my convenience and I haven't the slightest interest in the code that makes it function, not everyone is a crook as your comments generally seem to imply.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Cotter and etc...

It takes just a little stretch of the imagination to figure out many perfectly legal uses for downloading a website. You do realize that not EVERY human endeavor is solely centered on $$$$$$$$$$ right?

For example, cooking websites offer their recipes daily for free. Downloading the website would allow you to look at the recipes offline. Same with poetry websites, or other sites that offer their content free of charge to the public. There are a lot of them.

Reply   |   Comment by Amber  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

If I use a .httaccess file will it stop this program from running on my site?

Reply   |   Comment by ilikefree  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Dear users,

the issue with email activation has been fixed. Please try sending your request once more.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

GOTD team

Reply   |   Comment by Giveaway of the Day project team  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

I work with vulnerable populations and sometimes a website must copied to prove a crime or legal violation was committed; stealing is not the only reason to preserve a website.

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

It would be nice if the program told you what error it ran into when trying to download a page.
I tried using this on some sites that require credentials and, after ensuring that I entered the proper credentials, it couldn't get past the homepage...and gave no reason. Just "Error downloading page".

It would be nice to know what the error was so that I could try to fix it.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

good app ben lokking for this , thank

Reply   |   Comment by Stortch  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

still trying to get a key/password I e-mailed support and hears what they said.. Support?

Sorry about the inconvenience. The response is well beyond expectation. Please try again in an hour.

FileStream, Inc.

Reply   |   Comment by winracer  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

wow. you people objecting to site copying might get alot more street cred if you changed your handles from "Passionate Grandpa" and "Software Babe".
While nice for you rich people to have high-speed internet on tap all the time, many places in the world don't have that luxury, and browsing offline is a necessity.
If you -really- want to protect your stuff, write the entire site in some kind of wrapper [adobe comes to mind] that can't be "taken apart" and modified. W3C standards, html, the entire gamut of languages and concepts of the www, are by definition, "open". It wasn't that long ago that web authors were worried about others using the same color palette! Would that you had squawked as loudly when xerox created the paper copier. Maybe the law would favor you more now. :o

Reply   |   Comment by paladin  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Ah, I'm not sure why I would want to download an entire webpage (these days), or pay to be able to do it. I've found if something is pertinent to me.. I cut/paste whatever. There may be some sites that are enticing enough to want to download the whole shiBang.. I've not found that lately as the web is continually adding info, and the info is changing. I've become more frugal lately in what I save.. you've all heard of hoarders? Having more info than you can possibly ever need or use, whether in the home.. or on hard drives, thumb drives etc... do we really need it all?

Reply   |   Comment by skypaintr  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Why did aI get this message? I am unable to send the email to the developer.

This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.

A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

Mailbox quota exceeded


Reply   |   Comment by lebrondo57  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Give this error: Mailbox quota exceeded

Reply   |   Comment by Thunder-man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I cringe when I see a piece of software like this being offered. In the first place why would anyone download someone's hard work is beyond me. I have been designing websites and selling hosting since 1998, it is morally wrong to even do such a thing.

My suggestion is simple, go to W3Schools Online Web Tutorials and learn how to build a site, perhaps taking the courses to get a W3Schools Certificate, I just used them as an example instead of changing the cascade styling sheet, redoing some graphics and calling it your own work.

Just my $0.02 worth.

Reply   |   Comment by Passionate Grandpa  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

@CJ Cotter

Viewing any site is exactly downloading someone's website that being here you're suspicious too :D

Browsing webbrowser cache on your own hard disk probably soon will be prosecuted in United Stupid Activites because reversing/cracking behaviour.

Anyway If you want download for your own pleasure pictures of hot babies ask me :D I'll give you FREE Exhibitionis website link and you can be salvaged from prosecution :-) f*** Pla**** :D

> copying and downloading someone’s entire website illegal
> in some way?

In mine country making money from downloaded 'for private use' or distributing downloaded illegal(not licenced) contens is prosecuted by author/owner request.

Anyway, any website you "surf" :D track you, has your IP number and GeoLocation and soon will have your shoe number and DNA.
Thats the ONLY secure way IS NOT visiting any commercial websites (like gógl, Yt, social networks etc.).

Switch to Open Source and Linux - any linux related website is ALLOWED and that hot exhibitionists babies website is restriction free (only AGE).

May the Light be with you :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Dark Master  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Monitor IE? I don't use IE unless I'm forced. Is that the only browser it works with?

Reply   |   Comment by JeanInMontana  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Cyotek WebCopy just worked perfectly for me on a WordPress site (php). http://cyotek.com/cyotek-webcopy. Thanks Giovvani. You should have listed this one as a first choice in my humble 2 cent opinion.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

I must agree with DoktorThomas.

THIS IS JUST PLAIN STEALING and for people who have no gifts or talents of their own, so they STEAL.

These types of programs should be BANNED!!!!

I am a website designer, as well as an S.E. and I keep tabs on my own websites and I can tell you, some of them have been stolen, as I have special scripts that track the perps.

Thanks DoktorThomas for telling the truth.


Reply   |   Comment by SOFTWARE BABE  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-40)

@23 Care to offer proof of these convictions? Because the rest of you post, (Suing GOTD and Google), is pure and utter bullshit in the US.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

#23 DoktorThomas
Thank you for the advice, the only point I take issue with is that you state that transgressions by the user will pass it into the hands of the government.
Surely it is more a case of when you allow the business to run government as in America you haven't a cat in hell's chance of retaining freedom.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)

Wouldn't install on Win 7 64-bit.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

I see three concerns here:

(1) Are there legal problems in copying websites?
(2) What about PHP-driven sites? Will it reach back to data tables?
(3) Will it copy large, commercial sites like Amazon or Ancestry.com?

Happy Dae·

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Dae  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

One word: Evernote.

Evernote used with web clipper and/or clearly addon saves pages/links/photo's etc etc.
Saves pages and all for offline viewing.

And its Free for a 512mb account.

Second Word: OneNote
Does the same as Evernote when used with onenote clipper.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Isn't this copyright infringement?

If a site is "password protected", will this work and still copy the entire site? Does this work on Facebook? Example: if the facebook page owner has NOT accepted you as a friend and allowed you to view the site, will this still copy the entire site - even the password protected pages?

How much of a "membership site" will it copy?

If so, this is scary.

It captures email addresses, consequently, you can set it to capture the email address from all sites "seo'ed" (not sure that's a word) for a particular word or phrase. Wow! if you place your email address in the "contact us" section you can end up with a s_ _ t house full of spam.

This is scary.

Any information you can share is appreciated.


Reply   |   Comment by Marty  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Most web sites have copyright and other legal protections involved. While your reason for downloading it maybe be non-offensive it may also be illegal. Using this software to "capture" a web site is not unlike having a Xerox™ copy of a book to read, which has been adjudged as infringement (in the USA). And, yes; these infringers have been caught and prosecuted.

Now if it is your site(s)that you want to see on your PC or fruit machine, this software maybe useful, depending on what other options you have available. But if it is your site, then you already have the bits and pieces in your possession. Why would you need the web version which you can get from your server? Therefore, possible non-infringing uses seem rather limited when it comes to sites a user does not own.

If it were one of my client's site(s) you were capturing, s/he'd be looking for the $250,000 penalty (for each time you looked at the site at home after the first) from you (the actual infringer) and from the software maker (a facilitator) ... and GAOTD (before the fact facilitator), if they were your source for the software, paid or freely distributed. And, if you were referred to this page by a Google™ advertisement for GAOTD, they'd be named in the infringement case too.

So have at it; enjoy the software. Use it with caution, critical thinking and good judgment. There is a groundswell of animus brewing the States over IP theft. Don't become a test case. (Note: A site's servers can reveal when a download takes place if their IT is close to barely good.)

When you commit transgressions on the Web, you help take the Internet out of the hands of The People and give it to oppressive governments. The Web would be next to useless if run by governments or their political coalition. ©2013 All rights reserved. Statements within are for educational purposes only and cannot and should not be taken as legal advice. To do so violates the intended purpose(s).

Reply   |   Comment by DoktorThomas™  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-30)

I downloaded and register fast. I am on Win XP. After that I did a download test and is working OK. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Ovidiu  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

THe site doesnot sends password
emails are rejecetd

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the server for the recipient domain filestream.com by filestream.com. [].

The error that the other server returned was:
550 "The mail server detected your message as spam and has prevented delivery."

Reply   |   Comment by Muft Wale  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Will this program give an estimate of how many megs you are requesting, before you click on 'download'?


Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Please excuse my utter ignorance about this subject, but isn't copying and downloading someone's entire website illegal in some way? Don't they get your IP address, track you, and figure out who you are, so that they can prosecute you in some way? Please, someone enlighten me, here. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)

This program is OK for simple sites designed with XX century technology.

Latest sites encript all links via scripts (often also captcha and cookies) and we have no chance to squeeze "thousands of photos, music, clips" as they state. With some sites even no next page without real click.

Seems like antique gem from the past for 49.95.

Reply   |   Comment by Sgo  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Hi, not knowing this Company and before taking interest in Today's Giveaway - I went on their Home Page to browse what other Software they offer and came across this one: FileStream® FrameShop™ (price tag $69.95) and decided to try it.. Yes, you can try before buying anything there.

First of all, compared to other such "framing" Software - it had very little to choose from, basic pattern surrounding, even less actual "frames" (rounded corners, frosted glass effect, or solid colors borders, that's all), but for a purpose of testing that Software I went along with what was available..

My Project was promptly called Project1 and I could either "send it", or "export" to destination of my choice (I chose Desktop as usual)
I picked one photo I was working on yesterday and still sitting on my Desktop - and after applying those basic "effects" - saved "Project1" to Desktop..

Result?? - No File called Project1 anywhere to be seen, only that very photo still with name I gave it, and on it - no photo surrounding (like in preview!), no frosted glass effect (like in preview!), JUST my Photo, as it was, but with plastered across in bold white text Logo (x 12 to be accurate!): "FrameShop"!!!

Please NOTE! Original photo was RUINED (no warning, no option to save original File), and if that wasn't enough - next Project (using the same, now ruined photo) I decided to "send" (to myself off course), only to be told straight away that "File" could NOT be attached!!
My own Question here - WHO in the right frame of mind would pay $69.95 for this utter piece of c..p!??

To sum it all up - Judge for yourself what to expect SHOULD you have the same idea as me..

Sometimes on GAOTD people mention OTHER Products by the same Company hoping what's given will be of the same (good) quality.. Sometimes it's all about TRUST and experience with Developer offering something here?

I know that Today's Software falls into completely different Category than the one I tested and HOPE it delivers (for normal asking price!) much more than other Software of the same Company..One only wonders what Web Boomerang could offer if it was a "Trial" version, hmm.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Zotero sounds interesting and worth a try, thanks Giovanni. But KwikCopy, I see, is still in beta, after at least two years (!!?) and provides next-to-no information on their web site.

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

The description of your software is not clear and must be differentiated from screen grabbers/recorders etc. A more apt description would be offline site duplicator or archiver. Also show a better tree view of what is recorded mmust be available and what is left-off. Please do pyblicise the fact that links are also taken .and give a data/bandwith estimate as well as compatibility with chrome

Reply   |   Comment by chokha  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Apparently, seeing the other comments, others are receiving the emailed password, maybe "immediately" as it said on screen. Last I checked, immediately means I should have something by now. I sent the blank email without a subject, and when nothing arrived for ten minutes, I tried it with a subject. Thirty immediate minutes later, there is still no emailed password; nothing in the spam folder. Installer cancelled, maybe I'll try httrack.

Reply   |   Comment by George  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

HTTrack is OK for basic web sites but it does not have much support for php and has failed for me on many occasions.

Will give this one a try to see if it is any better.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

50 bucks for an ordinary website copier like this?

Are you kidding me, dudes?

* QwikCopy + ZOTERO
Firstly, how about perform web searches on Wikipedia or Amazon by simply highlighting a keyword, with a FREE browser add-on compatible with IE, Firefox and Chrome?


Then use an amazing Freeware called "ZOTERO" to collect, organize, cite, and share your data with ease.
Can collect all your research sources (PDFs, images, audio and video files, snapshots of web pages etc...) into a single, searchable interface similar to iTunes playlists.
This software automatically senses & indexes the full-text content of your library, assigning TAGS over them as you add them in the library so as to search for any items using your own keywords.
And guess what? It can even automatically synchronize your research library across as many devices as you like, keeping your notes, files and bibliographic data silently updated.


Zotero Plugins for Word, LibreOffice, OpenOffice.org & NeoOffice (to create dynamic bibliographies, text citations, footnotes and reports in word docs):

See also:

==> FREE & ALWAYS UPDATABLE TOOLS <== 50 $???? LOL!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+170)

This was given away about a year ago, same version, 3.0.

To answer the above question from Jade, yes it does work fine on Windows 7, without the need for "compatibility". I have had it running on Win7 and XP at various times over the past year or so.

It's quite a handy little program, particularly for, as Chris Locke intimates, uncomplicated sites, consisting of perhaps three or levels of drill-down. It works reasonably quickly for such sites. I haven't (and wouldn't) try it on massive, multi-layer sites, such as the guardian, or large ecomm sites.

Reply   |   Comment by BenAsp  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Basically when you use a program of this type you are downloading that website in its entirety unless you restrict the level the program delves into, this means you can view the site off-line as if you were online.

Generally, a site will have much more depth than you expect and if you allow the program to download any links in the program you can finish up with a the huge download.
When I first started using this was for seed catalogues that you were not able to download, it would download all the pages of the site and in essence in an off-line catalogue.

This type of program can take a bit of getting used to and you tend to finish up with a lot more information than you expected so try and find the simple website to try initially.

I tried this program on the Honda Jazz advertising page, it looks simple enough and I restricted but even so it starting to become larger than I expected. I cancelled it and was given the opportunity save what it had downloaded which I did.

The name of the website appeared in the left panel and when I clicked on it the amount downloaded the period in the main panel. In XP this information is stored in C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\Web Boomerang\My Library if you wish to go there directly. Ron

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+29)

The registration requires that submit your email online and then send a blank email to an email address they provide in order to ensure you are not using a temp email service. (after all, you can't sell a list of invalid email addresses to professional spammers.)

I ripped kindomcorps.wikia site to test this out, plus I need an off-line version of that wikia and rage of bahamut's. It took about 45 minutes to an hour to grab 954MBs. I don't know why it would take so long. You do get a lot of options (what you want ripped and what you don't)
To rip images from sites I use NeoDownloader Lite. Last I checked, the top free alternatives are HTTrack, PageNest, Local Website Archive by aignes, GetLeft and QuadSucker. I'm looking forward to other reviews. It's tough to test these while online because what didn't download will show anyway as long as you are online.
My one suggestion is to add a feature to check how much the total download size will be before we start ripping the site(s).

Reply   |   Comment by SoftwareJunkie  –  10 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)

A. Michael- When you 'save a page', you save just that one physical page, and the components that make up that one physical page (images, background graphics, etc) but not any content that links *from* that page. Take for example a page advertising a local band. It may have some photos, then 10 links to download some sample soundtracks. Your method of 'Save a page' would save the layout of the page, together with the images that make up that page, but it wouldn't save the sample soundtracks, or the photos that sit behind the link, "Gallery". Also, it wouldn't save any other pages, so if you clicked the link to "Contact Us", that would more than likely take you to the real site back on the live Internet.

This program makes a copy of *all* the pages and all the content that is available (within reason...) It will copy all images and follow links to download that content too. Obviously there are limits - I create a lot of sites in Wordpress which require several plugins (maps, photo galleries, etc) so these would not be replicated properly, but you would get the core layouts, enabling you to run the site 'offline'.

You mentioned the 'print page' feature. Many websites do not print well, as they are designed to fill a screen, not A4 or Letter sized paper. Also, they are not 'interactive'. if you had a printout of the front page, you wouldn't be able to click links to follow other pages. Some PDFs have clickable links in them, but they don't work 100% - especially memus or popout sections of websites. This program would allow menus to work and (depending on the site) most interactability (is that a word?!)

This program is useful for news sites or weather sites - 'archive' the site so you could go back in a year and view what happened on a certain date. It can also be automated if you were really keen...
The biggest problem with these sorts of programs is that they are like backup programs - you run them every day and don't need them, so you get bored, or forget to use them, until you need them, then its too late. Or you need them and realise it hasn't been running, so you've nothing to view. It can either be a lot of work for no gain or a program you only realise you need, when its too late.

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