If you want to keep a web page handy for later, here are a few apps that will let you store them offline-so you can access them even when the internet’s down.
A lot of people are still without power and internet over on the East coast due to Hurricane Sandy, and these apps can be a lifesaver. Whether you want to store an article for when you’re bored or keep those emergency and other support numbers handy when you’re offline, here’s how to save a web page on your computer and mobile phone.
Save Web Pages on Windows, Mac, and Linux Right From Your Browser
If you’re on a desktop computer, saving a web page is dead simple. Just open up your browser, navigate to the page, and go to File > Save Page As. Save it as “Web Page, Complete” somewhere in your documents. You’ll get an HTML file and a folder full of images and other data contained within-don’t delete this. When you want to see the web page, just double-click on the HTML file and you should be able to see it just as it was when you saved it, whether you have a connection or not.
Saving Web Pages on iOS with Offline Pages
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iOS users are in luck: Offline Pages Pro has made their app free to help out those inconvenienced by the hurricane, so you can grab it for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad right now and save as many articles as you like. Just open up the app, type in the address of the page you want to save, and click the Save button in the address bar. You’ll then be able to open it up when you don’t have a connection.
What’s really nice is that it’ll even save pages that your current page links to, as well as automatically update the page regularly if you have an internet connection, so you can stay on top of the latest information. Check out the Options menus when you go to save a page to tweak these settings.
Save Web Pages on Android with Offline Browser
If you want to keep a web page for later on Android, you need Offline Browser . To use it, just open it up and tap the plus sign to add a new page to your library. Not only will it save your page for offline viewing, but it’ll also keep the page up to date when you do have a connection, download Flash objects, and save pages that your page links to. You can even tell it to save only pages whose links contain certain text, which is a really nice touch.
Of course, you can always use a service like Pocket , Instapaper , or Readability to save articles for readable, offline viewing. But if you’re just trying to save a specific web page in its entirety, these apps should help you make it through the down time without too much stress.
Web browsers allow you to save particular web pages, but saving a complete website to your hard drive can be extremely time-consuming if you try to do it page-by-page.
Luckily, there are apps you can find online that allow you to easily copy a full website to your local drive, so you can browse it when you’re offline. This article will introduce you to the most popular options.
1. WebCopy by Cyotek
WebCopy is a Windows-only software that scans your website for all the linked resources. It can locate all the pages, media, images, file downloads, videos, etc. on a website and download them to your drive. For each page it discovers, it will repeat the scanning process until it locates everything on the website.
Then, you can choose if you want to download the complete website to your local drive or just pick certain segments. You can also set up different ‘projects’, which will allow you to re-download all the websites again in the future.
On the other hand, WebCopy doesn’t copy the website’s raw source code, so advanced websites may not work well while offline. However, this happens rarely, and most downloads work fine.
To copy website locally with WebCopy, you should:
- Get the app from the official website.
- Click the ‘File’ tab on the top-left side of the screen.
- Copy/paste the website URL into the ‘Website’ field.
- Adjust the ‘Save Folder’ location.
- Go to the ‘File’ tab again.
- Select the ‘Save As…’ option.
- Select ‘Copy Website’ in the toolbar. This will start the scanning and copying process.
After the process is finished, you can see all the results and errors, as well as a ‘Sitemap’ option that shows you the complete structure of the website with all the directories.
To open the website, just go to the location of your folder using File Explorer and launch ‘index.html’ with your default browser.
HTTrack is an extremely popular tool for downloading websites, partly because it is open-source and available for Linux, Windows, and Android.
Like WebCopy, it will scan all the pages of the website and search for links, data, and media. It will do so recursively for each new page that it encounters. You can download multiple websites and the tool will automatically organize them.
The best feature of this program is that it allows you to re-scan downloaded websites when online to update them with new content. There’s also an option to pause the download and resume it at any time.
To copy websites locally with HTTrack, you should:
- Get the tool from the official website.
- Open the app.
- Select ‘Next’ to start a new project.
- Fill in all the necessary project information.
- Select ‘Download web site(s)’ from the drop-down menu next to the ‘Action.’
- Type the URL in the URL box. You can also import a URL from a text file, or just drag-and-drop the website in the box.
- Customize all the following options – for example, the number of retries, excluded links, TimeOuts, etc.
- Hit ‘Finish’ and wait for the website to download.
When the website has downloaded, look for an ‘index.html’ file and open it with your default browser.
SiteSucker works on a similar principle as the previous two options on the list, but it is specifically designed for Mac and iOS devices. The newest instance of the app requires MacOS 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or higher. Unlike the first two, SiteSucker is a premium app and there is no free trial.
This tool has a neat user interface and it is really simple to use – you just have to copy/paste the URL into the bar and hit ‘Enter.’ The tool will copy all of the website data to your hard drive.
The best part is that you can keep and distribute the actual download file. When launched, this file will re-download the same website structure again. This is useful if you want to move the website copy to another device, and it also enables the program to pause downloads.
One of the bigger downsides of SiteSucker is that you can’t choose to only download segments of a site. Your only option is to download the full structure of the website, which means downloading plenty of useless data. When downloading huge websites, the process will take a long time.
What Websites Would You Recommend?
With these tools, you can easily save any number of websites for offline use. However, keep in mind that huge websites demand a lot of time and space to download.
It’s not convenient to download huge website portals or hubs with thousands of megabytes worth of content. On the other hand, there are many smaller websites that provide a great deal of interesting browsing potential.
Are there any smaller websites that you would recommend downloading? If so, share them in the comments below!
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Smartphones still don’t have Internet connections everywhere — and, even if they did, there are times you’ll want to save a copy of a web page. Modern iPhones and Android phones allow you to save copies of web pages so you can refer to them later.
If you want a copy of a full web page, save it as a PDF. This is ideal for receipts, tickets, maps, and anything with just more than text. If you just want the text of an article to read later, there are other easy solutions.
Save as PDF on iPhone
Apple just recently added a new way to do this on iOS 9. While viewing a web page, tap the “Share” button — it looks like a square with an up arrow coming out of it — and tap the “Save PDF to iBooks” icon.
You can then open the iBooks application and view a PDF copy of the web page at any time, even when you’re offline. It’ll appear under “My Books”, and there’s a special “PDFs” category that contains your saved PDFs.
Save as PDF on Android
On Android, you can use the built-in printing support and print the page to a PDF just as you should on a Windows PC or Mac.
Let’s say you’re viewing the web page in the Chrome app. Tap the menu button at the top-right corner of the Chrome app and tap “Print”.
You’ll see a print preview interface. Tap the “Save to” menu at the top of the screen and select “Save as PDF” to save a copy of the web page as a PDF file to your phone’s local storage. You could also select “Save to Google Drive” to save a copy of the web page as a PDF and store it in Google Drive. You could then open the Google Drive app, long-press that PDF file, and tap the pin icon to keep it available offline.
Use Safari’s Reading List on iPhone
Safari’s built-in “Reading List” feature allows you to save a copy of a web page’s text for later. Note that this only works with the text — it’s useful for saving a text-based article to read later, but it won’t save anything else.
This is a bit like making a bookmark in Safari, but — unlike a bookmark — you also get a local copy of the text on that web page. Just tap the “Share” button in Safari and tap “Add to Reading List”.
You can then tap the “Bookmarks” button in Safari, tap “Reading List”, and tap the title of the web page to access it offline. Safari may eventually dump the local cache of the web page, so this isn’t a good idea for long-term archival. It’s just a convenient way to save an article that you might want to read when you’re somewhere you don’t have an Internet connection. Swipe to the left on the page in your reading list and tap “Delete” to remove it.
Email the Article to Yourself on iPhone
On an iPhone, you can tap the “Reader View” button in Safari and get a slimmed down view of the current web page — just the text and other important elements. After you do, you can tap the “Share” button and tap “Mail”. Safari will put the entire text of that article into an email, and you could email it to yourself. You could then open the Mail app and access the locally cached copy of that email later.
Safari will share the entire text of the web page with any application you choose, so you could share it with another application, too.
Use Pocket or Another Offline Reading App – iPhone and Android
If you want to save just the text of a web page, you’re better off doing it with Pocket or another read-it-later application, like Instapaper. Save the article to Pocket (or a similar app) and the application will download a copy of the article’s text and keep it offline. It’s a more powerful and robust solution than using the reading list feature in Safari or emailing the article to yourself.
Many of these same tricks work on your computer, of course. Windows 10 includes integrated PDF printing, and so do Mac OS X, Chrome OS, and other modern operating systems. You can also use Pocket on your computer and have it automatically download the text of articles for offline-enabled reading on your phone.
If you know you’ll be without service, here’s how to download reading material or documents you can access offline via Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, and third-party apps and services.
Information overload is real. You don’t always have time to read a 5,000-word feature or juicy interview when it pops up on your Twitter feed. And even when you do have the time, you may be underground between subway stops, caught in a dead zone, or have no Wi-Fi connection.
The most reliable way to catch up on your digital reading is to make sure it’s saved and accessible for offline reading. Many apps and browsers can help you save it for later. Here’s how to download what you want and keep it readable, even without an internet connection.
Save a Web Page in Chrome
For Chrome users on the desktop, the easiest built-in way to save a web page for offline reading is to download the page as a file. Open the three-dot menu on the top right and select More Tools > Save page as. You can also right-click anywhere on the page and select Save as or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + S in Windows or Command + S in macOS.
Chrome can save the complete web page, including text and media assets, or just the HTML text. Download the file you prefer to your computer and read the page at any time, even without an internet connection.
Save a web page on the Android app by opening the three-dot menu icon and tapping the download icon up top. A banner at the bottom of the screen will tell you when the page has been made available for offline reading. Click Open to view a static version of the page. Access downloads later by opening the three-dot menu and tapping Downloads.
Chrome on iOS and iPadOS
To make an article available for offline reading within the Chrome app on iPhone or iPad, tap the Share icon (an upward-facing arrow) and select Add to Reading List. Open the browser’s three-dot menu and select Reading List to view any saved pages. Long-press a saved item until a menu pops up, then tap Open Offline Version and you’re ready to read offline.
Save a Web Page in Microsoft Edge
Microsoft’s Edge browser is powered by the same Chromium engine found in Google Chrome, so directions here will be similar. Click the three-dot ellipsis menu on the top right and select More tools > Save page as to download a file to your PC.
On Android, the process is also similar to Chrome, but the three-dot menu is in the bottom-center of the screen. Tap it, swipe up slightly, and select Download page. The download will appear at the bottom of the screen; tap Open to read. To read later, tap the three-dot menu and select Downloads. Web pages you have saved will be available to read offline automatically.
On Edge for iOS, the Reading list option appears when you tap the three-dot menu, though it was grayed out for us. Your best bet might be to tap the Share icon and Save to Pocket.
Save a Web Page in Safari
Save a web page in Safari by opening File > Save As. You can then pick between file formats Web Archive (all text and media assets) or Page Source (source text only). Choose File > Export as PDF if you need a PDF version of the article.
Safari also has a Reading List feature that allows you to save articles for offline reading. Desktop users can click the Share icon and choose Add to Reading List. Another option is Bookmarks > Add to Reading List. Once added, click the Show sidebar button in the Safari toolbar and make sure the eyeglasses icon is selected. Right-click an entry and select Save Offline.
Make sure saved articles are available for offline reading by default under Safari > Preferences > Advanced. Check the box next to Save articles for offline reading automatically.
The process works similarly on iOS and iPadOS. Tap the Share pane and choose Add to Reading List. Tap the Bookmark icon and choose the eyeglasses icon to view your reading list. Long-press the article and select Save Offline from the pop-up menu to save the article.
Set saved articles to be made available offline by default under Settings > Safari. Scroll all the way to the bottom and turn on the switch next to Automatically Save Offline.
Save a Web Page in Firefox
For offline reading with Firefox, open the hamburger menu and choose Save Page As to download the page as a file. You will have the choice to download the complete page, the HTML only, or a simple text file.
With today’s internet speed and accountabilities, there is not much reason to download an entire website for offline use. Maybe you need a copy of a site as backup or you need to travel somewhere remote, these tools will enable you to download the entire website for offline reading.
Here’s a quick list of some of the best websites downloading software programs to get you started. HTTrack is the best and has been the favorite of many for many years.
↓ 01 – HTTrack | Windows | macOS | Linux
HTTrack is a free (GPL, libre/free software) and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a World Wide Web site 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.
↓ 02 – Cyotek WebCopy | Windows
Cyotek WebCopy is a free tool for copying full or partial websites locally onto your harddisk for offline viewing. WebCopy will scan the specified website and download its content onto your harddisk. Links to resources such as style-sheets, images, and other pages in the website will automatically be remapped to match the local path. Using its extensive configuration you can define which parts of a website will be copied and how.
WebCopy will examine the HTML mark-up of a website and attempt to discover all linked resources such as other pages, images, videos, file downloads – anything and everything. It will download all of these resources, and continue to search for more. In this manner, WebCopy can “crawl” an entire website and download everything it sees in an effort to create a reasonable facsimile of the source website.
↓ 03 – UnMHT | Firefox Addon
UnMHT allows you to view MHT (MHTML) web archive format files, and save complete web pages, including text and graphics, into a single MHT file in Firefox/SeaMonkey. MHT (MHTML, RFC2557) is the webpage archive format to store HTML and images, CSS into a single file.
- Save webpage as MHT file.
- Insert URL of the webpage and date you saved into saved MHT file.
- Save multiple tabs as MHT files at once.
- Save multiple tabs into a single MHT file.
- Save webpage by single click into prespecified directory with Quick Save feature.
- Convert HTML files and directory which contains files used by the HTML into MHT file.
- View the MHT file saved by UnMHT, IE, PowerPoint, etc.
↓ 04 – grab-site | macOS | Linux
grab-site is an easy pre configured web crawler designed for backing up websites. Give grab-site a URL and it will recursively crawl the site and write WARC files. Internally, grab-site uses a fork of wpull for crawling. grab-site is a crawler for archiving websites to WARC files. It includes a dashboard for monitoring multiple crawls, and supports changing URL ignore patterns during the crawl.
↓ 05 – WebScrapBook | Firefox Addon
WebScrapBook is a browser extension that captures the web page faithfully with various archive formats and customizable configurations. This project inherits from legacy Firefox addon ScrapBook X. A web page can be saved as a folder, a zip-packed archive file (HTZ or MAFF), or a single HTML file (optionally scripted as an enhancement). An archive file can be viewed by opening the index page after unzipping, using the built-in archive page viewer, or with other assistant tools.
↓ 06 – Archivarix | 200 Files Free | Online
Website downloader and Content Management System (CMS) existing site converter. Download an entire live website – 200 files free! Ability to download .onion sites! Their Website downloader system allows you to download up to 200 files from a website for free. If there are more files on the site and you need all of them, then you can pay for this service. Download cost depends on the number of files. You can download from existing websites, Wayback Machine or Google Cache.
↓ 07 – Website Downloader [ Not Free ] | Online
Website Downloader, Website Copier or Website Ripper allows you to download websites from the Internet to your local hard drive on your own computer. Website Downloader arranges the downloaded site by the original website’s relative link-structure. The downloaded website can be browsed by opening one of the HTML pages in a browser.
After cloning a website to your hard drive you can open the website’s source code with a code editor or simply browse it offline using a browser of your choosing. Site Downloader can be used for multiple different purposes. It’s truly simple to use website download software without downloading anything.
- Backups – If you have a website, you should always have a recent backup of the website in case the server breaks or you get hacked. Website Downloader is the fastest and easiest option to take a backup of your website, it allows you to download whole website.
- Offline Website Downloader – Download website offline for your future reference, which you can access even without an internet connection, say. when you are on a flight or an island vacation!
This article describes how to make Web pages available for offline viewing using Internet Explorer 5. When you make a Web page available offline, you can read its content when your computer is not connected to the Internet.
The following topics are discussed in this article:
Making a Web page available for offline viewing
Disabling offline viewing for a Web page
Customizing offline viewing settings
Offline viewing options
Viewing Web pages without being connected to the Internet
NOTE: Some Web sites use HTTP headers or META tags within a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) or Active Server Pages (ASP) document itself, to prevent their contents from being stored in your disk cache (Temporary Internet Files). In this case, the Make available offline and Synchronize options may appear to work, but the Web site content is not stored in your disk cache. As a result, the site is unavailable for offline viewing. For example, after you click the Make available offline option and then synchronize your Outlook.com inbox, you are unable to view your Outlook.com inbox offline.
Making a Web Page Available for Offline Viewing
To add the Web page you are currently viewing to your Favorites list and then make it available for offline viewing, follow these steps in Internet Explorer:
On the Favorites menu, click Add To Favorites.
Click the Make Available Offline check box to select it, and then click OK.
To make an existing favorite Web page available for offline viewing, follow these steps in Internet Explorer:
On the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.
Click the Web page you want to make available offline.
Click the Make Available Offline check box to select it, and then click Close.
Disable Offline Viewing for a Web Page
To disable offline viewing for a Web page, follow these steps in Internet Explorer:
On the Favorites menu, click Organize Favorites.
Click the offline Web page you want to disable, click the Make Available Offline check box to clear it, and then click Close.
Customizing Offline Viewing Settings
For a New Offline Web Page:
You can customize the options for an offline Web page. After you make a Web page available for offline viewing, click Customize in the Add Favorite dialog box to customize the settings.
For an Existing Offline Web Page:
In Internet Explorer, click Organize Favorites on the Favorites menu.
Click the offline Web page you want to modify, and then click Properties.
Specify the settings you want, and then click OK.
Offline Viewing Options
For a New Offline Web Page:
When you make a new Web page available for offline viewing, click Customize in the Add Favorite dialog box to start the Offline Favorite Wizard. The Offline Favorite Wizard can be used to configure the following settings:
You can make other Web pages that are linked to the selected Web page available offline. If you have limited hard disk space or you want to reduce synchronization time, click No.
You can schedule Web page synchronization using one of the following options:
The “Only when I choose synchronize from the Tools menu” option enables you to manually synchronize your Web pages.
The “I would like to create a new schedule” option enables you to specify a synchronization time based on your preferences. You can the schedule a unique name so you can easily identify it.
The Use This Existing Schedule option enables you to choose a default daily, weekly, or monthly scheduled time. You can also choose from previously created custom schedules.
The “Does this site require a password?” option enables you to specify a user name and password for the offline Web page if it is required. The user name and password are automatically provided when Internet Explorer synchronizes the Web page.
For an Existing Offline Web Page: To customize an existing offline Web page, click Organize Favorites on the Favorites menu, click the offline Web page you want to modify, and then click Properties. You can specify the following settings:
The “Only when I choose Synchronize from the Tools menu” option enables you to manually synchronize your Web pages.
The “Using the following schedule(s)” option enables you to specify a default schedule.
The Add button enables you to specify a synchronization time and give the schedule a unique name.
The Remove button enables you to remove any schedule.
The Edit button enables you to customize the following settings:
Synchronization Items tab: You can specify the network connection to use for the selected schedule. You can also select which offline Web pages to synchronize with this schedule. Internet Explorer can also automatically connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to synchronize your Web pages.
Schedule tab: You can modify the time settings for the selected schedule and choose advanced schedule options such as start date, end date, and how often the task can be repeated. Multiple schedules can be configured, schedule, and removed.
Settings tab: You can specify what to do with a task once it is completed, whether or not the computer has to be idle when the task is started, and power management settings.
For more information about scheduled tasks, click Start, click Help, click the Index tab, type scheduled tasks, and then double-click the “Overview” topic.
The “Download pages links deep from this page” setting enables you to specify how many links deep Internet Explorer should download Web pages for offline use. You can choose to follow links outside of the page’s Web site and limit the amount of hard disk space allocated to the Web page. You can also specify what type of content to download or omit from your Web pages by clicking the Advanced button.
The “When this page changes, send e-mail to” check box enables e-mail to be sent to you when the content of the offline Web page changes.
If the site requires a user name and password, you can click the Logon button to specify your user name and password.
Viewing Web pages Without Being Connected to the Internet
To view your offline Web pages, follow these steps:
Before you disconnect from the Internet, click Synchronize on the Tools menu.
When you want to work offline, click Work Offline on the File menu to add a check mark.
In your favorites list, click the offline Web page you want to view.
NOTE: When you choose to work offline, Internet Explorer always starts in Offline mode until you click Work Offline on the File menu to clear the check mark.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
234067 HOWTO: Prevent Caching in Internet Explorer
In Windows and macOS, the URL (address) of a web page can be selected, highlighted, and copied to your clipboard from your address bar. After you copy it, you can paste it into another program or document (an e-mail, or Facebook for example). For additional methods of copying or sharing a URL, continue reading.
- Copy a URL (address) on a desktop or laptop.
- Copy an address link on a smartphone or tablet.
- Copying a YouTube video link on website and app.
- Shortening a long address or URL.
- Copying a link or picture within a page.
Copy a URL (address) on a desktop or laptop
- Highlight the address by moving your mousecursor over the address bar and clicking the left mouse button once or press the F6 keyboard shortcut to get into the address bar.
- After the address is highlighted, press Ctrl + C or Command + C on the keyboard to copy it. You can also right-click any highlighted section and choose Copy from the drop-down menu.
- Once the address is copied, paste that address into another program by clicking a blank field and pressing Ctrl + V or Command + V . You may also right-click any highlighted section and choose Paste from the drop-down menu.
Many web pages, including Computer Hope, have a Share or E-Mail link that allows you to share it with friends.
Practice pasting URL
You can practice copying and pasting the URL of this page by following the above steps and then pasting the URL into the text box, below.
If done properly, “https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000867.htm” will be in the above box.
If you want to copy a link within a web page, see copying a link or picture within a page.
Copy an address link on a smartphone or tablet
- Open your preferred mobile Internet browser.
- Locate the address link you would like to copy.
If the address bar is not visible, try scrolling up using your finger. Also, keep in mind that an address bar is only going to be visible in a browser app. If you’re viewing a web page through another app, it may not be available.
- Tap the address bar once to highlight all the text contained within it.
- Long press the highlighted text and select Copy.
- On smaller devices, the symbol for copying text looks like two identical pieces of paper.
- Open the app where you would like to paste the address.
- Long press again and select Paste.
Practice pasting URL
You can practice copying and pasting the URL of this page into the box below by following the steps above.
If done properly, “https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000867.htm” should be in the above box.
Copying a YouTube video link on website and app
You can also use the how to copy a URL steps mentioned above to copy a YouTube video link. We’re including the steps below as an alternative method of copying a video link.
On the desktop and mobile, you can click the share icon that should resemble the share icon shown in the picture below. Once you click the share link, in addition to the social networking services, the URL of the video that can be copied and pasted anywhere.
Shortening a long address or URL
Some web pages may have a long URL that can present problems when it is pasted into another program, especially an e-mail. If the link you are interested in is long (more than 60 characters), copy and paste the URL into a web page that creates a short link. Our favorite short link service is Tiny URL.
There are also many browser add-ons and extensions that you can utilize to make copying long addresses easier.
Copying a link or picture within a page
If you’d like to copy an address of an image or hyperlink pointing to another page, zipped file, document, PDF, or other file follow the steps below.
- Right-click the link or image you want to copy the address.
- In the right-click menu that appears choose the right-click, Copy link address, or Copy link location option (varies by browser).
- Once done that address is copied into your clipboard and can be pasted into e-mail, document, spreadsheet, notepad, or any other file or web page.
Practice copying and pasting link location
You can practice copying and pasting a link by performing the above steps on the following link.
Once the link is copied into your clipboard, you should be able to paste that link into the following text box. To paste you can click in the below box and use the shortcut keys Ctrl + V or Command + V . You may also right-click in the box and choose Paste from the drop-down menu.
If done properly, “https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/w/example.doc” will be in the above box.
If the browser is attempting to open the link or save the file you’re not right-clicking the file.
Question about saving a web page HTML in the Edge Browser: “Inside Internet Explorer, there was a way to save a web page by choosing ‘Save As’ from the menu bar to save the web page’s HTML and image files. Is there a way to save a web page HTML using Microsoft Edge? In fact, I remember there was an option to save the web page as a single .mht file or HTML.”
Answer: If you have the latest version of the Edge browser then all you do is right-click on any empty space on a web page and choose Save as. If you have an older version of Edge then follow the steps below.
Instructions to Save a Web Page’s HTML Using the Microsoft Edge Browser
Unfortunately at the time of this writing (for older versions of the Edge browser) there does not appear to be a super-fast way to save a web page to include all HTML and image files. However, built-into Microsoft’s Edge browser there is a way to open Internet Explorer 11 which does still provide this capability. The instructions are provided below.
1. Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the web page you want to download.
2. Press the ALT key and X key at the same time (ALT + X) to bring up the Settings and more menu. Or click on the three dots on the top right of the Microsoft Edge browser.
3. Inside the Settings and more menu choose More tools and Open with Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer will open in a new window to the page you were viewing. (IE 11 should be built into Windows 10 – if you don’t see it just go here to download Windows Internet Explorer 11)
4. Create a new folder on your computer that you will use to save the contents of the web page into. On the Internet Explorer menu bar choose File > Save as… (Click here if not seeing the Internet Explorer menu bar)
5. (a) From the Save as options, choose a directory file location in which to save the web page. This directory will contain all the HTML, files, and images. (b) Create a File name. (c) You can also choose Save as type from options including –Web Archive, single file (*.mht), –Webpage, complete (*.htm;*.html), –Webpage, HTML only (*.htm;*.html), and –Text File (*.txt). (d) Click on Save.
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Copy and paste is not something reserved for just laptops and computers. It can come in handy on your Android phone or tablet, too. We’ll show you how to copy and paste text, links, images, and use the clipboard.
Android devices can vary a lot in how the software looks. The menus and buttons you see in this guide may look slightly different on your smartphone or tablet, but the fundamentals and basic ideas are the same.
How to Copy and Paste Text on Android
Copy and pasting text on Android is incredibly useful in many situations. Thankfully, it’s very easy to do. First, find the text you want to copy.
Tap and hold your finger on the text you want to highlight.
This will bring up a context menu with a few options, including “Copy.” The highlighted text will also have handles you can drag to select more text.
Once you have the text selected, tap “Copy” from the menu.
Next, to paste the text, you need to find a text box. This can be in a messaging app, the Google Search bar, a notes app, etc. Tap and hold wherever you want to enter text. This will bring up a context menu again, but this time you’ll have the option to “Paste.”
How to Copy and Paste Links on Android
Copy and pasting a link works in the same way as text. First, find a link to copy. This can be either the URL in the address bar of your browser or a link on a webpage or app.
If you’re using the Google Chrome browser, it’s as simple as tapping the URL in the address bar.
You’ll now see a Copy icon appear. Tap it to copy the full URL.
If you want to copy a link from a webpage or app, tap and hold the link.
From the pop-up menu, select “Copy Link Address.”
Now, to paste the URL, find a text box somewhere. This can be a messaging app, the address bar in a new tab, a notes app, etc. Tap and hold wherever you want to enter the URL. This will bring up a context menu and you can tap “Paste” to enter the URL.
How to Copy and Paste Images on Android
Copy and pasting images is not as straightforward as text and links. This feature is not widely supported in apps, and it can vary by Android version as well. It works best in the Google Chrome browser.
Find an image on a webpage and then tap and hold it.
Select “Copy Image” from the pop-up menu.
Note: You will also see the option to “Download Image.” This will save the image to your phone, which is a far more reliable way to share an image.
The next step is to find somewhere to paste the image. This usually works best in messaging apps. Tap and hold in a text box to bring up the context menu.
Lastly, tap “Paste” from the menu.
Again, copy and pasting images in Android is not widely supported. Your best bet is to download the image.
How to Access Your Clipboard on Android
Another tool that you might find useful is the Clipboard. Rather than only having access to the latest thing you copied, the clipboard saves a history of everything you’ve copied. It’s incredibly useful if you’re doing a lot of copy and pasting.
The Clipboard on Android works differently, depending on which version you’re on. The most reliable and universal method is through a keyboard app. Many popular keyboards include Clipboard support, such as Gboard and Swiftkey.
First, copy some text or a link by following the instructions in the sections above. Then, enter a text box to bring up the keyboard. Look for a “Clipboard” icon like the ones below for Gboard and Swiftkey.
In the Clipboard, you’ll see the last few things you copied. Simply tap one of them to paste in the text box.
That’s it! The Clipboard is a great way to keep several bits of text or links at your disposal.
Download entire websites to work offline or do research
- Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
Need to know how to copy a website? There are several tools that allow you to download entire websites so that you can view them without an internet connection. When browsing offline, you don’t have to worry about lengthy load times or timeout errors.
These tools work exclusively for specific versions of different operating systems. Check individual program requirements to make sure they are compatible with your computer.
Best Free Website Copier: HTTrack
Available for most versions of Windows and Linux.
Mobile app available for Android.
No Flash or Java support.
Bare bones interface.
No Mac or iOS versions.
Use Chrome’s menu button or a keyboard shortcut to save web pages
As you browse the internet in the Google Chrome web browser, you may run across a web page you want to save for future reference, or you may want to study the way a page is coded and implemented.
Here’s a look at how to save web pages in Chrome. Depending on how the page is designed, this may include all corresponding code as well as image files.
You may also want to save a page as a Chrome bookmark or a Windows shortcut, or even save a web page as a PDF.
How to Save a Web Page in Chrome
Chrome makes it easy to save a web page.
Go to a web page in Chrome that you want to save.
Select Chrome’s Menu button (three vertical dots).
When the dropdown menu appears, hover your pointer over the More tools option to open a submenu, and then select Save Page As.
A Save File dialog box will appear.
Its appearance varies depending on your operating system.
Next to Save As, change the web page’s name if you don’t want to use the one that appears in the name field.
Select where you want to save the web page and its accompanying files, and then select Save.
If you navigate to the folder where you saved the file, you’ll see an HTML file of the web page and, in many cases, an accompanying folder that contains code, plug-ins, and other resources used in the creation of the web page.
Keyboard Shortcuts to Save a Web Page
To save time, try using a Chrome keyboard shortcut to save a web page. Depending on your platform, you may be able to specify HTML only or Complete, which downloads the supporting files.
If you choose the Complete option, you may see more supporting files than the ones that are downloaded when you use the Menu button.
Here are the shortcuts for saving a web page in Chrome:
- For Chrome OS and Windows, use Ctrl+S.
- For macOS, use Command+S.
Select the destination and format in the window that opens to save the file to your computer.
While browsing the web via the Silk browser on your Kindle Fire, you’ll run across images you want to save and share. Here’s how to save images from the web to the Kindle Fire Gallery and email them to your friends and colleagues.
While browsing the web via the Silk browser on your Kindle Fire, you’ll run across images you want to save and share. Here’s how to save images from the web to the Kindle Fire Gallery and email them to your friends and colleagues.
Save Web Images on Kindle Fire
Open the Silk browser on your Kindle Fire. When you find an image you’d like to save, long-press it until you see the following menu. Tap Save Image.
I noticed when long-pressing an image on site Home pages, you get a larger menu with more options. To save the picture, tap Save Image.
You’ll find the images that you’ve saved in the Gallery app. Launch your Apps page, tap Device then tap Gallery.
In the Gallery app, you’ll see thumbnails of the images you’ve saved.
Tap on one to see a larger version. The Kindle Fire Gallery app also lets you do basic editing like zoom in, rotate, and cropping.
Email Images on Kindle Fire
To email, your saved images from the Gallery, tap the menu button at the bottom. A checkmark box appears on all of the images. Tap the ones you want to send so the checkmark box turns green.
Or at the top of the screen, you can select or deselect all. Here I have 13 pictures selected.
Now tap the Share button at the bottom of the screen. Then tap Send with Email.
Your email client launches with the photos you selected attached. If you want to remove one, just tap the X icon on the image. Compose your message and send them off.
That’s it! Now the person you sent the images to is able to view them in their favorite photo app.
You can also transfer your pictures to the Kindle Fire via USB and share them using social networks or email.
Everyone knows how to copy text — simply highlight the subject with your cursor and do CTRL +C. Simple, Right? But what if you want to copy text from where it’s not allowed? Like a right-click disable website, a write-protected PDF, a Windows error dialog box or the comments from YouTube’s official Android app.
The usual way to copy unselectable text is by using an OCR reader. Simply take a screenshot of the area containing text and run it through any good OCR software as Google keep. But, this takes time and is definitely not an ideal solution.
So what other options do we have?
Well, thankfully, there are tools to copy any text even if it’s unselectable. So, let’s check out the best method in every platform.
#1 Copy Text from Right-Click Disabled Website (Web)
But even if this doesn’t work, you can look at the source code of that website or try the Google cache version of that site, by appending cache:// at the beginning of its URL. Although, this method only works for blogs that are indexed by Google.
For instance — if the original URL is
then the final URL will become
And the final resort is to download the web page to your local machine or press, CTRL + P to open the print preview and there you’ll see save as PDF option. Use that.
#2 Copy Unselectable Text from Windows
Say you want to copy text from an error dialogue box. Well, this is more simple than you think it’s, simply clicks on the dialogue box and do CTRL +C and the entire error message will get copied to your clipboard.
But what if, you want to copy text from other programs like registry editor or control panel, etc? Well in such cases, you can use Textify. It’s a simple, lightweight app (only 76 KB) and does what it say.
Simply run the Textify.exe, click on any window from which you want to grab the text. And then Textify will magically make the system text selectable. (see video demo)
#3 Copy Unselectable Text from Mac
This is relatively difficult in Mac since there is no lightweight app to do it. But if you have XCode installed (a tool to develop apps for Apple ecosystem) then it’s pretty easy to copy text from any Mac app.
Simply open the window from where you want to copy text, and then turn on Accessibility Inspector. You can find it under Developer > Application > Utilities > Accessibility tools.
But again, installing heavy apps like Xcode just for extracting text is not feasible. You are better off with OCR readers. And that’s why, I haven’t tested this method personally, so for details check this answer on StackExchange.
#4 Copy Unselectable Text from Android
Being a YouTuber, I often have to copy comments from YouTube’s Android app or let say you want to copy text from Facebook or Instagram mobile app. Overall most native apps don’t give you options to select text from it.
Well, with apps like Universal Copy, you can copy text from any app, even if there is no option to highlight it. Simply install the app, next go to any app from which you want to copy the text, pull down the notification drawer, and select Activate Universal Copy mode. Now, tap on text, and it’ll be copied to your clipboard.
If you have Android marshmallow then you can also use Google Now on tap to copy text from any app that does not let you copy text from it or even a text from an image.
You can also take a screenshot of that page and use Google keep to extract text from the images.
Anything that you can see on the screen — text, images, or video can be easily copied or downloaded to your computer. Either by using an OCR reader or by right software.
To copy paste text without any formatting do CTRL + SHIFT + V instead of CTRL + V.
Tip / Trick
By learning how to save a web page as PDF on Android, you can easily read any post or article offline. No need to connect your device to the Internet. Apart from this, you can easily download recipes, stories and even lyrics from favorite blogs or sites. You can even read them at a later date or time. It’s a very convenient option especially if you don’t have regular access to Wi-Fi.
So without further ado, just skip past the break to read the instructions.
On your Android device, go to Play Store then download and install the app called “UrlToPDF”.
Visit any website or load any article using your preferred mobile browser (i.e. Chrome). Copy the URL (web link) of the website or article.
Open your app drawer (app launcher) then launch the UrlToPDF app. Go to its “Settings” then select “Convertmyurl”. Check the boxes next to the options that you want. This will enable you to customize the layout and quality of your PDF output file. Once you’re done, use the back button to go back to the app’s main screen then proceed to the next step.
Paste the web link that you copied from Step 2 into the space provided (see section for “Enter URL to convert”).
Select “Convertmyurl” from the dropdown menu then click “Convert”. Wait until the app finishes the web page to PDF conversion process. Once done, you will be asked to open and view the converted file using your preferred PDF viewer. That’s it. You’re done.
Now, keep in mind that if you want your PDF output file to look cleaner, you can always set the app to exclude the background as well as the images while converting your web page to PDF. You can also opt to select the “Pdfmyurl” option to convert any web page or article as PDF while the app is running in the background. You may select this option if you want to multitask.
If you are using the mobile version of Chrome, then you can convert the web page directly from your browser. Just load the web page, go to “Settings” then press “Share” via “UrlToPDF”. It’s as easy as that.
Web pages change or may even disappear with time. Thus if you would like to preserve a web page forever, you should either need to download that page to your computer (and put it on Dropbox) or you could use a web archiving service that will safely store a copy of that page on their own servers, permanently.
There are quite a few ways to save web pages permanently and your choice of the tool will depend on the kind of web content that you are trying to archive.
Archive Web Pages, Permanently
If you are essentially interested in the saving text-only content, like news articles, Pocket and Instapaper are recommended choices. You can save pages via email, browser extensions, bookmarklets or through apps. These services extract the text content from a public web page and make it available on all your devices. However, there’s no option to download the saved articles, you can only read them on Pocket website or their mobile apps.
Evernote and OneNote are impressing tools for archiving web content in your own private notebooks. They provide web clippers (or extensions) that make it easy for you to save complete web pages – from tutorials to recipes to your online transactions receipts – with a click. The clipped web pages can be accessed from any device, the original layout is retained (mostly) and everything is searchable – these services can even perform OCR to find the text inside photographs. Evernote also lets your export these saved pages as HTML files that you can upload elsewhere.
If you prefer something quick and simple that works everywhere but doesn’t require extensions, you can consider saving web pages as PDF files. Google Chrome has a built-in PDF writer or you can use Google Cloud Print. It add a new “Save to Google Drive” virtual printer and the next time you print a page on our desktop or mobile through Cloud Print, it will save a PDF copy of the page directly in your Drive. This is however not the best choice for saving pages with complex formatting.
When the layout is important, your best bet is to use a screen capture tool. You’re obviously spoilt for choices here but I’d recommend the official Chrome add-on from Google – it will not only capture full-length screenshots of web page but it will also upload the image to your Google Drive in the same step. The add-on can also save web pages in the web archive (MHT) format that is natively supported in both IE and Firefox.
The Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive is a perfect place for finding previous versions of web pages but the same tool can be used to save any web page on-demand as well. Go to archive.org/web and enter the URL of any public web pages in the input box. The archiver will download a full copy of the page, including all the images and assets, on their server. It will make a permanent archive of the page that looks exactly like the original and will stay even if the original page goes offline.
Internet Archive doesn’t offer an option to download saved pages but Archive.Is can be a good alternative. It is very similar to archive.org in the sense that you enter the page URL and it will make an exact snapshot of the web page on their server. The page will be stored online forever but here you also have the option to download the saved page as a ZIP file. It too provides date based archives so you can have multiple snapshots of the same page for different days.
eReader owners can use dotEPUB to download any web page as an ePUB or MOBI ebook, formats that are compatible with most readers. Amazon offers a Kindle add-on to help you save any web page in your Kindle device but, as with Pocket, these tools are primarily for archiving text based web content.
Most of the tools discussed above allow you to download a single page but if you wish to save a set of URLs in bulk, wget may be your savior. We also have a Google Script for downloading web pages to Drive automatically (like a cron job) but it will get the HTML content and nothing else.
By Stella | Follow | Last Updated November 27, 2020
Do you want to send web pages from PC to phone? Actually, there is an available application which allows you to do this work easily and it is Your Phone app on Windows 10. Recently, the computer added a new feature in this app. Now, please see this post to learn this new feature and see how it works.
What Can Your Phone App Do for You
Both computer and phone are highly used tools. Sometimes, you need to exchange information between these two kinds of devices. Well, Microsoft is working on develop some features to bring Windows 10 and Android devices closer all the time.
Your Phone app is an application which comes along with Windows 10 October 2018 update. By using this app, you can access some certain types of files on your Android phone. For example, with this app, you can access photos and messages saved in the Android phone from your desktop computer.
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A New Feature Was Added to Your Phone App
Recently, the company updated Your Phone app with a new feature that allows you to send web pages from PC to phone. To send link to phone, you can use the Native share option on your Windows 10 computer.
How to Send Web Pages from PC to Phone with Your Phone App
To use this app to send web contents from Android device to your computer, you need to install and set up this app on your Windows 10 computer. If you don’t know how to do this job, you can refer to this post: How to set up and use the Your Phone app on Windows 10.
Once paired, you will be able to share your needed web pages from your computer to your Android devices and vice versa by using the Share to Phone option of this app.
Do you know how to uninstall the Your Phone app on Windows 10? Now, you can read this post to get the way to do this job.
To use this feature to send web pages from PC to phone, you need to follow these steps:
Step 1: Open Microsoft Edge and navigate to the web page you want to share to your Android device.
Step 2: Then, you need to click on the Share icon from the right place of the URL bar in Microsoft Edge. After that, you will see a list of apps which are available for sharing content, and Your Phone app is included. Click on the Your Phone app and then you will be able to send the web link to the Android device.
Step 3: The web link will be open on the Android device in Microsoft Edge. Then, you will get a notification on your Android device which lets you know that the web content has been sent from a desktop browser and it is available for viewing. Then, tap opens the link in Edge.
Here, we quote the words from Microsoft’s Vishnu Nath twitter which announced the update of this app: “Click share in Edge and click your phone to instantly send web pages from your PC to phone with the Your Phone and Your Phone Companion apps.”
Now, Microsoft is working on a new Microsoft Edge browser which is based on Chromium. When this new Edge is released, the feature of sending web pages to from PC to phone will make more and more Android users stick to the same browser on both PCs and Mobile.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Stella has been working in MiniTool Software as an English Editor for more than 4 years. Her articles mainly cover the fields of data recovery including storage media data recovery and phone data recovery, YouTube videos download, partition management, and video conversions.
If there’s one feature of the modern world that’s made life dramatically easier, it’s the ability to copy and paste text.
Long gone are the days when you had to manually retype everything. Copy and paste is now available on nearly every device — including your Android phone or tablet.
However, figuring out how to copy and paste on an Android device can be confusing at first. Luckily, it’s a simple process.
Here’s how to do it.
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How to copy and paste on an Android device
If you have experience copying and pasting text on an iPhone, you’ll likely find these steps familiar. It’s essentially the same process.
1. Find the text you want to copy and hold a finger down on any word in that text.
2. Two blue bubbles will appear. Drag the two text bubbles as far left, right, up, and down as you wish to highlight the text you want to copy. You can also hit “SELECT ALL” to highlight all of the text and images on the page.
3. Tap “COPY” from the pop-up menu to copy everything you’ve highlighted.
4. Navigate to the place you want to paste the copy (an email, e.g.) and tap and hold in any area where text can be entered.
5. Tap “PASTE” when the pop-up menu appears.
If you’re trying to copy the URL of a website you’re on or a hyperlink in text, the process is much easier. You don’t have to highlight anything — the URL will be copied automatically when you tap and hold your finger on it in the address bar at the top of your browser, or if you tap and hold on a hyperlink.
And that’s it — you’re now ready to copy and paste on Android devices.
If you have one or more websites that you regularly check out on your Android device, you can access them faster by adding them to your home screen. More exactly, you can add shortcut links to any website or web page, thanks to a Google Chrome feature that’s been around for some time.
Once you fire up Chrome and open a website, it’s really easy to add it to your home screen. If you tap on the Chrome menu button, you should see an “Add to homescreen” option among others. Taping on that will let you choose a custom name for you website shortcut, and that’s it – you’ll then be able to add it to the home screen. In older versions of Chrome, you first had to bookmark a website or web page in order to place it on your Android home screen.
If for some reason you’re not a big fan of Chrome, you can add website links to your home screen from Mozilla Firefox, too. The procedure is quite similar (though you can’t choose a custom name for the link): open up Firefox, access the desired website, tap on the Firefox menu button, then go to Page -> Add to Homescreen.
When they’re placed on your home screen, website links will act as apps, not widgets. Obviously, they can be moved around, or removed from the home screen just as you’d move or remove any app.
Do you frequently add website links to your Android home screen, or do you think this feature isn’t that useful?
Many people nowadays like to download their favorite web series for offline playback to avoid endless buffering or other unpleasant things. So here in this post, I will share with you the best 7 web series download websites and show you a safe way to download web series for free. You can install the free web series downloader and follow our guide below: https://www.videoconverterfactory.com/download/hd-video-converter.exe https://www.videoconverterfactory.com/download/hd-video-converter.exe
Web series is a series of scripted or non-scripted videos released online. Besides watching web series online, many people also want to download web series for various reasons. If you are one of them, this article can help. Read on to see the 7 best web series download websites to get your wanted web series, be it Hindi or English web series, for free.
Note: These sites do not serve everything you want. If you find your wanted series available on some streaming platforms with no download options, this free universal downloader should be of some help. I will explain how to use it to download web series in the end of this post. You can click the button below to install the program (verified) in advance and follow the instructions to try to download your desired content later.
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Top 7 Free Web Series Download Websites in 2022
The first site IвЂ™d like to introduce is ExtraMovies, one of the most popular web series download sites that offer a wide selection of the latest released web series for free. And all the content is available for free download in MKV 720P. Just search by name or filter the content by the right side genres, then click onto the series detail page and reach the download links.
MkvCinemas is another go-to site to find and download web series for free. It has indexed one of the largest libraries of web series on its site. The main web series genres it provides are original Hindi web series, Hindi dubbed and dual audio web series, as well as a small fraction of English series. And all the content is available for download in different qualities, from 480P to 720P to 1080P. You can pick your preferred resolution and follow the instruction to download the series handily.
9xmovies is a Hindi web series download website. And like other download sites, it offers multiple download options to choose from based on the resolutions. In addition to this, you can download web series through torrent and download links, which by the way, is the most direct way with no redirects and no nuisance. Just one click on the download link button and the download starts right away.
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If you want new web series downloads, then donвЂ™t sleep on this Downloadhub, where the latest on-going Hindi web series and English series are garnered here for free download. And it is continuing to update new episodes and series on a daily basis, so you can explore and catch series fresh out of the oven. The web series is mostly in 720P MKV format. But you can still find small-sized 480P downloads available for some series.
Bolly4u houses a bunch of Hindi web series, including the original Hindi web series, Hindi dubbed series, and dual-audio series for free download as well. It features mainly the latest new web series. And the content quality ranges from 720P to the basic 480P. You can search for your wanted series and click on the poster. Then you should open a page displaying the info of the series along with the download links. Pick your desired link and download the series for free.
BollyFlix is another Hindi web series download website where you can find a vast assortment of series. And it is the best place to download small-encoded high-quality web series at a size of 200MB, 300MB for an episode. What I like most about this site is that it has absolutely no ads and redirects, and I can enjoy a clean environment while downloading the content I want.
KatmovieHD is for all web series download and all TV series download. You can find the Hindi web series and dubbed TV series, as well as complete seasons from the TV shows category on the home page. The download is easy within KatmovieHD as all the download links are listed below the series description, and you can download the content through GDrive links for free.
How to Download Web Series from YouTube and the Like at No Cost?
Besides the web series download websites mentioned above, YouTube, as well as many other video streaming sites, serves also an astonishing amount of exclusive good-quality web series for free watching. However, if you want to download web series from these platforms, you will have to rely on a third-party downloader. And hereвЂ™s such a downloader that I often use. ItвЂ™s called WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory, a two-in-one safe & free program that can save movies, series, songs, and playlists from online without any hassle. The best part about this tool is that it gives you multiple download options in terms of resolution, size, and format. And if IвЂ™m not okay with the downloaded videos, such as the video is big or in the wrong format, I can also use this software to convert and compress the video into any way I like. And here, I will show you how to download web series from YouTube using this software in the simple steps below:
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3 Effortless Ways to Send Webpages to Kindle
As for Kindle users, I believe you don’t want to spend much time for reading long-form articles on web browsers. Computers aren’t made for reading, but Kindles are. You can send web contents to Kindle eReader and read them later, just like you’d read eBooks on your Kindle. It will let you use your Kindle to read long articles in comfort, outside in the sun with ease, or read anywhere instead of sitting behind your computers.
Amazon makes it easy to send web articles to Kindle with a web browser plugin. But some Kindle users may use Pocket to save articles for later reading, and you probably want to send a collection of web contents to your Kindle. So in this post, I will introduce three effortless ways to send all kinds of web articles to your Kindle eReader.
- Send Any Webpage With Amazon Extension “Send To Kindle”
- Send Pocket Articles to Kindle with P2K.co
- Send a Collection of Web Articles to Kindle with Readlists
Send Any Webpage With “Send To Kindle”
Send to Kindle is an Amazon official app, it helps you transfer web content and personal documents to Kindle. And I think this app should be used for every Kindle user. Amazon provides four methods to send content, there are send to kindle from browser, desktop, smartphone and email. If you want to transfer web articles to Kindle directly, the best choice is to install a extension for Chrome or Firefox.
“Send to Kindle” is very easy to use, when installed it from Chrome, Firefox web store or Amazon official pages, it will appear on the right-top extensions bar. Log in with your amazon account which binds to your Kindle eReader, such as Kindle Paperwhite, Voyage, or Kindle Oasis.
If your account has two or more devices, select one or more kindles where you want to read the content. If you are using the Kindle reading app, such as Kindle for Android app, you can also choose the device you want to send the web page to.
Next time, when you read a web page you want to send to Kindle, just click the icon from your web browser extensions-bar, select the?Send To Kindle?extension. On the pop-up menu, you can select and directly send the articles or just the highlighted portion?of the article to your device. Wait a few seconds and it will show in your Kindle’s?Docs?directory. You can also choose whether archive in your kindle library or not in setting menus.
“Send to Kindle” is very easy to use and popular for Kindle users, but someone may use another web browser instead of Chrome or Firefox. Or they already use Pocket, Instapaper, or Evernote to save web contents for later reading, it doesn’t make sense to install too many extensions for one reason, so that’s why there are some alternatives of Send to Kindle.
Send Pocket Articles to Kindle with P2K.co
Pocket is a popular app to help people save anything from Internet for later enjoyment, including interesting articles, wonderful videos, and images. Once saved to Pocket, the content is available to view on any device — smartphone, tablet or computer. And of course, it available for E-ink readers, but we need to use a small tool to help us make it, that is P2K – Pocket to Kindle.
If you want to send Pocket articles to kindle, I suppose you already have an Amazon Kindle account and a Pocket account, after logging in P2K with your pocket account, all you need to do is add P2K email address to Amazon approved email list, and set your personal Kindle email into P2K.
P2K could set delivery frequency and delivery options. So you can choose how often to send the articles – every day, every week, or just once. And you can also select which content to be sent – newest or oldest articles, articles worth some time, random articles.
Note: Instapaper is another popular app to help you save web content for later reading, it’s almost the same of Pocket. Send Instapaper articles to Kindle is not complicated, only take two steps.
First, add Instapaper’s email to your Kindle approved email list, and then type you own email for receiving personal documents in Instapaper settings.
Send a Collection of Web Articles to Kindle with Readlist
Updated 2020: We are sincerely sorry to inform you that this method doesn’t work again more becaused the Readlist is not working any more.
Readlist is one of my favorite website for Kindle reading. I always collect some articles of the same topic and want to read them in one time, If I send each article one by one, it will take a lot of effort and very hard to manage on Kindle, so I usually choose to make them into an eBook. With Readlist, I can do it in less than 5 minutes.
Readlists is a project developed by Readability. You can just simply add the URL of articles you want to read. It will generate a reading version of that page and merge it into an?EPUB or MOBI?eBook which you can download directly or send to Kindle for later reading.
Go to Readlists, copy and paste the URL of the articles you want to save. After finished, write title and description of this eBook. Select “Send to Kindle” option and when the popup opens, go to your “Kindle manage my content” to add [email protected] to your approved email list. And enter your personal email address to Readlist for receiving the eBook. Wait about minutes(depends on the eBook’s size and your internet bandwidth), you can read the articles on your Kindle.
Jonny Greenwood joined Epubor since 2011, loves everything about eBooks and eReaders. He seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all he has got with you.
Recently I have come across many guides about creating phishing pages. Although the principles behind each guide is similar, most of the hosting solutions provided in the guide does not work anymore due to an increase in the crackdown of phishing pages by the hosting companies. In this guide, I will go through every step necessary to create and host a phishing page of your choice. Enjoy!
Step 1: Download the HTML Index of the Target Webpage
To start off, you need to obtain the HTML index of the page. There are various methods of doing this, there are even templates online for popular sites. In this tutorial, I am going to use the most basic way in order to be as noob-friendly as possible.
Navigate to Your Webpage
In this tutorial, I am going to phish Facebook.
View the Source of the Webpage.
Depending on your browser, there may be different methods. Normally it is done by right clicking the site and clicking “View Source”. I have done that on my browser and a windows should come out similar to this:
On the box to the right is the source of the website. Which leads on to the next step:
Downloading and Saving the Source Code
Select the box, and copy-paste everything in the box to a txt document. Use Notepad on windows, and a simple text editing program if you are not using windows. (Don’t use programs like Word or Pages because it is really slow). After you have done that, click “Save As” or whatever option that allows you to save that document. On Notepad it should look like this:
Change “Save as type” to All Files and change the encoding to Unicode.
After that, name the document “index.html”, obviously without the speech marks.
Congratulations! You have finished the first step of the tutorial!
Step 2: Creating a PHP File for Password Harvesting
The PHP file is basically the tool that harvests the users password in this scenario. There are several ways you can create this PHP if you have some programming knowledge, but if you don’t, just copy my exemplar PHP.
Same as above, save the PHP file as “All Files” and as “post.php”. Change the encoding to Unicode and you should be ready to go!
Step 3: Modify the Page HTML File to Incorporate Your PHP File in It.
Now, we need to incorporate our PHP file, to receive passwords that the users send.
Find the Password-Sending Method
First, you need to see how the website deals when the user submits a username-password.
For Facebook, all you need to do is to Ctrl-F and type “=action” in the field.
Now, you need to replace everything in the underlined portion with “post.php”, keep the speech marks. (just one set please).
Obviously, this method will be different for other websites. A good method to find it is by using Inspect Elements tool in most modern browsers and clicking on the login button. Find something similar to the above method.
Please note: You will need to change this later when you actually host the website.
Step 4: Hosting the PHP File for Password Storing
Now here is the juicy part, making your fake website online so other people can browse it.
You can use any free hosting services to host and store passwords. However, the hosting plan has to include something called “FTP”. For this tutorial, I will be using 000webhost.
Navigate to the FTP Server for Your Web Hosting Service
For this step, I assume that you have already created a website with your hosting service.
For 000webhost, you simply click on “File manager” and click “Upload Files”. Here is a picture of the FTP server for 000webhost:
Ignore the other files, those are just some of my personal stuff, unrelated to this tutorial.
Upload Your PHP Files and Change Permission
As you can see, I have already uploaded my PHP file. But you need to just upload it to the main folder of your FTP server. (Some FTP server doesn’t allow you to upload to the root folder, just follow their particular instructions).
Now you need to change the permission to “777”, which is basically every single permission. When prompted to tick boxes for the permissions, just tick every single one.
Now you can close the FTP server. Note down your web address!
Step 5: Hosting the Actual Phishing Page
For this step, you will need to use the exact hosting provider that I use, otherwise you will get banned.
There is a reason why I don’t use the same hosting provider for my actual page, and that is because most hosting providers will employ some kind of scanning to detect phishing pages. I can tried multiple hosting services in the past and all of them banned me within 30 mins of uploading the index file.
Configuring the post.php Forum
Now, before you host the website, remember the post.php/login form thing we configured above?
You need to find the login form thing again in your index.html and replace the “post.php” with “http://yourwebsiteforyourpostphpupload/post.php”, assuming that you uploaded to the root folder. Remember to add http:// in front of the site. In order to test this, navigate to the website (http://yourwebsiteforyourpostphpupload/post.php) and see if it redirects you to Facebook.com, if it does then you have pasted the correct site. If it doesn’t, then double check if you have uploaded your file to the correct directory.
Hosting the Actual Page
Navigate to htmlpasta.com. You will see something similar to this:
Then, you need to copy the index.html file for your phishing site and paste it in here.
Now, click on the reCAPTCHA and click paste, you will get a link for your website.
Step 6: Congratulations!
Congrats! You have finished hosting your first phishing site! Navigate to your site and try to enter some fake login details, after you click the login button, it should redirect you to facebook.com. Login to your FTP server that you hosted your post.php file, and there should be a new document called Log.txt that is stored within the same folder as your post.php file. Any login details should be stored there.
Remember, please do not use this for malicious purpose, only use for penetration testing and with authorisation from your victims.
If you have any question then please comment down below.
Cyotek WebCopy is a free tool for automatically downloading the content of a website onto your local device.
WebCopy will scan the specified website and download its content. Links to resources such as style-sheets, images, and other pages in the website will automatically be remapped to match the local path. Using its extensive configuration you can define which parts of a website will be copied and how, for example you could make a complete copy of a static website for offline browsing, or download all images or other resources.
What can WebCopy do?
WebCopy will examine the HTML mark-up of a website and attempt to discover all linked resources such as other pages, images, videos, file downloads – anything and everything. It will download all of theses resources, and continue to search for more. In this manner, WebCopy can “crawl” an entire website and download everything it sees in an effort to create a reasonable facsimile of the source website.
What can WebCopy not do?
WebCopy does not download the raw source code of a web site, it can only download what the HTTP server returns. While it will do its best to create an offline copy of a website, advanced data driven websites may not work as expected once they have been copied.
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More than one way to do this
MS Word is more powerful than you may think. The popular word processing tool is used for all sorts of tasks. Not everyone knows this but it can also be used to open web pages in HTML format.
In this post, you’ll discover how you can open HTML files in Word and save them in one of the supported file formats.
Saving Web Pages to Word
The easiest method, but with the worst results usually, is to simply save the webpage to your computer and then try to open it in Word.
First, open your browser and go to the webpage you want to save. In the example below, we’re using Google Chrome but the process should work for any web browser.
Right-click anywhere on the page and click Save As.
This will prompt the Save As box to pop up. Edit the filename to your liking. Under Save As Type, select Webpage, HTML Only. Click Save.
Launch MS Word, then open the HTML file you want to edit.
The HTML file will open in Word. However, the document itself will not display as it does online. For starters, the formatting will be ruined. The navigation bar, for example, will be broken up and menus are displayed in separate lines.
You will have to edit the document manually to make the page more cohesive.
Removing useless links and web elements will make articles easier to read. Using Word’s Web Layout view makes the cleanup process that much easier.
After some edits, your document should somewhat resemble its source.
When you’re satisfied with your edits, go to File > Save As. Select .docx as your file format.
You should now be able to open the file in Microsoft Word.
Using Alternative Solutions
If you’re not satisfied with the first solution, know that there are other methods available for saving web pages and opening them in Word.
There are Google Chrome extensions like Save Webpage As Word Document that lets you download the HTML file as a Word document. I also mention a online conversion tool down below.
While the end product looks exactly the same, this tool spares you from having to download the webpage as an HTML file. Install the extension and activate it. Go to the page you want to convert. Click the extension and select Complete Page.
The tool will then download the entire webpage as a Word document.
Tip: You can also highlight a section of the page and click Current Selection. This will allow you to download a specific section instead of the whole page.
You can also try copying the entire webpage and pasting it in Word.
But instead of pasting the file as normal, you’d have to use Paste Special. Right-click on Word. Under Paste, there should be several options. Select Keep Source Formatting.
This paste option lets you copy the HTML code while keeping most of the formatting intact.
Do note however that there is no perfect solution. Once the document is in Word, you’d likely have to make a couple of edits to make the document resemble the source material.
Once you’re finished making all the necessary changes, go to the file menu and save the document as .docx.
Online Conversion Tools
The last method, which can sometimes get better results than the two method above is to use an online tool. The one that got me the best results was Convertio.
You can either choose an HTML file that you downloaded or you can click the link icon at the far right to simply paste in a URL for any website. A box will pop up where you can enter more than one URL if you like too. Click on Submit and it will analyze the URLs you entered.
Once complete, make sure Doc is selected for the file type and then click on the big Convert button.
It will take a little time for the conversion to complete, depending on how large the web page is. In my case, it took over a minute because I wanted to convert the Mona Lisa page on Wikipedia into Word.
As you can see, it really does look like the webpage in Word, but in this case, it simply converted the webpage into images and put those into Word. None of the text is editable or anything.
For a smaller webpage, I tested it and it does bring in the text as editable text. So it really depends on how complex and large the webpage is.
You can also try out a couple of other tools to see if you get better results:
Hopefully, one of the methods above has gotten you the result you desire. It’s not a very pretty process and unfortunately there aren’t really that many good tools to accomplish this since it’s not something people do very often.
Christopher Jan Benitez is a freelance writer for hire who provides actionable and useful web content to small businesses and startups. In his spare time, he religiously watches professional wrestling and finds solace in listening to ’80s speed metal. Read Christopher’s Full Bio
Capturing web content on Notion simplified!
Notion, a popular productivity workspace known for its note-taking, task management, knowledge management, and collaboration capabilities, has undergone several changes and feature updates since its inception. Of these, one notable update, which arrived back in 2019, introduced the Notion Web Clipper that offered a seamless and convenient way for Notion users to save pages from the web into their Notion workspace.
Since then, Web Clipper has proven to be a valuable addition to Notion and has managed to amass a large number of users who use it to capture web clippings into their workspace.
In this guide, we will explain what Notion Web Clipper is and what you can do with it, along with the steps to use it effectively.
Table of Contents
What Is Notion Web Clipper?
Notion Web Clipper is an extension to Notion that allows you to save any page on the web to your Notion workspace. It is offered as a free browser extension on the desktop for Firefox, Google Chrome, and Brave browsers. Mobile devices, on the other hand, have a built-in Web Clipper, which lets you save web pages just as quickly, without requiring any additional tool.
As of writing this, Notion Web Clipper is compatible with a number of websites, such as Wikipedia, the New York Times, Twitter, and Instagram, among others. So you can save all the different kinds of media like PDF, text, image, and video from such websites to your Notion workspace.
What Can You Do With Notion Web Clipper?
Aside from its elemental use case, which is to save pages from the web to your Notion workspace, Notion Web Clipper also allows you to turn its links into actionable elements on the page. So rather than having a vanilla page link coupled with plain text, you can transform it and add notes to bring some context, convert it into a task, add tags to club it together with other similar items in your workspace or assign it as a task to your teammates.
For instance, if you’re building a resonance calendar or reading list in Notion to organize information, you can use Notion Web Clipper to add content from the web to your Notion page. That way, you can avoid the tedious process of copy-pasting the page URL between your browser and Notion.
Notion Web Clipper works with templates as well. So if you use Notion templates, you can utilize the Web Clipper to clip web content into your template.
How to Use Notion Web Clipper?
Depending on what platform you’re using Notion on, there are different steps you need to follow to use Web Clipper on your device. Following are the steps on how to use Web Clipper on desktop and mobile.
I. Using Notion Web Clipper on Desktop
To use Notion Web Clipper on Desktop, you need the Web Clipper extension installed on your browser. You can download Web Clipper for Firefox from here and for Brave and Google Chrome from here. Once downloaded and installed, make sure the extension is enabled and follow the steps below to save a web page to your workspace using Notion Web Clipper.
- Go to Notion on your web browser and log in to your account.
- Open the website/page you want to save to Notion.
- Click on the Notion extension button next to the search bar.
- In the Web Clipper extension window, add a title to the link you’re saving.
- Click on Workspace to select the workspace that you want to add this page to, and similarly, click on Add to to pick the page or database that this link should go into.
- Hit the Save page button to save the page.
II. Using Notion Web Clipper on Mobile (Android and iOS)
As we have mentioned earlier, you don’t need an extension to save pages to your Notion workspace on a mobile device. And hence, the approach is rather straightforward to follow on your Android or iOS device.
- Open Notion and log in to your account.
- Go to the mobile browser/app/blog post that has the content you wish to save to your Notion workspace.
- Click on the share menu button and select Notion from the share options.
- Give a title to the link in the Title field.
- Click on Workspace and select the workspace you want to add this page in, and likewise, click on Add to to select where you want to put this link in your workspace.
- Click Save.
Saving Web Clippings to Notion Workspace
By incorporating web references into your Notion workspace, not only do you make your Notion pages more dynamic, but you also provide additional context to your entries. And in the process, create more comprehensible notes, task lists, databases, and wikis.
In this regard, Notion’s ability to help you capture any page from the internet into your workspace using Web Clipper is a pretty nifty feature, especially if you use the platform for anything and everything. Since now, you don’t have to juggle between apps to copy-paste items from the web to your Notion workspace.
So no matter what you use Notion for, we recommend including Web Clipper as part of your workflow to add web clippings to your Notion pages from the web.
Website Source Code
- You are a developer or blogger and want to check the source code for troubleshooting purposes.
- The webpage you are viewing is attractive and you wanted to find the color and fonts used on the page.
- You want to edit the source and test the results in a live browser without actually modifying the original code. For example, you want to apply different colors to your headings or check the font size.
- Test mobile responsiveness of the page or find the elements loaded on the page.
In some cases, you can also find the theme and plugins used on the site by looking at the source code. Whatsoever is the reason, you can analyze the source code in two ways.
- By directly viewing complete source code
- Using Inspect element option with Microsoft Edge DevTools
Let us explain both methods in detail.
Viewing Complete Source Code
Let’s say, you want to find the CSS and JS files used on the page. You can do this easily by viewing the complete source code. Open the page in Edge, right click on any empty area and select “View page source” from the context menu.
This will open a new page showing the complete source code of the page you are viewing like below.
You can find HTML code of each element, linked CSS files between and section, meta tags, linked scripts before closing body tag
Wi-Fi seems to be available pretty much anywhere. In addition, mobile data plans are becoming increasingly generous and speedy. However, there are occasions where you may be caught without access to the Internet. Anyone who flies knows the pain of a flight without Wi-Fi. Fortunately, if you’re stuck in a situation that bars access to the World Wide Web, there is a way to access your favorite website. All you need to do is download it. Downloading an entire website is also handy for those who want to archive a site in case it goes down.
Also read: 15 Safe Websites for Downloading Windows Software
Best Websites to Download
Back in the day websites were fairly basic. They often did not have many images, and embedded video was virtually unheard of. This was due to the fairly slow Internet speeds at the time. If you can remember the whines and hisses of a dial-up connection, then you know the pain of waiting for a website to load. Fortunately, with the advent of high speed Internet, websites have become much more complex. Of course this means that many modern websites are huge. Trying to download an entire website can be a massive undertaking, chewing up tons of data.
While all of the tools listed below can and will download any website, just because you can do something doesn’t always mean you should. We suggest that you target websites that have lots of text and a minimal amount of pictures. Furthermore, it might be a good idea to download a site that doesn’t get updated often.
HTTrack allows users to download a website from the Internet to a hard drive. The program works by scraping the entire website, then downloading all directories, HTML, images, and other files from the website’s server to your computer. When browsing the copied website on your computer, HTTrack maintains the site’s original link structure. This enables users to view downloaded websites in their normal browser. Furthermore, users can click on links and browse the site exactly as if they were viewing it online.
HTTrack can also update previously downloaded sites, as well as resume any interrupted downloads. The app is available for Windows, Linux and even Android devices.
If you’re firmly rooted in the Apple ecosystem and only have access to a Mac, you’re going to want to check out SiteSucker. The aptly-named program copies all of a website’s files onto your hard drive. Users can get the process started in just a few clicks, making it one of the simplest website copiers around. Furthermore, SiteSucker scrapes and copies a website’s content fairly quickly. However, be aware that actual download speed will depend on the user.
Unfortunately, SiteSucker isn’t without some drawbacks. First off, SiteSucker is a paid app. At the time of this writing SiteSucker is $4.99 on the App Store. Additionally, SiteSucker downloads every file on the website that it can find. This means a larger download with a lot of potentially useless files.
Cyotek WebCopy is a tool that allows users to copy full websites or just the parts that they want. Unfortunately, the WebCopy app is only available for Windows, but it is freeware. Using WebCopy is simple enough. Open the program, pop in a target URL and you’re off to the races. As we’ve mentioned, many modern websites are huge, so downloading an entire website can be a real test in patience. Fortunately, WebCopy has a robust number of filters and options, allowing users to grab only the parts of the website they actually need.
These filters can omit things like images, ads, videos and more, which can significantly impact the size of the overall download. Cyotek WebCopy is easy to pick up and use, but you’ll want to spend some time tweaking it to ensure you get manageable download sizes.
Also read: How to Download Any File to Your iPhone
This open-source website grabber has been around for some time, and for good reason. GetLeft is a small utility that has the ability to download the various components of a website, including HTML and images. GetLeft is also very user-friendly, which explains its longevity. To get started, simply fire up the program and enter the URL address of the website you want to download and where you want it to download to. GetLeft then automatically analyzes the website and provides you with a breakdown of the pages, listing subpages and links. You are then able to manually select which parts of the website you want to download by checking the corresponding box.
Once you’ve dictated which parts of the website you want to grab, click on the download button. GetLeft will download the website to your chosen folder. Unfortunately, GetLeft hasn’t been updated in some time, but this could be chalked up to a case of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” GetLeft is a bit light on features, but it gets the job done.
Do you use a website ripper? Did we omit your favorite website copying tool? Let us know in the comments!
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