Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Wednesday Software Review: HTTrack

Application title: HTTrack
Software type: Freeware
Use: 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.
Ron's thoughts: I tend to do a lot of research via the web, but have a dial-up connection at home. When I find a useful site, I use HTTrack to bring it down to my laptop locally (using the high speed connection at the office), so I can review it quickly, without an internet connection. As soon as I am done with the site, I simply delete the folder that was created during the mirroring process.
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