WebScrapBook

WebScrapBook

Capture web pages to local device or backend server for future retrieval, organization, annotation, and editing.

What is WebScrapBook?
WebScrapBook is a browser extension that provides users with a comprehensive solution for capturing, archiving, organizing, and editing web pages. It captures web pages meticulously, not missing any details, and it lets you customize the captured contents. It supports different archive formats and can organize archives in the browser sidebar for easy access. It also offers features for page editing, full-text searching, and remote access. Mobile browsers are also supported, allowing for flexible usage.
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By: Danny Lin
Users: 20,000+
Rating: 3.65 (75)
Version: 2.9.1 (Last updated: 2024-04-06)
Creation date: 2020-06-03
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • downloads
  • storage
  • tabs
  • unlimitedStorage
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
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Size: 524.29K
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WebScrapBook
WebScrapBook (v2.9.1)
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WebScrapBook is a browser extension that captures the web page faithfully with various archive formats and customizable configurations, for future retrieval, organization, annotation, and editing. This project inherits from legacy Firefox add-on ScrapBook X.

Features:

  1. Capture faithfully: A web page shown in the browser can be captured without losing any subtle detail. Metadata such as source URL and timestamp are also recorded.
  2. Customizable capture: WebScrapBook can save selected area in a page, save source page (before processed by scripts), or save page as a bookmark. How to capture images, audio, video, fonts, frames, styles, scripts, etc. are also customizable. A web page can be saved as a folder, a ZIP-based archive file (HTZ or MAFF), or a single HTML file.
  3. Page editing: A web page can be highlighted, annotated, or edited before or after a capture.
  4. Organizable collections: Captured pages can be organized in the browser sidebar using one or more scrapbooks, and each scrapbooks holds a hierarchical tree structure to organize data items. Notes using HTML or markdown format can also be created and managed. (*)
  5. Fulltext searching: Each scrapbook can be further indexed for a rich-feature search (using title, fulltext, comment, source URL, create time, modify time, etc.). (*)
  6. Remote access: Captured data can be hosted with a central backend server and be read or edited from other devices. Alternatively, a scrapbook can generate a static site index and be distributed as a static web site. (*)
  7. Mobile support: WebScrapBook supports mobile browsers such as Firefox for Android and Kiwi browser. You can capture and edit the web page from a mobile phone or tablet.
  8. Legacy ScrapBook support: Scrapbooks created from legacy ScrapBook or ScrapBook X can be converted into WebScrapBook-compliant format for usage. (*)
  • All or partial functionality of a starred feature above requires a running collaborating backend server, which can be easily set up using PyWebScrapBook. (*)
  • An HTZ or MAFF archive file can be viewed using the built-in archive page viewer, with PyWebScrapBook or other assistant tools, or by opening the index page after unzipping.

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User reviews
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Pros
  • Very useful for web page editing
  • Provides Python backend for saving and viewing from multiple devices
  • Free to use
Cons
  • Complicated to use for some users
  • Issues with saving complete web pages and subpages
  • Does not work like some other scrapbook extensions
Most mentioned
  • Complicated to use
  • Provides Python backend
  • Issues with saving complete web pages and subpages
Recent reviews
muy buena herramienta funciona excelente si es un poco complicada de usar pero bueno si no saben que hacer solo tienen que ir a la pagina que quieren descargar seleccionan esta extension y le dan a la primera opcion se demora un buen tipo pero la vale
by Mónik Calderón Mónik Calderón, 2024-03-29

Very good, tnx!
by Sebastian Lee Sebastian Lee, 2023-11-29

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Safety
Risk impact

WebScrapBook is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install WebScrapBook if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

WebScrapBook has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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