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Author Topic: save the text of all visited webpages  (Read 4337 times)

kalos

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save the text of all visited webpages
« on: July 10, 2010, 10:12:52 AM »
hello

is there a program that will save the text of all the webpages I visit

thanks

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2010, 11:16:29 AM »
Do you mean automatically, or only saves when you ask it to?  Do you mean plain text, or formatted as the original HTML?

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 02:04:11 PM »
Do you mean automatically, or only saves when you ask it to?  Do you mean plain text, or formatted as the original HTML?
automatically and I mean plain text so that it an be searchable

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2010, 11:42:16 AM »
This is a quest I gave up on long back. The closest I got to succeeding was with Google Desktop Search, it worked most of the time, but there was some delay between loading a page and the content showing up in the search results, IIRC. I dropped the program because it wasn't 100% reliable.
The later releases may work better. If you give it a try, do let us know how it goes.

Edit: I use Firefox, YMMV if you're on another browser.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2010, 11:47:08 AM by nosh »

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2010, 12:30:23 PM »
This is a quest I gave up on long back. The closest I got to succeeding was with Google Desktop Search, it worked most of the time, but there was some delay between loading a page and the content showing up in the search results, IIRC. I dropped the program because it wasn't 100% reliable.
The later releases may work better. If you give it a try, do let us know how it goes.

Edit: I use Firefox, YMMV if you're on another browser.

well, nosh, Opera browser does this actually, but it does not allow you to export that info, to fully search the text, and generally it lacks many functionalities, I am not sure if you know this...

the reason I am asking for a third party software is that I need more functionalities
Yacy is another program that is supposed to do miracles, but I hadnt so far the time to test it

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 12:43:24 PM »
it seems like this would be a good project for a beginning plugin coder, to make a firefox/chrome/etc plugin that simply saved the text of every page opened to a datestamped file somewhere.

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 02:39:46 PM »
Do you mean automatically, or only saves when you ask it to?  Do you mean plain text, or formatted as the original HTML?
automatically and I mean plain text so that it an be searchable
I've used and like both Surfulater and Web Research.  Though neither of them will save your web pages automatically, all you have to do in either case is highlight the page, right-click, and select "Save article in Surfulater" or "Save article in Web Research."   Both have excellent full-text search mechanisms.   In Web Research, you can indicate that you want to save the article without graphics.  There's no such option in Surfulater, though if you highlight just the text, you'll get just the text.  It's also very easy to get rid of whatever graphics you don't want.  Both programs let you arrange articles into categories/folders/whatever and use keywords, etc., but even without any of that, their full-text searches will probably locate very quickly whatever you're looking for among the pages you've saved.

I should also note that these are shareware, not freeware.  They're both excellent programs.  At the moment, I have a slight preference for Surfulater, which I think is somewhat more flexible and more fun to use, though more expensive than Web Research.

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2010, 07:26:09 PM »
CyberArticle: CyberArticle  You have the option of downloading the text on the page only.  However, you can only do this for one page at a time, not multiple pages.
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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2011, 01:17:39 AM »
I've finally found a tool for this.
hooeey webprint. [Website] [DC Thread]

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2011, 07:03:42 AM »
I've finally found a tool for this.
hooeey webprint. [Website] [DC Thread]

Thanks for sharing it  :up:

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Re: save the text of all visited webpages
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2011, 07:29:40 AM »
thanks, will test asap!

UPDATE: oh, it doesn't work with Opera :S
« Last Edit: February 04, 2011, 07:34:41 AM by kalos »