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Is it possible to save everypage you visit in a browser automatically? I do now want to rely on Cache as a huge cache will slow down the browser. A third party software or an add-on will be helpful.

I use Chrome browser, but any other browser which can help me in my requirement is okay.

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Save it for what? Do you actually plan to use the saved pages as an alternative cache or just keep a long history? – P.Brian.Mackey Feb 1 '11 at 17:09
I basically work offline some times, and I want to be able to view the saved version of a webpage. – Ctroy Feb 1 '11 at 17:15
Is switching browsers an option? Firefox has an offline mode you can manually enable. – Ken Feb 1 '11 at 17:52
Do you want to save just the viewed pages or the whole tree? How many levels deep do you want to save? – ngen Feb 1 '11 at 18:53
My approach would be to use some sort of caching proxy that achieves this functionality. Sadly, I know of none that do precisely this and there are limitations (mostly due to HTTPS.) – John Chadwick Jan 21 '12 at 7:47
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For Firefox, there is Auto Save Document addon which can store the currently shown document in a separate directory automatically when browsing a certain site. Unfortunately, it has some limitations. The documents are stored as html-text only (no embedded objects like pictures etc.), and there's 100 pages limit. So I'm not sure if it can meet your needs.

Another Firefox addon is Read It Later. It can save pages to a reading list with just one click. It's not full automatic, so you need to click on the small arrow next to the location bar whenever you want to save a page.

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Auto Save Document sounds interesting. Is there such an addon for Chrome? – Ctroy Feb 2 '11 at 8:46
@Ctroy: As I don't use Chrome, I don't have any idea. Sorry. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Feb 2 '11 at 8:54

It is decently involved, as it means setting up some kind of local server, but this page describes, and has the code to create an extension that will do what you want exactly.

You will need a web server that can support PHP (XAMPP or other), and chrome, and it will probably take a little fiddling, but with some work, does what you want, and is very customizable.

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This was exactly what I was looking for. After some tinkering with the script and the PHP side, it does what I want. Thanks! – Raymii Jan 27 '12 at 11:47

You can use website grabber softwares or browser add-ons. Unless you want this to happen by default for every site you visit.

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I want to save every webpage I visit, not manually, but automatically. I know it's kinda crazy, but I need it. :) – Ctroy Feb 1 '11 at 17:16

For Chrome, you might be able to use the extension Read Later Fast, which adds "Read Later" in the right-click menu to save page or link to the RLF app, then find RLF as a new tab of the browser.


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I have not used it, but I saw this today

From the site:

Your Research Sidekick

Inspector Hunchly toils in the background of your web browser to track, analyze and store web pages while you perform online investigations. Forgets nothing, keeps everything.

Edit: Also found:

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You could print, safe as pdf, or use a browser add on button to do the task. Build an old school file system and keep track of it.

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