Is there any free application for downloading an entire site installable on Mac OS X 10.6?


I've always loved the name of this one: SiteSucker.

UPDATE: Versions 2.5 and above are not free any more. You may still be able to download earlier versions from their website.


You can use wget with it's --mirror switch.

wget --mirror –w 2 –p --HTML-extension –-convert-links –P /home/user/sitecopy/

man page for additional switches here.

For OSX, you can easily install wget(and other command line tools) using brew.

If using the command line is too difficult, then CocoaWget is an OS X GUI for wget. (Version 2.7.0 includes wget 1.11.4 from June 2008, but it works fine.)

  • I need software man, don't want use wget – Am1rr3zA Nov 8 '09 at 20:07
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    wget is software, and it's the most flexible. – John T Nov 8 '09 at 20:09
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    wget is brilliant software, it's a one-stop-shop for any downloading you might fancy. – Phoshi Nov 8 '09 at 20:15
  • ok then Tanx for your answer – Am1rr3zA Nov 8 '09 at 20:17
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    Wget is great. I use wget --page-requisites --adjust-extension --convert-links when i want to download single but complete pages (articles etc). – ggustafsson Feb 4 '12 at 15:05

SiteSuuker has already been recommended and it does a decent job for most websites.

I also find DeepVacuum to be a handy and simple tool with some useful "presets".

Screenshot is attached below.


Simple interface with "presets"

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    Awesome tool, just what i needed! – Hello World Oct 23 '14 at 12:26
  • It's really simple and works very well! – madx Sep 3 '15 at 21:18




I use this on leopard, not sure if it will work on snow leopard, but worth a try


pavuk is by far the best option ... It is command line but has an X-Windows GUI if you install this from the Installation Disk or download. Perhaps someone could write a Aqua shell for it.

pavuk will even find links in external javascript files that are referenced and point these to the local distribution if you use the -mode sync or -mode mirror options.

It is available through the os x ports project, install port and type

port install pavuk

Lots of options (a forest of options).


A1 Website Download for Mac

It has presets for various common site download tasks and many options for those who wish to configure in detail. Includes UI + CLI support.

Starts as a 30 days trial after which is turns into "free mode" (still suitable for small websites under 500 pages)


Use curl, it's installed by default in OS X. wget isn't, at least not on my machine, (Leopard).


curl http://www.thewebsite.com/ > dump.html

Will download to the file, dump.html in your current folder

  • Main problem with that is that that's downloading the homepage, not the entire website. – Phoshi Nov 8 '09 at 21:58
  • Well, look at the man page – Fred Nov 8 '09 at 21:59
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    Last I checked, curl doesn't do recursive downloads (that is, it can't follow hyperlinks to download linked resources like other web pages). Thus, you can't really mirror a whole website with it. – Lawrence Velázquez Nov 9 '09 at 0:05
  • Well, then do a quick script to get the links, we are in command line land right? Otherwise, just use a tool with a graphical front end. – Fred Nov 9 '09 at 0:54
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    (And its name is cURL... I think John T's edit were really improving your answer.) – Arjan Nov 10 '09 at 22:04

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