Cyotek WebCopy allows you to download the structure of en entire website to your computer, in order to prepare it for offline viewing. This comes in handy for situations when the Internet access is limited and helps you reduce the overall cost of the Internet connection.
What the application actually does is crawl the selected website and generate a complete offline representation of its structure. All the content is downloaded to a user-defined location, but the links to all the resources are organized and remapped to point to the local path, allowing you to access webpages just as you would online. Ease of use is one of the main advantages that makes this application stand out. Users only have to enter the URL to be processed in order to begin the scanning process.
In case a website contains too many webpages and storing the whole content occupies too much storage space on your hard drive, Cyotek WebCopy can be set to download just a portion or section of it. This task is carried out using simple rules, domain aliases, agent strings and regular expressions, for more advanced users. Furthermore, you can instruct the application to download an URL and include it in the offline copy, but not crawl it.
Cyotek WebCopy also thought of situations when a website includes pages that require authentication. Thus, you can input credentials before proceeding to the actual analysis procedure or have the program prompt you for user names and passwords.
Once the scanning process is finished, you can use the included link map viewer to view and filter the found URLs. Error reports and media resource statistical data is also available.
To sum up, Cyotek WebCopy is a website scanning tool that can generate structure diagrams and create accurate local copies of websites in order to allow offline browsing. Its filtering capabilities, along with the flexible configuration options make it worth a try, especially since it comes with no price tag.