A1 Website Downloader can help you download complete websites. This application can actually crawl a website by following all the links and creating a map of the site. Once this is done, it can download the whole website or just the selected content. And more than just downloading, the program can convert URL paths to links to let you browse the pages offline on a local storage device or upload the contents to an HTTP or FTP server.
The application has a tabbed interface. Moreover, the tabs are ordered in a wizard-like fashion. So, all you need to do is follow the order in the tabs and provide the necessary parameters in each of them. Luckily, there are two modes available: easy and advanced. Thus, inexpert users will not have to deal with so many tabs; although this is at the expense of customization.
There are a number of options and features that facilitate the crawling and downloading processes. For instance, you can provide a user and a password to crawl secure sites. Also, you can choose to download images from external domains. Moreover, you can increase the number of threads to speed up downloading. However, considering that choosing the right choices can still be somewhat difficult, it is good to know that the program comes with some built-in presets, especially suited for sites developed with popular content-management systems, like WordPress, Joomla, Sharepoint, Wiki and Magento.
All in all, A1 Website Downloader is crucial when you want to make a website available from an offline location. It spares you the effort of downloading and saving each page of a site. Moreover, the downloaded site will be fully navigable.
- It allows two modes
- It comes with various presets
- It can convert URL paths to links
- It can create various downloading threads
- Inappropriate for beginners
- Some websites cannot be navigated well if you use the embedded IE browser