"Why On Earth Would I Want A Web Site Ripper?"
For those of you who don't know, a web site ripper simply copies a site onto your computer. And although that may sound silly for some, it can be quite useful for a lot people.
We live in a world where the internet is almost everywhere. The problem is it isn't everywhere quite yet. There are still places like in a car or on most airplanes where we can't have access to the internet.
So what do we do?
This is where having a web site ripper can come in quite handy! You can simply download a few quality sites onto your computer. And then when you are traveling you can check out these sites as if you were online.
I'm sure there are a few sites out there that you could spend an hour or so checking out. This would certainly be enough time to get you through many car rides and airplane trips.
All you need is a nice program to do it for you. Fortunately, the best software to do this is free and doesn't take hardly any time to download.
It is called HTTrack.
Once you download it, the software is very customizable and very easy to use. The only tricky part I had at first was here...
The default option is to "Download web site". This only downloads one page. You have to select "Download all sites in pages" to get the entire site.
With my wireless internet connection, I downloaded a site with around 100 pages in about 2 minutes. It was very handy and I plan on using it every time I am on a long trip.
If you are worried about it taking a lot of room on your hard drive, this entire site took up about half of what it takes to download an MP3 song.
So the next time you go out and you plan on taking your laptop with you, give this software a try. It's easy to use and works great. And the best thing of all...
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