SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites from the Internet. It does this by asynchronously copying the site's webpages, images, PDFs, style sheets, and other files to your local hard drive, duplicating the site's directory structure.
SiteSucker can be used to make local copies of Web sites. By default, SiteSucker "localizes" the files it downloads, allowing you to browse a site offline, but it can also download sites without modification.
Fixed some problems decoding and displaying certain URLs.
Let the web browser display file URLs that are outside the destination folder.
Prevented pages from reloading endlessly when there is a web browser error.
Fixed a bug that could cause SiteSucker to create bad URLs when a URL Extraction pattern is used.
Fixed a bug that caused SiteSucker to crash when editing a pattern that was copied by dragging.
Fixed a bug that could cause SiteSucker Pro to download videos twice.
Ratings and Reviews
Takes some tweaking
Ultimately, this app did what I wanted quickly and efficiently, though it took some wrestling with the configuration and reading the docs to get it right. Quickly and efficiently let me create local mirrors of ~150 web pages, but getting it to hoover up the data I wanted and ONLY the data I wanted wasn't straightforward.
That said, if you're in the market for a tool like this, you're probably used to fiddling with settings and such, and it certainly saved me enough time to justify the $5 price. I mean, you can do the same thing with httrack on the command line, but with 150 site URLs to paste in, why would you want to?
My goal was to be able to download 2-3 levels of a website to use as a reference when internet connectivity or mobile devices were unsuitable or unavailable. Although SiteSucker pulled hundreds of files, it created an unintelligible mix of folders and files that could not be properly reviewed in a browser or via any other mechanism. Images were no longer embedded in any of the html files. Despite downloading with the default "localize" option, there was no usable html website representation that would allow me to use this properly (as might have been done years ago with Acrobat Pro). Overall, if all you want it to download the underlying files, the program works. If you want to be able to use it in html format as if the website was live - it doesn't seem to support that. The help topic and FAQ did not reveal a mechanismm to move forward.
SiteSucker can be DANGEROUS!!!
I had to put my first download on "pause" because the "remaining" number kept getting higher and higher with no clue as to how long its growth would continue (When my computer was destroyed?)
I have written to the seller--twice--but have not yet received any reply, so here's my final complaint.
Whoops! There are instructions. I just found them. Too bad I didn't see them before I started doing my first download. I had to put it on "pause" because I was becoming very concerned that it was leading to the burnout of my computer. Well, now I'll print a User Guide for myself. After studying it, I'll go back to my first project. My question now is whether there is some kind of preview of things to come, like : Do I have enough memory for the job, or how much storage is required, or how long the download will take. You know, things like that. I'll be restarring it when I learn how to use it in safety, safety for my computeer that is.
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- Richard Cranisky
- 3.2 MB
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later.
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- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
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