What’s New

Version 2.1

• Update for Mac OS 10.11
• Fixed a bug opening the download directory from the grabber window (the 'Reveal' button), and similar problems with other convenience functions that open folders or files.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Richard Hanson ,

Does what I need it to do

I was looking for an extremely simple way to back up a website as HTML files and assoicated image, etc., files. I did not want one of those archivers that simply takes a picture of each page. This app does exactly what I wanted. It places the all the files into <user>/Library/Application Support/Limit Point Software/Blue Crab Lite/. Pressing Blue Crab Lite's "Reveal" button launches a Finder window for that location. The website can be displayed by double-clicking on the file with the "alias" extension (points to the archived index file). My default browser was launched and I could then browse through the website offline. It seemed to have retrieved all the pieces for my incomplete website (HTML, graphics, graphics displayed by pop-up windows).

Archiving my website took (according to Blue Crab Lite's log) 2 minutes and 12 seconds. The end result was approximately 3 MB in size.

The reason I did not give it 5 stars is due to one minor bug. One of the graphics did not display because the website's html had two dots in front of the file name (../images/<file name>). It did capture the file and placed it in the images folder used by references without the two dots. I created an images folder containing that file at the top level (where the alias is at) and now the browser can find it. I will check their website for a support section and let them know of this problem.

I am running it on a 2010-vintage iMac with Mountain Lion (10.8.2) and a medium-speed DSL connection.


Limit Point Software
2 MB

OS X 10.6.6 or later



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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