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.
Updated for macOS 10.15.
Updated the document format.
Added Password AutoFill feature for login forms.
Added the ability to log in using the built-in browser before resuming.
Replaced WebView with WKWebView.
Added Treat Ambiguous URLs as Folders setting.
Added Ignore Filename in Headers setting.
Deleted Only Follow Image Links setting.
Deleted Parameter settings.
Added an Add Error Keyword to File menu item to the File menu.
Displayed the queue in a sheet.
Used toolbar items to select panes in the settings dialog.
Created individual log files for each document.
Added URL text field to the web browser.
Fixed numerous bugs.
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?
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.
Interface needs improvements, but a MUST HAVE utility
As a citizen journalist and researcher, this tool is indispensible. Sometimes we enounter a treasure chest of PDFs, and this tool makes it remarkably fast to collect all of them. At other times, we want to save our own websites because hosting businesses may delete them. There is no match to SiteSucker - I promote it all the time on Twitter. I do with the tool was a bit more intuitive with respect to selecting which links to follow, nesting levels, and other advanced topics, but one step at a time. I am very thankful for the development of this tool, and reccomend this tool to all the people I work with.
- Richard Cranisky
- 1.9 MB
macOS 10.14 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2001-2019 Rick Cranisky
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.