Wayback Machine 17+

Explore web pages over time

Internet Archive

    • 3.0 • 3 Ratings
    • Free

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Description

Welcome to the Official Internet Archive Wayback Machine Browser Extension! Go back in time to see how a website has changed through the history of the Web. Save websites, view missing 404 Not Found pages, or read archived books & papers.

Most features will work without requiring an account including Save Page Now.

Some features must be enabled from Settings. Turn on Private Mode to prevent automatic sending of data and to protect your privacy while browsing.

Features

• Save Page Now - Instantly save the page you are currently viewing in the Wayback Machine. Turn on Auto Save Page in settings to save pages that have not previously been saved. Works while logged out, or log in for additional options.

• Oldest, Newest & Overview - View the first version of a page or the most recently saved in the Wayback Machine. Or view a calendar overview of all archived pages. Can also use by right-clicking over a page or link.

• Wayback Machine Count - Display a count of snapshots of the current page stored in the Wayback Machine over the toolbar icon, and the date of last save in the popup.

• 404 Not Found - When an error occurs, automatically check if an archived copy is available. Checks against 4xx & 5xx HTTP error codes.

• Contextual Notices - Check for contextual information from fact checking organizations and origin websites.

• Relevant Resources - View research papers and books while visiting Wikipedia, archived digitized books while visiting Amazon Books, and recommended TV News Clips while visiting news websites.

• URLs & Collections - Show a list of URLs captured under the current website, and what collections they are saved under.

• Site Map & Word Cloud - Present a sunburst diagram for the domain you are currently viewing, or create a Word Cloud from the link's anchor text of the page you are on.

• Annotations - Provide a list of annotations for the current web page and domain, provided by Hypothes.is.

• My Web Archive - Save URLs to your public archive page on the Internet Archive.

• Tweets & Share Links - Search Twitter for information regarding your current page, or share archived links on social media.


For support, please email info@archive.org

What’s New

Version 3.1

What's New in v3.1

We heard you - Now you can archive using "Save Page Now" without logging into an account!

Some features still require logging in, which are indicated by an icon in place of checkboxes.

This version introduces the new "Contextual Notices" feature which checks for contextual information from fact checking organizations and origin websites while browsing the web. Off by default - Check your Settings to turn it on.

We've added two new buttons "URLs" & "Collections", tweaked some things, and fixed about a dozen bugs!

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

hypermonkey1984 ,

Unacceptable privacy

This latest version of Wayback Machine requires me to give access to my entire history of every page all the time. This is unnecessary. Apple's new Safari extension allows developers to ask for access only for specific websites or only for one day. But Wayback Machine doesn't want to give users that power.

Furthermore, this App Store privacy notice says that Wayback Machine is linking our browsing history, and contact info to our identity. This is unnecessary and unacceptable.

I'm uninstalling now.

CasinoOwl ,

Pop Ups

This is a good extension that is ruined by pop-ups. I don't know why the developer felt we needed more pop-ups in our life. I installed it, so it's not like I am going to forget it's there. But there it is interrupting my work by popping up a box asking if I want to see an archived history of the page. Boo to that. I turned it off.

TunaPlayte ,

Amazing!

This Safari extension is incredibly useful, and honestly makes browsing the web pretty fun. You could probably imagine it allows you to quickly view older snapshots of websites, but one of the features I really love is being able to quickly archive any website. There's a little red number above the icon that will tell you how many times the site has been archived, and if you click it, it'll tell you the last time it was archived. I love this feature, because now whenever I find a website that either isn't archived at all or hasn't been in a long time, I just archive it! Makes me feel a little more accomplished even if all I'm doing is using the Internet like a lazy bum. I personally haven't experienced any of the issues the other reviewers are mentioning - maybe they've been patched, or maybe I'm just lucky. All in all, this extension is useful and fun, so I reccomend it.

App Privacy

The developer, Internet Archive, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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