The Internet Archive presents The Official Wayback Machine Extension. With the power of the Wayback Machine, you can go back in time to see how a website has changed and evolved through the history of the Web!
Functions include seeing the oldest or newest version of a website, or a calendar of every past archive. There's also the "Site Map" feature that will draw a pie graph of the past history of pages of a site.
The toolbar button shows you how many snapshots of the website you're visiting are in the Wayback Machine, and the date of the latest snapshot in the popup window.
You can right-click, then "Open in Wayback Machine" in the context menu. Try it while over a link.
Whenever you encounter a "dead link" (a.k.a 404 Not Found) page, this extension will automatically provide a link to a saved version in the Wayback Machine.
Most features work without requiring an account, but if you do create an account, you'll be able to archive any website easily with just a single tap of a button.
Convenient 3rd-party functions for searching for Related Tweets, Alexa, and Whois for looking up domain names, as well as sharing links on social media websites.
For support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We've added a couple of new features:
• A new toolbar button badge shows you the number of snapshots of the website you're visiting which are stored in the Wayback Machine, and the date of last snapshot in the popup window. Will not activate while using Private Browsing, to respect your privacy.
• We added an "Open in Wayback Machine" item to the right-click context menu. Try hovering over a link and right-click to open.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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 There's a little red number above the icon that will tell you how many times the site has been archived, and if you click it, it'll tell you the last time it was archived.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.
Doesn't seem to work well
Try to use the tool with several websites, however, it seems it doesn't work well.
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- Internet Archive
- 4.8 MB
- Requires macOS 10.13 or later.
- Age Rating
- 17+ Unrestricted Web Access
- © 2017-2020 Internet Archive
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.