Archive Web pages to the Wayback Machine!

1. Install Wayback Machine app in your mac
2. Open Safari and go to Preferences
3. Enable Wayback Machine
4. Now you can use Wayback Machine Safari Extension

Ratings and Reviews

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5 Ratings

Snorkledorf ,

It's a Safari extension to access

As the blurb explains nothing, here’s what this does:

For years I've kept a bookmark of a bit of Javascript that takes the current URL and opens it in the Wayback Machine at This will show the archives that they’ve saved of that specific web page, which can be a lifesaver. E.g. I've downloaded installers from shareware I've bought from a developer that’s gone out of business and no longer has a download page. Or you can just look at what looked like in 1996.

This Wayback Machine app installs a Safari extension that gives you a little button with several more options, like directly see the most recent version archived, the first version archived, or to tell them to take a snapshot of that page right now.

The disadvantage is that it wants an login, which 1Password informs me I made for some reason 10 years ago, so I guess that worked out well in my case.

The UI response could use a bit more snappiness, but once you click a button it seems to be doing its stuff in the background and will eventually open the page for you.

I'll keep the Javascript bookmark around, but this is nice to have in Safari as well.

bd designr ,

What it is.

Somebody once figured out that people and companies might publish claims on the internet (for example specific claims, warrantees, etc.) in their advertisments, and later, after they got caught lying, change their ads and pretend they never made those claims.

The Wayback Machine scours the internet and takes periodic snapshots of websites which are stored in a massive database.

That way, you can 'Go Back In Time' and see what claims were made by people and companies on their webpages even if those claims are later deleted.

The Internet is Eternal.

Safety Always ,

What is it?

I have been trying for two months to figure out just what this does. I heven't a clue.


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macOS 10.13 or later, 64-bit processor



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