Browse Websites Offline Using BackStreet Browser
Many people like to read blogs or surf the web on their laptops while they are travelling. However, most of the times, the broadband network is limited and does not support. If you are one of those who like to browse while travelling, here is a software utility known as ‘BackStreet’ which is ideal in such situations.
‘BackStreet’ enables you to download websites and store them in your system’s local drive so that you can view the contents at leisure without having to access the network. It is basically an offline browser which has ability to download the entire contents of a website to its maximum link depth as defined by the user.
The downloaded content of a website contains HTML, Java Applets, graphics, sound and many other user-definable files. After downloading the contents, the software utility will amazingly construct all the links as present in the original website even in an offline mode. Using BackStreet browser, you can also duplicate the structure of a website directory so as to migrate a website to a different server.
In case you happen to lose network connectivity while downloading the contents of a website, BackStreet browser has the capacity to resume the session and continue downloading from the point where it stopped once the connectivity is re-established.
To get updated contents of the website that you downloaded previously, BackStreet comes with a feature known as “Update Session”. You can re-visit the website to ensure that you have the latest files. The main screen of BackStreet browser contains quick-view browser windows that enable you to view all the downloaded files offline.
Quick-view browser windows also allow you to browse zipped website, i.e. you can view zip files without having to unzip them. However, it is not necessary that you view all the downloaded files using these quick-view browser windows. You may also view the files using any of your favorite browsers.
BackStreet browser version 3.1 works with Windows 2000, 95, 98, XP, ME and NT. You need to have a system with a RAM of at least 64MB and hard disk space of 2MB for this freeware to work properly.