Blue Crab Alternatives

    Blue Crab is described as 'versatile app that you use to download the contents of a website to your Mac, in whole or in part, and then search it' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are nine alternatives to Blue Crab for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Google Chrome. The best alternative is Wget, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Blue Crab are uGet (Free, Open Source), cURL (Free, Open Source), ScrapBook (Free, Open Source) and SiteSucker (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 3, 2021

    1. GNU Wget is a free software package for retrieving files using HTTP(S) and FTP, the most widely-used Internet protocols. It is a non-interactive command line tool, so it may easily be called from scripts, cron jobs, terminals without X-Windows support, etc.
    2. Android, BSD, Linux, and Windows open source multimedia download manager.
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      cURL is a computer software project providing a library and command-line tool for transferring data using various protocols with URL syntax: supporting FTP, FTPS, SCP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE.
    3. ScrapBook is a Firefox extension, which helps you to save Web pages and manage the collection. Key features are lightness, speed, accuracy and multi-language support.

      Discontinued

      The extension is not compatible with Firefox 57. It still works on XUL-based Firefox forks like Waterfox

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    4. macOS application that automatically downloads websites 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.


    5. PageArchiver (previously called "Scrapbook for SingleFile") is a Chrome extension that helps you to archive web pages for offline reading.

      Discontinued

      Latest commit on May 5, 2013. See https://github.com/gildas-lormeau/Scrapbook-for-SingleFile

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      WebCopier is an easy-to-use website mirror utility. It allows to download entire Web sites, store them locally and view them later, at users' convenience.
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      • Windows
      WebZIP Offline Browser - a fast and easy way to download, store and browse Web sites offline.
    6. Fulltext search in PDF, TXT and other text files.
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