SiteSucker

Developer: Rick Cranisky

Current Version: 2.11.1

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 1.8 MB - Download

Description:

SiteSucker is a Macintosh application that automatically downloads Web sites 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.

SiteSucker can be used to make local copies of Web sites. By default, SiteSucker "localizes" the files it downloads, allowing you to browse a site offline, but it can also download sites without modification.

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Release Notes:

Automatically scanned for the custom data attributes data-image, data-src, and data-srcset.
Fixed a bug that could cause SiteSucker to crash when a document window is closed.
Fixed several problems related to "Permit access" dialogs.
Displayed an alert if SiteSucker tries to download to a read-only volume.
Included path components in the Destination Folder control in the Settings dialog.
Applied path constraints when downloading sitemaps.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 2.8.4
Review by C-MO!

Wonderful support! - I’m a rather novice user to regex and applescript, so it was a pleasant surprise when I contacted Rick Cranisky with a question about how to best use the product and he responded within 24 hours with a complete script and strategy for completing the task I had been assigned. Amazing! Usually I would give this 4 out of 5 stars, because the app itself did require the use of Applescript to automate the download of multiple pages from within one site (e.g. a range of pages). But with Rick’s amazing support, I simply had to give this 5 stars. Ask a question about the product and get a customized applescript file and sitesucker file that does exactly what I needed it too? Amazing! Thank you Rick!

Found helpful by 11 out of 11 people
1/5
Version 2.10.3
Review by S4r4h G30

Only downloaded HTMLs, not worth it. - Gave this a try and set up settings correctly, but this app only pulled HTMLs. Waste of money and no refund.

Found helpful by 6 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 2.11.1
Review by BrainsLink

Great utility! - SiteSucker works beautifully! There are many settings available to help the software deal with the many website configurations out in the wild web. I had a question about the settings and the author, Rick, was quick to respond and help me setup the software properly. You can download an entire site or any portion of it. Highly recommended and well worth the nominal charge!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
5/5
Version 2.11.1
Review by igeek207

Saved A Legacy - Use this software in hopes of saving a friend’s life work. A friend of mine had created an online classroom with different lessons pulling links from different storage sites and backups. This project would have been a complete nightmare had it not of been for SiteSucker. We even tried other resources and non could get past the password login screen. With site sucker there is actually a built in browser that allows you to load the site and login using your credentials and then site sucker can do it’s magic. The seller is extremely responsive and very helpful. When I was stuck trying to download the site and was getting errors in site sucker, Rich emailed me back what the issues were and on top of that, created a custom site sucker profile that I could use to download the site without errors. It’s very uncommon to find that level of communication and stellar customer service in this day and age. Thank you again Rich for such an amazing piece of software.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
5/5
Version 2.11.1
Review by mightymitty

Didn’t think it would live up to the reviews - I’m a web developer, and I had an unusual request — to clone a website. Normally the process of recreating a website can take hours, even with the assistance of the built-in browser Save Page As feature for Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. That’s because the browser built-in save doesn’t usually save all of the necessary javascript files, or else it misses just random assets or doesn’t link things properly. There’s also the unfortunate naming issues for the directories for each of the files that need to be redone. All of that adds up in time. I was looking for a way to cut out that nonsense, so that I can focus on doing quality assurance and making sure that what was saved could be adapted for the client’s use. Some Google searching led me to this app. (There were also a lot of Windows based apps, but I’m a Mac user, so none of those were real options.) I’m going to be honest: I was 100% skeptical when I came across the author’s poorly designed website and when I came to this App Store app page where there were only 12 reviews…and 9 of them seemed to be 5 star reviews that I couldn’t tell if they were real or fabricated. (An odd world we live in when you have to question the validity of everything you read.) After reading every review, I figured I would just give it a chance. $5 after all would be well worth my money if it could save me hours of work — and worst case scenario, I just lost $5 and would have to skip out on my cup of coffee later. So I paid for this app and downloaded it and installed it. And then I fed it the URL directory that I needed cloned, and I waited around for about 3-5 minutes while it did its thing. (I was a little surprised how many files it was downloading.) When it was done, I went to see what it had done. Opening the folder I found the entire directory of the website completely cloned — everything from every HTML file to the different folders to the javascript files to the css files to the image files. It was crazy. It looked like I had just downloaded via FTP an entire directory of files that I wanted; this was nothing like using the Save Page As function built-in for web browsers. Needless to say, it worked. This worked. This is the first review for an App I’ve ever written, but I figured since this app just saved me about 14 hours of work, I would spend a few minutes to write a review. Cheers Rick, whoever you are and wherever you are. Thank you for a brilliant app. I would suggest considering an update to your app website and app icon; polish those up and I could honestly say this should be a must-have app for developers. For the developers out there, I’m assuming this app just does the WGET work for you in a really nice and neat manner. Personally, I can code websites and love designing, but I’m not too comfortable with UNIX commands. This App was exactly what I needed though. Well worth the $5.

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