Save Web Page and Read it Offline Save Page WE

3 Effortless Ways to Save Web Page and Read it Offline [CHROME]

Sometimes you just very tired to do something on the internet yet it has some sort of important information you must see. The solution is pretty simple, bookmark the page and read it later.

However, instead of visiting that page for the second time which consumes more bandwidth, you can save the entire webpage offline and then read it later while you’re out of internet connection.

Thankfully, Google Chrome as the most popular browser has the ability to save any web page you want and render it offline.

So, how to do that?

#1 Take the advantage of Chrome’s feature

There’s no secret that Chrome has already implemented “Save Page” feature that allowing users to save the entire webpage without an additional extension. This feature available both desktop and mobile version of Chrome.

How to use Save Page feature in Chrome desktop

  1. Go to the page you want to save
  2. Right-click on it and select Save as… or press CTRL+S
  3. On the ‘Save as type’, select either HTML Only or Complete
  4. Click Save and the page is now successfully downloaded

How to use Save Page feature in Chrome Android

  1. Go to the web page you want to save
  2. Tap the three vertical dots icon at the upper bar
  3. Tap the download icon (next to Bookmark icon)
  4. The page is now downloaded and can be seen via the Download menu

#2 Extension: Save Page WE

This is a free Chrome extension that allows you to save the entire web page in just one click. The extension itself has 4,4 out of 5-star rating, suggesting it fulfilled what people want about the plugin.

How to save a web page using Save Page WE

  1. Download the extension via Chrome Web Store (also available for Firefox)
  2. Go to the web page you want to save
  3. Click the extension’s icon on the right corner of the browser window (or press ALT+A)
  4. Wait until the page downloaded

Pros in Save Page WE

Customizable – you can choose any items you want to or don’t want to save. The “Save Basic Items” for example would reduce the web page size significantly.

Easy to use – since it only requires you one-click effort to save the entire web page, this is the easiest extension of its kind.

HTML format – every page saved to a single HTML format which simply can be rendered by the most web browsers.

Cons in Save Page WE

Failed to save some components – on very rare occasions, it fails to render some web components, mainly a graphics-based format.

Cannot save some websites – while this point is still unclear but some websites are not able to save.

#3 Extension: Page Saver

Save Web Page and Read it Offline Page Saver

It’s similar to Save Page WE extension but Page Saver was extremely simplified – no customization, just save the page and see it later. The downloaded page saved to HTML format and available on Chrome’s download menu (CTRL+J).

How to use Page Saver

  1. Download the Page Saver via Chrome Web Store
  2. Go to the web page you want to save it offline
  3. Right-click anywhere on the web and select Save page as one file
  4. Wait for the download process and the page is now saved

Pros in Page Saver

Simple and easy – while it’s not offering a handful of options, the main function has managed really well.

HTML format – every page saved to a single HTML format which can be rendered by the most web browsers.

Cons in Page Saver

Reopening problem – the downloaded page sometimes heavily to load. It shows infinite loading when you try to open it again.

Slower – compared to Save Page WE, the Page Saver arguably slightly slower when processing the request.

Please keep in mind that adding extension would also consume more resources on Chrome. Take a look of 7 tips to make Chrome consume less memory.

Another option worth to try is Diigo Web Collector. It’s the best extension to manage webpage’s information, especially for student, teacher, and companies. However, the save page feature (officially named Cached Pages) is only available when you subscribe premium subscription.


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