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4 Best Easy-To-Use Website Ripper

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sometimes you need to download the whole web site for offline reading. Maybe your internet doesn’t work and you want to save the websites or you just came across something for later reference. No matter the reason is, you need a website ripper software for you to download or get the partial or full website locally onto your hard drive for offline access.


What is website Ripper?

It’s easy to get the updated content from a website in real time with an RSS feed. However, there is another way would help you to get your favorite content at hands faster. A website ripper enables you to download an entire website and save to your hard drive for browsing without any internet connection. There are three essential structures - sequences, hierarchies, and webs, that used to build a website. These structures would decide how the information is displayed and organized. Below is the list of the 10 best website ripper software in 2019. The list is based on ease of use, popularity, and functionality.



HTTrack is a very simple yet powerful website ripper freeware. It can download the entire website from the Internet to your PC. Start with Wizard, follow through the settings. You can decide the number of connections concurrently while downloading webpages under the “set option.” You are able to get the photos, files, HTML code from the entire directories, update current mirrored website and resume interrupted downloads.

The downside of it is that it can not use to download a single page of the website. Instead, it will download the entire root of the website. In addition, it takes a while to manually exclude the file types if you just want to download particular ones.


Minimum Requirements

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista SP2

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

20MB of available hard disk space




Octoparse is a free yet powerful website crawler for extracting almost all kind of data you need from the website. You can use Octoparse to rip a website with its extensive functionalities and capabilities. There are two kinds of learning mode - Wizard Mode and Advanced Mode - for non-programmers to quickly get used to Octoparse. The user-friendly point-and-click UI allows you to grab all the elements from the website and thus you can download almost all the website content and save it as a structured format like EXCEL, TXT, HTML or your databases. The Scheduled Cloud Extraction enables to extract the latest information from the website in time.


Minimum Requirements

Windows 10, 8, 7, XP

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

56MB of available hard disk space



Cyotek WebCopy 

WebCopy is a website ripper copier that allows you to copy partial or full websites locally for offline reading. It will examine the structure of websites as well as the linked resources including style sheets, images, videoes and more. And this linked resource will automatically remap to match its local path.

The downside of it is that Cyotek WebCopy can’t parse/crawl/scrape websites that apply Javascript or any with dynamic functions. It can’t scrape raw source code of the website but only what it displays on the browser.


Minimum Requirements

Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

3.76 MB of available hard disk space





Getleft is an easy-to-use website grabber that can rip a website. It downloads an entire website with its user-friendly interface and multiple options. After you launch the Getleft, you can enter a URL and choose the desired files types before beginning downloading the website.


Minimum Requirements


2.5 MB of available hard disk space



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