Reading an article online can be pretty distracting. Websites these days are full of pop-ups and annoying ads that severely hinder the reading experience. There’s also the temptation to quickly check your social media feed while you’re halfway through an article. Luckily, there are several ways to save a webpage on your device. This way you can read it offline later, without any distractions. This also comes in handy when you want to save an article to read when you’re commuting to work. In this article, we bring you the 7 easy ways to download a complete webpage to read offline later.
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Save the webpage in Google Chrome
Google Chrome allows users to save an entire webpage locally on their computer. In order to download a complete webpage using Chrome, simply click on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the browser and move your cursor to ‘More Tools.’ Click on ‘Save page as…’ to save the entire webpage on your computer. You can also press ‘Ctrl+S’ to quickly save a webpage.
Save the webpage in Mozilla Firefox
Like Chrome, Mozilla Firefox also lets you save a webpage. In order to save a webpage click on the browser menu and select ‘Save page.’ In the following box, save the page on your desktop as an HTML or text document.
Download a webpage as a PDF file
Downloading a webpage as a PDF has its own advantages. Firstly, the PDF format is easier to read on e-book readers like Kindle, compared to an HTML document. You can also easily share a PDF file with your friends. The simplest way to save a webpage as a PDF file is by clicking on the ellipses (three dots) at the top right corner of the Chrome window and selecting ‘Print.’ In the pop-up window, click on ‘Destination’ and select ‘Save as PDF.’ You can also press Ctrl+P to trigger the print window.
Use the Pocket app
If you need to save a webpage on your smartphone, there is no better app than Pocket. Pocket lets you easily download webpages on your smartphone and saves them for you to read them later. With Pocket, you can save any news, webpage, story, article, or video from any publication and read them later. On top of that, Pocket also gives you the option to read saved articles. In order to save a webpage on Pocket, simply copy the URL and paste it into the app.
Use Safari Reading List on iPhone
The Safari browser on iPhone gives its users a quick option to save a webpage for later viewing. You can save a page by tapping on the ‘Share’ icon and selecting ‘Add to Reading list.’ However, Safari does not save web pages offline by default. This means you will need the internet to access the web pages on your reading list. In order to download webpages for offline viewing, go to Settings>Safari and select Automatically save offline.
Use Safari Reading List on Mac
You can also save a webpage on Mac using the Reading List. First, click on Preferences and go to the Advanced tab. Click the checkbox for ‘Save articles for offline reading immediately.’ To add a page to Reading List, click on the plus icon next to the URL box. To access the Reading List, click the sidebar button and select the spectacles icon for Reading List.
Use the ‘Save Page WE’ extension for Chrome
If you want to be able to save an entire page with just a few clicks, download the ‘Save Page WE’ extension for Google Chrome. Once you’ve added the extension to your web browser, simply open the webpage you want to save and click on the ‘extensions’ icon next to the URL box. Select ‘Save Page WE’ and click on ‘Save Complete Page.’
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These are the top 7 easy ways to download a complete webpage to read later offline. We’ve covered all the different ways to download a webpage on different web browsers like Chrome, Mozilla, and Safari across different platforms like Windows, iOS, Mac, and Android. If you like using some other extension or app to save web pages for offline viewing, let us know in the comments!
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