Collect & Revisit the Web
Web Archiving for All!
Webrecorder is a web archiving service anyone can use for free to save web pages. Making a capture is as easy as browsing a page like you normally would. Webrecorder automatically archives the page, along with any additional content triggered by interactions.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation is lead supporter of the Webrecorder initiative. Additional outreach and research is made possible by the Knight Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Online Now ≠ Online Tomorrow
Links break. Services disappear and redesigns happen. The web is ephemeral. Make sure that what’s important to you will stay available.
Your web, your data
- Capture websites as a logged in user, then share archived pages without revealing your credentials.
- Make your collections publicly accessible or keep them private.
- All the web archives you create are downloadable in the ISO standard WARC file format.
Web Preservation for Web Media
Web archives are more than screenshots: they are interactive, contain different types of media and link to other resources. The way Webrecorder captures web media ensures page performance is preserved and replicable in the future.
And even if technologies like Flash, or your favorite browser, become obsolete in 5 years, Webrecorder’s emulation options allow pages to be browsed using the same technologies they were captured on.
Webrecorder also provides Webrecorder Player, a desktop application for Windows, OSX and Linux, so you can open the exported web archives even when you are offline.
What's the Magic?
(or How does it all work?)
We're working on a more detailed explanation of how it all works. For now, email us at email@example.com if you have any questions.