View Full Version : Webaroo - Surf the Web Offline

Ullas Sahadevan
27-09-2006, 03:59 PM
Webaroo is an interesting tool that allows you to surf the web offline. Webaroo helps you download parts of the web that interest you in 'webpacks'. Once downloaded, you can search/surf for information/webpages while still not being connected to the Internet.

Everytime, you need to get updated with what's latest on the web, all you need to do is a 'sync'. As simple as doing a 'sync' of your contact list between your mobile phone and outlook.

More on Webaroo here http://www.webaroo.com

27-09-2006, 05:21 PM
So, any differences with the saving to the favorites for offline viewing (as built into the IE?) :confused:

Ullas Sahadevan
27-09-2006, 09:48 PM
Not much difference there. Just like IE it allows you to download as many levels deep as you specify. I tried downloading pages from my blog, but the offline pages looked haywire messing up most of the coding.

The only difference here is, content is well catalouged and represented. Like if you want to download 6 gigs worth of wikipedia content or everything your kid ever wanted to know about Harry Potter then they have ready webpacks you can download. It serves more like a ready to use organized aggregator.

Check some of their webpacks here http://www.webaroo.com/rooWebPacks.html

On second thoughts, I wonder when the idea for Webaroo came about. I'm very sure the idea is as good as dead today. I assume it was envisioned when bandwidth was measured and payable by the second and not many people had fat Internet connections.