Webarcher is a small utility designed to convert the well known Safari webarchive format to the Konqueror war archives or to download HTML pages as war archives. The benefit of the Konqueror war archive: It is smaller (usually half the size of the Safari archiv format), non-proprietary and can be opened on any operating system, not only the Mac OS! On the Mac OS it can be opened in Safari with the small tool SafariWar. It is available on this website in the software section.

To convert one or more webarchives simply drag and drop one or more archives onto the application icon or onto the image in the application window. Note that all files dragged onto Webarcher must be of type 'webarchive', otherwise the drag is rejected.

Create war archives with Webarcher

There is an option to load complete HTML pages as war archive. Select a valid URL and use the Service menu entry. This URL can resides anywhere either as selected text or Safari addressfield entry. The URL can be dragged from the Safari address bar directly to the Webarcher window icon also. Or you can select the URL in Firefox and use the Service menu.
Note: To use this feature the wget utility have to be installed. wget is not part of the standard installation of Mac OS X. You can get it from MacPorts or Fink.


Mac OS 10.4 and above. A webbrowser will probably be useful. Maybe an internet connection and the tool wget


The installation is quite easy. Simply copy the application to any place on your drive that is convenient for you.




If you have any suggestions or bug reports or want to make a donation feel free to contact me under the following email address (replace AT and DOT with the corresponding characters):

webarcher AT maciteasy DOT de



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