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Poor performance

Skip this offline browser for one with fewer issues.

This free offline browser captures Web sites so you can view them from your desktop; however, it froze on us several times and produced many error messages along the way.

Wysigot Light's user interface consists of menu and shortcut commands at the top of the window. A tree menu shows all of the Web sites designated for offline view. A large panel displays the actual Web page. We especially liked the Assistant feature, which used a wizard-like approach to guide us through adding new Web sites to the browser. The wizard let us designate how often to check the site for updates, what size we wanted the image to be, and if we wanted to deactivate scripts. When we entered our site information, we received several run-time errors; a window popped up, displaying script-debugger information as HTML code. Unless you're a Web developer, the code will mean nothing. A few different times during our tests, the program froze on us and failed to respond. We had to close it and reopen it to get it to work again.

A Help file is available, but we found nothing that addressed handling the script errors. Wysigot Light has some nice features, but we recommend you wait for a version that addresses the stability issues we encountered.

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