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Editors' Review


Like a fan dancer, this Web site downloader promises to reveal more than it delivers.

WebStripper promises to make pages available for offline viewing, but it didn't work with all sites and had some overall stability issues to boot. Its traditional folder tree and file menu interface is chock-full of options but offers little direction for getting started. The process is fairly simple, however, and once users choose a favorite site and answer a few basic questions about site depth and download location, WebStripper is off to download the entire site.

Or not, as our testers found that some sites completely blocked this application. Unfortunately, WebStripper's error message is hidden and users are left to wonder why the download failed. Our testers also experienced multiple crashes due to exception errors.

When it works, WebStripper quickly pulls the text and images from a site onto your computer for offline browsing. It also parses all files to change URLs to those files stored on your machine. This is a boon for those with slow connections, as they can schedule Webstripper to download a favorite site overnight. It includes an offline browser, but IE and Firefox work as well. Despite its listed freeware status, the download has limitations and a trial period. It also adds a watermark to many pages and files.

Dial-up users may favor this product, but the app's complexity and frequent execution errors keep it off our recommended list.

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1 stars

"Not Freeware!"

November 09, 2013  |  By tryitouts

2013-11-09 17:39:30  |  By tryitouts

 |  Version: WebStripper 2.7


Not a darn one!


This is NOT FREE and shouldn't be listed as such!

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1 stars

"This is trialware, not freeware"

August 06, 2008  |  By cyberdave03

2008-08-06 17:38:46  |  By cyberdave03

 |  Version: WebStripper 2.7


This is actually an excellent offline web browser, easy to use, and with many features. However, it's not worth $40.


Downloads has it wrong - this is not free, but a trial version with a short time limit that watermarks your saved pages until you pay up.

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2 stars

"When it works, Good. Otherwise, leave this behind."

March 01, 2007  |  By tims10595

2007-03-01 16:06:44  |  By tims10595

 |  Version: WebStripper 2.7


When it works, it is really good. Sites come down fast enough, and while the interface isn't the easiest to navigate, it isn't that hard to use.


Crashes, and at inoportune times. Doesn't always pull down all files, and in somes cases, nothing at all (I understand some sites block it, but there is NO messaging to tell you what is working and what's not). And free? That's the kicker. CNET - can you remove the 'free' tag and put something like trial version or something that gives the true nature of its licensing?

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1 stars

"web site sniffer"

February 16, 2007  |  By ericdesroches

2007-02-16 09:01:39  |  By ericdesroches

 |  Version: WebStripper 2.7




Lier. Not free. limited. watermark, a lot of watermark. I had no time to waste with lier.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Solent Software
Publisher web site
Release Date January 31, 2007
Date Added January 31, 2007
Version 2.7
Category Browsers
Subcategory Offline Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Download Information
File Size 1.21MB
File Name wbs.exe
Total Downloads 72,004
Downloads Last Week 5
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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