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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This application lets you download an entire Web site for offline viewing, though it isn't geared to novice users. Portable Offline Browser has a multipaned but nicely arranged interface that is easy to operate. The program starts well with a wizard that requires the Web site URL to create download tasks. Setting download levels and file filters was a snap, and the Help file did a good job of explaining concepts. Filtering helps weed out unnecessary content depending on keywords, file type, or image dimension. In our tests, the download operation was a little slow, but we like that the lower pane reflects the download progress in each channel. It includes a built-in browser that helps you view retrieved sites or start new tasks and a script editor. You can install the browser to a Flash drive and carry it with you, hence the app's name. Downloaded sites can be saved in the CHM or MHT formats. Moreover, Portable Offline Browser supports command-line parameters and lets you schedule download tasks. Overall, power users will favor the advanced features and easy configurations, but novices may feel overwhelmed by the advanced terms used in this sophisticated program.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.5.3880

Version 6.5.3880 has added double-click on Schedule Manager Projects to display Properties and improved processing encoded links.


Publisher MetaProducts
Publisher web site
Release Date December 12, 2012
Date Added December 13, 2012
Version 6.5.3880


Category Browsers
Subcategory Offline Browsers

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 11.99MB
File Name pobsetup.exe


Total Downloads 8,024
Downloads Last Week 3


License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $149.95
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