How to Save Web Pages on Android to View Them Later Offline? This is a question you may ask yourself, when you have access to a Wi-Fi network with unlimited data traffic (say a public Wi-Fi), and want to get the most of it and download and save some webpages to access them in offline mode. Or let’s say you frequently have to check out a static website with lots of pictures, and you just want to have access to it without losing your limited data every time you open that URL.
Well, like almost any other question, Android provides a solution and for this specific question, there are quite great solutions.
In this AW Center article, we review 3 best apps to get offline access to webpages and then show you a step-by-step guide to how to save web pages on Android via these apps.
So, first let’s review the apps for offline browsing on Android:
Pocket (previously known as Read it Later) is the best solution for saving webpages on Android, as it provides a neat and user-friendly interface to facilitate accessing to your favorite webpages, later and of course offline. Since Pocket is a cross platform application, the syncing option gives you the option to view your saved files on both your Android device and your desktop browser.
Read how to save webpage on Android via Pocket
As the name suggests, Offline Browser lets you download webpages for offline viewing. Unlike Pocket, this application doesn’t have a good looking interface but it provides much more options and features than Pocket, such as: Skip to download images, download flash objects, specify depth level for links (save the webpages linked in the current page), download ext ernal links, filtering the links to be downloaded and many more.
On the Pro version, you can have schedule downloading, sort links and manage categories, search in a page, NO Ads, and of course many more.
To save webpages on Android via Offline Browser, do as follows:
1. On Chrome browser, open the webpage you want to download the entire content
2. Tap the 3dot icon and select the Share option
3. Look for Offline Browser and tap it
4. Provide the title for the page, mark on unmark the available options
5. Hit Ok and dwnld button, so the app starts downloading the webpage
6. To keep track of the process, check the notification bar, and when download completed open the Offline Browser app and there you should see your saved webpage.
This Android application for saving webpages is less popular than the other 2 apps, but sometimes it is good to have more than 1 or 2 options to use for certain purposes.
To start using PaperSpan you have to create an account, which is used for syncing your links and saved files between a computer and your phone. The user interface of PaperSpan is not as elegant as Pocket, and the available features and options are not as much as Offline Browser, but it’s simple interface along with the syncing option and folder support are the reasons that we selected PaperSpan as one of the best apps to save webpages on Android.
The steps to download a webpage on Android via PaperSpan, is like Offline Browser, and the only difference is that you should select Read Later as the sharing method.
Like always the choice is yours, but if you care about the user interface more than the functionality we suggest Pocket, otherwise we believe Offline Browser is the best choice. And remember, some Android browsers like Opera Mini and Firefox supports saving webpages for offline use by default.