Portable Offline Browser features

Main features include:

USB drive portability

You can install Portable Offline Browser to a USB/Flash drive and run it from there. Even if you plug the drive to a computer without the program installed, you will be able to run it and have all your projects, settings and downloaded sites intact, even if the drive letter changes.

Latest added features


Better Downloads

The new version will load Windows Media streams over RTSP protocol to support even more streaming servers.

The connections panel was completely redesigned. It includes a toolbar to perform operations faster. Each connection has a status icon to indicate the progress. In the previous versions it was not easy to abort downloading unwanted files. Now there is a tiny button to the left of each active connection to stop the file download with just one click.

Multiple proxy servers support will give you a want to balance downloads or to overcome connections limit on certain servers. You can import lists of proxy servers from a text file or add them manually one-by-one.

Download | Site Map menu scans the site using your Project settings to build the site map without loading all images, videos and other files. Site Map preview allows you to setup Project settings easier and faster.

Schedule Manager and Sequencer can be now accessed below the Projects tree and they also have new features.

Queue Manager can be setup to highlight URLs with colors based on the file type or server. This helps to select groups of files, find desired links faster and reorder the download queue.

Messages Log also features background colors and toolbar. It is now placed under the Internal browser.

Project Management

It is now easier to setup filters in the Project Properties dialog. URL Filters section allows you to test URLs. Enter a link and press the Test button. You will be advised on whether the Project settings allow the link to be loaded or not. If it is rejected, you will see exact reason why it happens.

The same test ability was also added to URL Substitutes. You can enter a URL and see immediately how it will be converted. URL Substitutes are now supported when you add links to the Project from browser. The popup menu will allow you to apply the rules or add the links as they are.

Many of you know that there are sites that require special attention to setup a Project. Sometimes you spend your time trying to add filters to download exactly what you need. Now you can share the Project on MetaProducts site using the Tools | Publish menu and save valuable time of many other users who are trying to download the same site. You will also benefit from the collection of shared Projects, which is available under the same menu.

The time when all Projects looked the same is now gone! You can set each of them its own icon from a wide collection provided with Portable Offline Browser.

Other improvements include: