I feel like bookmarks are good but insufficient. What I really want is something more akin to a personal Wayback Machine.

Does anyone know of a tool to do that easily? I could write a web scraping tool easily but I feel like this must already have been done.

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@emacsen I believe there's a Firefox extension that basically saves every web page you visit. I forget the name. Possibly @Greg would know?

Maybe a name like memex?

@liw @emacsen Yup! That's it:

I had it installed for a while and it did what you want, it was just a bit unstable at the time. Haven't tried in over a year so maybe better now?

@Greg @liw @emacsen i had a similar experience. it seemed like a fairly powerful set of ideas, but it was too crashy and resource intensive at the time. might be worth revisiting.

@emacsen I've thought about running ArchiveBox:

And I've just noticed they have a potentially useful list of similar projects that might prove useful:

@emacsen HTTrack website copier
"It allows you to download a World Wide Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer."

@emacsen pinboard has a service tier where they scrape and archive anything you bookmark.

Scrapyard is a Firefox bookmarking extension that resides in sidebar where you can store and organize bookmarks, page fragments or complete documents in unlimited quantities.


Recently I have interacted with a German user who has done something along these lines

You feed it a url and it stores it in an archive service and keeps a handle to the stored content

Too bad I can't find it again 😔

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