Local Website Archive

Version History

Version 2018 (18.0)   -   09-Jan-2018
  • [+] Browser Extension for Chrome
  • [+] Browser Extension for Firefox (compatible with FF 57+)
  • [+] Browser Extension for Vivaldi
  • [x] Improved handling of dual monitor setups
  • Smaller improvements

Version 2017 (17.0)   -   17-Feb-2017
  • [x] Improvements when archiving pages (some pages were not displayed correctly)
  • [+] Local Website Archive works correctly with High DPI displays
  • [x] Internal browser: Max zoom level is now 500 (instead of 200)
  • [+] Internal browser / Statusbar: Possibility to set the default zoom level
  • [x] Improved compatibility with Win10/IE11
  • [x] Improved compatibility with WebSite-Watcher 2017 when adding documents with multpiple WSW instances
  • Smaller improvements/fixes

Version 2016 (16.0)   -   01-Jun-2016
  • [+] Add URL from Chrome: It's now possible to grab the URL from the currently opened Chrome browser tab (by installing a Chrome extension)
  • [x] LWA could hang when archiving certain pages
  • [x] Edit document: Remove CSS definitions no longer removes images
  • [x] Several smaller improvements when archiving pages
  • [-] Taskbar Icon could cause minor problems on Windows 10

Version 2015 (15.1)   -   23-Oct-2015
  • [+] Archiving pages: If LWA cannot get the source (for example caused by a bug in IE) of a page, then LWA tries alternative methods to archive as much info as possible.

Version 2015 (15.0)   -   30-Jul-2015
  • Several optimizations for Windows 10
  • Improved support for IE10 and IE11
  • Smaller improvements/fixes

Version 2014 (14.0)   -   29-Jul-2014
  • [+] New option to place the browser position (bottom or right)
  • [+] New option to optionally disable toolbar tooltips
  • [+] Local Website Archive inserts a text note to the archived page when a video was available in the original page that could not be archived
  • [+] Copy URL to clipboard: Copy URLs of all selected bookmarks to the clipboard (instead of just the URL of focussed bookmark)
  • [-] Edit documents: Highlight text was broken with recent Internet Explorer version. Highlighting text should now work again with the most recent IE versions.
  • [x] Improved handling of imported CSS files (CSS files were not detected and handled correctly under certain circumstances)
  • [-] Local Website Archive could crash when creating backup files
  • [-] Ctrl+Click didn't work correctly for selecting/deselecting multiple bookmarks
  • [-] Tooltips in the note column didn't work correctly
  • [-] Notes with line breaks were not displayed correctly in the browser window
  • Smaller bugfixes and improvements

Version 2012 (12.2)   -   04-Jul-2012
  • [x] Improved technique to save images to disk (some images via CSS background tags were not saved)
  • [-] Local Website Archive could falsely report missing files for new documents under certain circumstances
  • [-] Sort-by-date didn't work as expected in version 12.1
  • Minor bugs fixed

Version 2012 (12.1)   -   30-May-2012
  • [+] Browser integration for the latest verison of Google Chrome (19.x)
  • [x] Changing folders: performance improved
  • [x] Sort document by name: documents with the same name are now sorted by date
  • [-] Configured default zoom value was not applied correctly after starting Local Website Archive
  • Smaller fixes and improvements

Version 2012 (12.0)   -   30-Jan-2012
  • [+] Add new documents: Tasks can be queued to archive pages in background - PRO edition
  • [+] Note field can be displayed and edited within the main window - PRO edition
  • [+] Option to automatically show the note field in the main window (if a note is available) - PRO edition
  • [+] New column "Rating" to rate a document with up to 5 stars - PRO edition
  • [+] Automatically add/list archived documents from WebSite-Watcher (via bookmark action) while Local Website Archive is running (in previous versions this was only done when LWA was started)
  • [+] Automatically add/list archived PDF files from the Import folder while Local Website Archive is running (in previous versions this was only done when LWA was started) - PRO edition
  • [+] Special folders (Search results, Error reports, etc) are removed automatically if they no longer contain documents
  • [+] Main window: The URL field is displayed in yellow if an online page is opened in the internal browser
  • [+] Scrolling with the mouse wheel works when the cursor is over the control (folder tree, bookmark list, web browser), it's no longer required to click the control before
  • [+] Internal browser: Local Website Archive uses now IE9 (or IE8) instead of the compatibility mode (IE7). This should also fix the malformed display of various web pages.
  • [+] New option: Mark selected line (shows a marker on the left side)
  • [+] Documents can be deleted with the Del key (Ctrl+D still works to delete keys)
  • [+] Internal browser: Edit / Remove all CSS definitions - PRO edition
  • [+] Internal browser: Page/Text tab (similar to WebSite-Watcher)
  • [x] PowerSearch: Search in PDF files improved
  • [x] PowerSearch: Indication of found words improved, especially when searching for exact phrases
  • [x] Improved: Remove embedded elements (eg. flash animations) - PRO edition
  • [x] Max. value to list new documents in folder "New documents" was increased from 9 to 999 - PRO edition
  • [x] Improved: Highlight text in web pages (the layout could be destroyed for certain pages) - PRO edition
  • [x] Improved: Edit page (the layout could be destroyed for certain pages) - PRO edition
  • [-] PowerSearch: Searching certain PDF files could freeze Local Website Archive
  • [-] Some features didn't work correctly when a folder name contained umlauts
  • [-] Edit documents: Certain text could not be highlighted in archived documents - PRO edition
  • Many smaller fixes and improvements

Version 2011 (11.0)   -   28-Mar-2011
  • [+] Browser integration: Firefox 4 supported
  • [+] Add-To-Archive dialog finds URLs from Google Chrome
  • [x] Internet Explorer browser integration improved (certain pages could not be added via the context menu due to an IE problem)
  • [-] Improved handling of Flash animations
  • Smaller improvements and fixes

Version 2010 (10.1)   -   26-Jul-2010
  • [+] The "Add to archive" window remembers the last position on multi monitor systems (if it is called from a browser without LWA running)
  • [+] The "PowerSearch" window remembers the last position
  • [+] The "WebSite-Watcher archive" window (that is called from WebSite-Watcher) remembers the last position
  • [+] The "WebSite-Watcher archive" window has a "Page/Text" tab (similar to WebSite-Watcher)
  • [+] Options / Internal Browser: Default zoom value
  • [+] Browser-Integration: Opera 10.60 supported
  • [x] Application template for Mozilla Thunderbird updated
  • [-] Send e-mail didn't work for documents that were saved in folders with Umlauts
  • [x] Setup: It's no longer possible to install the portable edition over the desktop edition or vice versa
  • Smaller fixes and improvements

Version 2010 (10.0)   -   06-Apr-2010
  • [+] Import from folder now also supports HTML and TXT files. Simply save a document (eg. from Outlook) to a pre-defined folder, then it will automatically be imported when Local Website Archive is launched. (In previous versions this feature worked with PDF files only. This feature is available in the PRO edition only.)
  • [+] Archive + Check Integrity/Repair (this function checks an archive for missing files and errors and repairs as much as possible)
  • [+] Toolbars can be customized via context menu (Main window and PowerSearch)
  • [+] Options + Reset all toolbars
  • [+] Help + Check for new version (with option to automatically install new versions) (PRO edition only)
  • [+] Document list context menu + Copy URL to clipboard
  • [x] Add from Clipboard: Pasting formatted content from Internet Explorer and Firefox improved
  • [+] Add from Clipboard: Font selection
  • [x] Edit document: improved font selection
  • [x] Search in PDF documents improved
  • [+] Export: Optionally add URL and Note fields to the exported index.htm file
  • [+] Export: Right click a folder to select/unselect all subfolders
  • [+] Open archived pages from WebSite-Watcher: Goto first/next change (toolbar button)
  • [x] Send-Key method improved
  • [x] Deleting unused files improved
  • Romanian user interface added
  • Many smaller improvements

Version 3.1.1  (07-Sep-2009)
  • [x] Huge performance improvement when deleting outdated WebSite-Watcher files
  • [x] Many internal Unicode improvements (LWA didn't for example work correctly on an English Windows with Japanese codepage)
  • [-] Sending messages with Outlook Express (via MAPI) could fail
  • [-] Some archived pages were not displayed properly in Opera
  • Smaller improvements

Version 3.1.0  (13-Jul-2009)
  • [+] Full Unicode support
  • [+] Search in PDF documents no longer requires an external tool
  • [x] Performance improvements when searching PDF documents
  • [+] Folder and document list: incremental search supported (works only if "double click opens document" is configured)
  • [+] If a document is deleted, then the next document is automatically selected
  • [x] Improved WebSite-Watcher integration (if WebSite-Watcher 5.1.0 Beta-11 or higher is installed)
  • [x] Some performance improvements and optimizations when saving web pages
  • [+] Norwegian user interface
  • Smaller fixes and tweaks

Version 3.0  (05-Jan-2009)
PRO Edition only:
  • [+] Archive from Clipboard
  • [+] Automatically import PDF files from a pre-defined folder.
    To archive PDF documents from any other application, you can save/print documents with a virtual PDF printer into that folder, they will be imported automatically when Local Website Archive is started next time.
  • [+] List new documents in a separate folder for a pre-defined period
  • [+] Highlight new documents for a pre-defined period
  • [+] Mark documents as unread
  • [+] Option to remember the last selected folder when adding new documents
  • [+] Trash folder

PRO and Freeware Edition:
  • [+] Improved WebSite-Watcher integration
  • [+] PowerSearch: Search in PDF documents is now based on third party PDF tools (must be downloaded and installed separately)
  • [+] Dialog "Add to Archive": New application list entry "<PDF-URL>" for PDF files that do not work with the default settings
  • [+] Option to open PDF documents in the internal browser (enabled by default, disable this option if your Acrobat Reader produce crashes)
  • [x] Archived documents are added in correct order
  • [+] Internal Browser: Zoom functionality in the status bar
  • [+] Assistant to create application templates (Help + Create Application Template)
  • [+] Application-Templates: New method to extract document name from archived document ("ExtractNameFromDoc" entries in application ini files)
  • [+] Office XP/2003/2007 Themes
  • Smaller improvements and fixes

Version 2.1.2  (17-Jun-2008)
  • [x] Archiving locally saved PDF files improved
  • Minor tweaks

Version 2.1.1  (05-May-2008)
  • [-] Documents could not be edited if they were stored in folders with a " character in the folder name
  • [x] Improved detection and usage of system default font (especially under Vista with classic theme)
  • [-] Toolbar text in IE toolbar was wrong for the "Start Local Website Archive" button
  • [-] Document count wasn't remembered for root folder
  • Smaller fixes

Version 2.1.0  (26-Mar-2008)
  • [+] PowerSearch rewritten
  • [+] PDF files are now archived independently from Internet Explorer technology (which could cause problems for some PDF files)
  • [+] Shortcut F2 to open document properties
  • [+] Local Website Archive remembers last selected folder
  • [+] Archive locally saved pages which are opened in your web browser
  • [+] Font of folder list and document list adjustable
  • [x] Internet Explorer integration improved
  • [-] Adding tiled view from WebSite-Watcher didn't work
  • [-] Drag-and-Drop of folders with sub folders could cause problems

Version 2.0.3  (24-Oct-2007)
  • [+] Local Website Archive can be installed in portable mode
  • [+] Template for Thunderbird
  • [x] Validate new files: Performance for large pages significantly improved
  • [x] Backup system more resistant against conflicts with virus tools or desktop search engines
  • [x] Frame handling improved
  • [-] Local Website Archive could crash under certain circumstances after editing a document
  • [-] Folder could display wrong bookmark count
  • Minor tweaks/improvements

Version 2.0.2  (23-Apr-2007)
  • [+] Send page by e-mail (zip format)
  • Minor tweaks/improvements

Version 2.0.1  (12-Apr-2007)
  • [-] Some pages could not be archived correctly
  • [-] Add-To-Archive dialog wasn't displayed correctly with large windows fonts
  • Smaller fixes and improvements

Version 2.0  (01-Mar-2007)
  • [+] Windows Vista: Flip3D, thumbnail preview and correct animations supported
  • [+] Windows Vista: Use "Segoe UI" as default font
  • [x] Windows Vista: Several user interface tweaks for Vista support
  • [-] Windows Vista: Several controls could disappear when the ALT key was pressed
  • [+] PowerSearch: Unicode-Support
  • [x] PowerSearch: Highlight matched words improved
  • [+] Archive location (on the hard disk) can be changed (extended settings in Pro Edition)
  • [+] New Backup/Restore system (Tools + Backup/Restore)
  • [+] New quick edit commands within the internal browser (Pro Edition)
  • [x] Export feature rewritten
  • [+] Find duplicates works now for selected folders (Pro Edition)
  • [+] Remembers sort column
  • [+] Firefox extension (for Firefox context menu)
  • [+] The user interface of Local Website Archive is now multi-lingual and can be translated into other languages
  • [-] Add/Remove icons to/from Quick launch bar didn't work under certain circumstances
  • [x] Handling of keystroke configuration changed
  • [+] Uninstall can optionally remove program configuration and/or archives
  • Lots of other improvements and changes

Version 1.24  (29-May-2006)
  • [+] Internet Explorer 7 supported
  • [+] New option: Open PDF files in internal browser (you can disable this option when you have problems to open PDF files in the internal browser, for example with the combination IE7 and Acrobat Reader 5)
  • [+] Faster startup after new documents have been added via WebSite-Watcher or the wsarc_add.exe program
  • Minor improvements

Version 1.23  (23-Sep-2005)
  • [+] Browser-Template for Firefox 1.5 added
  • [x] Improved detection of name and URL when adding documents
  • [x] Browser integration for unicode version of Avant browser supported
  • [-] Local Website Archive couldn't add documents when the internal browser was maximized
  • [x] Backup/Export feature: new file format (Local Website Archive uses now the Zip64 file format which has practically no limits in size and number of files)
  • [x] Improved Javascript filtering
  • [-] PDF files could not be archived when Acrobat Reader 7 was installed
  • [-] Acrobat7 could not open documents which were saved with previous versions of Acrobat
  • [-] A message box could be hidden behind the application window under certain circumstances
  • Several smaller bugs fixed

Version 1.22  (11-Jan-2005)
  • [+] Support for Opera 8 added
  • [-] Local Website Archive could crash after another program has removed the (probably empty) subdirectory "search". Now Local Website Archive always checks if that directory is available before starting a search.

Version 1.21  (13-Dec-2004)
  • [+] Adding documents from IE based browsers or applications with embedded Internet Explorer will now always work via the right mouse menu, also when no application template is available.
  • [+] Support of IDNs (Internationalized Domain Names)
  • [+] Search in PDF files supported
  • [+] Shortcut for deleting documents: Ctrl+D
  • [+] Copy document to archive/folder. (This feature is only available in the PRO version)
  • [+] Move document to archive/folder. (This feature is only available in the PRO version)
  • [+] New option: Single/Double click opens document
  • [+] New option: Show grid lines
  • [x] Internal handling of folders improved
  • [x] Some improvements when deleting documents
  • [+] Template for Mozilla 1.8 Alpha added
  • [-] Add-To dialog: The "<URL>" option didn't work when an Internet Explorer window was open
  • [-] Single name domains (without .com, etc) didn't work
  • [-] Folder history in the Add dialog is now updated after renaming a folder in the main window
  • [-] Dialog "Add from application": Integrated help browser could display a popup window under several circumstances
  • [-] Images were not archived under a special circumstance
  • [-] Some memory leaks fixed

Version 1.20a  (24-Sep-2004)
  • [x] Add document from Browser: If the field "Name" is empty, then the page title is automatically used when adding the page.
  • [-] Local Website Archive could consume a lot of memory when searching for documents

Version 1.20  (14-Sep-2004)
  • [+] Internal browser has a simple editor to edit archived documents
  • [+] Internal browser has some quick-edit menu commands to highlight/change selected text of the opened document
  • [+] Search can be aborted
  • [+] Local Website Archive can insert a menu entry to the Opera context menu
  • [+] Context menu / Duplicate document
  • [x] The freeware edition of Local Website Archive can now archive an unlimited number of documents, but has some other restrictions
  • [+] Improved handling of Internet Explorer integration
  • [+] Browser-Integration: Maxthon browser supported
  • [x] Internal browser: Options and Add button merged
  • [x] Template for latest version of Avant Browser updated
  • [-] Images could not be archived under some rare circumstances
  • [-] PDF files could not be saved under certain circumstances
  • [-] Fixed: Add-To dialog could be placed behind the LWA main window when adding new documents via the quick launch icon
  • Several smaller improvements and fixes

Version 1.15e  (04-Jun-2004)
  • Support for XanaNews added
  • Some smaller bugs fixed

Version 1.15d  (26-May-2004)
  • Fix: Local Website Archive could crash in some rare cases when archiving documents from Internet Explorer
  • Fix: Local Website Archive could crash when importing archives from WebSite-Watcher

Version 1.15c  (17-Apr-2004)
  • Compatibility for latest versions of MyIE2 and Avant browser
  • Support for Eudora 6 added

Version 1.15b  (10-Feb-2004)
  • Browser integration for Mozilla Firefox added

Version 1.15a  (22-Jan-2004)
  • Browser integration for Smart Explorer added
  • Mozilla Firebird was not detected correctly under certain circumstances
  • Some smaller bugs fixed

Version 1.15  (08-Jan-2004)

1.15 Final
  • First final release!
1.14 Beta
  • Dialog "Add to archive": new selection "URL" - you can enter an URL and archive the website directly (and not from another application)
  • Commandline parameter /addurl="..." to add URLs per command line, for example: wsarc.exe /addurl="https://www.aignes.com"
  • Some third party components updated
  • Smaller fixes and improvements
1.13 Beta
  • Handling of dialog "Add to archive" improved
  • Dialog "Add to archive": Ctrl+Click on "Add to archive" adds the document without any further questions
  • Local Website Archive uses now threads when downloading files from the web
  • Archiving process can be cancelled
  • If explorer crashes then the tray icon is automatically restored
  • Several improvements with CSS @import command
  • Bugfix - Backup: Add timestamp options has not been saved
1.12 Beta
  • Some glitches with frames fixed
  • Fix: Internal browser could crash under certain circumstances when closing LWA
  • Application template for GreenBrowser added
1.11 Beta
  • New: Multiple archives
  • New: Find duplicates
  • If the internal browser is in full screen mode, the window caption bar shows name and url of the opened document
  • Improved handling of @import command for CSS files
  • Some smaller improvements with Javascript
  • Some smaller fixes with popup blocker of internal browser
  • New Toolbar-Buttons: "Open archive", "Minimize to tray" und "Exit"
  • Application template for browser Sleipnir added
1.10 Beta
  • New: Local Website Archive has now an index file for the folder structure. That speeds up the program start extremely if you have many folders and/or documents.
  • Reload archive with F5 is now available as menu entry in the archive menu
  • The freeware version of Local Website Archive can now archive an unlimited number of documents from WebSite-Watcher. That means the 100 document restriction does not count in combination with WebSite-Watcher.
  • Improved support for documents stored in ISO-8859-15 format
  • Changed: Because of some unresolvable problems with large window fonts the dialog "Add to archive" is no longer sizeable (introduced in 1.0.8 Beta). It has now a maximize button in the browser toolbar.
  • New program templates added
  • Some smaller bugfixes and improvements
1.0.9 Beta
  • New: You can now display and verify added documents directly in the "Add from application" dialog (see new "Options" tab in this dialog). This feature works only when you use the internal method to add websites.
  • The option to ignore banner images is now in the "Add from application" dialog. So you can decide for each site if you want to add or remove banner images.
  • Bugfix / Dialog "Add from Application": Multiple clicks on button "Add this site" does no longer add a site more than one time
  • Fixed: detection of applications with long/short filename conflict sometimes failed
  • New program templates added
  • Some smaller improvements
1.0.8 Beta
  • New: Local Website Archive can ignore banner images when archiving websites (is automatically disabled and can be enabled in the general options)
  • Dialog "Add from Application": if a website is pre-loaded in this dialog you get a notification when the document is completely loaded
  • Dialog "Add from Application" is now sizeable
  • New: Print document
  • Internal webbrowser: Open links in your default browser instead of Internet Explorer (if IE is not your standard browser). This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled in the options menu of the internal webbrowser.
  • Improved: detection of applications with long/short filename conflict
  • Shortcut changes:
    F7 ... Search in selected folder
    Ctrl+F7 ... Search in selected folder and subfolders
    Ctrl+Shift+F7 ... Search in all folders
  • Program template for Avant Browser added
  • Some internal improvements with IFrames
  • Some internal improvements with HTML parser
1.0.7 Beta
  • LWA works now with Mozilla 1.5 Alpha
  • Program templates: New functions "substr" and "exact" for AppWindowCaptionSubStr=
  • Bugfix / Export: The links in the index.htm file could contain backslashes (didn't work with Mozilla and Netscape)
  • Some bugs with self extracting exports fixed
1.0.6 Beta
  • Export feature: Export documents of selected folders to a zip file or to a self extracting archive. Optionally you can create an index.htm or you can add the program files of Local Website Archive to the export file, so other users must not download Local Website Archive separately to view the exported documents.
  • The freeware version can now display an unlimited number of documents and can be used as "Reader" for the Export feature (New documents can only be added if not more than 100 documents are archived).
  • Exported archives can be imported into LWA (menu Archive+Import)
  • Backup feature: Backup all settings and documents from the archive to a zip file
  • Folder context menu: Menu items for Powersearch added
  • Drag&Drop of documents: internal improvements
  • Rename of folders with subfolders: subfolders were sometimes not displayed after renaming (restart or F5 was necessary)
  • Compatibility with the next version of WebSite-Watcher 3.60 where you can export websites to Local Website Archive
  • New program templates added
  • Some smaller fixes and improvements
1.0.5 Beta
  • Add from application dialog: Last selected folders are now stored
  • Add from application dialog: New folders can be added
  • Folder Drag&Drop
  • New shortcut: Ctrl+F7 ... Powersearch in selected folder
  • New shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F7 ... Powersearch in selected folder and sub folders
  • Changed shortcut: Alt+F7 ... Delete all search results
  • Bugfix: Telnet links were not handled correctly
  • Some minor bugs with javascript fixed
  • Some smaller fixes and improvements
1.0.4 Beta
  • Added: Sort via header click
  • Internal add-method: Several bugfixes and improvements
  • Shortcut compatibility to WebSite-Watcher: Ctrl+Shift+N for "Goto next bookmark" (same as F12) and Ctrl+Shift+P for "Goto previous bookmark" (same as Ctrl+F12)
  • Applications added: SecureBat and Forte Free Agent
  • Several bugs fixed
1.0.3 Beta
  • Application ini files: New functions for the window class name: left, right and substr
  • Application file for Netscape 4 added
  • fixed: the missing file img.gif was added to the setup package
  • minor bugs fixed
1.0.2 Beta
  • Dialog "Add from application" was truncated with large window fonts
  • Some smaller improvements
1.0.1 Beta
  • Initial release

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