Can OmniWeb cache Workspaces?

dolphin842

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Hey folks,

I'm considering purchasing OmniWeb to use for research. I compile information from many different news sites, and so in a typical day of research I can have over 50 tabs open. Since I can't read and compile all of that in a day, so I need to have a reliable mechanism of storing/caching the news articles in the browser for later analysis.

It seems that OmniWeb is capable of handling such tab loads, but I have a question about its caching ability.

In the demo videos on the site, OmniWeb is shown to save a Workspace, quit the browser, then relaunch with the workspace and pages immediately loaded. From this I got the impression that the pages were saved/cached on disk.

However, when I try it, loading some pages, snapshot a Workspace, then quit and relaunch, all the pages have to be re-fetched.... so they're not being saved. If I quit, disconnect from the net, then relaunch, none of the pages load. (I need the ability to view the pages offline, in the browser w/ the URLs intact)

So I am asking, is there way to get OmniWeb to cache the pages in a Workspace? I don't need images, just the text. (Opera does this, but the feature is unpredictable, thus I'm looking for alternatives)

Thanks for any help! :)
 

JDar

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My understanding is that OmniWeb should work as you wish. Also, I read the help files after reading your message and it seems as if taking a snapshot of the workspace (or even without a workspace being defined) would save that page. I don't know why it is not working as you wish, but I do know that the company is very responsive to questions. Go ahead and give them an email about this problem and they should help you with it. (At least as a registered user for several machines I've found them very responsive.) Good luck, and please post the answer to the problem. I haven't used that specific feature but will try it out.
 
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JDar

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dolphin842, I just tried creating a workspace for MR and taking a snapshot of it--it worked fine. When you create a new workspace there is a box to check for "auto save while browsing." Make sure that option is clicked.

Good luck! OmniWeb is a great browser and i hope you get it to perform properly.
 
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dolphin842

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Hmmm.... so you are able to save a workspace... and have the pages come up ok after you've disconnected from the internet?
 
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JDar

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yes, it worked and got me right back here

I'd send them feedback asking about the feature. It's possible, but I doubt, that the feature is disabled until the software is registered.
 
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dolphin842

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Alrighty, thanks for confirming that :). I'll ask them about it, and share what I find out.
 
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