Online content available offline - using "save as" in Safari?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by DVL, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. DVL macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    I don't have a touch yet, and was wondering if anyone could answer a question that even the apple tech support couldn't?

    Im curious - if a webpage that is viewed online, can be saved using the "save as" function in Safari - then viewed offline later when Im not in a wifi hotspot?

    I was hoping to use this as a work around for google maps, for example. If the page can be viewed in a wifi hotspot, saved to the touch - then can be accessed on the road - you would have your map. Obviously you cannot browse from this page, but I figured that it might be a nice work around to the missing app.

    Another idea was to capture the screen, then sync that to the ipod and access it in photos. Is this feasible? Anyone know?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. dmize macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2007
    Nope, can't save or download anything with safari.

    I know there is a screenshot program for the iPhone, which I assume will work with the touch, once it's jailbroken.
  3. DVL thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    Ok cool.....

    I appreciate the response, I guess I will have to take a screen capture with with the mac, and convert it to a jpeg, then sync with the touch and access the maps that way.

    Kind of long way around it, but it works....

  4. agentkow macrumors 6502


    Oct 1, 2003
    Vancouver, Canada
    Even better (because that image you save will be low resolution when iTunes converts it for you) is to use this program.
  5. DVL thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    Cool man...

    I checked out this site and Im going to give it a shot. Thanks

    This is exactly what I was looking for!

    Thanks again.
  6. cameron.ob macrumors newbie


    Oct 2, 2007
    yes there is a way, if you go to and enter the web address there it makes a data url (witch the ipod touch safari supports), if you bookmark this url you can view the webpage offline.

    hope that helps
    :apple:iPod nano :apple:iPod touch (soon)
  7. DVL thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2007
    I will give this a shot too!

  8. adiemask macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2007
    Manchester, England
    I don't get this, how do you get the generated datafile onto the touch?

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