Take the 2-minute tour ×
Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a huge list of bookmarks and from time to time the sites I've bookmarked go down and the bookmarked link does not work anymore, is there a way I can archive all the sites I've bookmarked in way that stores maybe the homepage or etc?... so that I can refer to link anytime

Currently I print the webpages into pdf files and store them in a folder, which is very inefficient.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated


share|improve this question

closed as off topic by Eight Days of Malaise, Al E., Sathya Oct 4 '12 at 10:49

Questions on Web Applications Stack Exchange are expected to relate to web applications within the scope defined by the community. Consider editing the question or leaving comments for improvement if you believe the question can be reworded to fit within the scope. Read more about reopening questions here. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

2 Answers 2

I would suggest the following for viewing websites that have "gone down".

Google caches websites at regular intervals and offers you the ability to view certain pages as they existed at a certain time.

You can also use this hyperlink structure.


Just substitute the "espn.com" with the name of the website you would like to view.

There is also a website called the WayBack Machine. It gives a good representation of websites as they develop and mature over time.

Let me know if this answers your question or if you have any additional comments.

share|improve this answer
does this tool archive bookmarks? It sounds like I have to individually look up each site with this method –  user90500 Oct 3 '12 at 19:56
You could store the cached link of the bookmark so that you could always get a cached copy(most recently cached) and then there is a link to go to the current page. –  dmcgill50 Oct 5 '12 at 13:57
how can I do that? –  user90500 Oct 9 '12 at 19:24
Instead of bookmarking the normal URL, you would bookmark the cached URL. –  dmcgill50 Oct 9 '12 at 21:24
Okay. Where can I find the cached URL? –  user90500 Oct 10 '12 at 17:49

Pinboard is a great bookmarking service that offers archival accounts. For $25 a year they cache all the sites you bookmark. From the link:

Archival Accounts

In addition to the free features listed above, Pinboard offers a bookmark archiving service for an annual fee of $25. The site will crawl and store a copy of every bookmark in your account, and display a special icon you can click to see the cached copy:

If the page you bookmarked goes offline, you'll still be able to see the archived copy indefinitely.

share|improve this answer
Do you use it personally? –  user90500 Oct 3 '12 at 19:54
I use Pinboard but I don't use the archiving option. –  Guy Gur-Ari Oct 4 '12 at 12:37

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.