What is WebFetcher?
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What does it do?
Downloads World Wide Web pages to your local hard disk for offline viewing. Pages are periodically updated on a regular schedule set by you.

How does it work?
You supply a list of http URLs (in a file called schedule.txt) and desired download times. At those times, WebFetcher downloads the associated documents. Embedded images and hyperlinked pages (down to a certain depth) can be downloaded as well. You view these pages offline using your favorite Web browser. WebFetcher periodically checks the original site and automatically downloads any new or updated pages.

Who is it for?
People who have web access already. Particularly those of you who want web sites or web pages mirrored down to your hard disk when you're doing other things. A WebFetcher fetching schedule is like a TV schedule: "every day at 9 AM," "Every Monday at 8 AM."

It will be easiest for people in their offices who are hardwired to the Internet, but can work for people with modems running a standard TCP/IP Stack with autodialing to their internet service provider.

This Beta version of WebFetcher isn't for the novice user. Its interface isn't graphical, so there's less "point-and-clickedness" to its operation than you might be used to. Be sure to read the instructions in the help file.

What does it cost?
WebFetcher is Shareware. THIS IS NOT PUBLIC DOMAIN SOFTWARE. After 30 days, educational and nonprofit institutions must send a postcard. Others must pay for WebFetcher to use it after 30 days. Checks should be in US funds drawn on a US bank. To license one copy, remit $35 to:

OnTV, L.P.
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15213

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