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There are situations I require to save a "complete" web page for offline reading. I can easily do that on Windows by saving the web page, but not on Android.

I am using Chrome on Android and I don't see a "save" option. Instead, I see "Save link" which, I believe, saves "only" the "pure HTML" version of a site of which the link leads to.

I have tried this but, when I view it in the HTML Viewer a lot of necessary CSS formatting and all the images were lost, which made the information missleasing and incomplete respectively. (PS I thought I downloaded the complete page and the fault was that of the HTML Viewer for not rendering every thing, but I was wrong, as the desktop Chrome also displayed the "only HTML" version when I transfered those pages to my laptop through bluetooth).

So, my question is: How can I download "a complete" web page on my Android smart-phone. It's okey if I can't view it on my smart-phone, but every thing should be in place when I view it on my laptop after transfering it. It is also okey if it is saved as a PDF file.

(PS I'm asking this as I use internet very often in my smartphone because my laptop's not connected to the intenet. Also I want to transfer it to my laptop because I dont want to view those "important" pages on a small screen, it's inconvinient).

  • For me, Chrome's "Save Link" actually works rather well. Especially for blog entries with many comments, where the formating in the PDF is not mobile-friendly. – heiner Sep 26 '15 at 0:44
  • Nowdays chrome can save pages - just tap the download icon, and then it shows up in "Saved pages". – JonasCz Dec 23 '17 at 18:51
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In chrome for mobile, you can save the opened web page as a PDF. To do that, you have to install the Google Cloud Print application to do this.

Once you have installed it, first open a desired web page in the chrome.

My webpage opened in Chrome Mobile

Then click on the menu icon and select on Print option. There you can select the Save As PDF option.

Chrome Print Option

Select the location and click on the save button. This should save a PDF of the current web page which you can read by using any PDF viewer that came with your smart phone.

Save as PDF option

Hope this helps.

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    @Switch Okay this works only if you have the Google Cloud Print application. Edited this answer to say that. – Sri Harsha Chilakapati May 1 '15 at 9:33
  • Or if you have the Adobe Acrobat app. – Nadav S. May 1 '15 at 19:56
  • @Sri Harsha Chilakapati thanx =) i had to use a diferent method though. But da trick was to install Cloud Print. Thanks again =) – Switch May 5 '15 at 6:14
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You can save as PDF on Firefox too. Just go to menu -> page -> Save as PDF

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UC Browser:

  • Apart from the "Save to PDF" addon there's another UC Browser Addon which is Save Page

It allows to save a webpage as a complete HTML or a text file. Save as HTML for saving with images in the desired directory of your choice and transfer the saved .mht file to your computer for viewing it later. The default directory is UCDownloads folder.

Screenshot_UC_Browser_Save_Page_addon

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Opera Browser:

  • Opera allow saving offline pages but not viewable in desktop so if you just want to view the page in your smartphone when you are not connected to the internet. In Opera Mobile and Opera Mini brower open any page and press the + sign at the top left corner of the address bar and select Save for offlineoption and it will display Page Saved toast message notification. To open the saved page go to the Speed dial page and select the Saved pages speed dial icon to open the list of saved pages.

Screenshot_Opera_Save_for_offline Screenshot_Opera_saved_page

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On Android's stock browser you have the option "save for offline viewing" available from the menu. I'm using it on a daily basis.

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Or maybe : Offline Browser - Google Play

Download the Web Pages for Offline Viewing

If you want to keep a web page for later on Android, you need Offline Browser. To use it, just open it up and tap the plus sign to add a new page to your library

How to Save Web Pages for Offline Access Later - Android

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For offline web view use Save as Web Archive. To access web page sources and for editing Save for Offline by JonasCz is good.

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Try using UC Browser. UC Browser

It has an add-on to download web pages as pdf.

The add-on can be installed from: Web to PDF add on for UC Browser

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I have implemented several ways of doing this in my app - Subhash Browser & Feed Reader: save link target as HTML file, save as image and save as PDF. The second option is available in the Google Play version1.

If it is a simple web page with relative references and base href tag, the links, images and CSS will get loaded from the Web when you open it in another device. Otherwise, there may be problems.

The last two options are WYSIWYG. Save as PDF feature is available only in Android 5 and later but it is not available in the Google Play version.

Save as PDF feature in Subhash Browser

  • If your browser is HTML5, you can stuff outerHTML in a blob and then programmatically click an invisible link to save it in your normal file manager environment: – rickdog Jul 2 '18 at 23:27

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