MixBrowser (web archiver IE frontend; obsolete!)

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MixBrowser (web archiver IE frontend; obsolete!)

#1 Post by Midas » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:38 am

Although it was payware and has been long gone from the Net, I've been meaning to make a post about InternalSoft MixBrowser for a long time. Why? For historical reasons (it was originally meant for MSIE 5, but it worked alright with 6, too), and because it was such a "black swan", whose functionality has never been fully replicated since. Oh, and it was almost portable, too (but not stealth).

IMHO, it's major usability feature was how it archived web content to MSIE MHTML format, which was then ultra-easy to just rename as EML and forward as MS Outlook Express mail messages. So I'll just leave this post here, FTR... :|
  • [url]http://web.archive.org/web/20071015061905/http://www.internalsoft.com/[/url] author wrote:MixBrowser is a unique offline browser that lets you save Web pages, pictures and flash animation when browsing, browse and organize them offline. It helps you collect valuable articles and nice media files from internet for work, hobby and fun. It frees you from searching again and again or trying hard to remember something somewhere with one click, just saving. As a browser MixBrowser also makes browsing easier with mouse gestures, blocker and many more features, connecting your personal knowledge base and picture library with internet seamlessly.
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last release (v1.7) can be downloaded from http://web.archive.org/web/200710260637 ... rowser.exe.

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Re: MixBrowser (web archiver IE frontend; obsolete!)

#2 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:55 pm

Midas wrote:For historical reasons (it was originally meant for MSIE 5, but it worked alright with 6, too), and because it was such a "black swan", whose functionality has never been fully replicated since.
Very interesting. I'd definitely like to see an updated program to come along that does what this did.

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Re: Fact200 (web archiver IE frontend; obsolete!)

#3 Post by Midas » Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:42 am

Ditto, obviously... :)

It also looks to me that GreenBrowser (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=24) would easily be a likely candidate.

EDIT: I just found Fact200 in the database (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=958), seemingly geared to the same ends and also doubling as newsreader...
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