Web Archive Extractor intended to extract webarchive files into folder.
This app is great, and if you cannot tell it was for Mac OS then you're not paying attention. There is an idiotic review here which mentions "Guess it may still be usefull [sic] for somebody, but I would rather want Mac people to use the formats we use on PCs since 1990 ... like saving a ZIPed [sic] folder ... Hell, that would just be too nice to the bad MS people right?" Only a moron would use ZIP archives for websites. MAFF is an open format (with a published specification) that enables saving of whole webpages in a single file. It is currently supported by Firefox, using an extension. Other web browsers use the MHTML format or do the equivalent by saving a directory of inline resources (usually images) alongside the HTML file, sometimes compressed, like the .war format used by Konqueror (tar+gzip or tar+bzip2). For archiving entire websites, the Internet Archive has developed the Web ARChive (WARC) format which was standardized by ISO. HTMLD (HTML Directory) is a NeXT-developed format for saving web pages and their dependencies in a bundle that may also be served by a web server. Of course WARC was not standardized as ISO 28500 until 2009, so who the F knows what "90's formats" that person is blathering about since Mac OS has integrated ZIP support anyway. Maybe he meant his ZIP drive from Iomega. I heard they came out with a 250 MB version too. I'm going to go listen to some Ace of Base now.
Of course mainly PC users would like to open these incompatible files on their machines, but this tool works only on Apples. So I have been sent such a file, but still can't open it since I use a PC. If I had a Mac to run this tool I wouldn't need it since I would have Safari ... So can I now tell the guy from the other company that he has to install this tool, extract the archive, then ZIP it and mail it ... ? Guess it may still be usefull for somebody, but I would rather want Mac people to use the formats we use on PCs since 1990 ... like saving a ZIPed folder ... Hell, that would just be too nice to the bad MS people right ?
This little app works great! For some reason my Summer 2011 iMac, 10.6.8, with Safari 5 would no longer read .webarchive files I had saved. Also, MSWord (which is supposed to be able to read them) says "invalid file." Freshly saved webarchive via Safari! Anyway - this app at least allowed me to convert them to a folder of resources, among which is a FILENAME index.html file that can be opened by Firefox (and possibly other browsers) & voila! ... there is the webpage from the webarchive. I have quite a few saved that were important to me ... so this saved me! Thanks to the developer! I have no idea why someone would rate this with a thumbs down??? It works.