Saving webpages for offline viewing is nothing new. Almost all web browsers allow this functionality via letting you store web pages in HTML format, albeit also creating additional folders to store pertaining scripts, images, files and related content during the process. Even though offline HTML pages allow you to navigate just like you would while you’re actually online, this isn’t always a solution. If you’re looking for a way to simply store the web page – for instance a page consisting of an article that you want to read later – it’s better to save it in PDF format instead. One of the advantages of PDF is that you don’t have to keep multiple files akin to HTML. To quickly Xerox a webpage into PDF, try locking your sights on Weeny Free HTML To PDF Converter. It’s a lightweight yet powerful software that automatically converts and saves a web page into PDF at a breakneck speed. You can either convert an existing HTML file, or try entering the website’s URL and the tool takes care of the rest.
We like freeware, but we don’t like the bundled software that sometimes come packaged with them. Weeny Free HTML To PDF Converter is no exception to that. During installation, make sure you don’t install any unwanted bundled apps and toolbars by unchecking all the check boxes for such offers and clicking Decline when asked.
The tool might look simple on the surface with a plain and user-friendly UI, but it does flawlessly what it’s built for. The main window displays the list of URLs or files that you queue up prior to conversion. To the upper side of the window, there are navigation buttons for Add URL, Add Files, Delete, Website and About. As stated earlier, there are two ways to convert pages: by adding files or URLs. Batch conversion is also supported, which simply saves a lot of time. To convert existing files, simply click Add Files and then browse to your input directory. Apart from HTML, it also enables you to convert XHTML, HTM, XML and TXT items.
Here is the output of a PDF file generated by the conversion process:
The Add URLs option is rather interesting and more useful. All you have to do select this option from the main window and then enter the URLs (one URL per line, as stated in the tool itself). Once you have added the URLs, click OK, followed by “Convert Now” to begin the process.
All in all, Weeny Free HTML To PDF Converter is an excellent software that does one thing and does it well. It works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Testing was carried out on Windows 8 Pro, 64-bit.