Now that the iPad mini is available, Apple’s tablet is becoming even more of a mobile device. Unlike the iPhone however, not every iPad has data connection everywhere you go. So what if you want to catch the latest news from your favorite websites while you’re out and about? Offline Pages Pro will let you do just that.
Available for iPhone, iPod touch, and all iPads, Offline Pages Pro takes advantage of your data connection while you have one, and upon launch automatically downloads your selected websites. Then the next time you’re offline those sites are available for reading. Notice that I said websites. As opposed to Instapaper , Pocket, and other read-it-later apps, Offline Pages Pro can save entire websites along with their images and lower level links. That means you’ll get an offline experience as if you were online.
We love Offline Pages Pro’s built-in browser which looks a lot like the native Safari user interface. Use it to navigate to and save sites. You can also install a bookmarklet in Safari. So if you prefer staying with the native app, you can send links to Offline Pages Pro that way. Or, if you’re not near your iPhone of iPad, you can email yourself pages to be downloaded later. All in all, you no longer will be out of the loop when you’re on the go. We found it took a little trial and error to set up which options worked best for our needs, but everything went smoothly after that. Offline Pages Pro gets our AppChasers 5-star rating.