Collection Based Personal Web Archiving

Web Archive Collections Screen
Repository https://github.com/N0taN3rd/wail
Category Utilities
Keywords web archiving WARC browser based presrevation web archive collections personal web archiving high fidelity preservation
License GPL-3.0
Downloads WAIL-darwin-x64.zip WAIL-linux-x64.zip WAIL-win32-x64.zip WAIL.dmg
Latest Release WAIL 1.1.0 (1.1.0)
Release Notes


  1. Electron has been updated to 1.7.3:
    Chrome used by Electron is now 58.0.3029.11, Node and V8 also updated.
    Userland should notice an increase in the smoothness and performance of WAIL when working with large (size and number of) collections

  2. WAIL's Page Only Crawl updated
    Thanks to the Chrome version bump in Electron 1.7.3 the Page Only Crawl
    has been transitioned away from the modified WARCreate style preservation to a full browser based crawl implementation.
    Look for more update as WAIL transitions away from relying on Heritrix to provide its Page + Same Domain and Page + All Links crawls.
    Heritix based crawls will still be available in all future releases of WAIL

  3. Twitter login through WAIL improved
    Previous releases of WAIL relied on electron-oauth-twitter.
    But userland found that it was not alway reliable so this functionality has been overhauled completely to ensure reliability.

  4. UX improvements
    Twitter Monitoring and Archiving Configuration UI has been redesigned and condensed making it easier to use this feature
    Collections Interface has been reworked making it easier to manage your collections

  5. Pywb updated
    Updated to 0.33.1 improving replay for all supported operating systems.
    Replay on Windows is now just as smooth as Linux and OSX ❤️

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 Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL)

"One-Click User Instigated Preservation"

Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL)

"One-Click User Instigated Preservation"

Web Archiving Integration Layer (WAIL) is a graphical user interface (GUI) atop multiple web archiving tools intended to be used as an easy way for anyone to preserve and replay web pages. Tools included and accessible through the GUI are Heritrix 3.2.0 and PyWb 0.33.0.

More information about the motivations behind WAIL see the Motivations section in the projects wiki.

This work is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), through Digital Humanities grants HD-51670-13 and HK-50181-14

Wail Electron


WAIL Home Screen


You can download the latest release here.

For information on using WAIL please consult the wiki

To get up and running from source consult the Development section in this projects wiki.

Slides from Archives Unleased 2.0

Are Wails Electric?

Problems? Questions?

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions page.


WAIL is a project of the Web Science and Digital Libraries (WS-DL) research group at Old Dominion University (ODU), created by Mat Kelly.

For support e-mail jberlin@cs.odu.edu or tweet to us at @johnaberlin and/or @WebSciDL.

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