What I like is that you can index a batch of websites to view offline…you will be able to browse any page on that website, like you are on the web. Also if a website links to an external webpage, you can index just that webpage as well…I wonder if you can search all the websites you have indexed in one go (in case each website doesn’t have its own search box).
Webaroo have also organised webpacks, these are topic packs you can download to browse and search offline.
What if you are on the train on the way home with a laptop on your lap with no connection to read feeds?
All you have to do before you leave work is fire up your desktop RSS Reader, then index all the webpages (not websites neccessarily, although this would be good…so if you subscribe to 50 feeds, you download the index of 50 whole websites, or maybe you can just index the webpage of every post in your RSS Reader)…and also index all the outgoing links from every item from every feed in your RSS Reader.
This way when you are on the train, you can launch your desktop RSS Reader and read the latest posts, if they are only summaries just click to the native post, even browse around that site (if the whole site is indexed opposed to just the webpage).
When reading a post in your RSS reader click on a hyperlink in the body of a post, this will open up that webpage.
So, I guess, it will emulate an experience like you are online.
Read, Research, and Draft (the blog post process)
When I read feeds I like to bookmark, so if your desktop Feed Reader has a bookmarks clippings section you are in business.
I also like to clip/draft posts to blog about, if you use a desktop blogging client, then you are in business once again.
Although when I’m drafting a post I like to retrieve and maybe reference some of my old posts and webpages I point to in those posts, so I would need to index offline my whole blog, and each outgoing link (hyperlinked webpage).
Maybe I’d also like to index the webpage of each “read” item in my RSS Reader, or at least the one’s I have bookmarked.
Then when you are back online you can publish all your posts, collect all your unread items, and hop on the train again for your offline blogging process.
If I’m online I can collect all my new emails, and read the new mail in my desktop email client offline, the only thing is that if there are hyperlinks in these email’s, I won’t be able to connect to these URL’s as I’m not online.
I wonder if Webaroo can index all hyperlinks in your new mail automatically, so when you read your new mail offline you can click to URL’s just like the online experience.