Web Archives

Web Archives

View archived and cached versions of web pages on 10+ search engines, such as the Wayback Machine, Archive․is, Google, Bing and Yandex

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What is Web Archives?
'Web Archives' is a Firefox extension that enables you to find and view archived and cached versions of web pages from over 10 search engines including Google, Bing and Wayback Machine. With easy integration into your browser toolbar and the ability to search from the context menu or address bar, it's a vital tool for browsing the web's history. It supports a range of archive sources, all of which can be toggled and reordered from the extension's options, making it customizable to your browsing needs.
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Stats
Rating: 4.65 (246)
Version: 5.0.0 (Last updated: 2023-11-09)
Creation date: 2017-08-16
Weekly download count: 960
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • alarms
  • contextMenus
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
  • tabs
  • activeTab
  • notifications
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 687.57K
Stats date:

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Web Archives
Web Archives (v5.0.0)
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Summary

Web Archives is a Firefox extension that enables you to find archived and cached versions of web pages. Searches can be initiated from the context menu, the browser toolbar, or the address bar in case of a server error.

Web Archives is an open source project made possible thanks to a community of awesome supporters. If you'd like to support the continued development of the extension, please consider contributing with Patreon, PayPal or Bitcoin.

A diverse set of archive and cache sources are supported, which can be toggled and reordered from the extension's options. Visit the wiki for the full list of supported search engines.

https://github.com/dessant/web-archives/wiki/Search-engines

PRO TIP: search for a link without visiting the web page by right-clicking on the link and searching from the context menu.

A handful of search modes are offered that serve different use cases. The search mode can be set independently for the context menu and the browser toolbar from the extension's options.

Search modes: • Tab: search for the web page opened in the active tab. This is the default search mode. • URL: search for a custom page URL.

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Allows for searching of a link by right-clicking on it
  • Helpful for finding news articles and archived websites
  • Saves time and effort
Cons
  • Issues with certain archive sources not functioning at times
  • Potential security concerns with unsolicited acquisition offers
Most mentioned
  • Helpful for finding news articles and archived websites
  • Saves time and effort
Recent reviews
by Tuana, 2024-05-13

by Tuana, 2024-05-13

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Safety
Risk impact

Web Archives is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Web Archives if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Web Archives has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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