'WebOffline for Chrome' Lets You Save Web Pages for Offline Viewing in Chrome for iOS
Apple’s Mobile Safari can cache Web pages for offline use, so why not have the feature in Google Chrome for those of you that prefer Google’s browser to Apple’s? A new jailbreak tweak dubbed WebOffline for Chrome
by iOS developer Davide Mainas brings offline mode to Google Chrome for iOS.
As shown, the tweak adds a new offline button to the Google Chrome menu, which looks like a Wi-Fi signal symbol with a line through it. When viewing a Web page, you can tap that button to save the Web page so it can be viewed when you don’t have an active Internet connection. After tapping the button, you will receive a green notification at the bottom of the screen that tells you the Web page has been successfully saved. Now you're all set.
If you turn off your Internet connection, as we have below, you will be able to close out of all your tabs, open a new tab, and see a new menu like the one below:
Just tap on the button that resembles the Wi-Fi icon with a line through it, like the one you tapped earlier, and you will see all of the Web pages you have saved to view while offline. You can simply tap on any of them and the Web page will load up regardless of not having an Internet connection.
Additionally, you can hold down on any of the Web pages you’ve saved for offline viewing to bring up a menu that allows you to delete any of the pages you don’t need anymore.
If you are often out of range of cellular signal, use a non-cellular iOS device on the go, or just don’t want to use public Wi-Fi hotspots, then this offline mode may come in handy. It does require iOS 5 and that you install the free Google Chrome application from the App Store if you haven’t already. You can grab it in the BigBoss repository today!
Note: If you downloaded version 1.0 of the tweak and experienced any crashing issues, version 1.0.1 is out and fixes this problem.
WebOffline for Chrome
iOS 5+, Google Chrome