I love the web.

However, rediscovering information that I had once encountered on the web isn’t always easy. Link rot is real. Site pages and blog posts do get removed. Search results do change dynamically and no longer yield the expected result. Tweets and posts do get deleted.

I started PageDash as a side-project to fix my own problem. I hated losing information, hence I tried to clip every web page I found useful (I use Evernote Web Clipper, but the rendering can be awful). I could not find anything that was able to save the web page faithfully exactly as I saw it, short of saving the page manually.

PageDash aims to solve this problem. The entire website and its dependencies are copied, processed, and saved into PageDash. Once in PageDash, the website can be rendered again in its original format, even if the original web page disappears.

PageDash handles saving the logged-in content of website. This can be done because PageDash uses a browser extension to save your information, unlike most web archivers that require a website to be publicly accessible in order to archive it.

If you can see it, PageDash can save it, more or less. The web is huge and there are many corner cases where PageDash still struggles. We’ll get there eventually as PageDash matures.

I am charging for PageDash because I am building and maintaining PageDash full-time, though there is also a limited free tier meant for you to try it out. It’s still early days and many features are yet to come, but we can only get there with your support and feedback. I hope that you can support PageDash by becoming a paid user, while finding much utility in it.

Jonathan Lin
PageDash Founder