We had a few use cases in mind when we built freze.
For example, you might want to cite an article or website that you're worried might change (if you're citing a mistake, for example) or be taken down (if the site isn't stable, for example).
It will work on almost every URL, with the following exceptions: the page must not require authentication or postdata (form entry).
Because we don't archive dependencies, the design and usability of the cached page could break. If you need to preserve the full look and/or functionality of a page, we recommend taking a screenshot or using the 'save as' option available in most browsers.
The to-do bucket list
- Take a high-res screenshot of the page, while we're at it. (mostly instituted. Up to a 1-minute delay, which I'd like to reduce. Try freze.it/URL~)
- Better support for sites that use relative links. Right now we can only detect relative href=, src= and background= links. We're hoping this gets better soon.
- Support for caching pages that require authentication or have saved states (such as POST data) (mostly done. Try the bookmarklet on the front page. Screenshot, however, reflects non-logged-in state).
- Paragraph-level linking and highlighting for all saved pages (stole a lot of NYT code whole-sale. Need to modify it to fit use case, also work on content standardization [such as turning double brs into p tags])
- API for public use and plugins for popular Twitter apps
- User accounts for history. Twitter OAuth preferred. (via @nathangibbs)
We were worried about that. freze is built and maintained by William P. Davis. Go ahead and shoot him an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact him on Twitter @williampd.