Tutorial by Webrecorder (the team behind the Conifer service). Detailed tutorial from the developer.

Conifer (formerly Webrecorder; the name changed to signify a new status as a permanent service under Rhizome) in an online service with free registration. It will record websites as the users browses them (anything you click on), and is especially intended to capture “dynamic web content” such as embedded video, javascripts, social media feeds, etc.

Autopilot is an experimental feature on Conifer allowing autoscroll of the present session page. The Webrecorder team is still developing software that provides many of the functions available on Conifer in desktop applications. If one needs to archive Twitter feeds or similar using Autopilot, the local applications tend to provide more stable results. Please check the Webrecorder Tools page for more information on this.

A Conifer user account has a 5 GB data capacity. Recorded data can be downloaded (thus freeing space for new recordings) and also updated with additional browsing.

Downloaded recordings are in the WARC file format, and may be replayed with the dedicated application (please see Webrecorder Tools page).


Contact: Niels Brügger; nb (at)

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