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. If one is logged into a social software account in the session, the function attempts to scroll down and open comments. Please refer to the autopilot page for the most recent list of specialised behaviours.

A 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 can be replayed with the dedicated Webrecorder Desktop App available for Windows, OS X or Linux. The Desktop App is found at the bottom of the Conifer front page.


Contact: Niels Brügger; nb (at)

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