Wallabag: Open source self-hosting application to save websites

Wallabag: Open source self-hosting application to save websites

Wallabag: Open source self-hosting application to save websites

Today, we will talk about a open source app that prevents us from using reading apps proprietary, closed and commercial, or free and freemium, such as Instapaper, Pocket, Memex and Polar. And this is wallabag, a self-hosting PHP application.

Thus, wallabag is an application that we can install on our own or someone else's server, and that offers us a service similar to the aforementioned applications, in such a way that allows its administrator to manage the capture of the texts of the desired web pages, for later reading, in a personalized and refined way.

Wallabag: Introduction

It is not the first time that we talk about wallabag on the Blog. The first time was over 4 years ago, in our previous post called "Installing Wallabag on a VPS", which we invite you to review after completing this.

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Wallabag: Content

Wallabag: A self-hosting PHP application

According to his official site on GitHub , it is described as:

"A self-hosting application to save web pages: Save and classify articles. Read them later. With all freedom".

While, in his own official site It is described as:

"An application that you can use on your computer, thanks to its web interface. But you can also carry and use Wallabag everywhere. For example, you can save an article on your laptop at work, start reading it on your smartphone on the subway, and finish reading it on your portable device in bed.".

And in his website on Android It is described as:

"A post-reading app. That unlike other services, it is free and open source. It is made so that you can read and archive your articles comfortably. You can download at wallabag.org and follow the instructions to install it on your own server, or you can register directly at wallabag.it. This application for android allows you to read and manage your articles and automatically synchronize them with the wallabag server".

Current Features

wallabag It has been updated frequently since it was created, so currently its most notable features are:

  • Offers comfortable reading: Because it extracts the content of the article, only the content, and displays it in a convenient view format.
  • Allows you to migrate content hosted on other services: Such as Pocket, Readability, Instapaper or Pinboard.
  • Offers a practical and simple API: So that developers can connect their own apps to their installed Wallabag.
  • Supports many RSS readers / feed aggregators: Among which we can mention: Miniflux, Vienna RSS, FreshRSS, Tiny Tiny RSS, Leed, Feed Reader and Fiery Feeds.

And it is worth noting that wallabag, it is also an application supported by Yunohost, which can be verified in the following link. If you don't know Yunohost, we invite you at the end of this publication to read our related publication about it. Finally, in wallabag.it directly offer their use, which can be free trial for 14 days without any limitation.

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Its installation is really simple, and its documentation It is good and quite easy to understand, although for now it is not translated into Spanish, only English, French, German and Italian. To carry out the installation, follow the simple steps described in the following link.

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We hope this "useful little post" about the self-hosting PHP application called «Wallabag», which is considered by many to be one of the best open source options to Pocket, since it allows us to store any reading or article on our own server, giving us power over the content; be of great interest and utility, for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre y Código Abierto» and of great contribution to the diffusion of the wonderful, gigantic and growing ecosystem of applications of «GNU/Linux».

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