SnapIt™       ForeverData 


About SnapIt™

Make a permanent copy of a web page as it appears today with SnapIt™. Enter a URL, and then an image of the web page and a copy of its html text are preserved permanently and associated with a persistent URL. You can then use and publish the persistent URL to recall the preserved copy of the page, at any time. SnapIt™ is a reliable reference for academic and news publications, legal proceedings, and reference materials.

Web pages on the Internet are dynamic. They change and even disappear without notice. This poses serious problems for researchers, journalists, law firms, courts, and others needing to recall prior ads, camera views or content. SnapIt™ archives images of web pages permanently and assigns a perpetual URL for you to share and publish with the confidence that you can recall the content you preserved. (Browse the archive and read about case studies)


Below is an example of a capture of the website ( dated October 2, 2013. The URL,, is a permanent link to the preserved image. The SnapIt™ link can be used in journal references to record the exact content. The HTML text that generated the file is also permanently preserved at htp:// and can be used for text processing.


White House sample

URL: on October 2, 2013. Permanently archived at

Anyone in the public can use SnapIt™ to capture an image of a web page and get a permanent link to it. Anyone in the public can search the SnapIt™ repository of captured images for previously archived pages. Both of these services are freely available on SnapIt™ without membership. Just click on Archive or Search above to give it a try.

Membership offers additional benefits. As a member, you can schedule captures to proceed automatically at given time periods. You can annotate, search and download your own captures. You can also compile and view slideshows and use enhanced search and access features for captures archived in the entire repository. SnapIt™ provides members an interactive platform for gathering, organizing and presenting ever-changing web content. (Join SnapIt™)



Each SnapIt™ capture is date and time stamped and a cryptographic hash made to authenticate it. Hashed content across our entire collection is also hashed. If a capture from our collection is modified, our hashes can reveal that a change was made.



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Latanya Sweeney
Ji Su Yoo
Jinyan Zang



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