The Web is Dynamic
Dynamic pages are those that may change at any time from its initial download. This could be from either the server's knowledge of a user or the actions of a user on the website. With many of today's pages created using dynamic technologies like CSS, AJAX, and other database-driven content, valuable information you may have wanted to save can be lost forever. Another problem that Iterasi addresses is the condition of "linkrot." This occurs when a page you've bookmarked disappears from the internet forever. With Iterasi's bookmarking service, you'll never have to lose information again.
The Iterasi application itself is a web browser toolbar. When you find a page you want to save, you click the "Notarize" button and the page is immediately transferred to a secure personal account, where a copy of the web page is saved including all images, forms, transactions, receipts, confirmations, and personalized content. Since Iterasi saves an exact replica of any web page you're looking at, it's great for things like saving online receipts or quickly capturing the contents of a page deep in search or after answering a series of questions.
Your private Iterasi account is accessible from any web browser. Within your account, you can view your saved pages, organize them into folder, add descriptions, or tag them. You can also search your saved pages using a powerful search agent that even searches the pages' text. Another great tool Iterasi provides for power users is the Scheduler, which will automate page captures on a regular basis so you can track and analyze changing web pages over time.
The Iterasi team said they've decided to start with IE7, so, at first, their toolbar with be IE-only. However, Firefox and Mac support will come later on. They based their decision on the fact that IE7 is the most widely adopted browser and the hardest to tackle, too.
When Can I Use It?
Iterasi was just announced at this year's DEMO conference and is about to go into a private beta. They are currently planning a mid-year official launch. However, you may be able to snag a beta invite by signing up here.
"As the Web increasingly becomes a more personal experience, there is a growing need for tools like Iterasi," said Chris Shipley, executive producer, DEMO. "By uniting saving, searching and retrieving for dynamic and static Web content, Iterasi will be one of the more useful buttons on the ever more crowded toolbar".
You can check out the demo of Iterasi for yourself here: