SWF is a type of Flash file used to enrich web pages with different types of media content. Unlike images, SWF files cannot be readily saved from your browser by using the right-click menu. Sothink SWF Catcher will help you grab SWF files so that you can re-use or view them offline.
This program’s interface is easy to use, but there are some concepts that may be a little new to the general public, such as browser cache. Unfortunately, the online help is extremely short and does not help in using the program. The interface looks modern and well balanced, however. In this respect, most of the operations are carried out through the toolbar buttons. The first of these buttons helps you grab SWF files from your browsers’ cache. Let me explain to you that the cache is where Internet browsers temporarily store the elements present in the pages you visit. Four different browsers are supported: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari, which are the most widely used browsers nowadays. By clicking on this button and selecting one of these browsers from the dropdown list, you can have access to the Flash files stored in its cache. These files will immediately begin to appear on a list, along with their URLs, size and time. In addition, if you need further details of a given element, you can also select it from the list in order to preview it and access such properties as file version, frame height, compression, frame width, frame rate and frame count. Finally, you can select those files you wish to keep and save them to a custom disk location. more