Zhenyi Tan And a Dinosaur

Launch: Rewinder

Rewinder is a Safari extension that lets you go back in time and see how websites looked in the past.

Okay, but that’s just marketing-speak. Rewinder is actually a front-end for the Wayback Machine API, and its UI is inspired by Time Machine. But instead of using arrow buttons, you can navigate through different snapshots by simply scrolling the page.

(Not shown: the time it took to load all of these snapshots.)

You’re probably already familiar with Wayback Machine, so I won’t repeat its benefits here. (In case you’re not familiar with Wayback Machine, here’s a blog post generated by ChatGPT for you.)

Keep in mind that archive.org is very slow, so refresh the page if snapshots take too long (say, longer than 1 minute) to load. And avoid opening multiple archive.org pages too quickly, or you may encounter the 429 Too Many Requests error.

Rewinder Pricing

Rewinder is available for $1.99 on the App Store with no subscriptions, in-app purchases, ads, or tracking. Plus, it’s a universal purchase, so you only need to buy it once to use it on all your Apple devices. I hope you find Rewinder useful.

Rewinder Privacy Policy

Rewinder uses the Wayback Machine API, so check out their privacy policy. The Safari extension does not collect, store, or transmit any personal information.

Rewinder Support

If you have any questions, you can contact me via email or Mastodon.