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What is Apify?

Apify is a platform that enables developers to create, customize and run cloud-based programs called actors that can, among other things, be used to extract data from any website using a few lines of JavaScript.
Apify is a tool in the Web Scraping API category of a tech stack.

Who uses Apify?

Companies

Developers
10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Apify.
Pros of Apify
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Perfect for Heavy Java Script Websites

Apify's Features

  • Control the crawler with few simple lines of Javascript with jQuery, Underscore.js or any other client-side library
  • Crawl javascript-heavy websites with ease
  • No need to install browser plugins, download any tools, setup cron jobs, databases or proxy servers
  • Integrate with any tools using rich API and webhooks

Apify Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Apify?
Puppeteer
Puppeteer is a Node library which provides a high-level API to control headless Chrome over the DevTools Protocol. It can also be configured to use full (non-headless) Chrome.
Scrapy
It is the most popular web scraping framework in Python. An open source and collaborative framework for extracting the data you need from websites. In a fast, simple, yet extensible way.
BeautifulSoup
It works with your favorite parser to provide idiomatic ways of navigating, searching, and modifying the parse tree. It commonly saves programmers hours or days of work.
import.io
import.io is a free web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in your hands. Using our tools you can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required.
ParseHub
You can extract data from anywhere. ParseHub works with single-page apps, multi-page apps and just about any other modern web technology. ParseHub can handle Javascript, AJAX, cookies, sessions and redirects. You can easily fill in forms, loop through dropdowns, login to websites, click on interactive maps and even deal with infinite scrolling.
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