What is Octoparse?
It is a free client-side Windows web scraping software that turns unstructured or semi-structured data from websites into structured data sets, no coding necessary. Extracted data can be exported as API, CSV, Excel or exported into a database.
Octoparse is a tool in the Web Scraping API category of a tech stack.
Python, Selenium, Debian, Plotly, and Semantria are some of the popular tools that integrate with Octoparse. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Octoparse.
Why developers like Octoparse?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Octoparse
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- Point-and-Click Interface
- Simply point and click web data
- Automatically extract all the data in similar layout
- No coding required for most 98% websites
- Extract text, image URLs, links, etc
- Extract data from listing pages, sites with infinite scrolling, pagination, etc
- Extract data from dropdown menus
- Extract data behind login
- Automatically generates Xpath
- Built-in XPath tool
- Built-in RegEx tool
- Extract data using cloud servers 24/7 Extract and store your data on the cloud platform
- Automatic IP rotation -- Avoiding IP being blacklisted
- Scheduled extraction tasks
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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.
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.
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.
You don't need to write any code or install any software to extract data with Kimono. The easiest way to use Kimono is to add our bookmarklet to your browser's bookmark bar. Then go to the website you want to get data from and click the bookmarklet. Select the data you want and Kimono does the rest. We take care of hosting the APIs that you build with Kimono and running them on the schedule you specify. Use the API output in JSON or as CSV files that you can easily paste into a spreadsheet.