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import.io vs ParseHub: What are the differences?

What is import.io? Extract data from the web. 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.

What is ParseHub? Turn dynamic websites into APIs. 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.

import.io and ParseHub can be primarily classified as "Web Scraping API" tools.

Some of the features offered by import.io are:

  • Real-time data extraction
  • website automation
  • Automatic webpage conversion into data (Magic)

On the other hand, ParseHub provides the following key features:

  • Works with single-page apps, multi-page apps
  • Uses machine learning for its state-of-the-art relationship engine
  • Instantly shows sample data as you're working
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What is 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.

What is 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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          Diffbot
          Our APIs use computer vision, machine learning and natural language processing to help developers extract and understand objects from any Web page. We've determined that the entire Web can be classified into approximately 18 structural page types. From this basic understanding of common page layouts, Diffbot then uses computer vision, natural language processing and other machine learning algorithms to identify and extract the important items from within these pages.
          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.
          Kimono
          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.
          Portia
          Portia is an open source tool that lets you get data from websites. It facilitates and automates the process of data extraction. This visual web scraper works straight from your browser, so you don't need to download or install anything.
          Apifier
          Apifier is a hosted web crawler for developers that enables them to extract data from any website using a few simple lines of JavaScript and rapidly build new apps on top of existing third-party web apps and data sources.
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          ParseHub was able to get data from millions of pages, and deal with things like hidden elements, text appearing on hover only, and all sorts of scrolling pages. It is for sure very superior technically and can get data from pretty much any website

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