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What is Portia? Visual web scraping tool that lets you extract data without writing a single line of code. 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.

What is ScrapingBot? Scrape and extract data from any page without getting blocked. It is an efficient tool to scrape data from a URL. It works particularly well on e-commerce product pages, real estate listings or even google ranking. Use the Live test on the Dashboard to test without coding.

Portia and ScrapingBot can be categorized as "Web Scraping API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Portia are:

  • Extracts data from websites based on visual selections by the user
  • Creates generic web scrapers which are capable of extracting data from any web page with a similar structure
  • Exports scraped data in CSV, JSON, JSON-lines and XML

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

  • JS rendering (Headless Chrome)
  • High quality proxies
  • Full Page HTML

Portia is an open source tool with 7.55K GitHub stars and 1.21K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Portia's open source repository on GitHub.

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What is 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.

What is ScrapingBot?

It is an efficient tool to scrape data from a URL. It works particularly well on e-commerce product pages, real estate listings or even google ranking. Use the Live test on the Dashboard to test without coding.
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                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.
                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.
                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.
                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.
                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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