Portia vs ScrapingBot: What are the differences?
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.