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Dexi.io Review

Dexi.io is a powerful scraping suite. This cloud scraping service provides development, hosting and scheduling tools. The suite might be compared with Mozenda for making web scraping projects and runnig them in clouds for user convenience. Yet it includes the API, each scraper being a json definition similar to other services like import.io, kimono lab and parseHub. more…

OutWit Hub Review

OutWit Hub is a software providing simple data extraction without requiring any programming skills or advanced technical knowledge. What impressed me about Outwit Hub is its general approach to data gathering: harvest everything (links, text, images, etc.) and, then, let the user choose what is needed (sift by scrapers). The program is apt to browse over links on pages, so this feature works well if multiple chains web scraping is required. more…

Helium Scraper Review

Helium Data ExtractorHelium Scraper is a visual data extracting tool standing in line with other web scraping software. This data extractor uses a search algorithm for scraping which associates the elements to be extracted by their HTML properties. This differs from the general extraction methods for web scrapers. This feature works well in cases in which the association between elements is small. For example, if you want to scrape the search engine results it’s not easy to get the needed info from them using only XPath or Regexes. This scraper facilitates extraction and manipulation of more complex information with the aid of JavaScript and SQL scripts. It’s exceptionally good for visual inner join multi-level data structures.
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