Web Scraping Software

Reviews, Tests, Tutorials, Ratings and Comparisons of Web Scraping Programs and Services

Anonymous Scraping with Visual Web Ripper

AnonymousIt’s very common to use proxy servers for web data extraction. If you want to stay undetected when you scrape a website, you have to change your IP address periodically. Otherwise it is very easy to detect unusual activity by observing a large number of requests from a single IP address. Visual Web Ripper has a built-in support of proxy servers called Private Proxy Switch. more…

Easy Data Visualisation with Silk.co

Data Visualisation with Silk.coThis is a guest post by .

With the rise of social media sharing, collaboration and a increasingly interested market for data, there are more and more people wanting to ‘play with data’ and learn using some basics free tools. So recently I’ve been trying to find a technically advanced and interesting combination of free tools to collect and visualise web data that will allow enthusiasts and students to get those all important initial quick and easy wins. more…

Kimono scraper is now enhanced with Pagination, Crawling and Data History

Several days ago I wrote the Kimono scraper review  where I mentioned that the service is short of pagination support and some other important functions. But it is fair to say that this service is developing quite rapidly and now they have not only added the ability to go over several pages and URLs, but even to keep the history of scraped data. Lets look at these features closely. more…

Captcha Breaker Review

Captcha Breaker BoxGSA Captcha Breaker is a CAPTCHA solving software. It uses Optical Character Recognition algorithms for CAPTCHA decoding. Being a standalone program it works independently of any online captcha recognition services (like DeathByCaptcha, BypassCaptcha and etc). This means that once you have paid for the program you don’t need to pay for each recognition anymore, and this allows you to save money when you need to recognize a huge amount of CAPTCHAs. more…

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