Web Scraping Software

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

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…

Offline Browsing with Web2Disk

Laptop in a planeIn the good old days when dial-up internet was almost the only way to the riches of the Web, and most of the people had to pay for every minute they spent on the Internet, offline browsers were very popular. But even today you may find such software useful, especially if you need to access a website from a place with limited internet connection (e.g. plane). In this article I will tell you about a wonderful piece of software called Web2Disk which can pack a website onto a CD for you to take  wherever you go. more…

Import•io: the First Impression

Import.io logoThere are two extreme approaches for building a web scraper: to make it highly flexible and customizable but understandable for IT gurus only or to make it nice, simple and handy but limited in usage. All scraping software developers usually try to find a golden mean between these two approaches. In this article I want to introduce you to a relatively new startup, import•io, which says that anyone can scrape any data regardless of his or her IT skills. more…

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