Most scraping solutions fall into two categories: Visual scraping platforms targeted at non-programmers (Import.io, Content Grabber, Dexi.io, etc.), and scraping code libraries like Scrapy or PhantomJS which require at least some knowledge of how to code.
After almost 3 years in running this scraping blog and reviewing dozens of products; in this small post I’d like to categorise the tools/means used for web scraping available to end user. Here are the typical examples of scrapers in those categories.
They also released a new beta version of the tool that is essentially a better version of their extraction tool, with some new features and a much cleaner and faster user experience. more…