Octoparse 6.2reviewed by Tony Hill (rating: 4/5) on
Octoparse is a fully featured web page data extraction tool, with a clean and intuitive user interface. It offers two modes of data extraction, beginner and advanced mode. Advanced mode offers more configuration options for data extraction, while beginner mode is more suitable for less experienced users.
Both modes lets you extract data from single page, list or table, details from web pages linked from a list and from a manually specified list of urls. Each type of data extraction lets you define sections from web pages that include the data you want to extract, so in that way you can only extract the data you need. If pagination exists, you can also define next page button and Octoparse will automatically extract data from all pages. Each data extraction type also has a tutorial mode, which can guide you through the test process of data extraction.
Extraction process can be executed on local computer or it can be also executed on the cloud. Extraction from the cloud can be used for faster extraction from larger websites. After extraction has completed, users are able to preview extracted data and also export data to different formats, such as HTML, TXT, Excel or to database.
Octoparse offers a professional solution for extracting data from web pages. It can be used for different kinds of purposes, be it email extraction for marketing purposes, data extraction for analyzing market trends or any other purpose, and is suitable for simple tasks and also more complex tasks of data extraction. There are also detailed tutorials available online, in case there should be any uncertainties.
• Extract data from single page, list or table, details from web pages linked from a list and from a list of urls • Option to execute data extraction on the cloud • Export extracted data to different formats • Suitable for simple tasks and also more complex tasks of data extraction
• Free version comes with limitations • More complex data extraction tasks can be difficult for some users
What's new in this version
• Added a brand new feature -- Smart Mode to get data by just pasting in a URL • Added a brand new feature -- Ad Blocking to optimize the loading time of web page • Optimized the Export to Excel performance and resolved unexpected export errors • Optimized the Export to Database performance and resolved unexpected export errors • Improved the Incremental Extraction feature and enabled URL parameter option