Kimono Alternatives

    Kimono is described as 'kimono: Turn websites into structured APIs from your browser in seconds'. There are more than 25 alternatives to Kimono, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac and Google Chrome. The best alternative is UI.Vision RPA, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Kimono are Scrapy (Free, Open Source), Portia (Free, Open Source), ParseHub (Freemium) and import.io (Paid).

    This page was last updated Nov 4, 2020

    1. Open-source task and test automation tool and Selenium IDE. The UI.Vision RPA software is a browser extension that can do desktop automation as well! Use it for web automation, form filling, screen scraping and Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
    2. Scrapy is a free and open-source web-crawling framework written in Python. Originally designed for web scraping, it can also be used to extract data using APIs or as a general-purpose web crawler.
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      All the infrastructure bits that come with it if you need. Its pretty much impossible to do a significant crawl all by yourself (proxy management hell), so being able to get things working first and then lean on the backend infrastructure the scrapy guys have is a major relief.
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      Portia is an open source visual scraping tool, allows you to scrape websites without any programming knowledge required! Simply annotate pages you're interested in, and Portia will create a spider to extract data from similar pages.
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      Portia vs Kimono opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Portia is a great alternative to Kimono.
      I've tried portia for the last couple of days and seems like a good replacement.
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      Visual scrapers are nifty, but none of them can get you very deep into a complex site or multi-site crawl (gets frustrating really fast). So being able to use portia where it works, and then turn to the related but much deeper things like scrapy within the same infrastructure is a huuuuge bonus.
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    3. ParseHub is a web scraping tool built to handle the modern web. You can extract data from anywhere. ParseHub works with single-page apps, multi-page apps and just about any other modern web technology.
      ParseHub vs Kimono opinions
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      ParseHub is much better at getting websites from complicated sites. Kimono was great for something simple, but I found ParseHub to be a more powerful and flexible web scraper.
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      import.io is a web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in your hands. Using our tools you can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required.
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    4. A free, fully-featured, and extensible tool for automating any web or desktop application. UiPath Studio Community is free for individual developers, small professional teams, education and training purposes.
    5. Apify is a web scraping and automation platform - it extracts data from websites, crawls lists of URLs and automates workflows on the web. Turn any website into an API!.
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    6. WebSite-Watcher detects website updates and highlights all changes in the text. WebSite-Watcher monitors web pages, password protected pages, discussion forums and much more.
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      Diggernaut is a cloud-based service for web scraping, data extraction, and other ETL tasks. Schedule and run your scrapers in the cloud or compile and run on your PC.
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      Turn web content into structured data. Lead maintainers of Scrapy.org.
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