Mercury Webparser Alternatives

    Mercury Webparser is described as 'With just one API request, Mercury takes any web article and returns only the relevant content — headline, author, body text, relevant images and more — free from any clutter. It’s reliable, easy-to-use and free'. There are five alternatives to Mercury Webparser, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux and BSD. The best alternative is Scrapy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great sites and apps similar to Mercury Webparser are Portia (Free, Open Source), ProxyCrawl (Freemium), Newspaper (Free, Open Source) and Lateral.io Article Extractor API (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 12, 2020

    1. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      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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    2. ProxyCrawl helps you stay anonymous while crawling the web, web crawling protection the way it should be.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Python
      Newspaper is a news, full-text, and article metadata extraction built with Python 3. FEATURES - Works in 10+ languages (English, Chinese, German, Arabic, ...
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    3. This is a REST API which provides the full text of an article based on a web url. Note: Uses 'Newspaper' under the hood. https://lateral.io/docs/article-extractor.
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