Newspaper Alternatives

    Newspaper is described as 'news, full-text, and article metadata extraction built with Python 3'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Newspaper for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, SaaS, Windows, Google Chrome and Mac. The best alternative is Scrapy, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Newspaper are Portia (Free, Open Source), ScrapeHunt (Paid), Zyte (Paid) and artoo.js (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 3, 2021

    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. Want to build a SaaS? Or find new customers? Or supercharge your marketing? ScrapeHunt gives you the benefits of scraping without the headache of scraping. Get a scraped database in less than 60 seconds 🚀
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      • Online
      Turn web content into structured data. Lead maintainers of Scrapy.org.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Google Chrome
      • JavaScript
      • Node.JS
      artoo.js is a piece of JavaScript code meant to be run in your browser's console to provide you with some scraping utilities.


      • Online
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      Scrape and extract data from any product page without getting blocked ! https://www.scraping-bot.io/ is a great tool for web developers who need to scrape data from a URL. Scraping-Bot.
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    3. WebHarvy is a visual web scraper which can be used to easily extract data from websites. WebHarvy can easily extract Text, HTML, Images, URLs & Emails from websites, and save the extracted content in various formats.
    4. One of the most frustrating parts of automated web scraping is constantly dealing with IP blocks and CAPTCHAs.
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    5. Octoparse is a modern visual web data extraction software. Both experienced and inexperienced users would find it easy to use Octoparse to bulk extract information from websites, for most of scraping tasks no coding needed.
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    6. ProxyCrawl helps you stay anonymous while crawling the web, web crawling protection the way it should be.
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