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    Octoparse

    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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    • lizzhang Upvoted a comment on Octoparse
      As a person who knows nothing about coding, Octoparse is a life-savor cuz it's no-coding and introduced me to web scraping. Just read this article published recently and decided to have a try: https://www.octoparse.com/blog/what-is-web-scraping-basics-and-use-cases/?altnet=
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    • lizzhang Upvoted a comment on Octoparse
      The free version is more generous than ParseHub free: you can do 10,000 pages in Octoparse versus just 200 pages in ParseHub. It is suitable for e.g. scraping biodiversity data, and is able to get the metadata for each record behind the links in a multipage lists search results. Setting up a workflow is done visually by point and click, using automated workflow helpers, and via "Tips" that prompt options. Getting the Workflow set up properly is a bit finicky. Unfortunately the Help focusses on visual examples from eBay, when I actually needed a discussion of how to assemble the Workflow structure. It saves to Excel among other export options. Although I found it takes a while to get the hang of it, once it works properly it is a very useful tool. Four stars -- one taken off because the Help needs more focus on 'coding' the Workflow structure, so you have to do a fair bit of trial and error yourself before you fly. But once you're there, it's 5 stars.
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