Octoparse


What is Octoparse?

"Octoparse is a free client-side Windows web scraping software that turns websites into structured tables of data without coding. Automatically extract web data within minutes."

Octoparse is a free client-side Windows web scraping software that turns unstructured or semi-structured data from websites into structured data sets without coding. It's an easy-to-use web scraping tool that collects data from the web. Crawlers run in Octoparse are determined by the extraction rules configured. The extraction rule would tell Octoparse: which website is to be open; where the data is you plan to crawl, etc. provides high speed data collection, performing up to 10 concurrent threads.

Being a Windows application, Octoparse works well for static and dynamic websites, including those whose web pages are using Ajax. There are various export formats of your choice like CSV, EXCEL, HTML, TXT, and databases (MySQL, SQL Server, and Oracle).

Octoparse simulates human operations to interact with web pages. Its remarkable features such as filling out forms, entering a search term into the textbox, etc., would make it much easier to extract web data. You can run your extraction project either on your own machines (Local Extraction) or in the cloud (Cloud Extraction).

Octoparse provides a visual operation pane, which is very user friendly and straightforward. Octoparse simulates human web browsing behavior like opening a web page, logging into an account, entering text, pointing-and-clicking web elements, etc. Just click the information on the website in the built-in browser and perform the extraction, you will get the structured data you need. Scraping the web on a large scale simultaneously, based on distributed computing, is the most powerful feature of Octoparse. After you upload your configuration project to the cloud, you can choose to perform the extraction concurrently by using many cloud servers.

If you need to scrape 10,000 web pages within a short time, then Octoparse cloud service fits best.


Octoparse scored 87/100 in the Data Mining category. This is based on user satisfaction (85/100), press buzz (39/100), and other relevant information on Octoparse gathered from around the web.

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Octoparse Product Overview

  • Point and click Interface

  • Deal with 98% of websites

  • No need to code

  • Supports proxy and API

  • Automatic IP rotation -- avoiding your IP being blacklisted

  • Scheduled extraction tasks

  • Built-in XPath tool and RegEx tool


Languages: English

Data Mining Software Buyer Guide 2020

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select Data Mining software for business. Published in June 2020.

Data mining is the process of using historical or large amounts of data to generate new information and insights. Data mining solutions allow you to use diverse datasets gathered from different sources to extract new learnings and make smarter decisions.

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Octoparse Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • A/B Testing
  • Analytics
  • API
  • Big Data
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • CRM Integration
  • Dashboard
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization
  • External Integrations
  • Feedback Management
  • Forecasting
  • Keyword Tracking
  • Multi-App
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Scheduling
  • SEO
  • Task Scheduling/Tracking
  • Third-Party Plugins/Add-Ons
  • Database
  • Custom Data Forms
  • Organization Management
  • Social Media Monitoring
  • Resource Management
  • Cloud Deployment
  • Data Conversion
  • Software Integration
  • Web Mapping
  • Workflow Management
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Octoparse Pricing Plans

Basic

Free
  • Automatically Extract Data
  • Support Manual IP Rotation
  • Scrape 98% Websites

Standard

$89.00
1 user(s) / month
  • API access
  • 6 Cloud Servers
  • Automatical IP rotation
  • Schedule Extraction
  • Skype Support

Professional

$189.00
1 user(s) / month
  • API access
  • 14 Cloud Servers, 2.3 time faster than the standard plan
  • Incremental Extraction
  • Split the task in Cloud Extraction

Plans starting from: $89.00/month Credit card required: No

Octoparse FAQs

Does Octoparse offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Yes - on the website.

Who are the main user groups of Octoparse?

Those people who are in need of data. The service has been successfully used in the areas of artificial intelligence, e-commerce, foreign trade, Internet finance, real estate, automobile, e-government, recruitment, social networking, etc.

What is Octoparse generally used for?

The most obvious use case of this service is product price comparison. Since price is the most important factor that influences consumer behavior, it’s crucial that companies make data comparisons - compare almost all the influential factors, to react promptly and maximize profit. For example: An e-commerce seller in Japan uses Octoparse to extract Amazon Mexico and eBay US market data in order to sell his Japanese product oversea by comparing the data from these two countries and determining product price differences. Or a user uses Octoparse to extract discounts and promotion information from competitors’ websites at 9:00am every day for competitive marketing analysis.

Does Octoparse integrate with any other apps?

No.

Does Octoparse offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Not yet.

Does Octoparse offer an API?

Yes, the premium versions offer API access.

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Octoparse User Reviews

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4.25/5 based on 21 user ratings.
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"One of the greate online pulic data extraction tools!"


What do you like about Octoparse?

Octoparse is very useful to people like me without a programming background but has needs for data and market analysis. It can help me extract data from many real estate websites simultaneously so I can always have the latest information for my clients.

What do you dislike about Octoparse?

It doesn't have a built-in data analysis and visualization feature, if you want to reformat the data or visualize it, you have to link it to your Excel or Power BI. If they add these features in the future, I definitely will pay more for that.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Octoparse solve?

I use it to scrape real estate information including price, location, dates, etc. I use these data to build my own database, so I can always recommend the most suitable offers to my customer.

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"Smart crawler generator"


What do you like about Octoparse?

I really enjoy using the Octoparse task template mode and auto-detected function. Both these are greatly friendly to non-programmer users, like me. What I need to do is simply enter a target URL.

One more great function I have to mention is schedule scraping. It's really useful to help me get newly updated data on Amazon.

What do you dislike about Octoparse?

I don't like the Octoparse built-in browser engine, Firefox 7.0, because some websites are not available with it. However, it seems that it has been changed to Chrome 8.0. in the latest version, Octopatse 8.1

What have you been using it for and what problems did Octoparse solve?

Scrape eCommerce data for price monitoring. Generally, I use the task template to scrape the price information on Amazon and eBay. Also, I customized two more with auto-detected.

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"I’m sure it’s a good product but customer service and policy could be imoroved"


What do you like about Octoparse?

Fairly easy to set up with limited programming experience. I wasn’t testing beyond the basics though.

What do you dislike about Octoparse?

Signed up for a trial but never received a notice when the trial was about to expire. Got hit with a non refundable fee. I get it, I should cancelled per the agreement but not sending a reminder email about the trial winding down sounds like this situation was the goal.

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"Great web scraper for data"


What do you like about Octoparse?

Easy to use. Octoparse is a beginner-friendly data scraping software. With all the tutorials online, I was able to get my hands on data analyzing.

What do you dislike about Octoparse?

Takes a while to master all the techniques. Luckily I got prompt help from cusomer service.

What have you been using it for and what problems did Octoparse solve?

I was doing my internship in a hotel conculting company, and one of the essential parts of our projects were to analyze the reviews and scores of all the best hotels in our targeted region. With octoparse, my team was able to collect all the feedbacks from the largest OTAs in the world and continue to do benchmarking.

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