Visual Web Ripper 3.0.19 | 24 MB
Visual Web Ripper is a powerful visual tool used for automated web scraping, web harvesting and content extraction from the web. Our data extraction software can automatically walk through whole web sites and collect complete content structures such as product catalogs or search results.
- Very user friendly visual project editor.
- Extract complete data structures, such as product catalogs.
- Repeatedly submit forms for all possible input values.
- Extract data from highly dynamic web sites including AJAX web sites.
- Harvest data undetected.
- Save data to CSV, Excel, XML and Databases.
- Web data extraction scheduler with email notifications and logging.
- Command-line processing and comprehensive API.
VWR Feature Highlights
Visual Web Ripper contains a wealth of advanced features that enables you to harvest data from even the most difficult websites. Our web scraping software contains far too many features to list them all here, so we'll show a few of the most important features that make our software so powerful and easy to use.
The Project Editor
Designing web scraping projects is easy with the visual project editor. No scripting or coding is required. Simply load the website in the built-in web browser and use your mouse to point and click on the content your want to extract and the links you want to follow. Configure a project to follow hundreds of links by just a few clicks. The project editor contains tools to assist you developing data extraction patterns that work even when the page layouts changes slightly, and it's all done by simple point and click operations.
Easily Capture Complete Content Structures
Visual Web Ripper can be configured to download complete content structures, such as product catalogs. You only have to configure a few templates and the web scraper will figure out the rest and download all the data for you. Our web scraping software has many advanced features to help you optimize web scraping performance and reliability. Such features are very important if you want to scrape data from thousands or even hundreds of thousands of web pages.
Repeatedly Submit Web Forms
Our web scraping software can submit web forms, such as search forms or online booking forms. A web form can be submitted for all possible input values, so a web scraping project could be configured to submit a hotel booking form for all possible room types for example. An input CSV file or a database query can be used to feed input values to a web form, so you could create a CSV file with thousands of search keywords and submit a search form for each keyword.
Extract Data from Highly Dynamic Websites
Most primitive web scrapers cannot extract data from highly dynamic websites, and even professional web scraping tools may have problems harvesting data from AJAX websites. Visual Web Ripper has a sophisticated set of tools that enables you to scrape data from the most complex AJAX websites, but please remember that some AJAX websites will be a challenge for the novice user.
Export Data to Almost Anywhere
Visual Web Ripper can export extracted web data to almost anywhere. You can export data to CSV, Excel, XML, SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and OleDB. You can also use an export script to completely customize data exports if you have basic programming skills. Our web scraper software can export data to Excel 2003+ and take advantage of features in Excel 2007+ such as outlining and embedded images.
Data is exported automatically to your chosen export destination when a data extraction project completes, so you don't have to export data manually. However, you can always export extracted data manually at any time to any export destination.
Harvest Data Undetected
Most people want to stay undetected when they scrape web data. If you are running an online shop and want to scrape your competitors' prices to compare with your own prices, then you probably don't want your competitors to know about it.
Visual Web Ripper can make it almost impossible to detect your web scraping activity. Visual Web Ripper can use an instance of Internet Explorer to connect to a website and if you also add a random time delay between requests, your web scraping activity will look like just another web user. You can also configure a web scraping project to use a list of proxy servers in order to hide your IP address.
Schedule Web Scraping Sessions
Scheduling is a very important part of web scraping. If you are scraping stock quotes and currency rates for example, you would probably want to scrape the data at least once a day, and it would quickly become tedious to run the web scraping project manually every time. Visual Web Ripper provides many useful scheduling options. An email can be sent to you every time a web scraping project completes, or an email can be sent only when the project fails.
Run Web Scraping Sessions from the Command-Line
Visual Web Ripper has a command-line utility you can use to run web scraping projects silently from the Windows command-line. This provides a very easy mechanism for running web scraping projects from nearly any Windows application including websites. You can pass input parameters to a web scraping project through the command-line, so you could build a website where visitors can enter a search keyword, and the website could then pass the search keyword to a web scraping project that extracts data from a 3rd party website.
Deep Integration with the Comprehensive API
Our web scraping software has a completely open API, so you can control nearly everything from your own applications. You can create and modify web scraping projects, run the projects and read the extracted data using the API.
- Windows 2008R2/2012/2012R2/7/8/10
- .NET v4.0 (will be installed automatically if it is not already installed on you computer)
- Internet Explorer v9 or later
Home Page - http://visualwebripper.com