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Web scraping (also termed web data extraction, screen scraping, or web harvesting) is a web technique of extracting data from the web, and turning unstructured data on the web  into structured data that can stored to your local computer or a database.

The web scraping technique is implemented by web scraping software tools. These tools interacts with websites in the same way as you do when using a web browser like Chrome. In addition to display the data in a browser, web scrapers extract data from web pages and store them to a local folder or database. There are lots of web scraping software tools around the web.

In this post, I’m going to make a huge list that complies 30 popular free web scraping software around the web. 


1. Beautiful Soup


Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for web-scraping HTML and XML files. You can  install this free web scraping software If you run Debian or Ubuntu system. 


2. Import. io is a free online web scraping software that allows you to scrape data from websites and organize into data sets. It has a modern interface that makes it easier to use.


3. Mozenda


The Mozenda screen scraper provides a data extraction tool that makes it easy to capture content from the web. It’ a point-and-click web scraping software.


4. ParseHub


ParseHub is a visual web scraping software that you can use to get data from the web. You can easily create APIs from websites that don’t provide them.


5. Octoparse


Octoparse is a free client-side web scraping software for Windows. It turns unstructured or semi-structured data from websites into a structured data set without coding. It will be useful for people who don’t know how to program.


6. CrawlMonster


CrawlMonster is a free web scraping software for your website SEO. It enables you to scan websites for different kinds of data points.


7. Connotate


Connotate provides solution for automating web data scraping. You need to request a consultation by providing examples of the type of web information you want to scrape.


8. Common Crawl


Common Crawl provides open datasets of crawled websites. It contains raw web page data, extracted metadata and text extractions.


9. Crawly


Crawly provides automatic service that scrapes a website and turns into structured data in the form of JSON or CSV.


10. Content Grabber


Content Grabber is a web scraping software targeted at enterprises. It allows you to create a stand-alone web scraping agents.


11. Diffbot


Diffbot is an automated tool for scraping structured data from web pages and turning a website into an API. It’s usually for developers.


12. Dexi. io is a professional cloud web scraping software for automated big data refinery. It offers both free and professional plans. It will be a great option for handling JavaScript.


13. Data Scraping Studio


Data Scraping Studio is a free web scraping software to harvest data from web pages, html, xml, and pdf. The desktop client is currently available for Windows only.


14. Easy Web Extract


Easy Web Extract is a visual web scraping software for business purposes. The unique feature of the software is the HTTP submit form.


15. FMiner


FMiner is a web scraping software with a visual diagram designer and it allow you to build a project with macro recorder.


16. Grabby


Grabby is a web scraping service that helps you scrape all the email address from websites. It’s fully browser-based and no installation required.


17. Helium Scraper


Helium Scraper is a visual web data scraping software that works pretty well when the association between elements is small.


18. Scrape. it


Scrape. It is a node.js web scraping software for humans. It’s a cloud-base web data extraction tool.



19. ScraperWiki



ScraperWiki changes its name to QuickCode. The product designed by The Sensible Code Company, is a Python and R data analysis environment.


20. ScrapingHub


Scrapehub provides a cloud-based web scraping platform that allows developers to deploy and scale their crawlers on demand. It will be a great option if you are a developers.


21. Screen Scraper


Screen Scraper is a web scraping software for different kinds of scraping. It’s not easy to master the software if you are a inexperienced user. It will take much time to learn the software.


22. Salestools. io provide a web scraping software that help sales performers to gather data on professional networks like LinkedIn, Angellist, Viadeo.


23. ScrapeHero


ScrapeHero as a API provider enables you to turn websites into data. It’s a recent rebranding of an existing web scraping business.


24. UiPath


UiPath is a robotic process automation software for free web scraping. It automates web and desktop data extraction out of most third-party Apps. You can install the robotic process automation software if you run Windows system.


25. Web Content Extractor


Web Content Extractor is an easy-to-use web scraping software for your private or enterprise purposes. It’s very easy to learn and master. It has a 14-day free trial.


26. WebHarvy Web Scraper


WebHarvy is a point-and-click web scraping software. It’s designed for non-programmers. The extractor doesn’t allow you to schedule.


27. Web Scraper. io


Web Scraper is a chrome browser extension built for scraping data from websites. It’s a free web scraping software for scraping dynamic web pages.


28. Web Sundrew


WebSundew is a visual scraping tool that works for structured web data scraping. The Enterprise edition allows you to run the scraping at a remote Server and publish collected data through FTP.


29. Winautomation


Winautomation is a windows web scraping tool that enables you to automate desktop and web-based tasks. The layout is clear and easy to follow.



30. Web Robots


Web Robots is a web scraping platform for scraping dynamic JavaScript heavy websites. The software is currently in beta.



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