Octoparse is a cloud-based web data extraction platform that can pull relevant information from almost any type of website. It enables users from a variety of industries to scrape unstructured data and save it in the format of their choice, including Excel, plain text and HTML.
Users can click an element on a web page to select the type of data to extract. Octoparse allows users to run multiple extraction tasks simultaneously. Tasks can be scheduled to run at regular intervals, or they can be run in real time.
Users can also scrape product comments and reviews and social media channels to gain insight into consumer sentiment.
Octoprase has two modes of operation: Wizard mode and Advanced mode. Wizard mode provides users step-by-step instructions to extract data, while Advanced mode provides advanced features for more complicated web pages.
A free version is available, or users can upgrade to the Standard or Professional editions. Upgraded versions offer extra features such as additional concurrent tasks and priority support.