Octoparse Software


48 reviews(5.0/5)
48 reviews(5.0/5)

Octoparse is a cloud-based web data extraction solution that helps users extract relevant information from various types of websites. It enables users from a variety of industries to scrape unstructured data and save it in different formats 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 collect information on consumer sentiment.

Octoprase's Wizard mode provides users step-by-step instructions to extract data, while the Advanced mode provides advanced features for more complicated web pages.

Octoparse offers services on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via email and through an online knowledge base.

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows XP , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Philip from Teleplanning

    July 2018

    The excellent product provides the maximum extraction over a time period

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The ability to set a loop and the ability to automatically repeat the process adds to the level of functionality. Excellent customer support both accurate and timely.

    Cons

    Excel extract should automatically be transposed to provide a useful view for the audience. Creating a new task should be easier.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ponde from Africa Capacity Alliance

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Octoparse is a powerful data extraction tool and it has added so much value to my job

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    This is web data extraction made simple and faster. Try it out

    Pros

    It is an outstanding product with very great capabilities especially for research work, and it is prizing is within reach.

    Cons

    It took some time before i was confident of my capabilities to use the App, but I can surely say that it is worth the time sacrificed to know how it works

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ron from Sanico Cleaning Solutions

    Specialty: Distribution

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Reasonably Easy to Use Scraping Tool

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    Pros

    I like how robust the features of this program are. It is one of the better scrapers I've used to product catalog information.

    Cons

    There is a pretty hefty learning curve for beginners. As an intermediate skilled user of scrapers myself I get what I'm looking for after a couple tries.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    Seems great; too bad it's Windows-only

    Ease-of-use
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    Pros

    Octoparse has a great feature set and attractive pricing. Among scraping software, it's a strong contender for one of the most user-friendly and feature-rich.

    Cons

    Too bad it's only an option if you're on Windows. Agencies and other environments that tend to be Mac shops won't be able to consider it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra

    Response: Octopus Data, Octoparse

    April 2018

    Thanks for supporting Octoparse!

  • Kieran from Retail

    March 2018

    Outstanding capabilities, and the customer support is second to none.

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    Pros

    It can be used to scrape a huge variety of data on any website, and the customer support is fantastic.

    Cons

    It takes a while to learn how to use it, but if you are willing to learn from a variety of text/video sources it is well worth the effort.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Umberto from Politecnico di Bari

    November 2017

    This is a very powerful and useful product for my research!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like how it works and its ease of usage...you don't need to be a developer for using it and it takes just few time for understanding it.

    Cons

    You just need to spend few time at the beginning for setting it and make it working properly on your machine.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from Fiber Home Ltd.

    October 2017

    Octoparse is a good web data extraction tool even for programmers!

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    Pros

    Octoparse is a good data extraction tool that could extract data from almost every website. You don't need to write the code separately yourself to scrape different website. Octoparse could handle all these problems. Besides, Octoparse Cloud Service also allows you to get the updated data automatically without keeping your machine working by scheduling your task. This does help me a lot.

    Cons

    Very few websites aren't compatible with Octoparse built-in browser. I really hope that their specialist could deal with this problem in the near future.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Claire from Vision Skieer Ltd.

    October 2017

    Octoparse is the best web scraping tool to extract data!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like Octoparse cloud service best. It allows me to schedule my task and run at regular time, thus I could get the updated data automatically every day.
    Also, it has strong functions to extract different kinds of websites, which is really brilliant.
    The pricing is acceptable compared to other data extraction tools, no matter to say that it provides discounts for journalism.

    Cons

    It would take you a little time to start your first task. But with the help of its detailed tutorials, you could finally make it.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Cindy from CUHK

    August 2017

    A great free web scraper to extract data online within seconds

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I use Octoparse to extract the comments on Twitter for my academic research. It did really help as you just need to make a simple crawler to extract the data online automatically. Though at first I didn't have any idea on how to make a crawler, I finally made it with the help of the detailed tutorials and support team.
    The free version is quite powerful since it could scrape almost every website. But I need the CLOUD SERVICE to schedule the tasks to run every day to get the updated data. That's why I choose the premium plan. With the great discounts offered specially for academic research, it's not a problem to afford that for us students.

    Cons

    It couldn't solve the Captcha problem on cloud service and I had to do that in local machine if I want to extract such kind of websites.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andy from ProCraft Cabinetry

    August 2017

    Octoparse is a great web scraper to make a price monitor!

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Octoparse is really a great data extraction tool to scrape product information online. As a e-commerce owner, I need to keep an eye on price. With the help of Octoparse cloud service, I just need to make a simple crawler(no coding needed actually) to extract the product price and then schedule the crawler to run every day automatically to get the updated data. It really saves me a lot of time and the extracted data helps me make a wise strategy. That's why I choose the premium plan despite of the powerful function of the free plan.
    Furthermore, Octoparse now is offering great discounts for new users and give continuous support to the old users. It is really worth a try.

    Cons

    Some websites need to modify the XPath if you want to exactly get the data you want. This would be a little difficult for me at first. But with the help of abundant tutorials and XPath tool, I finally got it!

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Bepa from TCL

    Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees

    August 2017

    Great Data extraction tool!

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Cost .

    I'm a Sales manager and have to deal with massive profiles of customer. Every info was unstructured data and was hard to read through, which caused much headache. That was a luck a friend introduced Octoparse to me, a great web scraping tool, it boosted much of my work efficiency, and my team succeeding in exceeding sales target. Great software! Great Help!

    Cons

    Customer support

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Yue from Duke

    August 2017

    Octoparse is really a good data extraction tool. It helps me a lot for my academic research.

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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I like Octoparse Cloud Service most. I need to update the data every day and the cloud service enables me to schedule the crawlers run daily on Octoparse cloud servers automatically without having to keep my computer on. This really save me a lot of time and help me get a lot of original data online for my academic research.
    Besides, I do appreciate they offer great discounts for us students. It is really helpful to me.

    Cons

    Sometimes the support replied a little late. It would be better if they could reply a little earlier.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Summer from ZJU

    August 2017

    Octoparse is quite a good tool to scrape the information online.

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Octoparse helps me to extract some heath care information online, which is quite helpful to my research. At first I was usually suck in some websites, like pagination, scrolling-down, but the tutorials help me a lot to figure out the problem and I finally succeeded in getting the data I want.
    Besides, I do appreciate Octoparse support team. They did help me a lot.

    Cons

    The cost is a bit expensive. But luckily, they offer great discounts to students now. And I hope the premium plan could also deal with the Captcha one day.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Yue from WHU

    August 2017

    Great web scraping tool to extract data online!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Octoparse is able to extract almost every website. With the powerful XPath selector, it could specify locate the items that I want to scrape. Besides, there are plenty of tutorials available online to help me quickly master Octoparse. It's really very helpful.
    Compared to other web scraping tools, the price is relatively acceptable. But if you think it's too expensive, you could also choose the free one, whose function is also very powerful.

    Cons

    It couldn't extract the images directly. It could only extract the URLs of the images and I have to use other application to download the images.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Yukshin from University of Sydney

    August 2017

    Free Data Extractor

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    I am a postgraduate, and I got many essays and researches. All of these require mass of data, then Octoparse gave me a big hand on this. Strongly recommended!

    Pros

    Free

    Cons

    Not so easy to use

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Timohu from USAEDU

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    July 2017

    Octoparse gave me a surprise on web scraping!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Nice and clean interface, the work flow panel is simple and user friendly. Ease of Use.

    Cons

    Customer support doesn't reply instantly, though they solve problems later, it's annoying sometimes.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Stephanie from Permasteelisagroup

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    July 2017

    Helpful Extraction Tool!

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Point-and-Click interface. this feature makes me feel arranged while I'm using Octoparse, it's clear to see which step I am in, and what step should I do next.

    Cons

    Customer Support. the customer supports dont reply instantly, sometimes it takes hours to reply my e-mails.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alle from CO-WISE

    July 2017

    Great Data Extraction Tool!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Comparing to other popular extractors, the price is very worthy, and its functions work very well, fulfill my needs with a lower price.

    Cons

    Though it doesnt need to code, but it requires a series of tutorials before I got started. It's a good thing it didn't take so long.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Marco from United International College

    July 2017

    Octoparse helps much on my research reports!

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    Pros

    Octoparse is a great web scraping tool. It's free to code, and its tutorials r quite easy to understand. Year 3 student life got no spare time, Octoparse helps me save some time extracting data.

    Cons

    It's quite expensive, but I bought it in a discount price so I think this purchase is perfect. Highly recommended!

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Johnson from fiberhome

    July 2017

    Octoparse is a helpful web scraping tool!

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Never knew data extraction could be such an easy thing before I discovered Octoparse. It fulfills the functions I expected, I can easily obtain data I wish now.

    Cons

    I have not do any comparison with other brands, Octoparse was the first web scraping tool I ever used. If there were any con I would say it's that the websites claim users do not need to code, but users still need to learn a bunch of tutorials before use.

    Review Source: Capterra
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