Octoparse Software


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.



51 Reviews of Octoparse

Overall rating

4.73 / 5 stars

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December 2018

Jeremy from Internet

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

1 of 5

Value for money

1 of 5

Customer support

1 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

Company is in China - Can't Get Good Support

Just go with another service that has support hours during the business day.

Pros

Pretty good set of features. That's all I can say about it.

Cons

Company is in China. If you need support you can't get it during the business day in the US. So support is you send one email on monday, they email you overnight, you email them tuesday, it is sooooo slow to make any progress on an issue.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

Octopus review

it made lot simple our deployment process to push the changes to different clients at a time.

Pros

I liked the tentacles concept that will be useful to push the changes to more than one area/customer.
it works really great to implement CI/CD when working with TeamCity to build your software.
I like the creation of variable to manage different environments to deploy our product.

Cons

UI can be more enhanced for better quality.
creation channels needs to be improved.
it would be nice if we have an option to auto email option built in with results of each deployment.

October 2018

Geoffrey from Sabbatical

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

reduce repetitive work

good value

Pros

I was manually going through the linkedin sales navigator to check on changes to a saved search I had done. After setting up Octoparse, it grabs all the changes to my saved search and saves them into a google sheet that eliminates a lot of clicks to get to the same information. I also saved a lot of time.

Cons

It's a point-and-click software, which takes a while. It was worth it after automating my previously manual process.

July 2018

Philip from Teleplanning

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

The excellent product provides the maximum extraction over a time period

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.

May 2018

Ponde from Africa Capacity Alliance

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

May 2018

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

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

April 2018

Ron from Sanico Cleaning Solutions

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Reasonably Easy to Use Scraping Tool

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.

March 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

2 of 5

March 2018

Seems great; too bad it's Windows-only

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.

Response from Octopus Data of Octoparse

Replied April 2018

Thanks for supporting Octoparse!

March 2018

Kieran from Retail

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2018

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

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.

November 2017

Umberto from Politecnico di Bari

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

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

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.

October 2017

Jason from Fiber Home Ltd.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

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

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.

October 2017

Claire from Vision Skieer Ltd.

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

Octoparse is the best web scraping tool to extract data!

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.

August 2017

Cindy from CUHK

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

A great free web scraper to extract data online within seconds

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.

August 2017

Andy from ProCraft Cabinetry

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

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

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!

August 2017

Bepa from TCL

Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Great Data extraction tool!

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

August 2017

Yue from Duke

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

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

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.

August 2017

Summer from ZJU

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

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

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.

August 2017

Yue from WHU

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Great web scraping tool to extract data online!

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.

August 2017

Yukshin from University of Sydney

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2017

Free Data Extractor

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

July 2017

Timohu from USAEDU

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2017

Octoparse gave me a surprise on web scraping!

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.

July 2017

Stephanie from Permasteelisagroup

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2017

Helpful Extraction Tool!

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.