Web Grabbing Software
Web grabbing can be a very difficult task, and unless you are an expert in scripting languages such as Python or Perl, you'll need to use a dedicated web grabber tool to be successful.
There are hundreds of web grabber tools available and it may be hard to decide which tool is best for you. The top-end web grabber tools may cost as much as one hundred thousand dollars while the low-end tools may cost as little as one hundred dollars, so what's the difference between expensive and cheap web grabber tools?
Expensive web grabber tools are often focused on scalability and performance, which are important features if you are extracting huge amount of time critical data. Expensive web grabber tools will often be able to extract data from complex web sites where cheap and primitive web grabber tools fail.
So where does Visual Web Ripper fit into all this. The price is certainly low, but we believe our software is comparable with the most expensive web grabber tools available. We believe Visual Web Ripper presents the best value for money of all web grabber tools we have seen, and this is a view that is shared with many of our existing customers, many of whom are businesses providing professional web scraping services.
The visual and ease-of-use approach in Visual Web Ripper makes it easy to extract data from most web sites, but at the same time Visual Web Ripper contains a lot of very advanced features which make it possible for advanced users to extract data from the most complex web sites. Visual Web Ripper provides high performance with it's multi-threaded web crawler collector, but web grabbers at the very top-end may outperform Visual Web Ripper slightly in web browser mode.