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Need a good screen scraper

Posted on 2014-11-09
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I need to scrap various news websites for articles on a specific topic.

What are some good programs? I want free or ones what are moderately priced, if they features are really good.

Thanks.
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Do you want to scrap html source code of the pages or a picture/ screen capture of them (under a selected web browser, since that may interfere)?
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I only care about words. So HTML titles and text.
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For HTML, specially if you want to display your captures, I would suggest that you drop an eye at Teleport Pro ($50, free trial version available), for which I have been a happy user for a long time.

I see that there are now more complete (and more expensive!) versions available... but they meet quite larger demands that maybe you don't have.
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I forgot to mention, I need it smart enough to:

- run on a cycle
- only flag the new articles

Is this still the choice?

I have also heard ScrapeBox and Mozenda are good.
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They seem a godd choice too if that matches your needs.
Teleport is more a "site scraper" to make complete copies of sites, not specially suited for massive pages like does ScrapeBox
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thanks
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Glad it helped. Thx for the points and grade
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