Octoparse is a powerful but easy-to-use and free web scraping tool that is being used by tens of thousands of individuals and companies all over the world. The word of Octoparse is the combination of the two words, “Octopus” and “Parse”. This implies that Octoparse can extract and parse data around the vast “Internet” ocean just like an octopus.
Octoparse turns unstructured web content into structured data, and then save the data in one format of your choices, such as Excel, Txt, Html, even upload the data directly to database server.
Octoparse has two modes, Wizard Mode and Advanced Mode. The former leads you step by step to grab any data you want. For more complicated web pages, you need to use its Advanced Mode which provides a lot more advanced features.