In-depth data puller

Pull phone numbers, links, and other data with this power tool.

Web Data Extractor promises to give users the power to remove any important data from a Web site. Whether seeking URLs, phone numbers, or more complicated information, this is a program that impresses with its scope and ease of use.

This program may overwhelm some users at first glance. Web Data Extractor has a complex interface full of options that took a little trial and error to get the hang of. The screen consists of a large blank window with several tabs labeled for URLs, e-mail, fax, meta tags, and more. In addition, there are icons that allow users to start new jobs, edit current ones, and start and stop their progress. First you have to create a new job. From there, input the URL and decide what needs to be extracted. From pulling e-mail addresses to seeking out specific words or data, the filter is customizable and surprisingly simple.

Clicking Start makes the interface come to life, as information is stored under the various tabs. Cycling through them is impressive, since the Web Data Extractor collects so much in such a short time. While it impresses, it also takes some time to get your bearings looking over so much information.

With so many variables, this program isn't for the less experienced user, and the cost will put off casual users. For those power surfers who want quick data pulls from URLs, Web Data Extractor delivers.

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