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  • Date Added:
    Nov. 08, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


This Web spider utility detects and displays detailed information for a user-selected Web page, and it offers other Web page tools.

BlackWidow's clean, logically tabbed interface is simple enough for intermediate users to follow but offers just enough under the hood to satisfy advanced users. Simply enter your URL of choice and press Go. BlackWidow uses multithreading to quickly download all files and test the links. The operation takes only a few minutes for small Web sites.

Webmasters will love the comprehensive list of broken links and error codes. Finding file locations is simple, since the utility displays the full Web site directory structure. A handy feature searches a Web site to find all properly formatted e-mail addresses, although a tool to find broken addresses would have been a nice addition. It's easy to track the spider's process in the Threads tab, and you'll find a powerful net sniffer in the Net Spy tab that can watch all traffic that moves through your network card. Advanced users will enjoy tools to create plug-ins and apply filters to the spidering process.

The program loads with tips and information and includes a demo. The information is helpful, but the demo is incomplete, leaving some users with only a partial idea of the program's flexibility. Advanced users will appreciate BlackWidow's numerous features and flexibility.

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User Reviews

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1 stars

"Really Poor and Clumsy. PAY program... for what?"

July 12, 2015  |  By Klodfone

 |  Version: BlackWidow 6.30


What it promised was good but what I got was the directory list but no content from the website. The flash files and images were not collected in the folder as promised and it failed with flying colors upon test.


They don't get much worse than this. I am going to have to look for something better to pull content from websites.


Save your time. Save yourselves. Look elsewhere unless you are a sadist and like beating yourself over the head to make this work.

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4 stars

"I'm impressed -- up and running in 10 minutes."

January 31, 2013  |  By karynl

 |  Version: BlackWidow 6.30


This couldn't be much easier. Its fast, efficient, and I haven't found any glitches so far. When I had a weird javascript message show up in the browser address line, their support got back to me within an hour and explained the issue.


When you use the browser, don't click the enticing green arrow. It might work for you, but I got a javascript message in the URL field and of course it couldn't scan that. When I followed support's instructions, and just put the address, didn't click anything, and then said "Scan" everything worked perfectly.


I haven't finished evaluating the program yet, but so far it seems very fast, flexible and full featured. Of all the things it says it does, I can vouch for all the ones that fall under the "Basic" tab. I will leave it to someone else to evaluate the Advanced features. If you have a use for this, it's going to save you some SERIOUS time and frustration!

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Full Specifications

Publisher SoftByte Labs
Publisher web site
Release Date November 08, 2011
Date Added November 08, 2011
Version 6.30
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Download Managers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.77MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 423,105
Downloads Last Week 25
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $39.95

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