Visual Web Ripper is a data extraction tool for web scraping, web harvesting and data extraction from the Internet. Visual Web Ripper can automatically scan through web sites and collect complete content structures such as product catalogs or search results, and save the content in many different formats, including databases, spreadsheets, and XML.
I been with visual web ripper since the beginning. I have seen it grow. i actually look forward to updates cause its always a new feature..I originally bought it for a project i was doing with forums..now i use it for all kinds of stuff....
There is a learning curve..but once u learn the basics its very simple...plus they have the forum. and videos and documentation...
bottom line is id recommend this product to anyone that works online. i use it mainly for a small real real estate firm i run. But really could be used for anything....
June 10, 2009
Version: Visual Web Ripper v1.9
* Well designed layout and works with Ajax sites.
* Spectacular email support & video tutorials.
* Exports to excel for easy bulk post-processing and no problems from special characters that there can be when using XML or CSV etc.
Barebones help documentation other than video tutorials, but if you have specific questions you can always email them.
I tried around 10 other web scrapers before purchasing this one (now version 2). This was the only one that had an intuitive well designed layout that could properly navigate complex sites based on how you tell it to, and that really worked like it promised and whats more worked with complex ajax sites where others did not.