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4 Best Easy-To-Use Website Rippers

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Sometimes you need to download the whole web site for offline reading. Maybe your internet doesn’t work and you want to save the websites or you just came across something for later reference. No matter the reason is, you need a website ripper software for you to download or get the partial or full website locally onto your hard drive for offline access.

 

What is a Website Ripper?

It’s easy to get the updated content from a website in real-time with an RSS feed. However, there is another way would help you to get your favorite content at hand faster. A website ripper enables you to download an entire website and save it to your hard drive for browsing without any internet connection. There are three essential structures - sequences, hierarchies, and webs that used to build a website. These structures would decide how the information is displayed and organized. Below is the list of the 10 best website ripper software in 2020. The list is based on ease of use, popularity, and functionality.

 

1. Octoparse

Octoparse is a simple and intuitive web crawler for data extraction without coding. It can be used on both Windows and Mac OS systems, which suits the needs for web scraping on multiple types of devices. Whether you are a first-time self-starter, experienced expert or a business owner, it will satisfy your needs with its enterprise-class service.

 

To eliminate the difficulties of setting up and using, Octoparse adds "Web Scraping Templates" covering over 30 websites for starters to get comfortable with the software. They allow users to capture the data without task configuration. For seasoned pros, "Advanced Mode" helps you customize a crawler within seconds with its smart auto-detection feature. With Octoparse, you are able to extract Enterprise volume data within minutes. Besides, you can set up Scheduled Cloud Extraction which enables you to obtain dynamic data in real-time and keep a tracking record. 

 

Website: https://www.octoparse.com/download

Minimum Requirements

Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Mac OS

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1

56MB of available hard disk space

 

 

 

2. HTTrack

HTTrack is a very simple yet powerful website ripper freeware. It can download the entire website from the Internet to your PC. Start with Wizard, follow through the settings. You can decide the number of connections concurrently while downloading webpages under the “set option.” You are able to get the photos, files, HTML code from the entire directories, update current mirrored website and resume interrupted downloads.

 

The downside of it is that it can not use to download a single page of the website. Instead, it will download the entire root of the website. In addition, it takes a while to manually exclude the file types if you just want to download particular ones.

 

Website: http://www.httrack.com/

Minimum Requirements

Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista SP2

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

20MB of available hard disk space

 

HTTrack 

 

3. Cyotek WebCopy 

WebCopy is a website ripper copier that allows you to copy partial or full websites locally for offline reading. It will examine the structure of websites as well as the linked resources including style sheets, images, videoes and more. And this linked resource will automatically remap to match its local path. 

 

The downside of it is that Cyotek WebCopy can’t parse/crawl/scrape websites that apply Javascript or any with dynamic functions. It can’t scrape raw source code of the website but only what it displays on the browser. 

 

Website: https://www.cyotek.com/cyotek-webcopy/downloads

Minimum Requirements

Windows, Linux, Mac OSX

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6

3.76 MB of available hard disk space

 

Website

 

4. Getleft

Getleft is a free and easy-to-use website grabber that can be used to rip a website. It downloads an entire website with its easy-to-use interface and multiple options. After you launch the Getleft, you can enter a URL and choose the files that should be downloaded before begin downloading the website.

 

Website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/getleftdown/

Minimum Requirements

Windows

2.5 MB of available hard disk space

 

Getleft

 

 

 

Artículo en español: 4 Mejores Extractores de Sitios Web Fáciles de Usar
También puede leer artículos de web scraping en El Website Oficial

 

More Resources:

Top 20 Web Crawling Tools for Extracting Web Data

Top 30 Big Data Tools for Data Analysis

25 Hacks to Grow your Business with Web Data Extraction

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Video: Create Your First Scraper with Octoparse 8.X

 

 

 

 

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