What's New about Octoparse 8.4.2?Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Octoparse users, how's your web scraping journey with the software? In late September, version 8.4.2 of the product will be released. Want to know what's new about the coming latest version? Keep reading!
Table of Contents
1. Zapier integration
In version 8.4.2, you can auto-export your cloud data with Zapier to Google Drive, Google Sheet, and more software.
2. Scrape while scrolling within a certain section
Take Google Maps as an example. You can enter the webpage and scrape the search results only using this feature in version 8.4.2. The feature can be implemented by setting up the Xpath.
3. Customize the user agent
You can change the user agent string and the user agent name on browsers when using version 8.4.2 to scrape data.
To understand how user agents work, this article can be helpful: How to Change User Agents in Chrome, Edge, Safari & Firefox
4. Backup local data to the Cloud
This feature used to be available for enterprise users only. In the new 8.4.2 version, it is open to users with professional plans as well.
5. Formatting the timestamp
This feature is mainly designed for scraping social media platforms. Converting the timestamp of the posts to date is available in version 8.4.2.
6. Other updates in existing features and the UI
With the updates, version 8.4.2 will be more stable and convenient to use compared to former versions.
Don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a ticket here if you have any questions. The customer service team will be ready to help you as always. Wish you an even happier scraping then!
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