Outwit Hub is a freeware web scraper tool that claims to make the search and storage of information efficient and easy. The idea is you set up your search and let this browser plugin separate out the different components of the data into images, text, links etc to make it easier to navigate. Not only that but you can export it to spreadsheets and other database type structures for later assimilation.
In practice we found this product to be promising but with a fatally flawed interface. The problem is the typical ‘cram as much into the UI as possible’ syndrome, which makes the whole thing so complex that you give up using it within minutes. It’s a shame, because this type of tool could be very useful if you’re hunting for stuff on a wide variety of topics around a central theme. The devs should strip out 80% of the UI clutter, and focus on providing the one or two standout features up front (like for instance the auto-browse function?), then introduce the additional power features as people need them. Still, it’s worth a look and maybe you’ll have better luck.
OutWit is a Web collection engine for everyone. It runs on your Windows, MacOS or Linux machine and allows you to browse through and easily grab information, images, contacts or files from the Internet, in a few clicks. The question, when looking for anything on the Internet, is two-fold: find the pertinent data and make it usable for your purposes. Both processes can prove extremely time-consuming and both can be vastly improved using OutWit Hub. Originally conceived for researchers and data managers, the program is bringing Web scraping tools to everyone for both business and personal use. Just browse the Web for pages that include the information you are looking for;