What are some free ready-to-use web scraping applications?

Usage: Monitoring online product prices, vendors, top 20 online market places in Asia and comparing price developments.

I am a beginner using Python and have a Raspberry Pi setup.

I am looking for the following capabilities and functions:

  • Browser interface, search function

  • Input: Search words (product, brand)

  • Output: vendor webpage, product price, and product pictures


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For Python, my favorite is hands down Scrapy.

If you want a GUI for it, Portia.

^^ If you want a GUI to install and run that Docker container: https://kitematic.com/

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    If that is more than you're comfortable with: webscraper.io
    – Brady coye
    Commented Jan 24, 2019 at 1:18
  • Scrapy is the answer, although it might be worth looking at Beautiful Soup
    – Mawg
    Commented Feb 25, 2019 at 13:12
  • https://kitematic.com/ redirects to the generic https://www.docker.com/. What is/was it? Commented Jan 2, 2023 at 13:27

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