Smart Scraper

What is Smart Scraper?

Smart Scraper is a data collection extension used to quickly gather data from any website with a simple point and click functionality.

Smart Scraper Features:

  • One-click selection
  • Collected data table preview
  • Extracted data column naming
  • Instant data export in JSON or CSV format

You can add Smart Scraper to your browser by downloading it from the Chrome Web Store.

Something’s wrong? Contact [email protected]

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Add Smart Scraper to Chrome browser extensions

How to use Smart Scraper?

To start using this extension, navigate to the top-right corner of your browser and open it from the extension's menu.

You can pin the extension to quickly access it later.

Open extension from Extensions menuOpen extension from Extensions menu

Open extension from Extensions menu

Navigate to the page that you wish to start collecting data from and in the popup menu, click on Free Scraping button.

If you wish to schedule your scraping tasks, refer to the Smart Scraper Manager help document for more information.

Start scraper from the popupStart scraper from the popup

Start scraper from the popup

A toolbar will open at the bottom of your browser screen. This modal is used to present, download & clear selected data.

Main extension toolbarMain extension toolbar

Main extension toolbar

To start selecting the data you need, hover over the text you wish to choose, and our selector will automatically extract all the elements of the same type as you clicked.

Select data with a simple clickSelect data with a simple click

Select data with a simple click

You can name all columns in the table to provide more context for the data you select.

Change column title by clicking at the top of the columnChange column title by clicking at the top of the column

Change column title by clicking at the top of the column

Once you finish selecting, you can extract this data by clicking on one of the download buttons depending on the format you wish to have your data in.

Download selected data in .JSON or .CSV formatDownload selected data in .JSON or .CSV format

Download selected data in .JSON or .CSV format

You can stop the scraping process at any time by opening the extension popup again and clicking on the Stop scraper button.

Note that you should first download the selected data before doing so.

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Finish scraping from the popup window

Troubleshooting

Unable to click anything in the extension's toolbar

If the extension's toolbar is not responsive, refresh it by clicking Command + R on macOS or CTRL + F5 on Windows.

In case you are using an external monitor, make sure that only one Chrome browser instance is open at the time.

Unable to select element or selected element text appears as an empty field

Some website elements have a few border boxes wrapped around them, so make sure to hover directly over the text you wish to extract.

Unable to see data selector

If you cannot see the element selector box, restart your Chrome browser fully and re-open the extension.

After opening the page and clicking on the Start scraping button, unable to see the bottom toolbar

Refresh the page and wait for it to load fully. Only after the page is fully loaded will the scraper start.

Having other issues? Let us know at [email protected]