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Apifier vs import.io: What are the differences?

Developers describe Apifier as "Hosted web crawler for developers". Apifier is a hosted web crawler for developers that enables them to extract data from any website using a few simple lines of JavaScript and rapidly build new apps on top of existing third-party web apps and data sources. On the other hand, import.io is detailed as "Extract data from the web". import.io is a free web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in your hands. Using our tools you can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required.

Apifier and import.io can be primarily classified as "Web Scraping API" tools.

Some of the features offered by Apifier are:

  • Tell the crawler what to do using a few simple lines of Javascript with jQuery, Underscore.js or any other client-side library
  • Crawl and extract data from websites that employ AJAX, complex pagination or infinite scroll using the same tools you already use for your front-end development
  • No need to install browser plugins, download any tools, setup cron jobs, databases or proxy servers

On the other hand, import.io provides the following key features:

  • Real-time data extraction
  • website automation
  • Automatic webpage conversion into data (Magic)
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    Perfect for Heavy Java Script Websites
  • 8
    Easy setup
  • 5
    Native desktop app
  • 5
    Free lead generation tool
  • 3
    Continuous updates
  • 3
    Features based on users suggestions

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What is Apify?

Apify is a platform that enables developers to create, customize and run cloud-based programs called actors that can, among other things, be used to extract data from any website using a few lines of JavaScript.

What is import.io?

import.io is a free web-based platform that puts the power of the machine readable web in your hands. Using our tools you can create an API or crawl an entire website in a fraction of the time of traditional methods, no coding required.

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