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Apifier vs ParseHub: 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, ParseHub is detailed as "Turn dynamic websites into APIs". You can extract data from anywhere. ParseHub works with single-page apps, multi-page apps and just about any other modern web technology. ParseHub can handle Javascript, AJAX, cookies, sessions and redirects. You can easily fill in forms, loop through dropdowns, login to websites, click on interactive maps and even deal with infinite scrolling.

Apifier and ParseHub 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, ParseHub provides the following key features:

  • Works with single-page apps, multi-page apps
  • Uses machine learning for its state-of-the-art relationship engine
  • Instantly shows sample data as you're working
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Pros of ParseHub
  • 4
    Perfect for Heavy Java Script Websites
  • 6
    Great support
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 4
    Complex websites
  • 3
    Native Desktop App

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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 ParseHub?

Web Scraping and Data Extraction ParseHub is a free and powerful web scraping tool. With our advanced web scraper, extracting data is as easy as clicking on the data you need. ParseHub lets you turn any website into a spreadsheet or API w

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