Apify vs. Octoparse

Moving beyond proof of concept? It might be time for you to go beyond point and click. Compare Octoparse's no-coding tools with Apify's flexible approach.

What does Apify do?

Apify is an open software platform that makes it easy to develop and run data extraction, web automation, and web integration tools at scale.

What does Octoparse do?

Octoparse is a data extraction and automation tool that can run extractions on your desktop or the cloud.

Comparison table Apify Octoparse
Build, test & deploy crawlers in the cloud Build using desktop client
Program scrapers for maximum flexibility
Schedule crawling jobs
Enterprise datacenter or residential proxies
API access
Store and manage data in the cloud
Library of pre-built web scrapers
Live chat in-app support
Ready for enterprise (SLAs, maintenance, account management) Get in touch
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Apify wins in my book based on its excellent customer support and its effective and proven actors. I am a researcher whose specialty is not programming, so having an interface that was easy to understand and work with as someone who has only passing experience with the backend was vital. The live chat was an excellent tool for me to get help from a pro when I ran into any trouble at all, too. Friendly customer support at every level indicates to me that Apify not only cares about customers, but also about its employees.

Francis Hodgens

Researcher at Boston College

Apify benefits

Why data teams love Apify

Scheduling

Set extractions to run on schedule and process recurring jobs programmatically.

Storage

Store datasets from web extractions in cloud storage. Search for data, images, and text, and export to multiple file formats.

Online code editor

Build and test the code of your scrapers in an online editor with syntax highlighting. Easily run and manage your scrapers from the Apify app.

Proxies

Monitor web scraper health, set custom geolocation, and monitor traffic across IP addresses.

Complete API

Run, stop, and manage web extractions using a full-featured API. Export data from extractions and integrate into your tech stack.

Ready for scale

The Apify platform automatically scales up resources to run as many actors as you want. Forget about managing physical servers.

Built for enterprise

Get a complete end-to-end solution built by Apify for all your web scraping, data extraction and web automation needs.

Scalable

Process millions of records, integrate Apify into your tech stack, and get the data you need to grow.

Reliable

Data cleansing, Service Level Agreement & support team ensures clean data on time, every time.

Trustworthy

With 7+ years of experience supporting enterprise customers, our team ensures project success.