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A1 Website Scraper - News and History

Most times when A1 Website Scraper is updated, you can see a description of the changes and new features here.
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  • Scrape websites and extract data into CSV files.
  • Free 30 days evaluation period. Download file size 11.78 MB.
  • Price $49 includes all 7.x releases and one year of free upgrades.
  • Runs on Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2008 / 2003 / 2000 / NT4 / 98.
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A1 Website Scraper 7.6.0 :
  • Fixes some rare but annoying problems.
  • Fixed and improvements for Mac OS X.

A1 Website Scraper 7.5.0 :
  • Rollup of many updates and improvements across Windows and Mac OSX platforms.

A1 Website Scraper 7.2.0 update #July2016 :
  • Major rollup of many updates.

A1 Website Scraper 7.2.0 :
  • Fix of write permissions related problem when generating files on Mac OS X.
  • keyboard shortcuts on Mac OS X are now more "typical" for OS X users.
  • Crawler now handles invalid MIME types better in some "tricky" situations.

A1 Website Scraper 7.1.0 :
  • Rollup of 7 updates to 7.0.2 (HTML forms, PDF support, crawler engine etc.)
  • Various Mac OS X specific fixes for better https and unicode support.

A1 Website Scraper 7.0.2 :
  • General functionality improvements and fixes.
  • Mac OS X specific polish and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 7.0.1 :
  • Many small updates, fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 7.0.0 :
  • Native support for Mac OS X (although still to be considered "beta")
  • Miscellaneous improvements and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.5 update #1 :
  • Fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.5 :
  • Fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.4 :
  • Many fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.3 :
  • Miscellaneous small improvements and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.2 :
  • Various fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.1 update #1 :
  • Misc. fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.1 :
  • Misc. fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.0 update #1 :
  • A fix regarding the option for appending to existing .CSV files.

A1 Website Scraper 6.0.0 :
  • Improvemens in scrape functionality when using multiple regular expressions.
  • Added a new option, so scans can append data to an existing .CSV file.
  • Improved the option about only allowing unique records in .CSV files.
  • A bug fix for pages using a rarely encountered Asian character set.
  • Many internal small code and user interface changes and fixes.
  • Memory usage reduced when crawling large websites.
  • Added ".html" as a data export option for many controls.

A1 Website Scraper 5.1.0 update #4 :
  • Improved code when crawling certain (very) big Unicode pages.

A1 Website Scraper 5.1.0 update #3 :
  • Fixed an annoying issue that could happen in the embedded IE control.

A1 Website Scraper 5.1.0 update #2 :
  • Improvement in regular expressions usage for scraping data.

A1 Website Scraper 5.1.0 update #1 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 5.1.0 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 5.0.4 :
  • Can now apply "output filters" toward external URLs as well.
  • Fix for when showing HTML inside embedded IE 11 browser.
  • Improved printing and reporting.
  • Some fixes in crawler engine and its options in the user interface.

A1 Website Scraper 5.0.3 :
  • Analyze website: Added tool tips for cells not big enough to show all text.
  • Analyze website: Columns menu is now shown when right clicking column headers.
  • Improvements in UI speed when using thousands of "limit-to" site scan filters.
  • Large memory usage improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 5.0.0 :
  • New option for cleaning scraped data.
  • Various small fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 4.2.5 :
  • Various fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 4.2.4 :
  • Crawler fixes and enhancements.

A1 Website Scraper 4.2.3 :
  • Further improvements in crawler engine.

A1 Website Scraper 4.2.2 :
  • Fixed a (fairly recently introduced) bug that could cause the crawler to not properly crawl .css and .js URLs.
  • Improved support for crawling buggy 404 HTTP responses if configured so.

A1 Website Scraper 4.2.1 :
  • Various small fixes and improvements in the tools available.
  • Fix relates to regular expressions library used.

A1 Website Scraper 4.2.0 update #1 :
  • Small fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 4.2.0 :
  • Fix in PCRE regex (sometimes used for filters) for empty string matches.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.7 :
  • Improved importing of files containing URLs.
  • Improved how imported "external" URLs were shown.
  • Did so the HTTP "referer" header would be passed when viewing URLs with A1WA
  • Had to adjust usage of PCRE regex engine on 64bit builds. (Earlier, regular expression could sometimes fail on 64bit builds.)
  • Improved scraping configuration.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.6 :
  • Fixed a "live filtering" issue which could happen when deleting items.
  • Fixed a "live filtering" issue where an extra item could sometimes show.
  • Improved support for intranet SharePoint websites.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.4 update #2 :
  • Added a "strip HTML" option that can be applied before any scraping is done.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.4 update #1 :
  • Solved a problem caused by an issue in the used Regex PCRE wrapper/library.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.4 :
  • Various small fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.3 :
  • Fixed a critical bug in usage of the new PCRE/regex engine used some places.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.2 :
  • Added functionality so one could import a list of "external" URLs to scrape.
  • Various fixes for rare URLs import and rare "treeview" CSV export problems.
  • Some minute fixes in scrape data CSV file generation.
  • Did so the crawler fills in "referer" HTTP header.
  • Switched regex engine (used various places) to a PCRE/Perl compatible one.
  • Added support for case senstive scraping.
  • Fixed a problem where regex engines could cause stack overflows.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.1 :
  • Small fixes and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.0 update #1 :
  • Small fix concerning how start search paths are sometimes automatically added based on other configuration settings.

A1 Website Scraper 4.1.0 :
  • Improvements in handling of HTTP response "location" header containing non-percentage-encoded unicode characters in the "redirect-to" URL.
  • Added new option in user interface, so all found URLs can be viewed easily as both unicode characters and their corresponding URL percentage encoding.
  • Improvements in handling and crawling AJAX websites.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.9 update #1 :
  • Further improvements in AJAX handling and crawling

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.9 :
  • Improvements in AJAX handling in crawler engine.
  • Fixed an issue in the crawler engine that could occur under heavy load.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.8 :
  • Memory improvements.
  • Various small improvements and fixes.
  • Fixed bug in "quick filter" behavior.
  • Improved URL list text / CSV / XML file import.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.7 :
  • New quick filter feature: Only search in URL response related columns.
  • Made "quick filter" case insensitive.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.6 :
  • Various improvements and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.5 update #1 :
  • Improved "Scraper options" user interface.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.5 :
  • Small bug fix in WinInet HTTP handler.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.4 :
  • Split "Max simultaneous connections and threads" into two separate options. You can find the options in "Scan website | Crawler engine".
  • Set default in "Crawler engine | Default path type and handler" to WinInet.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.3 update #1 :
  • Small fix in the "tree view" listing found URLs after site scan has finished.
  • Small user interface improvements.
  • Added one more website scrape example.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.3 :
  • Memory usage improvements.
  • Website scan progress now also shows "jobs waiting" and "jobs done" counts.
  • Various small improvements in the crawler part of the website scraper tool.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.2 :
  • Small improvements in scraper engine and user interface.

A1 Website Scraper 4.0.0 :
  • Installer now includes a 64bit A1 Website Scraper 4.x executable which is installed on Windows 64bit systems. (Increases website scan capacity!)
  • Like earlier versions of A1 Website Scraper: On Windows 32bit systems, the 32bit version of the A1 Website Scraper 4.x executable is installed.
  • A bunch of other small improvements included in this first 4.0 release.
  • Future development will go into 4.x branch. Registered users of earlier versions are eligible to either free or discounted upgrades. More info: http://www.microsystools.com/products/website-scraper/upgrade.php

A1 Website Scraper 3.5.1 :
  • Various improvements and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 3.4.8 :
  • Some improvements in easing website scraping configuration.

A1 Website Scraper 3.4.7 :
  • Large improvements and fixes in website scrape functionality and setup.

A1 Website Scraper 3.4.6 :
  • Various improvements in handling Javascript.
  • Fixed a problem with sorting certain website data columns.

A1 Website Scraper 3.4.5 :
  • Crawler engine improvements.
  • Installation now also includes a Win98/NT4 compatible executable.

A1 Website Scraper 3.4.4 :
  • Crawler engine improvements.
  • Other website scraping improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 3.4.0 :
  • Various improvements in underlying program.

A1 Website Scraper 3.3.6 :
  • Website crawler engine improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 3.3.5 :
  • Wide range of website scraper tool improvements and fixes.

A1 Website Scraper 3.3.4 :
  • Various small improvements in website scraper tool.

A1 Website Scraper 3.3.3 :
  • Fixed various bugs.

A1 Website Scraper 3.3.1 :
  • Various small improvements in website scraper tool.

A1 Website Scraper 3.3.0 :
  • Various small improvements and fixes in websie scraper.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.9 :
  • Various improvements in crawler and scraper engine.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.8 :
  • Various enhancements.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.7 :
  • Fixed a minor CSS parsing issue in website crawler.
  • Slightly changed how HTTP content response streams get handled.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.5 :
  • Various improvements allover in program.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.4 :
  • Various improvements allover in program.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.3 :
  • Various improvements allover in program.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.2 :
  • Lots of improvements to crawler including new options and features.

A1 Website Scraper 3.2.1 :
  • Added more command line parameters.
  • various additions and improvements.

A1 Website Scraper 3.1.7 :
  • Fixed various issues.

A1 Website Scraper 3.1.6 :
  • Fixed various issues.

A1 Website Scraper 3.1.5 :
  • Starting version. The reason is that the program is built on same technology powering 4 other sibling products. Thus it is easier for customers and users if the versions match.


     
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