Data Toolbar, available as a browser extension or a standalone program, offers users a point-and-click solution for scraping data from single or multiple Web pages and saving the results as a spreadsheet.
From the website:
Data Tool is designed for everyday business users and requires no technical skill. Within minutes you will be extracting thousands of data records from your favourite free or subscription web sites.
The program allows users to select only the fields they want to mine and gives them options to rename the fields before pulling them into a comma-separated value file.
A free version is available, but results are limited to 100 rows of data.
May 5, 2012//
What Data Toolbar does, it does well. Give it multiple pages of consistent data and it will draw the records in cleanly and quickly and deliver easily imported, delimited files. It had no problem going through multiple pages of results and did not skip records. But it can't automate input of search terms, and it fumbles when record fields are inconsistent.READ OUR FULL REVIEW »
Data Toolbar was a quick and almost idiot-proof solution for this test, scraping the names and addresses of 8,117 South Dakota lobbyists from the state's website.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Data Toolbar could not get past the search limitations of this database, a listing of physicans and surgeons in British Columbia that restricts results to 200 records at a time. It also failed to grab information from detail pages.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Data Toolbar can't automate the entering of search terms, so it's a poor choice for scraping pages with form-based searches. But in some cases it could produce results, with some help from the user.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »