Last Updated Date: June 4, 2020

 V8.1.14 Beta Thursday, June 4, 2020 



   · Improved "Advanced Mode" settings
        · Add list data related settings guide
        · Add "Not the right webpage?" settings (login, close a pop-up, search with keywords, switch tab) guide
        · Optimize the detected AJAX settings guide
        · Optimize the auto-detect results settings guide
        · Include auto-detecting websites in form style (detect rate ≈ 80%)

Bug Fixes

   · Fix the white screen issues when turning on the app again after your PC has been inactive for a while 




 V8.1.10 Beta Wednesday, April 15, 2020 



           · Better experience: Brand-new software design with more stable and more smooth data scraping experience. The problem of stuck and slow will be improved.

           · Improved website compatibility: Core rendering browser has been updated from Firefox to Chrome with much better compatibility.

           · Faster extraction speed: Significant improvement over the speed of local runs.

           · More concise UI interaction: The interface is more concise and the workflow logic is more clear than before.

           · Smart auto-detection is launched to make it even easier to build a crawler.


           · You can install both version 8.1 and 7 on your device.

           · Support Windows 7 and above (only supports x64 bit systems). If you're using Windows XP or x32 bit system, please download version 7.3.0.

           · Cloud servers are still under version 7. It is possible that some tasks configured in version 8.1 cannot run normally in the Cloud.

Deleted feature

           · Wizard Mode (will be merged into "Advanced Mode" soon)

Features coming soon

           · Data export to JSON format

           · XPath Tool


V7.3.0 Friday, December 20, 2019 



   · Users can customize the export interval of automatic data export to database

Bug Fixes

   · Fix some bugs of "Task templates"

   · Fix some issues of time zone 


V7.2.6 Japanese Thursday, May 30, 2019 


 Bug Fixes

   · Some existed bugs have been resolved


V7.2.4 Japanese Thursday, May 23, 2019 


 Bug Fixes

   · Fix the bug of the default setting for "AJAX Timeout" when automatically detecting AJAX

   · Fix the bug when exporting data to Oracle database


V7.2.2 Japanese Wednesday, April 17, 2019 



   · Performance optimization

   · Improve the fault-tolerance and reliability 

   · The software has been tested by 360 anti-virus software, please feel free to use



V7.2.0 Japanese (BETA)  Wednesday, February 27, 2019



                · Japanese Interface



V7.2.0 (BETA) Friday, January 25, 2019


 New Features

1. Extract from JSON

   · Send an HTTP Get/Post request and parse the JSON response to extract the data you need in loop

   · Better locate your desired key-value pairs with JSONPath

2. Triggers

   · Triggers can only be added to an Extract Data action

   · If the data to be extracted in the chosen data field meets your configured condition, Octoparse would execute the action you select from the Do list

3. Auto-detect AJAX

   · Each time you click a web element Octoparse would detect and remind you if it uses AJAX



   · Optimized Local Extraction. The speed has been accelerated by 10%-30%

   · Enhanced algorithm. Now Octoparse would better identify and capture the web element you’ve clicked on


 Bug Fixes

   · Some existed bugs have been resolved


V7.1.2 Friday, November 15, 2018



                · Optimized Dashboard loading performance



V7.1.0 Thursday, October 18, 2018


        New Features

                · Task Templates offering ready-to-use scraping templates for extracting most popular websites

                · Batch URL input from another task

                · Batch URL input from files




                 · Enhanced Dashboard with a more informative, customizable and efficient layout

                 · Expanded the input URL limits from 20,000 to 1,000,000

                · Upgraded anti-blocking settings. Added "Auto switch browser" and "Auto clear cookies" options


V7.0.2 Thursday, July 19, 2018


        Bug Fixes

                · Some existed bugs have been resolved.



V7.0.0 Tuesday, May 22, 2018

We are very excited to announce the release of new version 7.0, which turned out to be one of the most revolutionary changes in the past two years.

        New Features

                · Brand new user interface featured with lightweight and modern UI

                · Brand new dashboard for more efficient task management

                · The Select Mode specifically designed for easy capturing any web data with simple clicks

                · JSON Export

                · User agent selection



                · Upgraded the built-in browser

                · Enhanced the anti-blocking mechanism



V6.4.4 Tuesday, December 19, 2017

                 · Resolved log in error.

                 · Resolved Cloud Extraction Used Time error.

                 · Resolved the error of reformatting extracted date.

                 · Resolved the error of losing data in URL list box when enter over 20,000 URLs.

                 · Improved the client stability.



V6.4.2 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 



         Bug Fixes

                 · Resolved the bug of the pop-up window in the built-in browser.


V6.4.1 Tuesday, March 7, 2017 



                 · Optimized the Local Extraction Export performance. Data will not be deleted if exported abnormally.

                 · Added the feature to batch modify the Task Category.

                 · Added Schedule Task feature in Start Interface. Users can apply the saved scheduled settings to batch tasks.

                 · Authority is not necessary anymore when data needs to be exported to Mysql.

                 · Improve Local Extraction Speed.

                 · Memory usage is reduced.

                 · Added Reminders of how to speed up data extraction before running the tasks.

                 · Added Extraction Failure Report on Local Extraction.

                 · Greatly improved the quality of the extracted data and decrease the quantity of missing data.

                 · Greatly improved the client performance and speed up the extraction. 

                 · Added the function to load the data page when viewing extracted data.

                 · Pagination threshold can be set with a higher value in Wizard Mode

                 · Added the feature -- Refresh to update tasks and task groups by right-click.


         Bug Fixes

                 · Some existed bugs have been resolved.

                 · Resolve the bug of redundant and duplicated data generated when exporting data

                   if multiple pages of extracted data are compacted into one page.

                 · Resolve the bug of invalid Default Value Settings.


V6.2 Tuesday, September 13, 2016 


         New Features

                 · Smart Mode allows you to get data by just pasting in a URL.

                 · Ad Blocking optimizes the loading time of web page.


         Bug Fixes

                 · Optimized the Export to Excel performance and resolved unexpected export errors.

                 · Optimized the Export to Database performance and resolved unexpected export errors.

                 · Improved the Incremental Extraction feature and enabled URL parameter option.


V6.0 Tuesday, March 15, 2016 

                 · Added the 'Export to Oracle database' feature.

                 · Added four types of extraction configuration to simplify the data extraction process.

                 · Added the 'Tutorial Guidance' option for extraction configuration.

                 · Added the option to decide the order of running tasks in Cloud Extraction.

                 · Scheduled Cloud Extraction.

                 · Added the 'View all' option and 'View unexported data' option in the 'Cloud: Completed'

                    to view all the data run in cloud extraction. Users can export all the unexported data.

                 · Tasks can be dragged to different categories.