Note: Portia is no longer available for new users. It has been disabled for all the new organisations from August 20, 2018 onward.
We’re proud to announce the developer release of Portia, our new open source visual scraping tool based on Scrapy. Check out this video:
As you can see, Portia allows you to visually configure what’s crawled and extracted in a very natural way. It provides immediate feedback, making the process of creating web scrapers quicker and easier than ever before!
Portia is available to developers on github. We plan to offer a hosted version on Zyte soon, which will be compatible with Autoscraping and fully integrated with our platform.
Please send us your feedback!