The Best Instant Data Scraper in 2023

Best instant data scraper for data teams

Need to speed up your data collection infrastructure? It’s time to move from complicated solutions that take months to set up and start using the best instant data scraper to bridge the gap between business needs and data.

Collect Data in a Couple of Clicks

ScraperAPI reduces time to data by handling the technical complexities and offering a simple-to-use no-code interface.

In this list, we’ve compiled the best web scraping solutions with the lowest time to data so you can get your data pipelines up and running in just a few minutes.

For those in a hurry, here’s the TL;DR version:

DataPipeline Instant Data Scraper Octoparse Web Scraper IDE Structured Data Endpoints
Time to Data ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Scalability ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ease of Use ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Pricing From $49/month FREE From $89/month From $500/month From $49/month
Core Feature Structured JSON exports and Webhook integration One-click data collector Visual web scraper builder Pre-made JavaScript templates for web scraping Simple API call returning structured data
Ranking #1 #4 #2 #3 #5

Interested in a more detailed breakdown of the tools in the list? Keep reading!

Top 5 Instant Scrapers in 2023

1. ScraperAPI’s DataPipeline (Best Instant Scraper Overall)

Automate entire web scraping jobs in a couple of minutes with DataPipeline

New DataPipeline project

DataPipeline is ScraperAPI’s low-code solution, capable of collecting large amounts of data in just a couple of clicks. It also provides templates that allow you to collect structured JSON data from in-demand domains like Amazon and Google.

Although DataPipeline automates the entire scraping process, letting you collect data from 10,000 URLs per project regularly on autopilot, it is not opinionated on how you use your data.

For example, when collecting data from Amazon domains, it converts every page in easy-to-manipulate key pairs (JSON format), so you can choose which elements are important for your project and which are better to ignore.

To get started, using the Amazon Product template as an example, all you need to do is add a list of ASINs (or keywords in the case of Google templates), set your geotargeting preferences – if not, it’ll default to US – and run your project.

New DataPipeline Amazon project

In just a few minutes, your data will be ready to download or sent through a Webhook if you set any.

Data output configuration in DataPipeline

Its time-to-data, scalability, and flexibility make DataPipeline the best instant data scraper available in 2023.

Core Features

  • Ready-to-use templates
  • Full flexibility and data ownership
  • Visual scheduler
  • Cron scheduler for advanced users
  • Geotargeting for 50+ countries
  • 40M+ proxies
  • Transparent project pricing
  • Webhooks
  • Completely self-hosted
  • Concurrent requests

Ease of Use

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
👍 Pool of 40M+ high-quality proxies ❌ No CSV export yet
👍 Consistent 99.99% success rate ❌ Additional parameters still in development
👍 JSON data exports
👍 Webhook integration
👍 Geotargeting options, including TLDs
👍 Automated IP rotation, CAPTCHA, and anti-bot detection management
👍 Intuitive and clean interface
👍 Project status notifications
👍 Built-in scheduler and cron compatibility
👍 Centralized dashboard to manage your projects


Free Hobby Startup Business Enterprise
Price $0 $49 $149 $299 Custom
API credits 5,000 100,000 1,000,000 3,000,000 10,000,000+

* When configuring a project, it’ll provide a clear breakdown of the API credits needed to run it.

2. Octoparse (Best Visual Scraper)

Build web scrapers visually with Octoparse

Octoparse main dashboard

Octoparse is a no-code web scraping solution that uses a point-and-click system to build and automate web scrapers.

It works by navigating to the page you want data from (or using one of the many templates) and clicking on the elements you want to scrape.

Showing how to scrape BooksToScraper using Octoparse

You can easily customize its built-in crawler to follow the next button or specific links.

Once your entire logic is created, you can run your scraper or create a workflow to schedule recurring scraping jobs.

The main challenge businesses will face with Octoparse is how fast its price can scale. Unlike DataPipeline, Octoparse uses a credit system to unlock critical features like proxies and CAPTCHA handling, which can quickly eat up your budget.

Core Features

  • No-code scraper builder
  • IP rotation management
  • Structured data templates
  • Concurrent runs
  • Clear dashboard to manage your workflows

Ease of Use

⭐⭐⭐☆☆ (3/5)

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
👍 Completely no-code approach ❌ Charges extra for proxies
👍 Simple to use visual builder ❌ Charges extra for CAPTCHA handling
👍 Great selection of export options ❌ Can encounter glitches
👍 Structured data templates ❌ Cluttered interface
👍 Central dashboard to manage your projects ❌ Opinionated process and data formats
👍 Built-in RegEx tool


Free Standard Professional Enterprise
Price $0 $89 $249 Custom
Tasks 10 100 250 750+

3. ScraperAPI’s Structured Data Endpoints (Best API for Instant Data)

Integrate ScraperAPI to your existing scrapers and get structured data in seconds

ScraperAPI Google structured endpoint

Our structured data endpoints allow you to send your requests through ScraperAPI’s servers and get any page from Amazon or Google in structured JSON format, making it a scalable and simple API for advanced users and teams looking to build large projects.

By utilizing these endpoints, you can get all the power of ScraperAPI into your own infrastructure, reducing development time and costs and increasing the scalability of your project by giving you access to:

  • A pool of 40M+ IP addresses– including data center, residential, and mobile proxies – across 50+ countries
  • Smart IP rotation system to ensure 99.99% success rates
  • CAPTCHA handling
  • JavaScript rendering
  • JSON data for any Amazon page and Google SERP

Not to mention that you get access to all ScraperAPI tools like Async Scraper and DataPipeline.

Core Features

  • Simple API call integration
  • Geotargeting
  • JavaScript rendering
  • Returns JSON data
  • Integrates with any application

Ease of Use

⭐⭐⭐☆☆ (3/5)

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
👍 Simple API integration ❌ Requires coding experience
👍 Easy to manipulate JSON data ❌ No built-in scheduler
👍 CAPTCHA and anti-bot detection bypassing
👍 Pool of 40M+ proxies
👍 Geotargeting
👍 Access to all ScraperAPI’s tools


Free Hobby Startup Business Enterprise
Price $0 $49 $149 $299 Custom
API credits 5,000 100,000 1,000,000 3,000,000 10,000,000+

4. Instant Data Scraper (Best Browser Extension)

Collect the data you see directly from your browser with Instant Scraper

InstantDataScraper chrome page

Instant Data Scraper is a web scraping browser extension designed to predict relevant elements within a page and collect them in CSV or Excel format with just one click, having the shortest time-to-data of the list.

To use it, just navigate to a page and open the extension.

Scraping Amazon with InstantDataScraper

As the tool tries to predict which elements are important, there’s a lot of cleaning and relabeling work, but it’s a great way to get some quick data when needed.

It also includes a simple-to-use next-button function that helps you automate crawling.

Navigation pagination with InstantDataScraper

Core Features

  • One-click data collection
  • Delay customization
  • Pagination support
  • Extracted data preview with copy-and-paste support
  • Column renaming and removing options before export

Ease of Use

⭐⭐⭐⭐☆ (4/5)

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
👍 One-click data collection process ❌ No IP rotation or proxy pool
👍 Ready-to-export CSV and Excel files ❌ Easy to detect and block
👍 Data preview ❌ No JSON format
👍 Forever free browser extension ❌ Requires heavy relabeling and data cleaning
❌ No customization options
❌ Still heavily manual


Free browser extension, but high IP ban risk

5. BrightData’s Web Scraper IDE (Best Pre-Made JavaScript Templates)

Build JavaScript-based scrapers with Web Scraper IDE

Web Scraper IDE homepage

Web Scraper IDE is a hosted development environment that uses JavaScript templates to help you build web scrapers faster.

Although you need to have a decent experience with JavaScript to take advantage of the tool, thanks to its wide range of templates, you can collect data from many websites without writing a single line of code in just a couple of minutes.

What makes this scraper unique – besides its approach – is that it offers a browser worker option, which allows you to control a headless browser to simulate regular users.

Core Features

  • JavaScript templates
  • Auto retries
  • Headless browser capabilities
  • Self-hosted solution
  • Proxies and IP rotation system

Ease of Use

⭐⭐☆☆☆ (2/5)

Pros and Cons

Pros Cons
👍 Self-hosted – no need for your own hardware ❌ Difficult to learn for non-technical users
👍 Customizable templates ❌ Requires parsing
👍 Fully customizable with JavaScript ❌ Doesn’t provide a central dashboard to manage your projects
👍 Capable of scraping dynamic content
👍 High number of data delivery options


Pay as You Go Growth Business Enterprise
Price $500 $1000 Custom
Code Worker** $4/CPM* $3.06/CPM $2.07/CPM Custom
Browser Worker*** $8/CPM $6.12/CPM $5.40/CPM Custom

* The cost is calculated per every 1000 page loads (CPM)
** Code worker is the standard solution
*** Browser worker is the headless browser automation

How Did We Choose the Best Instant Scraper?

There are many things to consider when choosing a data collection tool. However, as we are listing instant scrapers, we focused on the following areas:

  • Time to Data – a good instant scraper needs to get you the data you need fast and in as few steps as possible.
  • Data Quality – speed can’t be over quality, as faulty data will give you the wrong insights.
  • Ease of Use – the simpler it is to use a tool, the faster you can access the data.
  • Scalability – as you build historical data, scaling your tool is critical for your project’s success. This is a big reason why Insta Data Scraper fell behind other tools in the list.
  • Pricing – not only the cost of the tool but the pricing structure influences how much data you can collect with a scraping tool.
  • Additional Features – your data needs will change over time, so having more options and tools at your disposal is indispensable.

Each tool in this list is different, so comparing them is quite tough. Still, when compared using these criteria, it’s easy to understand why DataPipeline is at the top of the list.

  • DataPipeline’s templates allow you to collect structured JSON data with just a couple of clicks, no coding or complicated configuration required.
  • It has a built-in calculator, providing you with complete price transparency.
  • Being self-hosted, the entire process is done outside your machines, reducing infrastructure complexity and costs.
  • You can collect data from 10,000 URLs per project and build unlimited projects.
  • It offers several endpoints to integrate ScraperAPI capabilities into your own scrapers and tools.
  • It lets you set any scraping frequency you need.

Ready to test DataPipeline? Create a free ScraperAPI account to receive 5,000 free API credits, and start collecting data in minutes.

About the author

Zoltan Bettenbuk

Zoltan Bettenbuk

Zoltan Bettenbuk is the CTO of ScraperAPI - helping thousands of companies get access to the data they need. He’s a well-known expert in data processing and web scraping. With more than 15 years of experience in software development, product management, and leadership, Zoltan frequently publishes his insights on our blog as well as on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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