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URL Extractor is the Cocoa application to extract email addresses and URLs from files, from the Web, and also looking via search engines. It can start from a single Web page and navigate all the links inside looking for emails or URLs to extract, and save all on the user HD.

It allows the user to specify a list of Web pages used as navigation starting points and going to other Web pages using cross-navigation. You can also specify a series of keywords; then it searches Web pages related to the keywords via search engines, and starts a cross-navigation of the pages, collecting URLs.

It can navigate for more...

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Version 4.3:
  • The import function now has the ability to auto-detect the file encode format (solved problems with files coming from MS Excel).
  • New file encode formats for text file to import, 9 accepted formats such as (UTF8, ASCII, UTF16, UTF32, OLD MAC OS 9) and others.
  • Now can import using also CSV-S format (Comma Separated Values using Semicolon) often used by Excel and other more...


  • OS X 10.8 or later

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Ralf_Runstedt Member IconReview+15

This is interesting. Under the term "Shareware" I understand, as properly indicated in the software, that I get to use all the features for a certain number of days. Here however, it works as such:

1) You get a screen telling you that you have a 10 day trial.
2) You try to use the app, but it's actually limited like a demo.

What is it now, Shareware or Demo?

That aside, it uses a lot of RAM and thanks to its restrictions, does not give me enough reasons to pay 50 dollars for something like this.

Seriously developer, shorten your alerts' dialogues and create a proper trial.

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Version 3.2.3
Tension Software (Developer)

For people not satisfied of the way we offer URL Extractor via our site we offer an alternative: The Apple Mac App Store.
In the Mac App Store you have the warranty that the app was tested by Apple (it's the same software we distribute here but you have the Apple warranty)
Thank you


How's the AppStore a guarantee that an app is great and awesome? Apple is a business, they want to earn money too and they do through application sales. There's no money back guarantee and even if there was:

The app on the MacApp store is the same as you're offering here, which means all the problems I posted about above are still there. So I really don't understand the point you're making.

Tension Software (Developer)

We are as Apple too. We make software for money and not for free. But we are honest and we work with passion, I don't think asking money for work is non ethic as people think in the Linux world.

In the past URL Extractor was full working from the start. We had very low level of sales. Changing to the actual shape increase sales by x10.
We prefer this way to handle things, the alternative would be to stop URL Extractor development.

When you extract URL any 'Please purchase a license' string in the extraction list is a true URL extracted, replaced at the last time by the license system, so if you get them (the long list of 'please purchase a license', the software works, plus you can see the first URLs visualized and available in full plain text.

The problem could be if you think the software is a fake. It isn't. If the app is in the App Store you know a team of people at Apple tested it, there are no fake app at the Apple Store.
Purchasing from the App Store gives you this additional warranty if you don't trust the developer.
(YES at the App Store URL Extractor is the same you have here but that is exactly what I wanted to point out)

There is no way to convince us to release a version that works before paying, we already did it and we know people doesn't pay for it even if they really find the App really useful.

URL Extractor in some way from a marketing point of view is a lot different from other App, believe me. This is the reason it is marketed in a lot restrictive way then the others.

As example we have other Apps such as Password Repository or Calcline or (well we have 21 and growing app for Mac OS X) that are a lot usable without licensing them. The problem with URL Extractor is that this way doesn't work with it.
URL Extractor is a lot particular in many way, as example is one of the software with the high level of fraud purchase attempt... we have to use an approach a bit different with it, even if we know honest users can be a bit discouraged by this but often they understand it.

Micalk Member IconReview+2

It's the biggest joke I'd ever seen as a Mac supported and endorsed product!

Really, I come close to believe that this is a scam.

Downloaded it and tried to extract http:// from a simple rtfd file ... it didn't do a thing. It just laid there like dead meat.

Threw it instantly in the Trash bin and wouldn't even waste a second on this crap ... 50 bucks he wants for that? He would need to pay me 100 for a lost half an hour ;-)

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Version 3.2.2
Tension Software (Developer)

URL Extractor is available also in the Apple Mac App Store.
As avery one knows Apple test product before inserting it in the App Store.
This is the proof URL Extractor works and works well
If not enough URL Extractor has a large user base of paying satisfied users all over the world.
Please avoid useless (maybe interested to divert users to other products?) comment as this one.
Thank you

Peleve Member IconComment+5

I can't really evaluate how well it does since, in my case, it only extracted 12 addresses from a folder containing 50 files, and 4402 "Purchase a license....".
Email Extractor, which I have been using for some time, on the same folder gave me 1,138 valid addresses, 19,204 bad addresses and 5,756 duplicate addresses at less than half the price!
I do like the "web" and "search engine" options, but I haven't tried these. Most of my requirements are with files.
The price is 'out of whack' compared to similar products.

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Version 3.0.3
Tension Software (Developer)

The licensed version doesn't substitute URLs with 'Please purchase a license' Unfortunately first releases were full working and very few people paid for URL Extractor. After using the 'Please purchase a license' string we increased our sales x10.

If you like you can purchase URL Extractor from the Apple Mac App Store, it is a full working version from the start.

Thank you.

nessuno Member IconReview+80

Nice idea, but all it produces from a pdf file with hundreds of URLs is some garbage and hundreds of demands to buy this crap...

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Version 2.0
tellme Member IconComment+0

I have tried multiple times to download/upload this software tool.

after UrlExtractorX.dmg.zip

I get a folder thats called

with nothing in it

and a file called UrlExtractorX.dmg with nothing but code

please help me get this software running or suggest another MAC product that will alow me to extract url's from Adobe PDF documents.

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Version 1.1.0

I just now downloaded the file, and it unzips and the resulting .dmg mounts with no issues (OS X 10.4.11, Safari).

Try using another browser to download the file.


I've found that when a .dmg file is hosted on a web server that doesn't know how to deal with that type of file, some browsers automatically add .zip to the end of the filename.

In those cases, I've just removed the .zip file extension and the file opens fine.

That may work in this instance.

globetrotterdk Member IconComment+0

I have tried with both .rtf and .xls files, but the software doesn't seem to actually be able to extract URLs.

Kind of pricey.

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Version 1.1.0
Tension Software (Developer)

Wolfeatsworld if you read carefully you will notice that the low judgement are from people angry because they are not able to use the software without paying it or complaining for the price.
We can't do nothing about it.
Regarding the technical quality of the app we continuously improve it and we have a lot of satisfied effective users

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Version 4.3
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Downloads 7,627
Version Downloads 92
License Demo
Date 03 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $50.00
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