Webstractor
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Browser that captures, edits, composes Web content.   Demo ($79.99)
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Webstractor... Intuitive and powerful, Webstractor takes Internet users beyond browsing to provide the ability to capture multiple Web pages, remove unwanted content, annotate, organize, retrieve and assemble the found materials into effective documents. Already dubbed "a Web researcher's dream," Webstractor adds a "Radar" capability to monitor Web pages for keywords and capture them when an appropriate change occurs.
What's New
Version 1.6 now runs natively on Intel-based Macs giving customers the ability to quickly automate the research and retrieval of Web content to create perfectly customized documents and reports.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3 or later



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Webstractor User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Don Morris commented on 13 Dec 2012
Sadly (since it looks like a neat app), it crashes immediately after the trial notification on Mountain Lion. Not surprising, I guess, since this version is six years old.
[Version 1.6]


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Peternsteinmetz commented on 14 Nov 2009
2 years and 7 months, still no update from the acquiring company.

Too bad, looks like a neat product, but crashes on SL as soon as you try to save something.
[Version 1.6]


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zx reviewed on 24 Feb 2007
no updates!!!

amzing tool..but very slow on hevy volumes. also, have a few bugs.
[Version 1.6]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Oct 2005
Its a nice program but I would like to be able to save a page as PDF as is on the screen with banners an all. Also $80 is pricy I'd be willing to pay between 29-40 for it but not $70
[Version 1.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Sep 2005
An excellent easy-to-use program perfect for research. Unofrtunately, it's too expensive. Should be around $40, especially since History Hound is $20 and Traiblazer is free. I know these programs offer far fewer features, but still . . ..
[Version 1.5.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 May 2004
I've had a chance to play around a bit with Webstractor and am quite impressed with it. It was easy to get up and running and make editing web pages a snap. I have no experience with html and was (1) able to move things around (2) easily edit fonts and text (3) delete useless ad-type materials which oftentimes clutter the left side of a web page when you print.

My favorite editing option is the ability to add in pages or move any page around in any order. And if you want to connect various clippings or materials together, no problem. Webstractor lets you do that too with 1-click. It is very user-friendly.

Overall, I am very pleased so far and plan on purchasing it.
[Version 1.0.1]


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ismartin had trouble on 03 Apr 2007
Does somebody know what happened to the company - at least their website? Is this app still maintained?
[Version 1.6]

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ruMac replied on 07 May 2007
A month later and the site is still not working. I guess Softchaos went out of business. To bad. I loved both webstractor and workstrip.
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Merrie commented on 12 Oct 2007
Just tried to phone Softchaos at the London phone number. The phone has been disconnected.

Amazing that a company will just walk away from its products.
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+104
macsolu replied on 16 Jan 2009
(from their web site)

ILLUMINEX ACQUIRES SOFTCHAOS ASSETS, WILL CONTINUE DEVELOPMENT OF WEBSTRACTOR

LONDON, March 27, 2008 - illumineX, inc. today announced it has acquired the assets of Softchaos, Limited, formerly of London. illumineX will continue development of the award-winning web content capturing and processing application, Webstractor, which gives its customers the ability to quickly automate the research and retrieval of Web content to create perfectly customized documents and reports.
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Vja4him replied on 17 Apr 2010
I bought Webstractor in 2004. Great application! I've archived thousands of pages that I use for research and casual reading. I just got a new MacPro, and Webstractor crashes whenever I try to save. Takes forever to load my files (much slower that on my ancient iBook G4.

I had contacted somebody I think last year, or maybe in 2008, and they said they were going to update Webstractor. No update yet. I'm very disappointed that Webstractor doesn't work with Snow Leopard.

I can still use Webstractor on my old iBook G4, but I won't be using my iBook much anymore. I hope that somebody will fix this issue, so we can continue using Webstractor with Snow Leopard ....
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Downloads:16,424
Version Downloads:11,901
Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Demo
Date:14 Mar 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $79.99
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Webstractor... Intuitive and powerful, Webstractor takes Internet users beyond browsing to provide the ability to capture multiple Web pages, remove unwanted content, annotate, organize, retrieve and assemble the found materials into effective documents. Already dubbed "a Web researcher's dream," Webstractor adds a "Radar" capability to monitor Web pages for keywords and capture them when an appropriate change occurs.


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