September 21, 2008 in Networks and FTP (F)
[prMac.com] Milano, Italy - Tension Software announces the release of Url extractor X 2.0 Url Extractor X is a Cocoa Native application to extract emails address and URLs from files on the HD. Starting from this release Url Extractor can extract directly from the web.
The new 'Web Extraction' feature in Url Extractor X 2.0 allows to specify inside a document a list of 'starting' web address. User can use also drag and drop from safari or other web applications to add new web addresses. Url Extractor will use these web pages to start navigate the web, analyzing the links inside the pages and visiting all the linked sites in a unlimited virtual process (Cross Navigation). At any visited page Url Extractor extracts the url of the specified (by the user) type.
The process of navigation and extraction can be interrupted by specified values, such as the limit of the deep of the cross navigation for any listed pages, or the number of url extracted or the visited pages, or manually by the user.
Url Extractor can be setup with a specific list of starting web pages related to any argument field and it will extract pertaining emails or urls depending of the user specific needs. Url extractor can be used also to extract urls from web pages during standard web navigation using Safari or other web browser, the user has to drag and drop from the browser the url to the Url Extractor window and the program it's ready to extract them.
The other extraction for files features, as in previous versions, allows the user to batch process a single file or the all content of a folder nested at any level in fast and easy way. The program can be set to process only a specified list of file type by extensions Url extractor accepts drag and drop of file and folder to setup the files to process. The speed of Url Extractor to extract urls from file on disk is simply amazing.
At the end of the extraction (both from web and from disk) the user can always save the extracted urls as a text file on disk ready for reuse. An internal algorithm prevents collecting duplicate urls during the extraction process. Url Extractor can extract web address, ftp, mailto, feed, telnet, file, news and generic email address.
Url extractor works as a document based application and setting can be saved inside documents, to be reused when needed, to avoid having to drag and drop folders any time you need to process them. Using the document based approach the user open the document and reapply an extraction based on a specified folder content on Hard Disk or based on a list of web address to use as starting point for cross navigation.
The software can work after setup completely unattended and surf and extract thousands and thousands of web pages processing them in background. It is realized using Cocoa native multithreading, in that way the network and computational part is performed in a separate task from the one managing the interface and the program is always full responsive even when performing heavy task related to the web pages to download and extract.
Tension Software started in 1997 developing Mac software for Mac OS Classic. Now Tension Software still develops Mac software for Mac OS X using the last Apple technology, Cocoa and Objective-C. All the current Mac production is made by Universal Applications native on both PPC Mac and Intel Mac.