Posts Tagged ‘OutWit Images’

General overview of the OutWit programs

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

OutWit’s collection technology is organized around three simple concepts:

  1. The programs dissect the Web page into data elements and enable users to see only the type of data they are looking for (images, links, email addresses, RSS news…).
  2. They offer a universal collection basket, the « Catch », into which users can manually drag and drop or automatically collect structured or unstructured data, links or media, as they surf the Web.
  3. They also know how to automatically browse through series of pages, allowing users to harvest all sorts of information objects in a single click.

With simple intuitive features as well as sophisticated scraping functions and data structure recognition, the OutWit programs target a broad range of user categories.


Deep Web searches

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

In our work for the coming versions of the kernel, one of our main chalenges is OutWit’s ability to explore the hidden Web. We are working on some very exciting features in this area (partly autonomous, partly user-driven explorations). The Deep Web is composed of Web pages and resources that are not indexed by  search engines, simply because there are no links to them. One of the interesting functions we are working on is the generation of URLs and queries to the dark side of the Web.


FAQs for OutWit Hub, Sourcer, Images and Docs for Firefox

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008


  • The main FAQ is in the Help within OutWit Hub and Email Sourcer applications (in the top menu: Help>Frequently Asked Questions). It is much more up-to-date and targeted for Hub/Sourcer users. Please refer to it rather than this static page.
  • Make sure you have the latest version, especially if you just downloaded your program from a third-party site.

The latest version of OutWit Hub is on the download page of and the version history is here. For Email Sourcer, the links are respectively download and history.

Compatible Versions

General Questions

Technical Questions


OutWit Images Was Released

Monday, November 17th, 2008

The first beta version of OutWit Images was posted on Firefox Add-ons and came out of the experimental zone this weekend. This new outfit is an online image browser that not only allows you to view Web images as a slideshow or as a wall of thumbnails but also to grab the pictures and save them to your hard disk.

The feedback we are already receiving for this extension is extremely encouraging: with Images like with the Hub, people are actually managing to do things they simply couldn’t do before. And this really makes us happy…

Download OutWit Images