Power Search Revision History

Version 5.0.1

  • TLS 1.1 and 1.2 are now supported if .NET 4.5 (or later) is installed on your PC
  • Crawler now auto-detects when Windows-1252 codepage is mislabeled as ISO-8859-1
  • Minor internal tweaks for Windows 10
  • Soft 404 detection is now case insensitive
  • JavaScript errors can now be hidden on the Login Wizard
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Scrape Editor to never allow scraping

Version 5.0.0

  • Brand new Windows 10 look and feel
  • .NET 4.0 is now the required runtime (.NET 2.0 is no longer supported)
  • Updated the Scrape Editor so that scripts are not removed automatically
  • Updated all internal components to latest versions

Version 4.1.0

  • Improved the Scrape Editor accuracy
  • Improved the Scrape Editor’s Group function
  • Updated some queries in the Query Library
  • Improved support for scraping from corporate networks
  • Power Search now works with sites that have SSLv3 disabled
  • Renamed “Advanced Project Settings” to “Advanced Options”, and changed “Default Project Settings” to “Project Defaults”
  • Updated 3rd party components
  • Power Search will now work in a FIPS compliant environment

Version 4.0.3

  • Various bug fixes to scraper engine
  • URL timeouts no longer cause a pop-up window

Version 4.0.2

  • Added a checkbox to suppress all script errors in the Scrape Editor (enabled by default)
  • Updated Power Search so that .NET 4.0 is the preferred framework if multiple versions of .NET are installed

Version 4.0.1

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the “Edit”, “Group” and “Delete” buttons would not be enabled in the Scrape Editor
  • Fixed the render mode of the embedded web browser in the Scrape Editor

Version 4.0.0

  • Brand new Point-and-Click interface for web scraping!
  • Nested scraping is now possible (allows for more complex data to be extracted from pages)
  • Power Search now requires .NET 3.5 or higher
  • Projects can be organized into folders
  • Changes made to the Default Project Settings now affect all projects.
  • Power Search can now be paused and will automatically pause/resume if your PC suspends or hibernates
  • New application icon
  • Results are now saved with projects
  • You can now change the folder to store Project Files in
  • Added a command line option that specifies a list of Root URLs to crawl (automatically replaces the Root URL and Additional Root URLs in the project)

Version 3.2.6

  • Fixed “Remove HTML” option not sticking in Scrape Editor
  • Fixed Scrape Editor browser display not working with some non-Latin character sets
  • Fixed minor bug in the Scrape feature that could cause the incorrect field to be scraped in some rare situations

Version 3.2.5

  • Minor change to Power Search installer

Version 3.2.4

  • Tweaked the Scrape Editor so that “Remove HTML” option is present in both Advanced and Basic modes

Version 3.2.3

  • Fixed a bug in the scrape processor that would prevent attributes from being parsed correctly.

Version 3.2.2

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the Scrape Editor from working with some types of tables.

Version 3.2.1

  • Fixed a bug that would prevent the Scrape Editor from working if the “Form Wizard” was run from the Passwords & Forms window.

Version 3.2.0

  • New “XPath” query type
  • Updated main UI: radio buttons replaced by drop-down list (less clutter)
  • Various enhancements to scrape editor:
    • Improved site compatibility
    • Added new post-processing options (Remove Text and Regex)
    • Added ability to select an HTML attribute in Advanced Mode
  • Updated query library (some new queries, enhanced some older queries for better performance)
  • Added new advanced crawler settings
  • Added new standard User-Agents for IE9 and FireFox
  • Changed XML output, “Result” element is now called “ResultItem”
  • Whitespace is now automatically trimmed from scraped text

Version 3.1.5

  • Fixed pop-up handling in Scrape Editor (pop-up windows are now opened in the main window)

Version 3.1.4

  • Repackaged installer as a standalone exe
  • Fixed minor bugs in Scrape Editor interface

Version 3.1.3

  • Windows Program Compatibility Assistant no longer appears after running Power Search
  • Solved “Unexpected Error” that could occur when using Scrape interface
  • Fixed various issues related cookies when crawling

Version 3.1.2

  • Enhanced Scrape Editor to make capture of selected text more accurate

Version 3.1.1

  • Added ability to save log
  • Added log entries when HTTP redirects are detected (for troubleshooting crawl issues)
  • Fixed Scrape Editor not working on Windows XP with IE6
  • Improved accuracy of “Capture Selection” in Scrape Editor

Version 3.1.0

  • New multi-threaded crawler for improved performance
  • Added new “Scrape” query mode with point-and-click interface
  • Added email notification (and attachment) option
  • Added XML export format
  • Added option to ignore HTTP protocol prefix when determining unique URLs
  • Added option to enable/disable HTTP keep-alive
  • Added option to enable/disable HTTP compression

Version 3.0.6

  • Fixed scheduler so “Last Result” no longer shows random value while task is still running
  • Power Search now remembers previous window location
  • Power Search now has context sensitive help
  • Fixed bug that could cause Power Search to crash if certain Advanced Query settings are selected

Version 3.0.5

  • Fixed Form Wizard not properly catching post data on non-HTTPs sites

Version 3.0.4

  • Fixed command-line interface error where “No Query” was reported even when query was configured
  • Fixed scheduler so “Last Result” no longer shows random value while task is still running

Version 3.0.3

  • Fixed “OK” button on Advanced Project Settings not working in all cases
  • Fixed “More Query Options” not always correctly enabled/disabled correctly according to Query Type

Version 3.0.2

  • Scheduler now checks password before scheduling task
  • “#DATE#” and “#TIME#” placeholders can now be used for output filename
  • Fixed “Delete URL” in Excluded Pages always disabled
  • Added the option to open CSV file directly after export
  • Report settings now stored with project
  • Changed Additional Root URL behavior, pages under Additional Root URL paths are now treated as internal.
  • Updated “Default Project Settings” page (differentiates itself from “Advanced Project Settings”)
  • Added support for Google’s Ajax crawling framework (“_escaped_fragement_”)

Version 3.0.1

  • Added option to scheduler to allow tasks to run when user is not logged on
  • Excluded pages now works correctly when non standard port is used.
  • Changed Additional Root URL behavior, pages under Additional Root URL paths are now treated as internal.
  • Updated installer to automatically launch Power Search after installation

Version 3.0.0

  • * in Wildcard match type now excludes HTML by default (can be changed in “More Query Options…” window)
  • Import Robots.txt now imports “Allow” rules
  • Added Export Robots.txt capability
  • Robots.txt import now correctly imports “Allow” rules
  • Exclusion list now supports “$” character to match end of URLs
  • New Windows 7 look and feel
  • New easier scheduler interface, allows editing of scheduled tasks and uses wizard interface
  • Scheduling tasks no longer requires windows password
  • New report engine no longer requires GAC registration
  • Runs as 64-bit process on 64-bit versions of Windows
  • Now possible to use custom User Agent strings
  • Crawler now uses HTTP compression when possible
  • Added “Manual Login” option for password protected websites

Version 2.1.0

  • Initial Release