This tutorial is going to
take you through the
main features of the application.
While this window is showing instructions, the user interface of OutWit Hub remains operational.
You can still interact normally with the application and you can move this tutorial window around on the screen to see the parts of the interface that you want.
What is Outwit Hub?
In the page view, you can browse the Web within OutWit Hub, as you would directly in Firefox or any other browser.
The Hub dissects the page to automatically extract its information and images. Try clicking on the views of the side panel, you will see the content of the page, broken down into its different elements. You can also access the Hub's automation tools.
With its automation features, it browses automatically through series of Web pages and performs extraction tasks for you. It is now browsing through the first result pages of this search.
The log panel is at the top
All main actions and messages are logged in this panel, which can be shown, hidden or resized at any time by moving the info bar up and down.
At the bottom of the screen: the "Catch"
The Catch is your collection basket, where you can store all types of information. Anything of interest can be dragged to the Catch from the page or any other view.
You can hide or show the Catch at will using the view menu, and, when displayed, you can resize it vertically by dragging the horizontal splitter.
In the next pages we will show you how to grab data and export your extractions.
Let's Break a Page.
In this wikipedia page, we find the following information objects:
All extracted elements are displayed as a table in the datasheet of their respective view.
They can be exported directly from the view to a file or moved to the Catch, your data collection basket, to be processed or exported at a later time.
OutWit can also grab email addresses, RSS feeds, data, text... We will make tutorials for all these applications.
For now, as a simple example, let's extract some words and groups of words from the current page:
The datasheets of all views as well as the catch behave similarly. You can select rows, right-click on them and apply a variety of functions to them. You can export the selection or the whole datasheet. Clicking on a column header sorts the column (in the most adequate way, depending on the content).
Let's grab the words and phrases containing:
The corresponding selection is highlighted in the datasheet and can be directly exported to a file or sent to the Catch, to be exported later. Click on the Catch button if you want to move these elements to your Catch.
OutWit Hub's Help Center
Each view and editor panel contains a help button.
It will take you directly to the relevant documentation. You will find there a description of all functions, panels and menu items.
Do not forget to expand the topics and subtopics in the left panel to gain access to the documentation of all features.
Our Quick Tour is Now Over.