Captain Data Review – Automatisez tous vos processus manuels | Alternative à PhantomBuster

Avec Captain Data, vous obtenez un moteur capable d’automatiser tout type de processus manuel auquel vous pouvez penser. Si vous voulez essayer Capitaine…

Manual processes are time consuming and not many of us like to do them i especially do everything i can to avoid manual processes and luckily there are tools to help us today’s product showcase is captain data and automation platform helping with anything from lead generation to twitter interaction

So without further ado let’s dive into captain data and let’s set up an automation We are now inside the platform captain data here we have the overview of my workflows and it is a simple simple platform we have four menu points out here and then we have some resources but the four menu points are what we need to focus on so first off we have integrations down

Here and this is where you set up your integrations because it’s important to remember that captain data is only an engine you still need to feed both the input the output and the integration so if you want to crawl data on google you go to google custom search and then you

Need to connect your api account this means that you need to go to google cloud you need to sign up for an account set up the api and then you can start using captain data so just do remember that they do also have guides to how you

Do it which you can see right here but it is very simple when you have set up your integrations then we do go back to my workflows here here you can see that right now i have four workflows set up an interesting one is the follow twitter

Account followers i like that one and then we have the serp while google search and we have some other elements and i will show you also the pre-built workflows they have first off i want to show you the twitter automation here by clicking on the actual automation i do get a menu here

And i do get the results so this is the history i haven’t run this specific automation yet otherwise we would be able to see results schedules and the history here but we can’t just run it but before we do so then we need to set

It up correctly so i will just edit it and now you can see our automation i will just call this one very simple twitter and now we need to edit our accounts and here we are sent directly into the integrations so i will just connect my twitter account i have now

Connected my twitter account i have added it to the automation and when we scroll down here you can see that we have something called input here it has automatically added the twitter profile url which is where it will go in and then follow and then we have the parameters the maximum number

Of followers we want to do and then we have the launcher settings now the launcher settings we can choose to either do it now we can do it later or we can do it repeatedly if you want to do it every monday or every other hour i will just press launch for now

So right now it is launching the automation and then this means that the automation is now running actively in the background now let’s try and move on to another automation i have made this one is a little bit more simple it’s called a website scraper

What i do is that i just simply scrape a specific website in this case my own website and then it will scrape for some specific things it will look for here i will say that i also want the image urls and then i’ll press launch so now it

Will go in and then it will scrape my website and it will find whatever elements it can find and then it will also look for the image urls now you can see that the twitter one is done and that is because we did not add that many of the twitter profiles we

Need to add even more twitter profiles to make it run even further but now let’s just wait for the crawler here to see the actual result the crawler is now done and by clicking on it we can see the history so over here we have the

Results and by clicking on them we can see that it did not find any emails it did not find any facebook url any images in instagram or it did not find basically anything and on my front page i have all of these elements i have both images i have the youtube ul linkedin

Url and so much more so it’s a bit of a let down to see that it couldn’t scrape that it should be a fairly simple way of scraping but it didn’t fetch that now let’s try and go back to the twitter automation here because if i just go to the new

Configuration and then i enter again twitter here choose the setup i have made and then let’s try and add some twitter profile urls so for now i’ve just added one url maximum follow 1000 of these and then let’s press launch again so now it will try to follow a maximum

Of 1 000 followers of that account so let’s see how that will go in the meantime i want to show you the store because in here is where all of the templates are laying at the moment you cannot build your own workflow so you have to use a pre-built workflow but

With all of their integrations they do already have a lot of great workflows so you can get started already and you do not have to wait because the custom workflow editor is coming very soon but for instance if we want to do something with google let’s press on

Google then you can see that we have these different workflows that we can choose between we can find and push decision makers from websites to lgm audience or we can simply just extract data from google and enter it into a spreadsheet we can also find company employees with sales navigator and

Google and so much more you can see they have a lot of great google searches you can do you can also do a very simple google search now when you see a google search you could also do that manually that is correct however they do also

Have an api so via captain data’s api you can actually use your workflows and your automations to run from your system or wherever you want to run it from so this is a great add-on but now let’s try and go back to the workflows here we can

See that our twitter account here is still running at the moment and that is great that means that it is working so you can see that if i click on it right now it says it has finished and if i click on the result it should have now

Outputted 1 000 of the followers of this account i’m not 100 sure if that is correct so let’s try and go to the logs to see so here you can see that it has processed a lot of data so i have now refreshed and you can see that there are

Some more elements running right now first it has extracted all of the twitter followers with a maximum of 1 000 and it did get 1 000 results now the next step it’s doing is that now it is following all of these twitter profiles and at the moment it has made six out of

400 follows just for today now the way this works is because i have the chrome extension so because i’m signed into twitter in the browser and with the chrome extension then it can do this for now i will just stop the job so it doesn’t follow more twitter profiles but

This was great this really works and i have checked on my twitter profile and it has added these follows so that is a great automation if you want to increase your twitter interaction or at least follow a certain amount of followers to show that you have something to share

With them you do also have the activity overview here where you basically have an overview of all of your automations so you can see i have run some different ones and the last one we just built together the twitter interaction here is also laying in here and by clicking on

It you can see that we still get the results and we can still cancel the job up here because it’s scheduled right now and we can see the same view as what we saw just before now what i want to say about captain data is that even though

They have a great design and it’s easy to use sometimes it can be a bit confusing luckily they do have a great onboarding over here where you can go through the different elements you can download their extension you can watch some videos of how you can really use captain

Data but i do really hope that this walkthrough gave you some idea of how you can use captain data for your advantage and as you can see even though they don’t have a custom workflow builder they do have a lot of great pre-built workflows that you can use right away

When we take a look at the pricing for captain data you will immediately notice that it is a quite expensive tool and these automation tools they are expensive to use because you do have a really powerful engine that you can work with and these engines they just cost a

Lot to maintain so that is why the prices are like they are however captain data is actually doing it a little bit different often what we see with automation tools is that the pricing is based on the amount of hours that you run your automations but within captain

Data you actually get the amount of tasks so you can run for instance 25 000 tasks on the same plan that’s a big amount of tasks maybe this will change in the future but right now that’s a huge benefit however when you do have to pick the

Right plan for you you need to look at the tasks you need to try to figure out how many tasks you need to get because they differ on a lot of different parameters these different plans so do really take a look at the tasks now the alternatives to captain data is

Tick saw and phantom buster texo i have previously reviewed and they are ahead of captain data and the same with fans buster the way they are ahead is on two main elements both within texo and phantom buster we can build our own workflows where we basically drag and

Drop the different elements we want to use and then slowly we build our own workflow whereas within caption data that’s not possible at the moment we can only use pre-built workflows right now another element is integrations within texo and phantombuster we just have a lot more integrations and this is so

Important to have because integrations is just what makes up the entire product the more integrations the more automations we can make and the more manual processes we can get rid of so i really hope to see more integrations in the future of captain data and of course

Our custom workflow editor which i will talk more about just in a moment when we take a look at the future of captain data they have a lot of interesting elements but there are four main things that i noticed first off they’re working on more extraction models so we can extract even

More data from different places on the world wide web furthermore they are also working on a custom workflow builder this will really open up captain data so we can build our own workflows and really just narrow our workflows in to do exactly what we wanted to do instead of using the

Pre-built workflows and try to make it work with our use cases furthermore they are adding linkedin event invites to their workflow so we can send out these invites automatically last but not least they are working on adding more integrations to the platform and as i’ve already mentioned this is

Crucial in order to really benefit from these automation platforms moving on to the pros and cons of using captain data starting with the pros they have a powerful engine your workflows really execute fast they have a modern and easy to use design and their extraction options are outstanding whereas for the cons

The extraction data is not always precise i’m missing more integrations like reddit and quora and i’m missing the custom workflow editor captain data are great at what they’re doing at the moment their pre-built workflows works great and all of their integrations are native which is a must for these automation tools

Overall i will give captain data three and a half stars i do miss more integrations and the fact that i can’t build my own workflows is just a lit down at the moment but yeah that is my review of captain data i hope that you liked the review and if you did

Please give it a thumbs up if you have any questions to captain data or other products you would like me to review please leave a comment down below thank you so much for watching let’s catch up on the next one You

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