Is there anything comparable to Scrapebox for Mac?

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Hey Warriors,

I am a mac user and I love it, I used to be a linux guy but I love my MacBook Pro, but one thing I keep running into is that a lot of the best IM and SEO tools will only run on Winblows. . ..

I was hoping that someone out there could point me to something similar to scrapebox that will work on my mac.

I know I could run windows in a VM or Parallels, but I don't own a copy of Windows and I don't want to pay Microsoft one red cent for their bloatware crappy OS. (sorry to windows lovers, but I can't stand windows!)

Any advice on scrapeboxing on a mac would be greeaaaatly appreciated!
#comparable #mac #scrapebox
  • Profile picture of the author Tim Norton
    Honestly with the amount of internet this tool can eat up you are better off getting a windows server than running it from your own PC.

    You can pick them up for as little as $50+ a month (volumedrive sells reasonable ones).

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    • Profile picture of the author jacked
      Use VMware. You can run any windows apps on a mac with that. I have a friend thats constantly running 3 instances of SB on his mac.
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      • Originally Posted by jacked View Post

        Use VMware. You can run any windows apps on a mac with that. I have a friend thats constantly running 3 instances of SB on his mac.
        Thanks, Do I need a copy of windows to do this? Or does VMware just run windows programs without needing to have a copy of the windows OS?
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        • Profile picture of the author jacked
          Originally Posted by ExploringInfinity View Post

          Thanks, Do I need a copy of windows to do this? Or does VMware just run windows programs without needing to have a copy of the windows OS?
          You need windows and bootcamp I am pretty sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
      Originally Posted by Tim Norton View Post

      Honestly with the amount of internet this tool can eat up you are better off getting a windows server than running it from your own PC.

      You can pick them up for as little as $50+ a month (volumedrive sells reasonable ones).

      Tim
      You're right about the amount of bandwidth SB eats. But $50 a month? That seems extraordinarily high unless you're running a bunch of instances at once. The $9 plan over @ websiteserviceplus.com is more than enough to handle Scrapebox.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by JSProjects View Post

        You're right about the amount of bandwidth SB eats. But $50 a month? That seems extraordinarily high unless you're running a bunch of instances at once. The $9 plan over @ websiteserviceplus.com is more than enough to handle Scrapebox.
        They do have great VPS's there (I have 2), but I would pick something other than the $9 plan. If you are scraping a huge list (500,000 URLs and up), it can cause the VPS to become unresponsive.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrapebox777
    Check mysarasotawebdesign.com, they have a survey for scrapebox on mac. Look like they are working on it.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Get a VPS and run it off of there. You can get a good enough VPS for $20-35/month to run it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyRose
    Just run VirtualBox. Screw VMWare and Parallels - they are expensive and crap. VBox is free. That's what I use on my Mac, and it's awesome to be able to run the software up and minimise the VM. And yes you will need Windows to install on it.

    I think I'll be switching to a VPS soon though, just like the guys have mentioned.
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  • Profile picture of the author JimmyRose
    Just run VirtualBox. Screw VMWare and Parallels - they are expensive and crap. VBox is free. That's what I use on my Mac, and it's awesome to be able to run the software up and minimise the VM. And yes you will need Windows to install on it.

    I think I'll be switching to a VPS soon though, just like the guys have mentioned.
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  • Profile picture of the author Billy Rey
    how i wish, id be the first to jump into its beta lol

    i dont need it for comments, just for the other functions it does


    i hate running vm/parallels so i prefer using a dedicated server, download CORD and you can easily connect to them and run scrapebox but id still prefer using an app on the mac directly though
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Faber
    To the original poster yes, you can definitely run it on a VPS
    The reason why many of the business tools are restricted to Windows is because Windows has been well regarded as the leader in business solutions as where Mac is more focused on a more broad market of consumers. Windows tends to focus on technology then user interface where Mac focuses on user interface and then technology on the backend.
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  • Profile picture of the author faysal969
    I also believe VPS is the proper solution of your problem. There have so many VPS service provider. You may get any service spending around $10 to $35 per month.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSProjects
    I recently gave BermanHosting.com - Exceedingly Good Hosting Solutions a try and they're fantastic.

    A lot faster than my previous VPS, too.
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    • the solution to my problem was.... get a windows pc.

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      • Originally Posted by ExploringInfinity View Post

        the solution to my problem was.... get a windows pc.

        This thread is old now.
        That's what I did. I have a mac that I use with an external monitor (MacBook Pro) and then a windows 7 laptop I picked up for $400 with two external monitors attached to it (the thing lives in my desk drawer).
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  • Profile picture of the author scrapebox777
    You can use ScrapeBlogs, software similar to SB, but working on Mac OS X. You can visit ScrapeBlogs dot com
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