Folders! Folders! Folders! screen-scraper available

We’ve been swamped lately, but I’m happy to report that we’ve finally completed a version of screen-scraper that includes folders. This has been one of the most oft-requested features, so I hope it makes using screen-scraper just that much more pleasant. Upgrade your instance via the “Check for updates” option from the “Options” menu.

Hopefully it’s obvious how they’re used–click the folder icon to create a new folder. To drop an item into a folder, select it, then drag and drop it on to the folder. Right-click a folder to rename it (as well as any other object).
Right now it seems pretty stable, but there are definitely some features we’ll be adding in the not-so-distant future:

  • Right now it’s a little obnoxious that you have to select an item and allow it to load before you can drag and drop it. We’re planning on making such that you can just click an icon and immediately begin to drag it.
  • It would be nice to have a bunch of context menus on a folder. That is, you right click and get options like: “Import into…”, “Add scraping session to…” That way you don’t have to create or import a bunch of items to the root folder, then drag them into the folders where you really wanted them in the first place.
  • Copying and pasting of scraping sessions, scripts, etc. This one’s also been requested a fair amount. At times you want to be able to create a full copy of a scraping session so that you can experiment with it without nuking the original. You may also want to copy a scrapeable file from one scraping session to another.

Any others you can think of that would be helpful?

As always, let us know of any bugs/issues. We’ve been using this version internally for a few days, and it seems quite stable. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help us test.

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