I don’t know what to call what I’m about to describe, otherwise I’d search for it myself. I’m looking for a program that presents an easy interface between me and the web in order to look through records on a website without my constant input. I guess you’d call it a kind of bot, but I want one with a good UI, and one that is free or almost free. I don’t care how long the searches take, I don’t mind if the program is as slow as a human typing: I don’t want to swamp someone’s server. I just don’t want to sit here and type in 100’s of searches.
I am looking through a long list of records on a county assessor’s site, and have to enter a 5 field pin number in order to pull up each record. The fields in the form don’t require me to hit the tab key, but sometimes it gets stuck in a field. The form that comes up has a hyperlink in it, and you have to click that hyperlink to get the record. Also, the final record has a link to a picture file which usually is empty, but sometimes has a picture in it. I’d like to capture that picture as well. Are there any programs out there that will do this?