At first, CAPTCHAs were simple puzzles designed to separate humans from bots. However, the bot techniques had advanced tremendously throughout the years, and so did CAPTCHA. Today, CAPTCHAs come in various forms, from image recognition challenges to audio puzzles and even behavioral analysis. While CAPTCHAs play an important role in safeguarding websites, they can also be a double-edged sword and interrupt your online activities, even if they’re not of a malicious nature.
Because of that, CAPTCHA-solving tools have been rising in popularity in the past few years. So, how do you choose the right one? To help you out, in this article, we’re going to give a comprehensive review of one of these tools, CapSolver. We’ll discuss this tool’s features, pricing, and use cases and highlight what makes this tool different from other CAPTCHA-solving services.
Simply put, CapSolver is an advanced platform that provides automated solutions for various CAPTCHA types. To help developers handle CAPTCHAS in a simple yet effective way, CapSolver utilizes the latest AI and ML technologies.
CapSolver is different from other tools of that nature: it offers multiple products to handle different types of CAPTCHAs. Let’s take a closer look:
DataDome specializes in bot protection for websites, mobile apps, and APIs. Its main purpose is detecting and blocking even the most advanced bots that mimic organic behavior.
CapSolver gives a comprehensive tutorial on using their services to combat DataDome CAPTCHA – take a look here.
AWS WAF CAPTCHA.
AWS WAF CAPTCHA is a service provided by Amazon. With CapSolver, users can generate valid tokens, which facilitate automated processes on AWS-guarded platforms. Here’s the tutorial on solving AWS WAF CAPTCHA with CapSolver.
hCaptcha Enterprise. hCaptcha is another anti-bot verification service that’s been rising in popularity and is highly focused on security. To see CapSolver’s tutorial on solving hCaptcha, click here.
reCAPTCHA v3 / v3 enterprise and reCAPTCHA v2.
Finally, CapSolver works with reCAPTCHA, which is a product owned by Google and is known as one of the most popular anti-bot services. CapSolver can help you handle the standard reCAPTCHA v3 and the enterprise version with a 0.9 score threshold. It works with the enterprise version of reCAPTCHA v2, as well.
Let’s take a look at CapSolver’s additional features and pricing.
More CAPTCHA types, additional features for enterprise clients. Besides the already mentioned CAPTCHA services, CapSolver also works with the lesser-known ones: the full list is available in their documentation.
Also, for their enterprise clients, CapSolver offers image recognition, anti-bot and other customization services – if you’re interested in any of that, be sure to reach out to their support team.
Detailed documentation and live chat support. CapSolver is dedicated to helping developers with the best experience for solving CAPTCHA challenges. They offer comprehensive documentation detailing the steps for solving challenges from different CAPTCHA services.
CapSolver also offers live assistance via chat and typically responds to customers within minutes.
Dashboard with stats available.
CapSolver features an all-in-one dashboard where you can track your usage stats, upgrade your plan, and, most importantly, obtain credentials that you’ll require to use the service.
Chrome browser extension. For your convenience, CapSolver also offers a browser extension for Google Chrome. Users can easily install it and, just like with CapSolver’s other products, solve CAPTCHAs on any website.
Budget-friendly pricing. CapSolver calculates the pricing according to the type of product you choose and the number of tokens you need. The price ranges anywhere from $0.02 to $3.00 per 1000 tokens. To learn more about CapSolver pricing, click here.
Proxies and CAPTCHA-solving services go hand-in-hand, mainly to deal with CAPTCHA in a more effective way. CAPTCHA can be triggered by many different factors, e.g., IP address change or bot-like behavior; some websites just automatically have CAPTCHAs as a proactive defense against bots.
Meanwhile, if you combine proxies with tools like CapSolver, you can automatically rotate your IP address, change your IP location (if necessary), and enhance anonymity, all resulting in a more efficient way to deal with CAPTCHAs.
With CAPTCHA being one of the most common challenges associated with web scraping, we’ve covered the topic quite widely. To learn more, check out our blog posts like:
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In short, CapSolver is a cutting-edge platform designed to provide developers with the best experience in automated CAPTCHA solving. With their wide range of products, comprehensive documentation, and AI technology utilization, CapSolver is quickly becoming one of the best CAPTCHA solvers out there.
Disclaimer: this blog post is brought to you in partnership with CapSolver.
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Roberta Aukstikalnyte is a Senior Content Manager at Oxylabs. Having worked various jobs in the tech industry, she especially enjoys finding ways to express complex ideas in simple ways through content. In her free time, Roberta unwinds by reading Ottessa Moshfegh's novels, going to boxing classes, and playing around with makeup.
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