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Algolia Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Algolia product overview

Price starts from

1

Per month

Usage Based

What is Algolia?

Algolia offers an API-first approach to building composable experiences with full control over the front-end and back-end for any device.

Key benefits of using Algolia

Rely on robust APIs
We power 1.5T requests per year for 10K+ customers all over the world. Our APIs are written for performance and scalability first.

For every developer
Use your preferred language to prototype ideas quickly and build production ready experience in no time with documentation and tools for every stack.

Packaged building blocks
Don’t build from scratch and leverage API building blocks to deliver the right content within milliseconds via search, navigation and recommendations.

Improved business results
Get relevant content to the right person in milliseconds. Run continuous optimizations to generate higher conversions across any industry.

True omnichannel capability
Roll out and manage multiple consistent experiences across different brands, divisions and portfolios from one platform.

Improved competitiveness
Implement a new digital experience in days instead of months or iterate on offerings without impacting your backend.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
24/7 (Live rep)
Knowledge Base
Chat
Email/Help Desk
Phone Support

Training options

Videos
Webinars
Live Online
Documentation

Algolia pricing information

Value for money

4.3

/5

64

Starting from

1

Per month

Usage Based

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

Value for money contenders

Algolia features

Functionality

4.7

/5

64

Total features

20

11 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Real Time Monitoring
Compliance Management
For B2B
Mobile Access
Cataloging/Categorization
Fuzzy Search
eCommerce Management

Algolia users reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

/5

64

Positive reviews

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.02/10
Rating distribution

5

4

3

2

1

49

13

1

1

0

Pros
The search looks pretty good also in the mobile version. We love the dashboard with the very exclusive analytics.

TZ

Thomas Z.

The best of all is the ease of integration with your project, both to the back and front, and how easy it is to build the queries.
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Alejandro Javier V.

We are currently considering incorporating other features. They will hopefully be as good.

LD

Luis D.

Cons
As a developer the main problem is the documentation.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

If you were a non-technical user, then the software would be difficult to understand.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Some search terms don't show up in the results, i.e. "no results.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Overall rating contenders

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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The best search system for firestore

Reviewed a year ago

Thanks to Algolia, I integrated a search system in my project made with Angular / Fire. Now I am thinking of integrating its geo-search. Hopefully, it will be as good as your search with firestore.

Pros

The best of all is the ease of integration with your project, both to the back and front, and how easy it is to build the queries.

Cons

That it does not have a pay per use as firebase does, you only have 2 options, the free account or the payment commitment, use or do not use all your operations for which you are going to pay

Vendor response

Hi there, thanks for your review! We're glad to hear you were able to get up and running with your project. For geo-search questions, or anything else, feel free to reach out to us at support@algolia.com.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Very easy to get started

Reviewed 8 months ago
Pros

The documentation is very well organized and so it was easy for us as a startup to add search functionality to our product. There is an official python client package, including packages for other languages.

Cons

It's a bit expensive so we'll have to evaluate at the time we want to scale.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Extending the capability of other platforms

Reviewed a month ago

Extremely positive. Fast to implement and very few issues.

Pros

We use Algolia to provide deeper search functionality than in provided out-of-the-box by most content management systems. Algolia provides a richer search experience and is easy to integrate and configure.

Cons

No direct drawbacks. We've used it successfully for many years, and our clients understand that to offer quality search functionality to their customers, incurs a cost. I say this as many of the existing reviews say Algolia is expensive.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Decent search for okay pricing

Reviewed a year ago

The algorithm can be quite good, but you need to twist te right knobs to get that result. This also goes for the implementation.

Pros

Algolia is a tool that comes with a lot of features. However, it's not as easy to implement as you would think.

Cons

It was not "plug and play". The implementation is integrated in the website and you need to work on the interface before you can implement it correctly.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Super simple full-text search for Firebase

Reviewed 2 months ago

Super easy-to-use, feature-rich and developer-friendly.

Pros

Setting up full-text search of data stored in Firebase won't take longer than one day. Extremely easy-to-use ready-made components for Vue.js made our front-end developer happy and significantly reduced time to market.

Cons

I see Algolia a bit expensive for the cases where full-text search is just a nice-to-have feature. However we made our front-end to display data from Algolia only (originally data was retrieved from Firebase), and this pays off.

Algolia FAQs and common questions

Q. What type of pricing plans does Algolia offer?

Algolia has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription


Q. Who are the typical users of Algolia?

Algolia has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


Q. What languages does Algolia support?

Algolia supports the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


Q. Does Algolia support mobile devices?

Algolia supports the following devices:
Android, iPhone


Q. Does Algolia offer an API?

Yes, Algolia has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Algolia integrate with?

Algolia integrates with the following applications:
Tray.io, Adobe Commerce, Angular, iOS14, Android 11, WordPress, Bubble, Higher Logic Vanilla, Scala, Salesforce Platform, Shopify, Zendesk


Q. What level of support does Algolia offer?

Algolia offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, 24/7 (Live rep), Knowledge Base, Chat, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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