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CircleCI Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

CircleCI FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does CircleCI offer?

CircleCI has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $15.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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Q. Who are the typical users of CircleCI?

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


Q. What languages does CircleCI support?

CircleCI supports the following languages:
English, Japanese


Q. Does CircleCI support mobile devices?

CircleCI supports the following devices:
Android, iPad, iPhone


Q. Does CircleCI offer an API?

Yes, CircleCI has an API available for use.


Q. What level of support does CircleCI offer?

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

CircleCI product overview

Price starts from

15

Per month

Flat Rate

What is CircleCI?

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, Stitch Fix, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

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

Training options

Videos
Webinars
Live Online
In Person
Documentation

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CircleCI features

Functionality

4.5

/5

90

Total features

45

5 categories

Most valued features by users

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CircleCI users reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

/5

90

Positive reviews

98

%

Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.39/10
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Pros
Overall I love CircleCI UI, ease of deployment & it is feature rich. Availability & execution parameterization can be improved.
The great configurational freedom to the user makes it suitable for any and all kinds of applications. The step by step view provided is very helpful UI to track the whole process.
Robust, easy to use, great documentation, great feature set even on a free plan with sizable 1,500 build minutes per month (quite a lot for smaller projects).
Cons
Writing the code in YAML is required which you have to learn and get familiarity to start working with this tool. Documentation is documented very badly.
We are still fighting to get docker-compose to support cache but we know how hard is to enable caching on docker layers.
If you need to build on MacOS, you'll need to pay a high price and get limited build time.

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Jose F. G.

Internet, 51-200 employees

Used other for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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This is the option to increased productivity

Reviewed 4 years ago

CircleCI has always been focused on productivity and simplicity without setting aside functionality and to me it works very well.

Pros

CircleCI takes away the need to fiddle with infrastructure and lets teams focus strictly on CI and CD. It's enjoyable to use, and helps integrate with multiple technologies in order to keep everything efficiently connected.

Cons

I think the only con is that it can get quite expensive fast, and when you need parallelism for tests then cost can get high quickly.

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Donovan G.

Printing, 201-500 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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

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Great, easy to use CI tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall it is great. It is fast, reliable, and easy to use. Just the tactics on how they handle customers are something that is lacking.

Pros

It is so simple to set up, run, manage and maintain. It gives really fast feedback and is so versatile. This should be the standard way of doing automated pipelines.

Cons

For some of the pretty common things, like iOS app builds the costs escalate very quickly. Also, their sales team is very aggressive in how they push for upgrades, to the point of removing key items being used in the pipelines to force upgrades.

AR
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Computer Software, 11-50 employees

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Pricey, but a competitor in the continuous integration space.

Reviewed 7 years ago
Pros

The UI and integration is easy and very straight forward. Were able to get builds going in a couple hours.

Cons

When picking a CI to use for our business we tried a lot of the big names and CircleCi was great except for the price point for how fast the builds were. Alternatives like Strider gave CircleCi a bad taste.

AR
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Consumer Services, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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

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Top 2 choice for CI/CD

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall experience is quite positive - it was easy to set up and configure, easy to get team buy-in, and easy to maintain as our codebase grew.

Pros

The Github integration made migrating our workflows to CircleCI quite seamless. We use the same integration for access control to ensure only certain team members can view/deploy.

Cons

Web UI feels cluttered, even after a redesign. No mobile app last I checked. This doesn't happen nearly as often anymore, but we used to experience random 'hangs' that were not explained by our own processes - canceling and restarting the job always did the trick though.

MQ
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Mark Q.

Computer Software, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Some quirks but overall it's a product we rely on and use every day

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

CircleCI is highly configurable for many different types of workflows. We rely on CircleCI for continuous deployment. Our tests automatically run and deploy code to the correct environment depending on the branch it's pushed to. It's also generally reliable these days. Reliability was an issue for us a few years ago but those issues are mostly gone now.

Cons

Since CircleCI is highly configurable it can also be difficult to build out a custom flow that works the way you need it to. We spent more time than we wanted to getting our automated deployment system set up.

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