CircleCI Features

CircleCI

We build CI/CD so you can build the next big thing.

4.58/5 (67 reviews)

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Compliance Tracking
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CircleCI Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about CircleCI's features:

Ryan M.

CircleCi has changed how we develop

2018-02-06

Overall I've been really happy with the performance from circleci. Even their free plan has been great.

Pros

The management interface and docker integration have made the setup and monitoring process super simple.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Yasmany C.

CI/CD with few lines

2018-03-14

Integration with IOs allow us to build and test the mobile apps and automatize our whole CI/CD pipeline

Pros

Their integration with IOs its a powerup in front of other CI/CD platforms

Cons

Also their need to provide more integrations with third party tools

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Darrell "Jeremy" F.

Great build/deploy tool

2017-12-05

There are some usability fixes that are needed around user maangement, but otherwise, it's great!

Pros

It allows me to see what's going on with all of my builds quickly and in real time.

Cons

The user management is not very good.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Chirag B.

Good Build tool

2018-11-24

Pros

Using this one can post large amount of data and hides its personal data from unauthorized access.

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.

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Vipallav G.

Best solution to CI

2018-09-19

Pros

It have a very nice user interface and allow us to access our build so that it helps and saves time in debugging.

Cons

Although it saves time in many other thing but we have no control on how much cpu time and resources it will consume.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Frank K.

Circle CI is the most comprehensive CI/CD tool I have used

2020-09-11

I am very excited to use Circle CI because of how quick the build process is compared to other CI/CD tools like travis

Pros

Circle CI offers so much control over how to test, build and deploy code. Workflows make it easy to automate CI/CD jobs in workflows organized in clearly defined steps that trigger concurrently or depend one job to trigger before another can be executed.

Cons

The configuration can take time to set up with some config files growing up to about 200 lines of code.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 1-10 employees)

Great product to test and automate for teams

2020-03-29

CircleCI helps organize our build pipeline and catch issues early that would cause problems in production.

Pros

Great error reporting helps identify errors right away.

Cons

Their mobile experience needs improvement.

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

CircleCI smoothened our provision process!

2019-04-10

Also, it has a nice interface plus webhooks integration for us to build notifications center without any trouble!

Pros

Saved us a lot of time so we can work on something better!

Cons

The pricing of concurrent jobs and containers is too high, I can set up one myself using other hosting providers at a way cheaper price.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Denis d.

Gets the tests done

2020-09-29

I code for a number of repositories that are integrated with CircleCI to run several integration, schema and unit tests.

Pros

- Integration with GitHub and Slack - Automation of several types of tests (schema validation, integration, unit tests, etc) - Easy to monitor the results of tests while they're still running

Cons

Perhaps due to the high volume of simultaneous users, sometimes it would be faster to run tests locally rather than on circleci

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tahmidul I.

Great once you're all set up

2020-09-29

Pros

- Easy to understand yaml config format - Integration with GitHub - Workflows for powerful deployment and release strategies - Good community support

Cons

. - Many of us have workflows that we do not use on every push (e.g. deploying to testing).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Piyush J.

One of the best CI tools available

2017-07-18

GitHub and Slack in particular are crucial to our business and CircleCI's integration is seamless and full-featured.

Pros

Easy to configure via a YAML file Sends email notifications without the use of external services Not only runs our tests, but also triggers our deployments

Cons

Proactive communication about updates and breaking changes Questions to account rep can sometimes take too long (for us -- > 1 day) to respond

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Filip T.

Powerful CI / CD platform

2018-02-22

Pros

Great UI, easy to setup, easy to manage.

Cons

Circle 2.0 offers improved customizability, added more features, but for small and simple projects it's not as easy to setup anymore.

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Value for money
Ease of use
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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
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Introduced Circle CI 2.0 (Beta)

2017-09-21

Pros

- Workflows is great tool for enabling parallel tasks - deep customization for cache controls - easily introduced deploy workflows

Cons

- config file tends to get verbose and too long ( I want to have some ways to separate concerns among some jobs)

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Mehak A.

One of te best on cloud CI/CD for all kinds of application.

2020-04-27

Used it with a number of applications, the GIT integration was very smooth.

Pros

The step by step view provided is very helpful UI to track the whole process.

Cons

The pricing of the tool is a bit on the higher side compared to its competitors.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Harmandeep S.

CircleCI for build/deployment

2018-04-25

Pros

It helps me to analyze all build quickly in real time. It is pretty simple to configure, setup and use.

Cons

The learning curve is steep for some developers. It has two versions of the software, which sometimes makes it difficult to manage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
Software Engineer (Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Ease of use and fast

2017-11-03

Pros

Realy fast, and requires almost none configuration to get going, I didn't know much about it at the start, but then o learned a lot very fast.

Cons

People do not get its importance at first, it's a real pain to make them understand why should them to spend time on this sort of thing.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Education Management company, 11-50 employees)

FIrst time using a CI tool, and CircleCI delivers!

2021-02-07

CircleCI brings a lot of security to our code deployment workflow: running unit and integration tests, and code analysis such as linters, it's a godsent.

Pros

Tools that automate the workflow of code deployment gives a lot of

Cons

Not too much of a problem, but there's somewhat of a learning curve to set up your environment. Took me a few days to educate myself in the specifics, such as caching, jobs, workers etc.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jacques S.

Good ci integration tool

2020-04-02

I used it for implement a simple project and see how it would work.

Pros

It does everything you would expect from a continuous integration tool and everything in the cloud, being even better.

Cons

I did not used the tool for much time for having any complaints, when i researched and used the tool i found it satisfactory.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Health, Wellness and Fitness company, 1-10 employees)

Very helpful and resonable pricing plans

2020-10-19

I'm developing and managing various web services and mobile apps in a small startup.

Pros

It provides many useful features, and I can use most of them with a free plan. Customer service is also excellent.

Cons

'Workflows' is useful, but it can not be tested locally by its nature.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 10001+ employees)

CircleCI Review

2019-12-12

Its motivating to have a tool that brings the ease to continuous deployment.

Pros

CircleCI is very valuable component in delivering analytical work.

Cons

CircleCI has no cons as such, it needs some good scripting and coding skills to work with it but for the features it provides it should not be an issue

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Senior Software Engineer (Apparel & Fashion company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

Best CI I've ever used

2017-06-28

Pros

-Docker support is great when using container based builds -Competitive pricing and free tier -Snappy / Responsive UI

Cons

-2.0 is missing features in 1.0 -Poor slack notification support -yml format is strange.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Continuous integration on the cloud

2018-11-07

Pros

It can quickly run through thousands of tests and send alerts once complete.

Cons

The config is probably the worst of the cloud CI software.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Automotive company, 11-50 employees)

Fantastic build environment for linux based systems

2018-05-18

Pros

Easy to set up, fast, pleasant UI and UX. Tight github integration is critical for teams that move fast.

Cons

No .NET support. By not having windows support there are projects that cannot leverage CircleCI and must move to an alternative.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Pricey, but a competitor in the continuous integration space.

2017-12-14

Pros

The UI and integration is easy and very straight forward.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Rahul C.

A very powerful CI service with good pricing options

2019-03-06

Used CircleCI to build a Jekyll powered static site and deploy to Firebase Hosting. Had zero issues once I got it running. Very recommended.

Pros

Easy GitHub integration makes connecting repositories to pipelines a piece of cake.

Cons

The UI is nice but could have been a little simpler for CI noobs to get started quickly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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