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Algolia review by Mixer G.
Mixer G.
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"Algolia in La Haus"

What do you like best?

- The way you can easily setup Algolia, populate an index and start doing mockups with instantsearch.

- A lot of SDKs allow to choose the approach that better suits your use case.

- Not needing to spend a lot of time and money in infrastructure or software architecture.

What do you dislike?

- Analytics are a tricky thing to do and don't work right out of the box.

- Developer documentation isn't 100% complete and synced across sources so some things have to be inferred.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely it's worth to try out. Plans offers a nice chance for prototyping and mid-scale platforms, time saved by developers is one of the top advantages

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a quick and easy way to launch a search feature for our customers and brokers, since using Algolia we have been able to iterate in the feature with reduced development time and able to change it easily.

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Algolia review by Norm R.
Norm R.
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"Simple to use but very powerful platform search"

What do you like best?

What I like most about Algolia is that it's very easy to set up and get running. Using Zendesk's connector, we were able to configure instant search on our knowledge base very quickly. Also, the added analytics on what people are searching for when they come to our site has helped us think about content gaps in our help documentation.

What do you dislike?

The lingo around the app was the only real learning curve I had to overcome. Knowing the difference between records and operations and indices, etc., was a little head scratching at first. But when you understand, the platform makes a lot more sense.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've made it a lot easier for users to find content in our help resources. We want people to find answers quickly so they can get back to using our application and solving problems, so the more we can do to improve the search experience, the better.

What Enterprise Search solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Algolia review by Dennis S.
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"Easy configuration. Full search engine power."

What do you like best?

Very easy to setup and personalize. From the start, all you've got to do is setup algolia with the keys from your project and configure the index to use from your app (We use Algolia with PHP - Laravel).

One of the most useful settings available are the synonyms, that enable you to configure similar words to show relevant user the correct results.

This helps our customers to find: Tegucigalpa, as Tegu, or TGU or tegusigalpa.

What do you dislike?

After using Algolia after 6 months we haven't found anything wrong with it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Try it, you've got nothing to lose. They have a free version that you can use to test every API you have. And the configuration is simple (Right now we are using it with PHP - Laravel)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Algolia to help our customers find exactly what they need, with ease. The response is incredible fast and the analytics is amazing.

Algolia review by Riley A.
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"Works fast and right"

What do you like best?

The best thing is that it gives our students and other clients the most accurate version of the results basically immediately! It has an amazing search platform which helps our students learn more about all the details of different courses offered. The settings are well customizable.

What do you dislike?

It is more focused on the developer side, which I personally am not complaining about; just putting it out there. For that, it does not really have much of the documentation features.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would absolutely recommend using this for managing your works, and for processing huge chunks of data quickly. It continues to improve when it comes to progress, and is very easy to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have seen great progress in the number of students using it, and it has made the search and management process for a lot of students. It is very easy to set up and link your accounts with as well! We have greatly enjoyed using it.

Algolia review by Gregory K.
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"Amazing searching service"

What do you like best?

We wanted to change the search experience of our users which was a success thanks to the API of Algolia, very easy to integrate. In contrast to the traditional approaches of question answering, we opted for Algolia which makes the research interactive and intuitive by proposing relevant results in the course of seizure. The good points also notable are the support for several languages, the ability to establish a geolocation searches,the typo tolerance, the synonym support ... The dashboard is very modern, like the brand, and offers a fairly thorough analysis.

What do you dislike?

Indexing can be complicated to set up without the help of support.

The price that can very quickly go up if one exceeds the subscription of departure.

The main problem we encounter is the documentation, it is incomplete, it would be better to focus on documentation rather than adaptation in terms of language .

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are still not sure how to implement Algolia in your website or application, do not wait any longer and go for it, a 14-day trial version is available on their site to fully test Algolia and take good care of it. indexing and setting up the relevant search. On top of that, Algolia has thought of all while instilling a tutorial allowing the implementation of this one in your website.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Algolia has allowed us to index for each user their respective data so they can get fast results from what they are looking for. The addition of filters also allowed the customization of the pages of our website, thus reinforcing the quick search.

Algolia review by Eric M.
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"Algolia keeps users and fellow employees safe from malware during internet searching"

What do you like best?

Algolia can be used by employees or administrators of any skill level through its "beneath-the-surface" action as an effective means of web searching and connecting with those on the Internet. Implementation onto both computers and mobile phones is easy and relatively unnoticeable/not bothersome. An easy recommendation to any other potential users.

What do you dislike?

Some dislikes shown by both myself and employees is the impact of Algolia on search speeds and overall RAM usage, which sometimes may impact users from full optimization of their device. Some prefer to use other outlets that do not have this issue, though, minor, and consider it a definite negative about the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I would recommend Algolia fix their current issue with decreased performance due to usage of Algolia in tandem with other programs on a single device. Offer means for users to still make use of external applications while using Algolia.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Algolia has heightened user experience while increasing quality of effective advertising for our company through the Algolia platform. The multi-faceted tools utilized by Algolia make it an effective means to increase productivity and offer an alternative to other "name-brand" competitors.

Algolia review by User
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"The fastest and easiest to setup search platform. "

What do you like best?

We decided we needed search on our site. Within a few minutes we had a demo account within Algolia, and instantly wrapped our heads around the interface. A few hours later we had our entire dataset within Algolia, and minutes later were hitting the API with search results. Since setting up Algolia, we have hardly had to modify any search settings. It has worked flawlessly for almost two years for us. We are actively showing the technology off to other product teams, as it drastic reduced our cost to build our product out. Our search is so effective, it is typically one of the first things other teams notice when checking out our product. They asked how we did the impossible. The answer, focus on our core competencies, and trust the experts at their competencies. Algolia is simply the best, at a fair price.

What do you dislike?

Not much. We have had a few minutes of downtime in almost two years. When it happened the monitors at Algolia did not detect the outage. After emailing the CEO, he was quick to respond. The technical teams were quick to resolve, and due to our outreach, were able to fix the monitors. Downtime is expected for any SaaS service. What is important is that it is reasonable, and how they respond. For that, they did a amazing job.n

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use it. It is really cheap to try it out.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were able to create a medication search, that is faster than our competitors. It is a more notable feature when other development teams investigate our site. i have done over a dozen technical demos from other teams doing outreach due to the speed and user experience.

We even rendered 28,000 pages based on data we store in Algolia. In other words, we use Algolia as part of our content management strategy, due to how fast and effective it is.

Algolia review by Vincent G.
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"Great service, love how easy-to-use the "

What do you like best?

The developer documentation and the API are great: quickly to integrate and powerful. The search options in the dashboard are also easy to configure and adjust.The various integrations with frameworks are also great. We use Algolia in JavaScript (Node and Browser), in Swift for our mobile app and also with Jekyll for our static help website.

What do you dislike?

Maybe the statistics, it would be helpful to have the info by country and keep them longer by default (at least some information like the 0-result searches). Right now we need to push them to another engine to keep them. Alternatively, an API to get the aggregated statistics would be helpful (especially to regularly get the 0-result searches and be able to push them to our team to improve the indexed data).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We switched our public search engine to Algolia to search sheet music on our website. It allows to quickly enhance the possibilities and offer more to our users, while reduce the development time for the update.

We also added algolia to our help center made with Jekyll, that's a great combo for a static site (no maintenance time yet powerful).

We aim to improve our integrations to push a better experience for our users in the future, and I believe we have chosen the good solution for our different products!

Algolia review by Samantha O.
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"Great service!"

What do you like best?

It's very fast and reliable. I love that their product is very simple with a very transparent pricing structure. It is easy to tune and is has friendly APIs and SDKs. Also works great on different platforms.

What do you dislike?

Although it is a transparent pricing structure, it can be pretty expensive. it does not support too many advanced abilities either. However, I absolutely do love using it!

Recommendations to others considering the product

I highly recommend educational management fields along with corporate fields to have this in their work environments for platform development and management.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have found its platform building tools very easy to use especially for developers. It has great customization features and that greatly helps the advisers on the board to be able to manage accounts and make class registration platform easier.

Algolia review by Nebez B.
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"Working as expected: incredibly easy integration, relevant results, quick searches."

What do you like best?

The amount of work that goes into maintaining and publishing Developer-focus documentation is great. Integrating was super simple because of how well they know how to speak to technical people.

What do you dislike?

Maintaining configuration sync amongst indices is not easy. I have many indices that all need to work in the same way (prioritization, synonyms, etc), and they each need to be configured and updated individually. Having common index configuration that can be shared is something that you can only do programatically, but this means you can no longer use the web interface.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use the Free Trial, you have nothing to lose. You can probably get an MVP up and running in a matter of hours.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ecomm search in a luxury retail startup was not our first concern. We spend time on curating vintage products, photography, and focusing on brick-and-mortar stores. Sync'ing our product catalog up with Algolia and implementing their front-end JS helper meant we got up and running with instant search across our entire catalog in a matter of hours.

Algolia review by Viraj C.
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"The Best Search Platform Ever!"

What do you like best?

The best thing about Alogolia is the ease of setting up and using. They have ready integrations with all major platforms. We were up and running with Algolia within minutes.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes there are outages without a prior notice and the whole website breaks if not handled.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Algolia works out of the box with most use cases. In case some customization is required, it can be done via APIs.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Having more than 7000 products on our e-commerce store, the most critical feature is searchability of products and with Algolia this is effortless.

Algolia review by Matthew H.
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"Fast searching API for anything!"

What do you like best?

Algolia has easy implementation and easy data management. The searching is fast and it allows your users to find things quickly.

What do you dislike?

I have not found anything that I dislike yet. Pricing is good and worth it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easiest search api out there. Everything else is harder to use.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We allow users to search for careers, skills, open jobs, and projects internally at their company that they work at. We needed an easy search api so that employees could find opportunity. Algolia enables users to quickly find what they need. Additionally, the analytics gives us insight on what and how people search so that we can constantly improve our searching. Also, there are so many packages offered in terms of replication to make sure that data isn't lost. There is a huge community too around using their plugins like instantsearch that will help you really get started.

Algolia review by Sean W.
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"Fast and Accurate"

What do you like best?

I'm impressed with Algolia's search speed when entering product information. We have several thousand products and the search engine responds almost simultaneously as our customers type characters.

What do you dislike?

The cost is a little high. The pricing tiers are nice but the thresholds are set too low. Currently, our website is for niche products. I could see it getting quite expensive on more popular websites.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our customers can find what they're looking for easily and quickly. I think a responsive website translates to a higher level of professionalism and ultimately trust in our products.

Algolia review by Milad T.
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"Stable, Predictable and easy to use Search service."

What do you like best?

Algolia is very stable with rich APIs and fast response times. It supports many programming languages and provide well designed libraries with great documentation. Algolia solves many problems for services in which fast searching in large data sets are required. The platform is incredibly reliable, easy to use and prices are affordable for most companies, regardless of scale . It takes no time to integrate it into a project. Thanks to their backend architecture, availability is guaranteed and lookups are predictable.

What do you dislike?

- Improved indexing. Although not a big problem, but it can definitely cut a set of manual processing stages.

- Choice of server location to reduce latency.

Recommendations to others considering the product

When developing a project in which a search engine is required , maintenance and development costs for search engine part can dramatically influence project success. Algolia is a great, reliable choice for this situation.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Syncing data in a distributed service. Algolia help us to skip hassle of maintenance and focus on the service itself.

Algolia review by Maxime L.
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"Great for setting a powerful search bar without heavy infrastructure"

What do you like best?

- Ease of setup

- Progressive pricing without hard limits

- Speed and relevance of results, even with typos!

- Unlimited number of indexes, allowing you to organize your data the way you want

- Support is always available to help you configure complex indexes

- History of indexer and query performances

What do you dislike?

- Index settings can be tricky to customize without the help of the support

- Not enough tools to explore indexes and manipulate them through the interface

- No quick search tool in the dashboard (oh, ironic!)

- Step in the pricing is too steep: no 49 to 249$ is a huge step if you overflow your quota of the initial plan...

Recommendations to others considering the product

Plan your index structure in advance: it can be a pain, especilly in term of credit, to re-index everything in case of change in your document structure. Otherwise, try the Algolia power on some public sites using it to see how fast and powerful it is.

However, if you need to index a lot of documents and you have enough engineers to handle infrastructure, consider free option like ElasticSearch, which can be cheaper even counting the maintenance time.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We don't want to maintain the infrastructure needed to allow our customers to search through their data in our app. Algolia allows us to push data of our users in indexes so they can query Algolia after to get results from anything (entities, invoices, documents...)

Algolia review by Executive Sponsor in Internet
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"Impressive technology"

What do you like best?

We installed Algolia and got it working with minimal fuss. The technology is what they use on ProductHunt, so you knw that it is battle tested.

What do you dislike?

Pricing is slightly higher than expected, but we're happy with the service overall. We may be on a higher tier than is necessary, but needed some of the additional features because of the size of the data set.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adds value to users, doesn't require a huge IT lift We were able to get it working quickly, but needed some help in figuring out exactly how to configure the individual search databases.

We look around at more complex open source solutions, but realized that we would have to spend more money on the actual implementation..

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Discovery on a large site is difficult-- Algolia helps users better surface our content.

Algolia review by Executive Sponsor in Internet
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"Powerful, easy to integrate search capabilities"

What do you like best?

The product is very powerful and well documented for integrating into our platform. We have been really happy with how well their APIs are documented. Our users are distributed globally so it is amazing to have the power to quickly and easily distribute our search resources to many regions for faster latency.

What do you dislike?

We haven't found anything big enough to warrant dislike of the product.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Always make sure to do your homework when reviewing potential vendors! Algolia's product and support team are wonderful to work with and answer any questions you have before you purchase or after

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We need fast, accurate search results for use in our content apps and filtering capabilities. We have quickly solved many problems we were trying to custom write code for by moving to Algolia.

Algolia review by Administrator
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"Good search tool that is very fast."

What do you like best?

Admin tool is well equipped and highly functional. It's fairly easy to use and understand quickly. It is easy to debug inside the admin tool.

What do you dislike?

Some API documentation and react instant search documentation is a bit lacking. Particularly with connectors for react instant search, you have to read the github repo code to understand how to really implement it. Pricing has increased a lot since we first used it. We are lucky to be on a legacy plan but if we ever need to update it, as a startup company, we are unlikely to be able to afford the same level of features.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It is a fast search tool for catalogue of products. Great for customizing your own catalogue page but at the same time utilizing their search capabilities with filters.

Algolia review by Hugo O.
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"Business managers & developers will love it!"

What do you like best?

The ease of use and the whole developer experience (API, Documentation, ...)

What do you dislike?

Nothing! Just keep up the brilliant work!

Recommendations to others considering the product

go for it!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Algolia mainly because we needed to improve our search experience. We do salary comparisons and the core of our website is around salary reports. It is very important for us that users find exactly the reports they want in the quickest and easiest way possible.

With algolia we were able to improve our UX, and the best part is it couldn't have been any easier!

Algolia review by Mike E.
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"Fantastic improvements and relative simplicity"

What do you like best?

Ridiculously simple to import information into Algolia to then create rankings etc,. And the fact that everything that can be done over the API can be done via the interface, makes it super simple to hand of features etc to the Product Owners to manage and tweak without developer time.

What do you dislike?

Documentation when needing to write customisations around the presented libraries is convoluted.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal search for users, primary product search and in-content search.

Algolia review by Administrator in Consumer Goods
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"Super fast Turnkey Search "

What do you like best?

Algolia is one of the fastest searches out there. It's better than any defaults that come in a CMS. I've replaced our search defaults on Zendesk, Shopify, and Wordpress with Algolia. Generally, the search accurately delivers the results indexed for the queries without much effort from our dev team. The instant search is a wonderful user experience for customers on our site that involved minimal development work on our side. The system keeps search records up to date without our team having to spend a lot of time maintaining or managing the service. Honestly, it's one of those softwares that just work and you don't have to think much about. Their team does a great job of offering the best search software out there.

What do you dislike?

It's easy for non-developer team members to add synonyms but the query rules/parameters require a bit more development knowledge which limits our team a bit in implementing customizations on the search.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We originally had a search vendor that delivered accurate results but was expensive and did not deliver results quickly to the user. Algolia delivers results accurately and quickly to users at a lower cost than we were paying with our old provider.

Algolia review by Thiago M.
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"Easy, fast and powerful"

What do you like best?

The easy-to-go API and the Synonyms Dictionary changed everything. Our product became much more powerful after these two features.

What do you dislike?

The documentation can't be a paradise. We lost some time trying to implement the widgets with out application.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have a database with many levels of data. With Algolia, we solve the problem of returning the right match in minutes, providing to our users the best results, in real time.

Algolia review by Austin H.
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"Easy to implement"

What do you like best?

It's really easy to implement their APIs for both front-end and back-end services. It's so much easier to use them as a service rather than starting up a custom search tool.

What do you dislike?

We are still on a legacy plan and the new pricing isn't as good as the plan we currently have.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a radio station and we now have the ability to let listeners find what song they heard! Most people really only remember a few words of a song and being able to index lyrics and titles makes finding that song so much easier!

Algolia review by Renato O.
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"Very good experience"

What do you like best?

I have built searches on lucene/solr/elasticsearch myself, but algolia has simplified everything for me and saved time for other stuff.

What do you dislike?

Nothing ate this moment. The price is a little bit high if you consider the exchange rate for brazil, but the service worth it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very good software as a service.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I needed a very fast search for a youtuber marketplace. So the instant search page/feature worked like a charm.

Algolia review by Renato R.
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"Fantastic solution. "

What do you like best?

Very fast, reliable, and easy to use.

We are using for several use cases.

We have implemented the real time search, awesome speed.

It is also good to index orders for the sales front end and dashboard.

In this case the ability to use multiple indexes per sort let the response very fast.

What do you dislike?

Nothing at all. The only thing may be the price for people outside US. I live in Brazil and the exchange hates are 4-1.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do the trial, implement the real time search. It is amazing

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Near real time search, sales dashboard

Algolia review by Romain C.
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

1. Easy to use and integrate in existing tech stack (django / javascript / mobile apps)

2. Blazing fast

3. Fair pricing (cheaper than maintaining in-house elasticsearch cluster)

What do you dislike?

We haven't run any into any issues in 8 months of usage

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Algolia to index articles in our customer app.

Algolia allows us to focus on buisiness critical tasks and outsource the need to maintain a search engine

Algolia review by Justin M.
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"Algolia for blogs"

What do you like best?

It’s a better way to search our site, our audience is able to locate relevant pieces of our content even if those pages were created 4 years ago.

What do you dislike?

The setup process was not very easy, although algolia was responsive to emails and did help us set it up.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are able to track what new content we should create and see what old content people are searching for

Algolia review by Meg S.
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"Super easy to implement; super fast search responses"

What do you like best?

We had search up on our site within 48 hours and most of that time was figuring out what we wanted to make searchable and how to then sync it to Algolia. The search functionality is super fast and shows similar results when search parameters are a few characters off.

What do you dislike?

Analytics data is limited to 7 days on the base plan.

Recommendations to others considering the product

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What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Basic search on our website. It's helped us see content that our users are looking for which we do not have on our site. We added an entire new type of content based on "not found" analytics data from Algolia.

Algolia review by Hirad R.
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"Best decision we made!"

What do you like best?

Algolia is fast, reliable and super easy to work with. Instead of spending lots of resources on implementing our own elastic search, we decided to go with Algolia. We never looked back.

What do you dislike?

There are some limitations on the record size and facet size but nothing major.

We also like to see better support for geolocation and clustering

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has a free version so there is no reason not to try

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our search page is using algolia which supports more than 50 types of filters and sorts

Algolia review by Guillaume P.
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"Extremely simple integration for unimaginable features "

What do you like best?

Typo tolerance

Blazing fast http calls answers (faster than our very own api)

Very simple integration

What do you dislike?

Can become a bit expensive when too many records or to many querries (important to build the index not too often, batch calls//)

Recommendations to others considering the product

Before creating your own search and invest dev time to re-invent the wheel (index, typo, mobile, cluster, facetting...) give at least a try to free version

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Instant search for entry point features (quick find document to edit it, quick find user to invite him to a team..)

Instant search plugged to our Zendesk FAQ inside our product

Algolia review by Administrator
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"Good Search tool for the price, but poor service"

What do you like best?

The search function is quick, not the fastest, but quick enough.

The reporting is ok, but tough to drill down to specifics like other search vendors.

What do you dislike?

The reporting needs help. Requires support to dig in deeper.

Support is difficult and slow to make contact. Submitted support ticket and didn't receive response for 3 business days.

Company started double billing us for 5 months and when asked to stop double billing and credit our account, they did not respond after several attempts. Had to get credit card company involved.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Content search that isn't avaiable with OOTB MAGE.

Algolia review by Eric  M.
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"Awesome tool, great performance "

What do you like best?

Speed, easy of use and wordpress plugin. The combination helps creating fast search engines in a breeze

What do you dislike?

Sometimes we have had high invoices due to high indexing processes. Although that can be managed from our side.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing fast and easy search engines. Including good analytics

Algolia review by Agency
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"Great product and service"

What do you like best?

User experience for online customers. For our clients, their customers' experiences are very important considerations when it comes to search functionality. Algolia presents visual search results which are both attractive and have clear potential for conversion to sales.

What do you dislike?

Would like more features/flexibility. There have been some aspects to the application for e-commerce that still have room for improvement.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Easily the best search option on the market for e-commerce.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Attractive search presentation, speed of search and intelligent search/filter suggestions.

Algolia review by User
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"The least expensive engineer on our team"

What do you like best?

Incredibly fast, easy to use. Very configurable and transparent in usage. Great documentation. Never have to deal with ElasticSearch.

What do you dislike?

- Places API isn't very robust.

- Limited to 1000 records per page.

- Expensive for lots of operations.

Recommendations to others considering the product

This is the easiest Search as a Service platform I have encountered as a front-end developer. Query JSON arrays with ease. Look no further!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are building a marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of internet infrastructure products and services.

The search experience of our site is powered by Algolia's autocomplete. Our map is powered by Mapbox, with data coming from Algolia as well.

Working with Algolia takes away so many pain points that we don't have to think about search algorithms or other problems startups like us face.

Algolia review by Kristan K.
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"Enterprise Operations Engineering Manager Perspective"

What do you like best?

Algolia is a great service and toolset for crafting corp dev utilities and systems. With it we have been able to execute quickly on several developer efficiency efforts. The fast injection of data, configuration of indexes and amazing api coverage allow for some very powerful solutions to search.

What do you dislike?

The new dashboard feels like a beta product - I preferred the older UX for the dashboards.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Internal corp dev tools targeting engineering departments.

Algolia review by Darion F.
Darion F.
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"Algolia makes search easy"

What do you like best?

No real set up from a dev perspective and is incredibly fast.

What do you dislike?

The pricing is steep as the number of documents and collections increase

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The search we run is lightning fast and reliable.

Algolia review by Agnese G.
Agnese G.
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"Amazing API programmatūra"

What do you like best?

Godīgi sakot, man patiešām patīk šī programmatūra, jo tā ir ātra un tai ir daudz funkciju, kuras ir viegli izmantot. Tas ir nepareizs pielaide, kas ir labs, jo tādā veidā es varu padarīt darbu ātrāku. To ir viegli lietot un saprast.

What do you dislike?

Vienīgais, kas man patiešām nepatīk, ir cena, tā ir patiešām augsta.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Noteikti ieteiktu to jebkuram uzņēmumam!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Algolija ļauj organizēt visu un veikt meklējumus jaukā ceļojumā. Man tas patīk, kopš mēs sākām lietot programmatūru, mūsu klienti ir pārsteigti par vieglumu, ko meklējat.

Algolia review by Brian L.
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"Best outsourcing decision "

What do you like best?

It's easy to setup and easy to operate and maintain. They even give you a free javascript library that they maintain. The free tier is nice for trying out.

What do you dislike?

Nothing I can think of, so far it's a good experience

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We don't have enough manpower to implement a commodity such as search. Even if we had the engineering pool, it makes no sense to implement a commodity feature such as search when something as cheap as Algolia exists

Algolia review by Ady L.
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"Using Algolia for search throughout our system"

What do you like best?

I like the ease of use. it took us no time to integrate our entities to algolia and use the api for search everywhere we needed to.

What do you dislike?

Can't point at anything that we don't like with the system.

one small thing is that you can't dispose a search while it's running (client side)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Speed and rich solution for search, doing it ourselves would have taken much more time with reduced functionality

Algolia review by Bas v.
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"Super fast search, bit basic in features"

What do you like best?

The speed, the ease of development, the dashboard.

What do you dislike?

It is (apart from the speed) quite unsophisticated. The entire model is geared to get you to pay more, more, more; which is a bit sad. Bug reports are countered with "we can only fix that on an enterprise server" (which is $1500+ per month).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are solving documentation search.

It is amazingly fast, which helps with refinement of the search query.

Algolia review by ★ William K.
★ William K.
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"Amazing tech. You'll never go back"

What do you like best?

Implementation is super easy. Search engine is best in class. After using it, you will be annoyed with the sub-par search of mainstream apps like linkedin, Facebook, etc ...

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far. Algolia has everything I need.

Recommendations to others considering the product

*search* no more. Algolia is the one you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Search is a key and vital feature for almost any tech product. If your users can't find good content, they will churn. With Algolia, I offer my users an amazing experience and they can find all the stuff they like in a breeze.

Algolia review by Scott V.
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"The new standard in search"

What do you like best?

Relevancy out of the box, fast response times, easy administration.

What do you dislike?

Planning billing based on index ops, some extra work required to minimize spend while keeping lots of data up to date.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Searching a large product catalog based on text relevancy and other factors. From loading data to getting results is very fast. Using instantsearch.js makes front-end dev as easy as it could be.

Algolia review by Administrator in Entertainment
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"Algolia makes search easy"

What do you like best?

We've been using Algolia for the past 8 months and it has been super reliable. As a smaller team, it immediately gave us a ton of flexibility and options we could tweak to improve our search results. It was extremely easy to understand and implement.

What do you dislike?

I wish it were easier to keep our Algolia index in sync with our main database.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Search can be difficult and require a lot of configuration and tuning. Algolia powers the search across our platform and has saved us time and resources that we would have had to invest in setting up and maintaining infrastructure for search.

Algolia review by User in Photography
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"Amazing service"

What do you like best?

Simple and transparent pricing (and free hacker plan)

Easy indexing (whether it be from their dashboard or via their API)

Transparent and easy tuning

Typo tolerance

Multiple language support

Geo-search capabilities

Intuitive dashboard & analytics

What do you dislike?

The price is slightly high, however for the service it provides, it isnt a bad option!

Recommendations to others considering the product

Its customization search functionality integrates well with WordPress, and it’s capable of returning results of searches over thousands of articles in fractions of a second, surfacing relevant content that can be ranked according to the specific requirements of a site.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Used for searching and completing work, lots of benefits!

Algolia review by Juan David P.
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"Easiest and fastest search engine"

What do you like best?

We are using a custom Laravel Application and the Integration was very easy. The service is so fast we can't imagine how Algolia can do it.

What do you dislike?

I really don't find anything to dislike. It works as expected.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are a classifieds platform. The search and filter results are awesome

Algolia review by Romain C.
Romain C.
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"Algolia Search"

What do you like best?

Easy to setup and use.

Awesome documentation.

Efficient and available staff to resolve issues

What do you dislike?

Nothing. We never ran into issue with Algolia

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Algolia for a News search engine and for a interactive map.

We used to maintain Elasticsearch cluster. With Algolia, we cut on cost and maitenance

Algolia review by Orlando O.
Orlando O.
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"Great app for Startups"

What do you like best?

Para nosotros ha sido súper importante, porque nos ha ahorrado horas de código para desarrollar lo que Algolia ofrece.

What do you dislike?

El precio para startups de latam puede ser un poco elevado.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Better prices for latam.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consultas en las bases de datos y ofrecerles un buscador a los usuarios.

Algolia review by User
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" a service you can not do without web search"

What do you like best?

Algolia is easy to set up with any language or major framework/tool. The speed is impressive even at a big scale.

What do you dislike?

The product is very oriented toward e-commerce

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Algolia handle everything that need a search engine on our app

Algolia review by Khirram R.
Khirram R.
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"So far, so good"

What do you like best?

Faceting and speed. Faceting has improved user experience.

What do you dislike?

Customization limitations on filters, for instance for array. The object index size is a worrying factor, which it should not be.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Moving our search to Algolia has saved a lot of power consumption on our server side.

Algolia review by Shahar W.
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"very good product"

What do you like best?

the ease of use of the dashboard, and the abillity to destuingish how much sensitive you want your search to be

What do you dislike?

the format it force me to change (e.g. geo points)

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

free text search

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