About Apify

Apify offers custom end-to-end web scraping, data extraction, and web automation solutions with a tailor-made NDA and service level agreement to guarantee maximum data quality and satisfaction. Apify is trusted by more than 15,000 forward-thinking businesses around the world.


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25 Reviews of Apify

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.84 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

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July 2021

Fran from Boston College

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Research

Time Used: Less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Great for users at every skill level

Apify is excellent. While its aim seems to be focused on B2B, I found its tools to be the best option as an undergrad researcher. Friendly customer support at every level indicates to me that Apify not only cares about customers, but also about its employees.

Pros

Apify wins in my book based on its excellent customer support and its effective and proven actors. I am a researcher whose specialty is not programming, so having an interface that was easy to understand and work with as someone who has only passing experience with the backend was vital. The live chat was an excellent tool for me to get help from a pro when I ran into any trouble at all, too.

Cons

I did sometimes run into small hiccups based on a mismatch between my input and the scraped output. CS let me know that one specific bug I ran into would be addressed by the end of the week, but if I had to list a con, that would be it.

Reasons for Switching to Apify

My first goal was to scrape Zillow, and since Zillow has become increasingly unfriendly to scraping, I needed a better option. Apify's Zillow actor was exactly what I needed in an efficient and effective tool.

February 2021

Andrew from EventBank

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

Web Scraping and Web Automation that WORKS

Very happy, I am able to download data on competitors' pricing as well as to do additional research on new prospects and key accounts that I would have to do manually otherwise. I'd recommend Apify.

Pros

I use Apify's Web Scrapers almost daily. It saves me a lot of time as I don't have to manually copy paste information I need for my work. I like simplicity of it and that it JUST works. I tried different web scrapers before but they were buggy and always had some issues.

Cons

No cons I can think of, support is timely and very helpful, I feel appreciated as a customer.

Reasons for Choosing Apify

Better platform, fewer bugs, great support, great selection of scrapers.

Reasons for Switching to Apify

Better product.

July 2021

Dhrumil from Techvasu Solutions

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

July 2021

Apify is just amazing platform for data scraping

This was exactly missing piece of scraping industry. It has precisely all the stuffs required for scraping be it small scale or large scale. Managing infrastructure with scraping is pain and Apify makes it so easy and productive.

Pros

- Productivity - Easy to deploy and schedule - Cloud based quick launching - SDK support - NodeJS to do all the advanced stuffs available in the world - Data as API in multiple formats - Complete platform is API based and can be used to connect with other eco-systems.

Cons

- Grouping of tasks/actors should be there (Imagine account with 500 tasks) - Monitoring dashboard should be enhanced as built in feature (Imagine monitoring 500 tasks)

June 2021

Arthur from Price Survey

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Retail

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

June 2021

Definitely works and it's worthy

Generally, I was super well-assisted and the system worked 99% of the time, I have experienced only one outage with the SERP Proxy service in more than 12 months using. Considering the difficulty of scraping google I understand that this is very acceptable.

Pros

The proxy feature works very good and the dashboard allows me to watch exactly how I'm spending my money. The marketplace is also very interesting although I haven't used it.

Cons

The proxy service doesn't allow me to choose the country for the requests, so the websites that have IP-related restricted access doesn't work with the Apify service.

June 2021

Hugo from Moving Image

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Information Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2021

Affordable and versatile webscraping platform

This is a versatile tool for webscraping which is absolutely affordable for startup businesses. I've found it particularly useful for scraping information from Instagram. If you want to use the software for scraping individual websites, then Apify also provides easy-to-understand guides for this process. Having no prior knowledge of writing code, I used these guides to put Apify's webscraper to the task at a basic level.

Pros

Customer service is excellent - Apify is always quick to respond and happy to help with queries.

Cons

The last time I checked, there were no existing actors which allowed me to scrape content published by brands on LinkedIn. For this process I used PhantomBuster instead.

Reasons for Choosing Apify

Apify has specialised programs to scrape social platforms such as Instagram, thereby saving a lot of setup on behalf of the user.