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What is Apify?

Apify master plan: 1.) Build an awesome cloud computing platform where developers can build, share and make money on new cloud services built on top of existing ones. 2.] Make it such that it’s also usable by non-developers, who can either find an existing solution or find someone who can build it for them on the marketplace. 3.) Let the model grow into general software development and create a social cloud computing and development ecosystem.

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Product Description

Apifier is a web scraping and automation platform and turn websites into an API.


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Apifier
Company Website
Year Founded
2015
HQ Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Twitter
@apify
821 Twitter followers
LinkedIn® Page
www.linkedin.com
40 employees on LinkedIn®

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UC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I like Apify because their web scraping platform is easy to use and it works better than other tools out there. It saves me a lot of time as I don't have to manually copy paste information from the website and can download it in to excel and then upload to CRM. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing I particularly dislike, perhaps an integration with HubSpot would be nice so I can pass the information directly to CRM instead of upload. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Lead generation, market research, competitor monitoring. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Chief Executive Officer
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
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What do you like best?

The platform is incredibly user friendly and the core devs are always there to support the community. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes it is hard to keep track of all the new features released :) Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Partnership with Apify ultimately helped us to scale data extraction and data processing in our company. In the end, we were not only able to reach broader customer's audience but also automate and grow many tasks in our investments and internal projects and processes as well. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Senior Sales Operations Executive
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I have been trying out some of the web scraping tools so far, and I think Apify is just much more user-friendly than the other tools that I have tried. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing that I could think of really. Would definitely recommend to any sales team. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Big help in saving time in market research. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Fast communication, technical support, functional output. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I miss the option to pay a lower price proxy for small projects after the trial version. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I am satisfy with the fast communication, technical support, functional output. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I solved scraping for e-shop. I like scheduling automatic updates and downloads from a one link. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Creative Art Director
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

I can scrape any website and get the data I need in the format I need. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing really, just waiting on new features! Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Data reconciliation and clear workflows have saved us so much time. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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System Engineer
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

it hosts a variety of features such as Great Documentation structures are provided so as to export any data to any required website instead of making your way from web scraping libraries, affordable price, appropriately handles login wherever required and finally seamless integration with other tools . Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

sometimes while handling large amount of data, it tends to stuck with the firewalls and pricing can be reduced as some of the scripts can be administered through replication too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you are new to the scraping arena, you must try to look out for this one as it comprises of Easy to read documentation process which enables one to grasp the know how of the process quickly Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

firstly, a REST API is not needed which is case with many clients. it integrates with clients without any REST API. scraping large chunk of data too is in my to do bucket list Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IT Utvecklare
Information Technology and Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Organic
What do you like best?

Checks all the boxes of what you expect out of a cloud based service provider.

API is easy to use and well documented including Webhooks.

Handles login where needed.

Price point is good. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing so far, managed to solve all the challenges in my projects so far. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you feel you lack the programming expertise for configuration of a crawler, try their custom order feature. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

I have a lot of suppliers who won't provide a REST API for integration purposes.

Apify helped me to build a custom Actor to crawl trough the suppliers portal.

This gives me a REST API with the data extracted from the portal. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AC
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

You can create APIs for apps that don't have any, or where the API doesn't yet do what you want, by writing a screen-scraper. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Minor changes in Puppeteer can mess with your coding. Some support and guidance for Puppeteer non-experts would be really useful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

You can create APIs for apps that don't have any, or where the API doesn't yet do what you want, by writing a screen-scraper. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

For individuals/groups that are looking to get around the hassle of being blocked by services like CloudFlare and Captchas for scraping websites and data, Apify provides a great service and awesome documentation to create structured data exports for any sort of website, instead of doing it through a large combination of libraries in purely programming languages and their respective web-scraping libraries. The processing power needed to do this locally in large amounts is unquestionably high, compared to doing this through a cloud service like Apify. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Apify's pricing tiers get quite expensive quite quick, as opposed to other services. You can also replicate some of their services in normal scripts (possibly using node.js scraping libraries), which makes it questionable whether using their services is worth the price. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Apify makes it really simple to implement any sort of web scraping script necessary. They have a very comprehensive and easy-to-read documentation that makes migration from other scraping services quite easy, and Apify's lower pricing tiers are free, so it's a free service to try out. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

We use Apify for web scraping a variety of sources for real-time open-source data needed for some of our algorithms. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

its easy to use and very useful. I like that it runs on headless chrome and can also work together with other tools Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don't have any negative comments about Apify so far. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Its simple to use and great for complex tasks. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

That it was very useful to scrape data from very large websites and that I can reuse stuff through what they already have on GitHub Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CU
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It is a good application for scraping data points that are updated frequently to compile databases. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

When it gets stuck with firewalls or changing website addresses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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

Scraping large portions of data that are updated daily. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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