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Free Algolia Alternatives

The best free alternative to Algolia is MeiliSearch, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Algolia and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Algolia are elasticsearch, Apache Solr, Manticore search and Sphinx (search engine).

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    MeiliSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Rust

    MeiliSearch is a powerful, fast, open-source, easy to use and deploy search engine. The search and indexation are fully customizable and handles features like typo-tolerance, filters, and synonyms.

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    MeiliSearch vs Algolia opinions
    Almost everyone thinks MeiliSearch is a great alternative to Algolia.
    cl9m9n7

    MeiliSearch kind of uses the same algorithms to rank documents and have an HTTP API like Algolia. This is a self hosted version of Algolia.

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    The explicit goal of the MeiliSearch project is to provide an open source, self-hostable alternative to Algolia.

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    elasticsearch

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Java

    ElasticSearch is a distributed, RESTful, source-available search server based on Java

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    Most users think elasticsearch is a great alternative to Algolia.


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    Apache Solr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Microsoft Azure

    Solr is an open source enterprise search server based on Lucene search library, with XML/HTTP and JSON APIs. Its major features include powerful full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, dynamic clustering, database integration, and rich document handling.

    The Velocity Search UI
  4. Manticore search icon

    Manticore search

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Open source search server designed to be fast, scalable and with powerful and accurate full-text search capabilities derived from Sphinx search project.

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    Sphinx (search engine)

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Sphinx is a software search engine designed with indexing database content in mind. It currently supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, and ODBC-compliant databases as data sources natively. Other data sources can be indexed via pipe in a custom XML format.

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    Typesense

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    An open source, blazing fast, typo tolerant search engine for building delightful search experiences. Focuses on developer happiness and ease of use, with a painless out-of-the-box experience.

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    OpenSearch

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • VirtualBox
    • Self-Hosted
    • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
    • Amazon Web Services
    • Linux Mint
    • Ubuntu
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Docker
    • VMware Player

    OpenSearch is a community-driven, open source search and analytics suite derived from Apache 2.0 licensed Elasticsearch 7.10.2 & Kibana 7.10.2. It consists of a search engine daemon, and a visualization and user interface, OpenSearch Dashboards.

    OpenSearch Dashboards
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    ItemsAPI

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • elasticsearch
    • Heroku
    • Node.JS

    The goal of ItemsAPI is creating search application without spending time for backend. You just provide json data and your backend is ready to go.

    ItemsAPI with angular dashboard
  9. Azure Search

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Microsoft Azure

    Azure Search makes it easy to add powerful and sophisticated search capabilities to your website or application. Quickly and easily tune search results and construct rich, fine-tuned ranking models to tie search results to business goals.

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    Searchbar.org

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Cludo Site Search
    • Algolia
    • elasticsearch
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • swiftype
    • Google Custom Search Engine

    Increase your sales and iterations with your target audience with a search bar integrated with your site in a moment. Gain accessibility with search predictions, delivering relevant content for your readers and followers.

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