Tested most apps with similar functionality. Smart Search is supporting Langify, so users can finally search in their own language (at least part of it). It is still strange to me that languages are not in the prime design of a shopping product. But Langify and Smart Search have overcome some of this together. Downside is that Smart Search itself is only in one language...
Instant results, great work Smart Searchanise!
A very good search app. It is very product-centric. It has many good features that the basic shopify search does not have, like autocorrect, suggestions (while typing).
One feature which could be improved upon:
Even though it finds pages matching the search term, in the reports, it shows as zero, as no products were found.
Largely given the options (mainly this versus InstantSearch+), Searchanise is the best available search provider for Shopify.
Our main issue is that the app is still really weak/simplistic when it comes to search. For example, searching "table" on our store pulls up "table lamp" and "table clocks" as top results. Expected top results should be "dining tables" and "coffee tables". Trying to play with synonyms did not work, since it only applies to exact search strings.
In fact, InstantSearch+ seems to be slightly more intelligent since they're able to provide the proper results (emphasis on "slightly" since they failed some basic search tests elsewhere). However, the cost of Searchanise is far superior and they also have some core features that InstantSearch+ does not. InstantSearch+ seems to have had a head start and coasted at this point - and it shows. InstantSearch+'s overall dashboard and "feel" is outdated compared to Searchanise, which we hope will continue to improve.
Another point is customer service - the Searchanise team was very responsive and supportive of the few emails I sent. InstantSearch+'s service felt rather dismissive (a lot of one liners and ignoring some technical questions altogether).
Overall, both apps fall short of what's expected from a power search app. Searchanise wins on affordability, customer support, and a weak competitive field. We'd pay more if the search was more accurate, but, given current lack of core search accuracy, the app still falls short of its main purpose. For a great search example, a competitor like Wayfair's search bar perfectly reflects user intent within the furniture/decor industry (but who knows how many times more they've invested into their technology).
Very simple to use, for customers and administration. Impressed with optional features and customisation
Seems to be working out great!!! Great customer service - had a question that I emailed and it was answered promptly. So far I'm very happy with the App as I haven't been using it too long.
Amazing, just the app we needed to bring filters and predictive search for our customers. And fair pricing for it, too.
The Lift Chair Shop
Great search app! I love how it pulls keyword from product descriptions when customers do a search! Just love this app. The Trial was more than worth it and I love seeing my site visitors using it on my site. Another great feature is that the app pulls all of the related products together and puts them together seemingly as though they've landed on a new page. It looks great.
very useful. And support very good too.
Nifty, very little configuration needed. Just install, index, and go!