Apify vs. Phantombuster

Can Phantombuster's code-free automations and data extraction really compete with Apify's versatile actors? We explain why we think Apify wins hands down.

What does Apify do?

Apify is an open software platform that makes it easy to develop and run data extraction, web automation, and web integration tools at scale.

What does Phantombuster do?

Phantombuster is a cloud-based data extraction software designed to help businesses automate sales and marketing processes by scraping useful data from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and other online platforms.

Comparison table Apify PhantomBuster
Program Headless Chrome browsers in Python or JavaScript
Interact with a website like a real human Click, scroll & fill out forms
Extract from any website
Schedule crawling jobs
Enterprise datacenter or residential proxies
API access
Store and manage data in the cloud
Library of pre-built web scrapers Limited
Usage-based pricing
Ready for enterprise (SLAs, maintenance, account management) Get in touch
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Apify has been invaluable in providing all the crawling for our site auditor product. Reliable, fast and accurate! Even better is their user interface, which makes it easy to test and develop our JavaScript parser.

Joe Kindness

Agency Analytics CEO

Apify benefits

Why data teams love Apify

Online code editor

Build and test the code of your scrapers in an online editor with syntax highlighting. Easily run and manage your scrapers from the Apify app.

Apify Store

Access hundreds of ready-made actors to kickstart your data extraction or automation project.


Interact with any website as a real human - click, scroll and submit form data. Clean and transform data to eliminate post processing.


Set extractions to run on schedule and process recurring jobs programmatically.


Store datasets from web extractions in cloud storage. Search for data, images, and text, and export to multiple file formats.

Ready for scale

The Apify platform automatically scales up resources to run as many actors as you want. Forget about managing physical servers

Built for enterprise

Get a complete end-to-end solution built by Apify for all your web scraping, data extraction, and web automation needs.


Process millions of records, integrate Apify into your tech stack, and get the right data as you grow.


Data cleansing, Service Level Agreement & support team ensures clean data on time, every time


With 7+ years of experience supporting enterprise customers, our team ensures project success.