With a tagline of “Zapier makes you happier” and more than 1 million people relying upon it to take care of their tedious tasks – it’s fair to ask – what’s all the fuss about?
Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps, such as Gmail, Slack, MailChimp, and over 1,000 more. It is often described as a translator between web APIs. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration.
As an automation tool, Zapier is the glue that connects your apps and automates your workflow, moving information between the apps automatically. This lets anyone build integrations with just a few clicks.
With Zapier you can build “Zaps” – a blueprint for a task you want to do over and over. With Zaps or workflows, you can send data between web apps, file information, copy information, reach out to contacts and share content. Instead of wasting minutes manually moving each piece of data for each task, Zapier gets your often tedious, repetitive busywork done for you.
Common uses of Zapier
- Get a digest of all your Xero Sales invoices sent to your email on a daily, weekly or monthly basis
- Automatically post new Word Press posts to your Facebook page
- Auto Share Instagram Photos to Your Facebook Page
- Add new Eventbrite events you create to a Google Calendar
- Create Freshdesk tickets for new Typeform entries
- Save Gmail attachments to Dropbox as original file format
And the list goes on…..
Zaps Start with a Trigger — an event that kicks off your workflow. Zaps automate tasks in the background, so you can focus on more important work.
Zapier offers a free version of the service which enables basic personal automation and a test bed for more complex business automation. They offer plans that scale based on how much you automate with monthly business plans starting from $20 per month.
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