What is Zapier?
Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps in a simple way, but also has a developer platform to create the complex integrations needed.
If you run a small to mid-size business, you really ought to know about Zapier, which is an online tool that helps you connect apps and services they use and carry out automated functions.
An integration between two apps is called a Zap and a Zap is made up of a Trigger and one or more Actions or Searches.
Whenever the trigger happens in one app, Zapier will automatically perform the actions or searches in another app in order.
The automation or commands have a “if this, then that” structure. For example: “If I write a new blog post on WordPress, save a copy of that file to Dropbox.”
Zapier’s Built-in Apps come with every account. You can use them to create powerful workflows without using separate services.
It moves info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work.
They also offer a lean but capable dashboard that lets you manage your apps and zaps easily, with an extensive task history available that lets you see all the activity from your zaps from those that ran successfully to those that didn’t.
Zaps do not import or export old data, they only operate on new items created after the Zap is enabled.
It is a wonderful tool for automating business and productivity tasks.
How does Zapier work?
- Start Workflows from Any App
- Pick a Trigger that sets your Zap into motion.
- Finish Routine Tasks Automatically
- Zaps complete Actions, while you solve more important problems.
- Simple, Fill-In-The-Blank Setup
- Point, click, automate.
- Go from idea to workflow in minutes.
Tap Into an Ever-Expanding Library, there are 1,000+ apps and zero overhead.
Zapier connects to more apps than anyone and they add new options every week.