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Posted by on Oct 11, 2012 in Web 2.0 |

Zapier, the IFTTT for business

Zapier, the IFTTT for business

For some time we have been speaking of that great idea Bitelia are automations to do repetitive tasks on our computer when we work. And yet when we use many cloud services can be very useful to set some of these robots that we automatically organize the amount of data and handle files without making us waste time.

Besides the recipes IFTTT and Wappwolf (Already tried it?), Zapier is a similar service that can be complementary to those we use now, especially for the variety of applications that work, about 60, usually not found in other similar Automators.

The particularity of is that is oriented to the professional sector and companies, and one of its great advantages is that it can work with multiple accounts for each service. Being directed to organizations, not merely as IFTTT us by example that lets us get a Dropbox account per user for example.

Another of its strengths is its interface, which is very visual and easy to use, because in spite of the large number of services and options, everything can be done by dragging icons to configure our automated actions.

We see that input has option to integrate many applications (including Twitter remains although no longer in service as we IFTTT). Applications are classified by function: billing and accounting, CRM, customer service, event management, form, instant messaging, social networking, developer tools, processes payments, telephone, e-commerce, marketing via email and instant messaging. Undertakings or autonomous eg can configure to receive notification when a sale is made in Paypal, Highrise add a contact when an invoice Zoho, or backup orderly certain emails, to mention only three possible cases.

Among the most used applications find:

  • Gmail and the entire suite of Google (Adwords, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Contacts, Talk, Tasks)
  • Facebook
  • Evernote
  • Twitter
  • Highrise
  • Basecamp
  • Jabber
  • WordPress
  • Paypal
  • Dropbox
  • box
  • Buffer

and other like

  • Yammer
  • Teambox
  • Wufoo
  • Zoho
  • Trello
  • Asana
  • MailChimp
  • GitHub
  • App.net

The complete list of applications among which 134 sum seems difficult not to find more options for processes used.

Zapier allowed to use Twitter and includes four options as trigger: use when tweeting a specific user, search for entries with a specific term, when someone starts to follow you and when tuiteas. Can also be used as action, tweeting as you’ve set the trigger.

The value that can represent these processes and saving organizations time involved is something that users pay when productivity increases and Zapier is very clear. It offers a free plan with 5 automated, although you can use the service without restrictions the first 14 days. Then you can choose a plan with more (10, 50 or 200, 15, 30 and $ 100 respectively), supporting the latter mobile and faster synchronization at all.

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