On your desktop, the apps pile up and a push notification overlays the other? Design these processes even more intuitively: With Zapier you can combine your applications flexibly and freely according to your needs.
Zapier. A platform becomes the trigger.
Zapier is an interactive platform that can link numerous well-known and popular apps, just as the user wishes or wants to design on his own. The various applications are freely combinable available, you only need the usual access data.
Extremely flexible and versatile, the apps can now be linked – one is set as a trigger, which in turn respond to other applications. Uncomplicated, automated and easily integrated.
Choose from over 1,100 apps
This is just a small selection of apps built into Zapier. The big advantage: All are easily compatible with each other. In addition, the platform also offers its own applications, such as mailing addresses, calendars, RSS, weather, translations and more.
Some of the apps are marked Premium, such as Amazon CloudWatch, Facebook Lead Ads, and Paypal. These apps can only be used by paid accounts. All others are accessible for free.
The sms77 app is currently still available as a beta version, but works as such already flawlessly. In this test phase, applications in Zapier can not be found by search, but can only be reached via an Invite link.
Step 1: Choose a trigger for your Zap
You can browse the selection as you like, or search for products directly to choose your “trigger” app. Zapier automatically suggests popular Zaps that are already in use by other users. This is for inspiration only and is not a must. You have the choice.
An example: You want to be notified by SMS as soon as a colleague uploads new files to your Dropbox team folder …
Dropbox is the trigger in this case. In the next step, you will need to verify your Dropbox account and then you can, for example, set a specific folder and other criteria in Zapier.
Important to know: Every option and every Zap is checked. So if you select a Dropbox folder, Zapier will test if there are documents that can be accessed. If you specify a folder path that does not exist, Zapier will report an error.
Step 2: Link a second app that shall respond
In the second section, you specify the app that will respond to your trigger (new file in the Dropbox folder). In our case, we want to receive an SMS and choose the sms77 app.
Once you have verified and tested your account, you can specify the sender, the recipient and the content of the SMS. Please note that the SMS type (Economy or Direct SMS) is used, which you have specify in your settings in sms77 as the default.
And already your Zap is successfully integrated. You will receive a test SMS with the details you have given as well as the here shown confirmation from Zapier. Finally, you can give your Zap a project name, such as “Dropbox to sms77” and just have to activate it.
Make use of all possibilities optimally for your requirements
In addition to the classic direct connection from the triggering app to the responsive one, you have even more options to define or refine zaps.
Thus, you can implement explicit filters in between. For example, you will only receive an SMS if the uploaded file has a specific extension, exceeds a certain file size or has been edited on a specific day, etc.
In addition, you can connect more apps to the trigger and get an email or an entry in your calendar, in addition to the SMS … With each step you can insert filters or actions that should be taken into account. This gives you countless options to customize the Zap.
The dashboard gives you a complete overview of which of your zaps are active or currently inactive. You can always change the respective setting flexibly at any time (for example, adapt the filter), test connections again or update your corresponding access data.
At the same time, the Task History shows you which entries were made when – almost your own logbook. As a result, projects can be comfortably understood and nothing escapes you.