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#10: Using Zapier Web Automation

November 9th, 2018 · 41 minutes

This week David and Rose dive into the popular web automation service Zapier and explain how you can automate your systems via the web.

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Today we venture into the brave new world of web automation, and we start with grand-daddy, Zapier. We begin comparing and contrasting Zapier with other web automation services, like IFTTT and Microsoft Flow.

Did you know you can combine Zapier with Siri Shortcuts? We tell you how.

Next Rose explains some of the Zapier recipes we use to automate the production of Automators. (Of course … we do that.) You can even download a clever PDF showing you exactly how we do that.

This show is sponsored by TextExpander, which we both love very much.

Next Sparky explains some basics about triggers and actions. We know this comes up often in automation, but Zapier has it’s own unique snowflake way of covering that, so we explain it. Eventually, we get to Zap organization, which makes Rose very happy.

Sparky uses Zapier a lot on the legal side. He has a lot of web services and Zapier lets him tie them together, particularly with client on-boarding.

There are a few caveats, but we are both subscribers and Zapier believers.

Zapier makes you happier.


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