Here at SWB, we like to find ways to make things run effectively and with minimum effort. That’s why our main focus is on code-free website builders that reduce steps and complexity.
Today, we’re happy to share some great news from Webflow. The guys announced Zapier integration, making the process of running a website even more effective and easier.
What’s Zapier and how can it make your life easier?
On a daily basis, we use many web apps and social media: Dropbox to store our files, Gmail as an email client, Evernote to organize our thoughts and Instagram to share photos, among other web services. But wouldn’t it be awesome, if all of these services could work together – automatically?
They actually can. Meet Zapier, a powerful service that lets you connect your favorite web services together to create automated tasks. Zapier does this by connecting a trigger on one service so that it causes a subsequent action on another, saving you a lot of manual work.
For example, a form submission on a Webflow site can trigger Mailchimp to add a new contact to your list (this is the action). Zapier can automatically send that form data to over 400 supported applications! The system works much like IFTTT used by Weebly.
The Webflow team has already created thirteen pre-made zaps that you can add out-of-the-box to your Webflow site. Here are some of them:
- Twitter – tweet out submitted data
- Facebook Pages – post submitted data on your site’s Facebook Page
- Google Sheets – add the data into a new spreadsheet row
- LinkedIn – trigger a LinkedIn update
- Evernote – create a new notebook in your company account
- Pushbullet – send a link to the form data to get an instant notification
- Sendwithus – send out an email containing the form data
To activate a zap, fill out a couple short forms, like the one below:
Feeling adventurous? You can also create you own custom zaps, and don’t worry: just like building a site in Webflow, creating your own zap requires zero coding.