100+ Zapier Zaps and Recipes to Boost Productivity

Master automation with Zapier - explore over 100 Zaps and recipes for productivity.

Automation is a hot topic in the technology sector today, and for good reason. It’s a key driver of productivity, enabling maximum efficiency in various tasks, particularly when it comes to web services. This is where Zapier comes into play – it’s one of the simplest tools for automation.

Zapier stands out as a highly popular automation tool. It’s compatible with hundreds of web services and even supports conditional workflows. Plus, you can start using it for free! While the free version does have some limitations (like missing out on conditional workflows), it’s definitely worth exploring. Intrigued yet?

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How does Zapier function?

Zapier operates by establishing links between various web applications and services. These links are referred to as “Zaps”, which are based on the concept of cause and effect, or more specifically, triggers and actions. In Zapier’s terminology, a “Zap” is a connection that binds a trigger and an action together.

To illustrate, suppose you post an image on Twitter, which is set as a trigger. Zapier recognizes this activity and then executes the corresponding action. For instance, it might take the image from your tweet and save it to your Google Drive. Fascinating, isn’t it?

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How to create and use zaps?

Before talking about the useful zaps, let’s see how to create and use them:

  1. First of all, open and log in to Zapier (or sign up if required).
  2. Log in to or sign up at Zapier
  3. You’ll see the home screen asking you to create your first zap. Type and search for the apps you wish to connect. Next, select a trigger and an action from their dropdown and click “Use Zap“.

    Note: Alternatively, you can click the links given below to check out those zaps directly, and then, you can continue below to configure them.

  4. Select the services to connect using Zapier
  5. In the zap editor, click “Connect an Account” to connect the trigger app or service first. Then, click the “Save + Continue” button.
  6. Connect your account to Zapier
  7. Now, pick a sample (if asked) to test the zap and click Continue.
  8. Then, select the app or service to carry out the action when the trigger happens. You need to select this again even if you picked it earlier.
  9. Choose an action app inside Zapier
  10. Now, select an action to perform in the zap. Of course, if you selected it before, it will be pre-selected for you. So, just click Continue.
  11. Select the action for your zap
  12. Then, press “Connect an Account” to connect the app or service you wish to perform an action. After you connect it, click Test to check its connection with Zapier, and finally, click “Save + Continue“.
  13. Connect the action service to Zapier
  14. Next, you must configure the options for the action. It will differ per the action in your zap, but it will be simple as shown here. For example, I am creating a zap for saving my tweets’ links to a text file in Dropbox.
  15. Set up the action details for your zap
  16. Finally, on the next screen, test your zap before activating it. If you’re satisfied with it, click Finish to save and activate your zap.
  17. Test your zap then activate it in Zapier

Zaps for Google Apps & Services

Allow me to introduce you to the concept of “zaps”, a tool for automating Google apps and services. While Google Apps Scripts offer a more customizable approach to automation, Zapier provides a quick and easy alternative.

For those seeking greater flexibility, we recommend exploring our collection of handy Google Apps Scripts. These scripts can help you master Gmail and automate tasks in Google Drive.

Gmail
Google Calendar
Google Contacts
Google Drive
Google Forms
Google Sheets

Zaps for Productivity Tools

Next, let’s check out the zaps aka recipes for automating productivity apps like Evernote and Slack. Then, you can boost productivity even more.

HubSpot
Evernote
Slack
Todoist

Zaps for Social Media

Let’s now explore the automation tools, often referred to as ‘zaps’, for social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. With these tools, you can conveniently share images and updates across multiple networks by simply forwarding them from one platform to another.

Facebook Pages
Instagram
Twitter
YouTube

More Zaps & Recipes

Finally, let me list some recipes for a few more apps and tools — all the useful ones like Dropbox and WordPress.

Dropbox
Typeform
WordPress

I believe in automation in spite of the debates going on around its issues as it boosts productivity. It helps me every day in my work, and I hope it will help you too.

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