I never realized that I’d have to wait 6 years before we’d begin seeing applications that intelligently visualized application programming interfaces… but we’re finally getting there. Yahoo! Pipes launched in 2007 and had some connectors for manipulating and connecting systems, but it lacked integration with plethora of web services and APIs that were exploding across the web.
Zapier is nailing it… enabling you to automate tasks between online services – currently 181! Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems – you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.
They’re not any kind of lightweight, either… currently the 181 integrations include Active Campaign, AgileZen, AIM, AlphaMail, Ambassador, Android, AngelList, App.net (alpha), Asana, Assistly, Authorize.net, AutoRemote, AWeber, Base CRM, Basecamp, Basecamp Classic, Batchbook, Beanstalk, Better Voicemail, BigCommerce, BitBucket, Box, Buffer, Call Tracking Metrics, Calldrip, Campaign Monitor, Campayn, Campfire, Capsule CRM, Catchwind SMS, Cerb, Chargify, Chatter, Clevertim CRM, Close.io, Constant Contact, Datadog, DataSift, Date & Time, Deputy, Desk, Dialogue.net SMS, Disqus, DocuSign, Dropbox, Drupal, Ducksboard, Dwolla, Email, EmailDirect, Emma, EnvoyRelate, Esponce, Eventbrite, Evernote, Evernote Business, Everytime, ExactTarget, Exchange, Facebook, Feng Office, Findmyshift, Flowdock, Formdesk, Formitize, Formstack (our sponsor), Foursquare, Freckle, FreeAgent, Freshbooks, Geckoboard, Genoo, Get Satisfaction, GetResponse, GitHub, Gmail, Google AdWords, Google Calendar, Google Contacts, Google Docs, Google Drive, Google Talk, Google Tasks, GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, Gravity Forms, Harvest, HelloSign, Help Scout, Highrise, Hipchat, Hoiio, HootSuite, HubSpot, IMAP/SMTP, Infusionsoft, InstantCustomer, iPhone, Jabber, Jira, Jive, Joomla!, JotForm, KanbanTool, Kickoff Labs, LeanKit, Leftronic, LessAccounting, Lighthouse, LinkedIn, Liquid Planner, Lockitron, Magento, Mailbox, MailChimp, Mailgun, Mailigen, Mandrill, Mavenlink, Message Bus, Microsoft Dynamics, Mixpanel, MobileWorks, Mobyt SMS, MyPhoneRoom, MySQL, NetSuite, New Relic, Newsinapp, Nimble, Ning, Noti, Notify My Android, Notifyr Push, Nozbe, Nutshell CRM, Office Auto Pilot, Olark, OnePage CRM, OpenERP, OpsGenie, Osmosis, Papyrs, Parse, Paymill, PayPal, Phone & SMS, Pingdom, Pipedrive, Pivotal Tracker, Podio, PostgreSQL, Prefinery, ProdPad, Pushover, Pushwoosh, QuickBase, Quickbooks, Raven Tools, Recurly, Redmine, RelateIQ, RightNow, RJMetrics, Ronin, RSS, Run my Accounts, Salesforce, SAManage, Sazneo, Schedule, Semantria, Sendgrid, SendHub, Sendicate, Sharepoint, Shipwire, Shopify, Sirportly, SkyDrive, Solve360, Spree, Sprintly, SQL Server, StatusCake, StockTwits, Streak, Stride, Stripe, SugarCRM, SugarSync, Survey Monkey, TaskRabbit, Teambox, TeamworkPM, TelAPI, Tender Support, Toggl, Totango, Trello, TriggerApp, Tropo, Twilio, Twitter, Unbounce, Unleashed Software, UserVoice, Vouchfor!, vTiger, Webhook, Week Plan, WordPress, Wufoo, Xero, Yammer, YouTube, Zapier, Zendesk, Zoho CRM, and Zuora.