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What is Zapier and What Can I Use It For?

Updated: April 10th, 2018

Zapier is an online automation tool that connects your favorite apps with MOBIT, such as Slack, MailChimp, Google Sheets, and over 1,000 more. You can connect two or more apps to automate repetitive tasks without coding or relying on developers to build the integration. Move info between your web apps automatically, so you can focus on your most important work. It's easy enough that anyone can build their own app workflows with just a few clicks. Check out our recent webinar below on how you can connect FB lead ads to MOBIT using Zapier.

Zapier Terms


A Zap is an automated workflow between your apps. For example, you may have a Zap that saves your Gmail attachments to Dropbox and another Zap that saves emails that you star in Gmail to a text file. Zaps consist of at least two parts: a Trigger and one or more Actions.


A Trigger is the event in an app that starts the Zap. Once you set up a Zap, Zapier will monitor the app for that event. For the "Save Gmail attachments to Dropbox" example, you can receive a lot of emails through your Gmail account, but the Zap is not triggered until an email contains an attachment.


The Action is the event that completes the Zap. For the Gmail to Dropbox Zap example, the action is saving the Gmail attachment to Dropbox.

Creating a Zapier Account

Now you are ready to start creating Zaps. The first thing you will need to do is sign up for a free account. Type in your name, email address, and a password. And that’s it–no credit card required.

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