Finally! Glen explains how Zapier can be used to tie together two or more web services/applications to automate your business workflow. Ever wanted to get an SMS when a client pays their bill? How about automatically adding new Freshbooks clients to your Hubspot CRM account? Zapier is the glue that connects these services. It integrates a huge number of apps and doesn’t require any programming to set it up.
Kimba takes a new look at LinkedIn
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API – Application Programming Interface. Wikipedia tells us “it is a set of clearly defined methods of communication between various software components.”
Can connect over 750 apps
A sample of the app categories: Accounting/Invoicing, Call tracking, customer support, developer tools, drip email, eCommerce, Payment processing, scheduling, social media, and of course – WordPress
Filters let you set up conditions when a zap should act or not. For example, don’t notify you about clients automatic recurring payments, but do notify you for other invoice payments.
Email parser allows you to pick out the data you need from standardized notification emails and have Zapier act on it. It’s a way of integrating apps that don’t have an API, or the API hasn’t made it to Zapier yet.
Free: 2-step zaps (no filters), 5 active zaps, you can use most of the apps
$20/month: +3-step zaps, 20 active zaps, access all 750+ apps
$125/month: for teams. Unlimited zaps
The newness is here! LinkedIn has been working hard on making some major changes!
First off, it looks a lot like Facebook which will give many a sense of comfort. It also organized the menu items, so it is more in tune with our thinking. The elements they did add look clean and well thought out. For the first time, I think a new user will be able to find their way around without a class!
Links from the Show
Zapier – https://zapier.com
LinkedIn – https://linkedin.com
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