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User Personas: One of the Best Tools for Understanding Your Customers

Genevieve Conti / March 22, 2017

Have you ever tried to buy a gift for someone you didn’t know very well? It’s pretty darn tough. What do they like? What’s their shoe size? What are their favorite foods? Without some information about them, you’re probably more likely to get them a gift...

The G Suite Guide: Setting Up Google Apps for Your Company

Matthew Guay / March 21, 2017

Gmail has served your email needs for years, Google Docs helped you write your most crucial documents, and Google Hangouts let you chat over your ideas with colleagues. But now you've started a company and landed a shiny new domain name. It's time to look professional and email...

Making it Easier to Get Your Favorite App on Zapier

Wade Foster / March 21, 2017

When Zapier launched in 2012, you could build automations between 40 different web apps. Back then, 40 was a lot! We supported staples like Dropbox, Evernote, and Stripe.

But soon, 40 wasn't enough. The world of web apps kept growing, and Zapier grew with it. Today, Zapier supports more...

Excel Macros Tutorial: How to Record and Create Your Own Excel Macros

Kasper Langmann / March 20, 2017

Spreadsheets are infinitely flexible—especially in Excel, one of the most powerful spreadsheet apps. Most people use only a small percentage of their seemingly countless possibilities, however. Yet it doesn't take years of training to take advantage of spreadsheets' power and the automation magic of Excel macros.

You likely...

De-Location Package: Keep Your Career and Live Beyond the Bay Area

Wade Foster / March 17, 2017

Zapier has always been a 100% remote team. We think you can work for a great company and live wherever you want. But for those of you in the Bay Area, it might not be as easy to make the swap to remote. So today we're launching an experiment...

Welcoming Platform Engineer Regan Starr

Regan Starr / March 17, 2017

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO:
I've known Regan for 3 years now. Regan originally applied to Zapier in 2014 and impressed me with his meticulous approach to solving problems. At the time we needed something else, so unfortunately we didn't get to work with him. Regan...

12 Pomodoro Timer Apps That Will Boost Your Productivity

Sean Kennedy / March 16, 2017

Working all the time is an awful idea. You can only cram for so long before you hit a wall, unable to do anything else. Yes, brief water and lunch breaks can help, but it's still far too easy to sit and work for hours without moving around—something...

How to Get an RSS Feed for Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest

Matthew Guay / March 15, 2017

Social networks are perfect for sharing ideas with your followers and keeping up with friends and brands around the world. They're terrible at helping you stay focused at work, however. Designed to keep you around as long as possible, it requires incredible willpower to just check one update without...

How to Make a Free Website in 5 Minutes with Google Sites

Matthew Guay / March 14, 2017

Building a new website seems like an impossibly hard task, something that'd take a few hours at best and a few weeks or months at worst. You'd never make a new website just to share a couple reports or write about a project you're working on.

You...

How to Quickly Optimize Images for the Web

Emily Irish / March 13, 2017

One of the small yet time consuming tasks of marketers, writers, designers, and others who publish images online is optimizing those images for SEO. You have to remember the ideal image size, resize the images, and compress them again before uploading to your site—something that takes time and attention...