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Welcoming Bruno Bernardino to Zapier

Bruno Bernardino / February 10, 2016

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO: On our platform team, we look for individuals who can work quickly, navigate unfamiliar documentation and work empathetically alongside our partners. After getting to know Bruno and learning of his endless positivity it was clear he was a great fit for the role...

Like Clockwork: How to Wrangle Your Recurring Tasks with Zapier

Matthew Guay / February 9, 2016

Apps aren't very well behaved. They ding at all hours of the night, pop up during presentations, and remind you of a forgotten task after the deadline has passed. We might call our devices smart, but the technology running them can still be pretty dumb.

Apps need to be...

Introducing Code Steps for Zaps: Calculate, Convert, Manipulate Data and More

Bryan Helmig / February 4, 2016

Connect a few apps with Zapier, and you can build just about anything you want without code. But there are still times when you'll need code—perhaps to calculate a value, connect to a new API, manipulate text, and more.

Zapier's new Code integration—one of the features...

How Founders, Marketers, Lawyers, and Salespeople Automate Their Businesses with Multi-Step Zaps

Mike Knoop / February 1, 2016

Multi-Step Zaps open up a lot of workflow automation options. So we asked our power users: How are Multi-Step Zaps changing the way you work?

Here are five ways that real businesses—from one-person operations to big-name companies—are using Multi-Step Zaps to streamline their work and save time.

Find...

Introducing Multi-Step Zaps: The Easiest Way to Build Powerful Workflows

Mike Knoop / February 1, 2016

Today's a big day at Zapier. Really, really, really big. Because today we're unveiling Multi-Step Zaps, the easiest way to automate powerful workflows with your apps.

Starting now, Zaps don't stop at two steps. They can expand to four steps, or 14 steps, or more. You can...

The Power of Storytelling: How to Build Empathy with the Right Narrative

Genevieve Conti / January 28, 2016

Coonoor Behal hates cats.

“Anyone who knows me knows I don't like cats,” says Behal, founder of Mindhatch, an organizational and customer insights firm that specializes in improv and design thinking.

When she’s conducting improv workshops, though, Behal inevitably finds herself acting like she loves cats.

“Once people...

Optimize Your Email: 25 Apps to Perfect Your Subject, Body, Tone and More

Aja Frost / January 26, 2016

I used to hate email. Despite its necessity, I was keenly aware that every typo, forgotten attachment, or misinterpreted comment could harm my reputation and relationships.

So I decided to reframe my view and look at email as an opportunity. After all, the opposite is true as well: every cohesive...

Write Faster: Your Manual to Markdown, the Web's Simplest Plain-Text Syntax

Matthew Guay / January 21, 2016

Writing only requires words, a bit of punctuation, and perhaps some paragraph breaks to organize thoughts. Headings, italicized text, images, fancy quotes, footnotes, bullet points and more are just decoration.

Decoration is important, though, something you want to be just right. If your curtains are shorter than your windows, or...

From VisiCalc to Google Sheets: The 12 Best Spreadsheet Apps

Matthew Guay / January 19, 2016

Computers are designed to compute. Behind the touchscreens and brushed aluminum, they're really just fancy calculators we've taught how to play videos, format documents, and race imaginary cars. But they're still best at crunching numbers—far better at it than the average human.

That was Dan Bricklin...

Welcoming Frontend Developer Steven Hauser

Steven Hauser / January 15, 2016

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO: Creativity and curiosity are two traits we love at Zapier. When I first chatted with Steven, it was obvious not only that he's a smart and talented developer, but also that he's passionate about helping the web progress. Getting to demo...