Meet the 28 New Apps on Zapier Plus a Free Email Parser

Wade Foster
Wade Foster / Published March 3, 2014

Time after time, you've told us that you love Zapier when it supports the tools you use. When it doesn't do so, it's cool, but ultimately not useful.

In January, we revamped the Zapier Developer Platform to make it easier than ever for anyone to add an app to Zapier. Then last month, we made the most of the platform ourselves, undertaking an endeavor that probably sounded a bit crazy: add 28 new apps in 28 days. The plan was to launch one new app on Zapier every single day. And we did just that. So today, you now have over two-dozen new apps to play with on Zapier, giving you a grand total of 290 connected-apps.

Among the 28 additions to Zapier are social apps Instagram, Meetup and Tumblr; team chat apps Slack, Sqwiggle and Kato; online marketplaces Etsy and Storenvy; payment apps Balanced and Braintree; and business tools Intercom and WHMCS. Sales tools such as Quote Roller, CRMs like Insightly, online video apps like Wistia and form software such as SurveyGizmo were a part of the push, as well.

But that's not all. We're excited today to also launch a free tool that will help anyone trapped inside their inbox: the Zapier Email Parser. This easy-to-use app allows you to automatically pull out important information buried in the many auto-generated notification emails you receive, such as order summary emails, and place that data anywhere you want. It's time to finally stop your copy-and-paste routine.

Continue reading to see the 28 new apps on Zapier and learn all about the power of the free Zapier Email Parser.

Day 1: Slack

Slack is a fantastic new team chat and collaboration tool from Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield. If you're on the prowl for an app of this kind, Slack is well worth your consideration.

Day 2: Facebook

Facebook needs no introduction. The nearly ubiquitous social network makes it easy to stay in touch with the people who matter most to you no matter where in the world they are.

Day 3: Balanced

Balanced is an easy way to handle payments for marketplaces. If you're building a marketplace and money is changing hands, you'll definitely want to check out Balanced.

Day 4: Sqwiggle

Sqwiggle is group video and chat. If you're a remote team and have been relying on Skype or Google Hangouts, then you should definitely check out Sqwiggle.

Day 5: Etsy

Etsy is great way to sell handmade crafts to anyone in the world. If you've been thinking about selling a few of your nights and weekends projects, take a look at Etsy.

Day 6: Kato

Kato is a team chat app built with modern organizations in mind. One of the app's best features is a fast search of the chat transcriptions so you can find relevant conversations easily.

Day 7: Vimeo

Vimeo is a high quality place to watch and host videos online. If you never want to see an ad with your videos, Vimeo is the video sharing site for you.

Day 8: Zoho Invoice

Want hassle-free invoicing? Then check out Zoho Invoice. Zoho makes invoicing a breeze so that you don't have to spend time figuring out how to collect money from your clients.

Day 9: Tumblr

Powering almost 200 million blogs, Tumblr is a popular micro-blogging platform that makes it easy to share your favorite photos, quotes, essays and videos with your friends.

Day 10: Insightly

Are you a small business looking for a simple online CRM? Insightly is for you. It helps you keep tabs on contacts, deals and all the tasks involved with managing a business relationship.

Day 11: SoundCloud

SoundCloud is the world's most popular social sound platform and home to millions of tracks by podcasters, bands, and professional and hobbyist audio artists alike.

Day 12: HelloSign

HelloSign is a simple way to collect a signature from someone. Even if that person is halfway around the world, the app makes it a breeze to collect online signatures for important documents.

Day 13: Signals

Ever wish you could track open and click rates of emails sent from your inbox. Signals is a simple Chrome extension from the folks at HubSpot that does just that.

Day 14: Instagram

Make your photos look professional. That's the power of Instagram. This wildly popular app is the easiest way to take pictures on the go and share them with many.

Day 15: Reddit

Looking for the "front page" of the internet? Then Reddit should be your destination. This social news site lets you easily follow and join conversations for anything you are interested in.

Day 16: Meetup

Meetup helps groups of people with shared interests plan meetings and form offline clubs in local communities around the world. It offers event organizers a easy-to-use toolset to manage their group.

Day 17: Quote Roller

With a variety of templates to choose from, Quote Roller makes it easier than ever to create polished, professional proposals in minutes. It also offers an analytics tool to see the time your proposal was viewed and more.

Day 18: Wistia

Collecting an email before someone watches your video and keeping tabs on just how much that viewer watches aren't features of your typical online video app. But with Wistia, those things are possible and more.

Day 19: Intercom

If you want to better communicate with your app's users—both in and outside of your app—then Intercom is the tool for you. Whether you're announcing new features to seeing how users are interacting with your product, this app can do it all.

Day 20: MongoDB

MongoDB is an easy-to-use database being used successfully by organizations of all sizes across all industries for web, mobile, cloud, internal and other enterprise solutions.

Day 21: WHMCS

Introduced in 2005, WHMCS is a leader in online recurring billing and automation, particularly among web hosts, but this app can be used for many other purposes, too.

Day 22: 123ContactForm

Making a form online is easy with 123ContactForm. This form software can help you set up HTML forms, contact forms and email forms.

Day 23: Zoho Creator

With its drag-and-drop builder, Zoho Creator allows users of all technical levels to launch custom business applications on their own. The deployment of a custom app can take just minutes.

Day 24: Storenvy

Storenvy gives makers, crafters and artists a place to both sell their goods and get discovered. When posting an item on Storenvy, it not only appears in the seller's store but in the site's global marketplace, too.

Day 25: Snappy

New support help desk software Snappy offers all you'd expect from a great support app and more, including a unique "wall" feature to exchange ideas with fellow support representatives.

Day 26: Braintree

Briantree powers both online and mobile payments for companies like Airbnb, Fab and Uber. If you're setting up payments in your app, definitely check out this tool.

Day 27: SurveyGizmo

Need to build an online survey, form, evaluation or event registration? SurveyGizmo can help you out with any. This easy-to-use form software features great reporting tools, too.

Day 28: Disqus

Many of the world's most popular news sites and blog rely on Disqus to power their comments. This app gives sites a robust commenting platform and visitors a profile to tie all their disparate comments together.

Bonus: Zapier Email Parser

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The Zapier Email Parser lets you easily extract information out of the many auto-generated notification emails you receive, such as order summaries, so you're able to quickly use that data elsewhere. If you find yourself continuously copying and pasting information from familiar emails, use the Parser app to save hours each week.

Here's how to put the Zapier Email Parser to work for you:

  1. Sign up for Zapier Email Parser
  2. Send a test email to your parser email address
  3. In the Parser app, highlight and {{name}} parts of the emails you'd like to parse (example above)
  4. Chose where you want the Parser app to send the parsed information—using Zapier you can send the data to nearly 300 apps

More Apps to Come!

Before February began, we gathered a ton of great suggestions to decide what to build—too many suggestions, it turned out, than we could handle. As a result, some great apps didn't get added, most often because of complex APIs or missing API functionality that made it tough to add to Zapier in a condensed time period. But that doesn't mean those apps aren't coming.

Stay tuned to our Updates Blog for the rest of the year, as we expect to release at least one new app every week. So if you're a fan of OfficeAutoPilot or Pocket, don't fret! Both are coming. :-)

Also check out: "Connect Any Service to Zapier with the New and Improved Developer Platform" and "APIs 101: A Free Course by Zapier".

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