What is Zapier?
Zapier is a tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps like Aero.
- Zapier is the glue that connects more than 1000 web apps.
- Zaps are Workflows that connect your apps, so they can work together.
- Zaps Start with a Trigger—an event in one of your apps that kicks off your workflow.
- Zaps Automate Tasks in the background, so you can focus on more important work.
Common Terms: Learn to Speak Zapier
A Zap is an automated workflow between your apps. For example, you may have a Zap that creates a new Aero task every time a new post appears in a certain Slack channel. Zaps consist of at least two parts: a Trigger and one or more Actions.
A Trigger is an event in an app that starts the Zap. Once you set up a Zap, Zapier will monitor the app for that event. So in our Slack example, the Trigger is someone posting a comment on a specific channel.
The Action is the event that completes the Zap. For the Slack to Aero Zap example, the action is creating a new Aero task.
Each piece of data you run through your Zap counts as a task. That means if your Zap adds 100 new Aero tasks to your Aero account, your Zap just performed 100 tasks. Every task your Zap performs is another task that you don't have to do manually. It's important to keep in mind the number of tasks your Zaps run because it helps determine what Zapier plan is best for you.