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IFTTT vs Zapier: What are the differences?

What is IFTTT? Put the internet to work for you. Create powerful connections with one simple statement: if this then that. For example: "Backup my contacts to a Google Spreadsheet".

What is Zapier? Automate tasks between other online services (services like Salesforce, Basecamp, Gmail, and 400+ more). Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.

IFTTT and Zapier can be primarily classified as "Web Service Automation" tools.

"Lots of integrations" is the top reason why over 20 developers like IFTTT, while over 40 developers mention "Sync cloud services" as the leading cause for choosing Zapier.

thoughtbot, CodeCombat, and Weebly are some of the popular companies that use Zapier, whereas IFTTT is used by Durham AV Group, All3DP, and esa. Zapier has a broader approval, being mentioned in 241 company stacks & 66 developers stacks; compared to IFTTT, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 34 developer stacks.

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Hey! We are Raisegiving, a payments platform geared towards helping nonprofits raise money and manage donors. We are looking to give our Users (Admins of nonprofits) the ability to integrate their Raisegiving account with other tools such as Mailchimp and QuickBooks.

Examples of desired use cases:

  • Users should be able to sync Raisegiving audience with their Mailchimp audience, trigger the creation of a new Mailchimp audience based on data from their Raisegiving account.
  • Donations made on our platform should sync with users Quickbooks account.

Does anyone have any helpful insights into the pros and cons of Tray.io vs Zapier?

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Bob Bass
President & Full Stack Enginee at Narro, LLC · | 3 upvotes · 19.1K views
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Tray.io is expensive and only makes sense in a few rare occasions where you need 2-way constant data binding in a 'loop' where Zapier is more like an automation swiss army knife. Tray.io is aimed exclusively at enterprise while Zapier supports businesses of any size. Tray.io is very expensive and Zapier is much more reasonable especially early on before you have massive amounts of zaps.

You may also want to look at Integromat but Zapier would be my choice in this case. I almost don't see Tray.io as being something worth considering for your particular use case unless there's a massive scale behind your product that I'm unaware of (absurd amounts of tasks in the hundreds of thousands).

Zapier also has a great community and an "experts" program in the event that you want to outsource your automation.

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Decisions about IFTTT and Zapier
Isaiah Garcia
Community Developer at StackShare · | 3 upvotes · 361 views

When it comes to workflow management and synchronizing tasks across different platforms, the last thing you want to use is Zapier. Although effective, it will certainly be far more expensive than if you abstract the process with Unito.

Why is that?

Because Zaps are extremely costly relative to the batched synchronization you get with Unito.

Not only that, but being purpose-built helps you keep your Zapier Dashboard a whole lot cleaner and focused on the integrations that would otherwise be laborious to manage and/or build.

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Pros of IFTTT
Pros of Zapier
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    Lots of integrations
  • 17
    Free
  • 12
    Automates manual tasks
  • 11
    Life automation
  • 7
    Internet of things
  • 2
    Good User Experiance
  • 2
    Mobile Application
  • 45
    Sync cloud services
  • 34
    Easy setup
  • 15
    Scheduled tasks
  • 8
    Great customer support
  • 6
    Integrates with Trello
  • 6
    Gives me updates anytime, anywhere

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What is IFTTT?

It helps you connect all of your different apps and devices. You can enable your apps and devices to work together to do specific things they couldn't do otherwise.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.

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