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Zapier vs n8n: What are the differences?

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.

What is n8n? Open Source Alternative for Zapier. It is a free node based Workflow Automation Tool. Easily automate tasks accross different services. Synchronise data between different apps/databases.

Zapier and n8n belong to "Web Service Automation" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Zapier are:

  • A Zap is a blueprint for a task you want to do over and over. In words, a Zap looks like this: "When I get a new thing in A, do this other thing in B." The first part is the trigger and the second part is the action. An example is "When I get a new entry from a Wufoo form, create a new lead in Salesforce."
  • You can pick what fields from the trigger service should go to the action service and you can use static text and custom fields too. For instance, you might say that the phone number from your Wufoo form should be the work phone of your new Salesforce lead.
  • Zapier regularly checks your trigger for new data. When the Zap triggers, Zapier automatically performs your action for you. Continuing with the Wufoo scenario, say you receive five new entries. Zapier takes each one and makes a new lead in Salesforce, customized to the way you specified in your Zap.

On the other hand, n8n provides the following key features:

  • Free / Open Source
  • Create own nodes to integrate third-party services or in-house tools
  • Decide who gets access and where your data is stored

n8n is an open source tool with 3.47K GitHub stars and 159 GitHub forks. Here's a link to n8n's open source repository on GitHub.

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    Easily extendable
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    Easy to use
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    Self-hostable
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    Easily exteandable
  • 2
    Powerful
  • 45
    Sync cloud services
  • 33
    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 n8n?

It is a free node based Workflow Automation Tool. Easily automate tasks accross different services. Synchronise data between different apps/databases.

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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