I have a zap that works with the "Push by Zapier" chrome extension, where whenever I wanna bookmark an article, I click on it and it, and it goes into a Google Sheet timestamped.
I have a zap that gets kicked off each morning with Schedule by Zapier. It grabs the weather for my zip code and my horoscope then sends them to me in slack - along with a prompt to post my standup into my team channel. The next step in the Zap delays for a few hours before sending me another slack message to see if I am spinning my wheels on anything and to ping coworkers that I am alive and check on them.
I also have a bookmarking zap I love but I use the Pocket chrome extension to trigger it instead of push by zapier. It sends the link into a slack channel and adds it to an airtable. I used to add these to a digest and email that to myself every Friday but I bookmark too many things for that to have any value.
I used to use webhooks and code steps to prototype features before adding them into our product but AWS Lambda is so easy to launch an api with that I don't really use these as much anymore.
I do a lot of new business calls via Zoom conferencing and while I have the scheduling automated via oncehub I was struggling with how to remind people if they were late or how to "flag" them as a no-show and to remind them to reschedule.
Then I realized I could add two zaps which are both triggered by the "Push by Zapier" one for 5 minutes late and one for 15 minutes late. They both look for a current event in my calendar and then grab the person's name/email address and the event information, then use that to send the person either a reminder/here's how to connect email OR a hey, so sorry we missed eachother here's how to reschedule email. The coolest part is I can trigger these anytime anywhere and I don't have to go look up the person's contact details or the event information etc.
Seems small, but has already reduced no shows and helped me to be a better (proactive) communicator.
I've got 69 zaps running for Makerpad which do a combo of different things. I built user profiles which allow people to add tools to their profiles and the zap part brings in the webflow form, search airtable for the profile, add a new record in a separate table, re-find the airtable profile and then push multi-ref items to that persons profile on webflow. We use the webhook to speak to the webflow api and rollup the multiple items into the profile. Took a little while to get it right but works a treat!
Not all calendar events are created using a scheduling tool (ie. Calendly) that has native confirmation emails - so we use a zap to get around that. Using a variety of zaps - searching within Google Calendar, several filters, and text scraping, we're able to send confirmation emails to all recipients on specific calendar events.
One extra step is the automation of an email to the front desk/receptionist on our floor - guest names need to be added to the security list for building access and it must come from the front desk. Every morning at 7AM, a zap runs and checks for any meeting with our address listed as the location. If there is one, the next step creates an email and pulls the guests names out of the description to send to the front desk.
The small things make the biggest difference.
I've built thousands of zaps for people at this point, but I have fond memories of the first complex zap I built when I got into Zapier four years ago - and I think it's still very useful now.
I ran (and still run) a small business matching language teachers with students in their area. Our CRM was a Google Sheet, each match was a row, and each row has a status, and date on which I wanted to email the teacher asking for an update.
Realising that a Zapier will only find the first row matching a criteria, I built a zap that triggered with a webhook and ended with one... and triggered itself again. I had it find the first row matching the day's date, action on it, then change the date column to a new date, so that next the zap ran, it found the next row down.
Pretty ingenious stuff I think!
My workflow is a combination of a Chatfuel sequence and a Zapier workflow. It's pretty awesome, when they start a conversation with the chatbot, it's going to ask what their problem is and what kind of fix are they hoping to get. Once they give their email, a message is going to invite them to book a call with the button that links to a Calendly booking page. When they leave their email but they don't book a call, Zapier is going to send their details in Slack and in Pipedrive and my Todoist so I can follow them up. When they book a paid call, Zapier is going to update the deal stage in Pipedrive and then send them reminder emails prior to the call and also updates the deal with the paid amount (our Calendly is linked to Stripe).
Also works for spams. I just add a 🖕in the spam messages that go to our Slack channel and it's going to search and delete the deal (also a combination of zapier and Pipedrive internal automation) 🤣
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