November 24, 2020·8 min read

Conquer menial work with the power of automation. We’ve compiled a list of the best Zapier integrations for everyday tasks that can help make your workday easier and more productive.

Ever had days where your to-do list is clogged up by those tedious tasks that don’t put your skills to work? Copy and paste data from platform A to platform B. Check tools C and D for notifications. Juggle tabs E and F while you try to complete a task.

They’re boring, they take you out of your flow, and they’re not making the most of your skills—but they have to get done anyway.

But what if…you didn’t have to do them at all?

Let’s talk about how Zapier integrations and workflow automation can boost your productivity.

  1. Contents
  2. 1.How Zapier Integrations Work
  3. 1.1What are Zaps?
  4. 1.1.1Automatically Execute Menial Tasks
  5. 1.1.2Consolidate Information
  6. 2.Slack Automation with Zapier
  7. 2.1Notify Your Team When a Lead Fills out a Form
  8. 2.2Notify Your Team When a Cart Gets Abandoned
  9. 2.3Notify Your Team of Upcoming Events
  10. 3.How the Vidyard Zapier Integration Works
  11. 3.1Import Videos from Cloud Storage for Better Video Management
  12. 3.2Notify Your Team About New Videos
  13. 3.3Post Videos to Social Media
  14. 3.4Prep Video Data for Analytics
  15. 4.Trello Automation with Zapier
  16. 4.1Build Trello Task Lists
  17. 4.2Schedule Reminders in Your Calendar
  18. 4.3Capture New Leads in Trello
  19. 5.Zapier Integrations for Email
  20. 5.1Send Emails When New Documents are Sent or Completed
  21. 5.2Get Notified About New Inbound Emails
  22. 6.Zapier Integrations for CRM Platforms
  23. 6.1Create Salesforce Leads from Form Submissions and Emails
  24. 6.2Create HubSpot Contacts with Data from Meetings, Events, and Transactions
  25. 7.Beyond Zapier Integrations

How Zapier Integrations Work

Zapier’s value prop is pretty simple: It’s an easy way to connect your apps using automated behaviors, no coding necessary. Zapier integrations use ‘triggers’ and ‘actions’: if a condition is met in one app, something happens in the other app.

But scrolling through Zapier’s app library can be overwhelming. There are thousands of apps and so many ways to connect them.

What are Zaps?

It can look tough, but setting up automation using Zapier integrations is actually a lot easier than you might think. There are tons of pre-built automations, called ‘Zaps,’ that connect one app to another. Just pick two tools you use and see all the plug-and-play Zaps that already exist.

Think of it like Lego for automation. It can be hard to see how individual pieces are useful. But when you snap them together, you get a functional productivity automation that takes the busywork out of day-to-day tasks. (Or, in the Lego example, you have a house, or a car, or a spaceship.)

While specific apps can work together in all kinds of ways, there are a couple of buckets that most Zapier automations fall into.

Automatically Execute Menial Tasks

Your time is worth more than just copying and pasting. Zaps automate basic tasks, such as moving data from one place to another, to take the no-fun stuff off your plate while making sure the important things don’t fall through the cracks.

Consolidate Information

How many tools do you reference in a workday? Cut down on the number of tabs open in your browser and the number of platforms you have to log into by consolidating information into a single place where you’re sure to see it.

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