Nowadays, everyone is working smarter with various new technologies and automation tools are quite new in the market. Although IFTTT has been available for quite a while now, some other tools like Microsoft Flow, Zapier, etc. were introduced later. If you like automation tools in your daily life, let me introduce you to Automate.io, which is comparatively new.
Automate.io Free Automation Tool
Since the tool is relatively new, it does not have many app integrations to offer, as Microsoft Flow or IFTTT does. However, the developers have been adding new apps frequently.The tool offers a free version – but it has some limitations.
With the free version, you will be able to:
- Create only five bots. In other words, you can execute up to 5 tasks having the free account.
- Those five tasks can be executed up to 250 times in every month.
- You need to wait for 5 minutes to run another task after executing a task.
Moreover, the free account holders would get access to the following apps only:
- Capsule CRM
- Constant Contact
- Facebook pages
- Google Calendar
- Google Contacts
- Google Drive
- Google Sheets
- And a few more.
If you can cope with all these limitations, you can go forward and sign up for an account. The important thing is, you must have a @company.com email ID. That implies @Gmail.com, @Hotmail.com, @Outlook.com, @Yahoo.com, etc. won’t work – and that is a major disadvantage in our opinion.
After signing up, you need to select some apps to get to the next screen, where you can create a new bot. After completing the requirements, head over to the “Bots” tab and click on “Create a Bot.”
Now, you need to select a Trigger app and an Action app. Click on “Select Trigger app” button > Choose an app > Authorize Automate.io to access your account.
Based on the app, the trigger will be different. Whichever app you choose, you must select a trigger.
After this, you can head over to the Action app section and choose an action that you need to execute. Again, you have to select an action from the given list. After selecting everything, make sure you have saved your changes.
Next, you need to turn it on since the default setting doesn’t allow that. To do so, you should find the toggle button.
After activation, you will get an option to test the bot you just created. In case, you want to delete any bot, head over to “Bots” tab, expand the corresponding drop-down menu, and select “Delete.”
You can make changes to the Bot as well, by selecting the “Edit” option.
The advantage of this tool is that you can add multiple actions to a single trigger. For example, if you want to save all tweets in a Google Spreadsheet and send them to Slack, you can combine them into one Bot. If you need to do the same in IFTTT or Microsoft Flow, you need to create different bots.
Head over to the automate.io website if you would like to check it out.
Related: Microsoft Power Automate Tutorial – How to get started