Until now, getting data to and from Airtable has required some action on your part. To get data into Airtable, you can manually enter it, copy and paste records, and import records from CSV files. To get data out of Airtable, you can export records to CSV files, send records via email, or publish data using an embedded view. And while it is possible to automate those types of tasks using Airtable's API, doing so typically requires assistance from a developer.
With Airtable's new Zapier support, all of that changes. Now anyone can create custom workflows that integrate Airtable with other apps and services.
By creating what Zapier refers to as "Zaps," you can setup rules so that data is automatically moved between Airtable and other apps when certain events occur. For example, you can setup a Zap so that an email notification is sent when a new record is added to an Airtable base, or when a record changes in a certain way. Similarly, you can setup a Zap that creates a record in Airtable when an event occurs in another app (such as when a note is added to an Evernote notebook).
Best of all, Zapier makes it easy to integrate Airtable with over 450 popular apps and services, including Asana, Basecamp, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Twitter, Slack... The list goes on and on.
Later this week, I'll give examples of how I've been using Airtable and Zapier to automate a few things. Until then, you can learn more about Airtable's integration options here.
Setting up a "Zap" to integrate Airtable with other apps and services is easy.