Integromat Reviews

Comparing Integromat to other similar services

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I left this comment at the Integromat's YouTube channel, so I thought I should also leave it here, since I describe my experience with Integromat's competitors, while trying to find solution for a particular automation : Google Sheets / Gmail .

Now, this is how I chose Integromat over the competitors, as of Sep. 08, 2018.

I needed to set up a new automation, to integrate Google Sheets with Gmail.
I've used the Zapier's free plan for similar tasks, but I found that the free plan offers a very low number of automation runs .
I think it's only 100 per month - you need to do some digging to actually find this out - this is NOT mentioned on the Zapier's 'Plans and Pricing' page . I learned about this limit after I started receiving email messages from Zapier, that my 'zaps' were getting close to my plan's limit for the month. This could have / should have been made clear from the start, me thinks.

Zapier's first paid plan is U$20 / month, which I thought is a big jump, if your needs are very close to the free plan's limits.

So I started looking for alternatives.

First I tried IFTTT.com. It is free, I guess - no clear indication on the prices, and it has a lot of - what I would call a 'push-button' automations. The one I needed : Gmail + Google Sheets was horrible indeed.
The content of all the fields was auto-populated in the sheet's title, it wasn't clear how I would assign an existing sheet, etc. Overall - IFTTT.com, at least for this application - felt more like a toy, rather than a business-grade tool.

Then I tried, and I had high hopes for Microsoft Flow. They also have a free plan, of 750 runs / month, and the paid plan is a very reasonable $5/ month, for a much higher number of runs.
HOWEVER, my hopes were brutally squashed, once again.
While it is a more serious tool ( albeit rather 'stiff' interface and terminology ), it just wasn't doing it right.
It populated the Google Sheets with fields from Gmail emails, alright - but it included the HTML tags to the email's 'Body', with all the divs, styles, etc etc.
Perhaps there is a filter or a function to remove these, but - for this particular application, which is to just get the DATA, without concern for the presentation, the HTML tags should be removed by default.
Very disappointing. Whoever did the coding for this 'flow' - did a half-ass job indeed.

Integromat - on the other hand, handled the job beautifully, and it provided a lot more ( meaningful ) options for automation.

At this point, I'm still not clear, however - what is the strange limit of 1MB, for something called 'internal memory' ( it might be called something else ), on the free plan. Not sure what this mean, EXACTLY.

I just hope that it doesn't turn out AGAIN, that there is a blunt bat, hiding in the dark, which will clobber the unsuspecting user ...

For now, my sense is that Integromat was built as a solid business tool, and I wish them all the best.
I give them 4 stars out of 5, because there is always a room for improvement. But it really should be 4.5 stars.

[Edited by gregd333g, September 09]

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Why is Integromat great alternative to it's competitors?

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Please, let me introduce Integromat.com, which is an integration and automation service offering features that you won’t find on other similar services. We do everything that other automation services like Zapier or IFTTT offers, but we are adding a wide range of more advanced options. Here is a short overview:

  • Automations can be very complex. You can automate an unlimited number of consecutive actions, not just 1:1 (if this:then that). Each action has at its disposal data returned by previous actions. This allows you to automate your entire workflow, not just one part.
  • Integromat gives you the possibility to use built-in routers to duplicate any incoming data. Using routers, you can divide your scenario into multiple routes and process data separately in each route. More information can be found here: http://intm.at/b/4
  • Integromat supports dynamically created inputs and outputs. Thanks to this feature you can, for example, call remote database procedures and map their input and output variables. It’s a function that you won´t find anywhere else.
  • Built-in feeders are special modules that can split incoming data into multiple parts and then process each part separately. For example, if you receive an email with multiple attachments, you can handle each attachment separately.
  • Aggregators, on the other hand, allow to merge individual data into a single bundle. We can, for example, create a ZIP archive of files contained in a specific folder and then save it or send it anywhere. More information on feeders and aggregators can be found here: http://intm.at/b/3
  • We can work with files as if they were binary data. Therefore we do not need to know the path to a folder. This lets you, for example, transform images or work with file content as with a text.
  • Another unique feature is the possibility to schedule webhooks. With Integromat you can, for example, make an automation that will gather text messages received on your mobile phone during a day and then at midnight select a winner. Standard webhooks are of course also supported.
  • We support serialization and deserialization of JSON documents and give you the possibility to work with your data in any way. Nested objects or fields are no problem for us.
  • Thanks to the transaction processing of data, Integromat is able to complete an entire automation as scheduled. In case of error, Integromat reverts all changes and restores the initial state. In short, it will either perform all actions as scheduled or nothing.
  • Integromat stores incomplete runs (DLQ). If an automation encounters an error, we will save its state. This ensures that no data are lost. You can then fix the issue and continue executing from where it was stopped.
  • Perfect visualization of everything you do. From possibility to watch how your automation is being executed to visualization of data flow in the Execution history.

Currently, we support 103 services and thanks to the integrated support for the most widely used databases (MySQL, MS SQL, PostgreSQL) Integromat offers almost unlimited possibilities for automation. We continuously expand our list of supported services.

Here is a short video to show you how our user interface looks like. We focus on clarity and easy use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8Q9rh9VWEo

Basic accounts are free and gives you a chance to experience everything what Integromat has to offer. Try it at: Integromat.com

Yes, I’m a proud member of Integromat team! :)

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