IFTTT is an automation tool with over 18 million users.
You read that right, 18 million people use IFTTT.
But still, not everyone would use it — for one reason or the other. And that’s why you’re here; you’re looking for alternatives. Maybe because you’re looking for some features IFTTT doesn’t have, the price isn’t right for you, or for any reason at all.
The good news is, there are alternatives to IFTTT and I’ll share fifteen of them with you today.
(By the way, I thought to put this here just in case you weren’t aware: IFTTT is an acronym for If This Then That).
Okay, let’s get into it…
Fifteen IFTTT alternatives for workflow automation:
Here are fifteen of the best alternatives to IFTTT out there:
1. Make (formerly Integromat)
Make (formerly Integromat) is a great workflow automation tool, especially if you’re looking to do complex, multi-step workflows — like what’s in the above picture.
It helps you automate tasks between apps you use for work, but unlike IFTTT, Integromat can help you automate tasks in multiple steps and with multiple services/apps.
For example, if you want Evernote to send your new notes to a Slack channel, IFTTT can help you do just that. But if you want Evernote to send notes to Slack and then post it on Twitter (or any other social media network) right after, then you might need Integromat to do that for you.
Also, while IFTTT helps you automate processes with lots of consumer products or tools like Alexa, Siri, Uber, and light bulbs, Make works mainly with tools you use at work.
For example, IFTTT can do this for you:
Integromat, on the other hand, focuses business process automation like adding new Stripe contacts to a CRM or email marketing tool like Active Campaign:
But one powerful feature Integromat has is its visual editor. You can see how your tools will interact with one another and use its drag and drop feature to move things around. This is especially useful if you have complex workflows to set up.
- Less expensive pricing plans (with the premium features it has)
- Has visually appealing UI and functionality
- Great customer support
- Even with the friendly visual editor, it still takes some time and patience to learn
- Doesn’t integrate with consumer products or home appliances
- Doesn’t have as many integrations as IFTTT
When you browse Celigo’s app integration marketplace, you’ll see hundreds (if not thousands) of apps you can set up integrations with according to your needs.
You can also build custom integrations from scratch — it all depends on what you’re looking for.
The best part — in my opinion? Their pre-built integration templates are super intuitive. For example, there’s a template HR can use to connect DocuSign with human resources platforms like JobVite and WorkDay. And then they can also automate with file sharing apps like DropBox to keep employee documents.
This way, they’ll automate the process of signing contracts with employees and contractors, saving lots of time and energy.
- Easy to use
- You can build custom integrations — so you’re not boxed in with pre-built templates
- Great customer service (multiple users say they’re extremely helpful)
- (Like most other vendors) Celigo can get expensive as you increase integrations
- Some integration flows (processes) can be complex for beginners
Zapier is perhaps the biggest IFTTT alternative out there.
They both perform almost the same tasks and are amazing at what they do. But one main difference between the two tools is with Zapier you can automate tasks with multiple apps at once. With IFTTT, you can only connect one app to another one.
Another major difference between IFTTT and Zapier is the types of products they support.
Zapier — like many of its alternatives tools features here — focuses more on helping you automate apps you use for work. For example…
But IFTTT, on the other hand, helps you integrate apps you use at home and at work.
So with Zapier, you can create workflows (zaps) that help you be more productive at work. But with IFTTT, you can create workflows (applets) between both work and consumer products you use.
- Has a free plan
- Can do multiple, complex tasks — connecting multiple apps in a single workflow
- Doesn’t support most consumer products/smart home devices
- Can get very expensive if you have so many tasks to do per month
- Keeps some really important features and apps behind a paywall
- Doesn’t have apps on Android or iOS
SyncApps is another app integration platform and IFTTT alternative that helps you integrate up to 150 business apps. The product’s strength seems to be with CRM apps, though; many users praise the tool for seamless integrations of their marketing and CRM apps.
For instance, you can have your marketing team connect their MailChimp to your Salesforce dashboard. This way, you can see every metric inside your Salesforce dashboard in real-time.
And this also means you won’t always have to sign in to all the apps you or your team use for work every day. You can sign up on one and it integrates with the others. So this would end up saving you a lot of time and, in many cases, money.
- Especially great for CRM-related integrations
- A helpful and responsive support team
- Relatively easy to use
- Doesn’t do as many integrations as IFTTT or some of its alternatives
- Might take some time and learning to get set up
5. Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow)
From its name, you can already tell this product comes from one of the biggest brands in the world, Microsoft. One of the biggest advantages of Microsoft Flow (or Power Automate) is that it comes with workflow templates you can start using to automate repetitive processes — especially if you’re running on a lot of Microsoft apps.
- Great for simple, repetitive tasks
- No need for coding experience, as it’s easy to use
- Excellent to use if you’re using other Microsoft tools
- Customer support isn’t that great
- Not great for complex workflows
- Doesn’t integrate with consumer products like IFTTT
Whether you’re working in HR, IT, support, sales, marketing, etc. Workato will help you automate many of the repetitive tasks you do at work.
For example, if you’re working in sales, you can connect your Google Calendar to Salesforce CRM — so you can add new calendar events as new records in Salesforce.
The product has 7,000 users (according to G2) — and one of its biggest benefits is its friendly user interface.
But there’s also a downside to using Workato; I’ve seen multiple users mention how it can require a steep learning curve to use. And that could be a big problem especially if you don’t have deep technical knowledge.
- Good user interface (UI)
- Lots of software to integrate with
- Customer support is only a chat away
- Requires a steep learning curve — in quite many cases
- Doesn’t integrate with home appliances like IFTTT
You’d have to sign up on their site to request a quote.
In the enterprise world, Jitterbit is a systems integration leader. Their platform allows you to use APIs to connect your SaaS, on-premises, and cloud applications in days versus months.
A common use case it has is to integrate it with your Salesforce org. They have a powerful data loader that helps you easily integrate your systems with Salesforce.
- Quick loading or syncing of large and complex data among your integrations
- Has plenty of resources you can use to build your integrations
- Might require some level of technical knowledge
- Almost only for enterprise-level businesses
- Can get really expensive depending on your needs
You’d have to sign up on their site to request a quote.
If you’re looking to automate tasks on your phone, Tasker is a great IFTTT alternative.
But unlike IFTTT — which you can use on iPad, Android, and even Apple watch — you can only use Tasker on android devices.
It can literally transform how you live and work every day. You can set it to automatically take actions that you’d otherwise interrupt your day to do yourself.
For example, you can set it up to activate ‘Do Not Disturb’ when it’s time for you to go to bed — maybe 11 pm. You can also trigger your WiFi to be turned off at the same time.
That’s just one simple example of how the app can automate little, repetitive tasks you do daily.
- Low learning curve; super easy to use
- Almost fully customizable to your app integration needs
- Only available on Android
- Some users have complained that its UI isn’t friendly enough
Costs about 2 or $3 to purchase on Play Store.
With over 12,000 customers, Boomi is a leader in the app integration space — so it makes the list of worthy IFTTT alternatives.
The tool focuses more on helping developers build and manage integrations between the apps they build and various data sources. But there’s also a drag and drop functionality that non-technical users can use to run simple integrations.
As you might expect, they’re more expensive than most other tools featured here. Their prices aren’t publicly displayed on their website but you can expect it to start from $500.
- Run almost any type of integration you need
- Drag and drop functionality for non-technical users
- Excellent customer service
- Can get really complex to use without technical knowledge
- Expensive (but you get your money’s worth)
- The documentation they provide don’t always do a good job of showing you how to use the product
They don’t have their pricing publicly displayed on their website.
Integrify is another powerful automation app, and there’s one feature that especially stands out about it: Regardless of the plan you sign up for, you get unlimited access to all their features.
It’s also a low-code product, meaning it requires little to no programming or coding knowledge to work it. So that’s a big plus if you lack strong technical skills. The product also provides free workflow templates for specific industries and departments. So this makes it easier for you to get up and running.
- Good customer service
- Easy to use as it’s a low-code solution
- Workflow templates to get you started ASAP
- Can get difficult to use as you build more complex processes
- Multiple users complain about the requests and approval process not being user friendly
- You have to sign up for a demo to request pricing
Pricing is available upon request.
HubSpot’s PieSync helps you sync data in real-time between any two apps. And it does it in real-time.
For example, if you want your new subscribers in MailChimp, who have a certain tag on, to be sent to another app like Trello or Salesforce, PieSync can get this done for you. Or let’s say you want attachments from new emails in Gmail to be synced with a specific Dropbox or Onedrive folder, PieSync can help get this done too.
This way, you won’t have to be signing into apps you use every day or week. PieSync will do all that manual labor for you, saving you a whole lot of hours per month.
- Simplicity: I’ve seen multiple users praise PieSync for its ease of use
- A great support team that is super helpful
- YouTube videos where you can learn how to use the product
- Multiple users have complained of problematic data syncing
- Can easily get expensive as you sync more apps
- It’s pretty easy to end up duplicating syncs — which will cost you even more money. But a little more carefulness will help.
MuleSoft helps teams integrate systems/apps and build their application network.
And it can help create almost any type of integration you’re looking for. For example, an health insurance company can use MuleSoft to integrate with a partner that helps them get more policyholders on autopilot.
So if you’re looking for an IFTTT alternative that’s a high-end, enterprise system integration solution, MuleSoft is one to consider. Plus, it lets you manage and control all the data you’re sharing among the different systems you’re using.
- Over 150 connectors to choose from
- Few to no bugs, easy to use for experts
- It may require a deep tech background to use
- Sometimes, with so many connectors comes complexities
Pricing is available upon request
When it comes to IFTTT alternatives, Automate.io is a strong contender with over 30,000 companies using them.
Automate.io and Integromat work almost the same way — and it’s less expensive. Whether you’re looking to set up simple or multi-step, complex workflows, it can help you handle it all. For example:
But the difference it has with IFTTT is similar to Zapier’s; you can’t automate processes with consumer products you use. For example, you can’t use it to connect your vacuum cleaner to Alexa so you can activate voice instructions.
But if you’re looking to automate the apps you use for work, then Automate.io is a worthy IFTTT alternative you can use.
- Relatively less expensive considering the premium features it provides
- Super easy to use with great UI
- Impressive customer support
- Doesn’t support as many apps as IFTTT
- Doesn’t integrate with consumer products or home appliances
With over 200k fully-ready integrations, Interately is another intuitive software you can use to connect apps you and your team use at work.
It’s a low-code product and you can do many of their integrations in one click, it’s that easy! With over 400 5-star reviews on G2, Integrately has won the hearts of many of its customers.
And even though the product already provides so many integrations, users say they’re constantly adding more.
- It’s cheaper compared to many other IFTTT alternatives, especially Zapier
- Integrately is adding more and more integrations
- A friendly user interface (UI)
- Can get a bit hard to use as you do more complex tasks
- May not have all the apps you need
Big-name companies like Wendy’s, Verizon, Box, and GameStop use SnapLogic to build powerful integrations that create great experiences for their customers.
It can help you integrate apps across multiple departments — be it HR, marketing, sales, IT, or finance. And even though the product has many enterprise-level companies as customers, mid-sized companies can use it as well.
- Friendly user interface (UI): multiple users say it’s really easy to use
- Their Report Automation feature is great for sending automated reports
- Good documentation and video explanations of how to use the product
- Mainly mid-sized and enterprise-level companies; smaller businesses might not be able to afford them
- Some level of technical knowledge is required to use it
Pricing plans: (According to G2)
How can you use IFTTT for free?
The product has a free forever plan. But of course, that comes with its limitation: You can create only three applets (i.e. workflows). You can go to IFTTT.com > Plans and sign up for the free plan.
What can you use instead of IFTTT?
There are several alternatives to IFTTT on the web and I’m sharing fifteen of them in this article, see them below.
Does this article cover IFTTT for smart homes?
No, it doesn’t. We’ll probably do another article that focuses on IFTTT alternatives for smart homes.
So, what should you use instead of IFTTT?
Whether you’re an ecommerce entrepreneur looking to integrate your Amazon store to a CRM platform or you’re an engineer at an enterprise-level company, you’d almost definitely find a good IFTTT alternative from the tools I’ve shared in this article.
But do your due diligence before buying any software. Most of these products have free trials you can use to test run them for days to see if they’re really what you’re looking for.