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Heyy Wizards,

Welcome to our second issue of Airtable Wiz’s Weekly Newsletter.
Thanks for staying, and still supporting my effort in writing this newsletter.
Would appreciate it if you can recommend Airtable Wiz to anybody you know who wants to learn about Airtable, & Airtable-Stack.🥰
If you missed the last issue, you can read them here.

Use Case #2: Automate with Zapier

The Pain

I use Airtable to store all my contacts, including waiting lists, memberships, events, etc.
So, I want to automate the process of transferring new contacts between Airtable and the email service providers (ESPs) that I used, so I don't have to do it manually.
And the best way to do it is by using automation.
Here comes Zapier.

What is Zapier?

“Zapier is a web-based automation tool that allows users to connect their favourite apps and services to automate repetitive tasks. With Zapier, users can create what are known as "Zaps" to automatically perform actions in one app when a trigger occurs in another.
Zapier can save users a lot of time and effort by automating these types of tasks, allowing them to focus on more important work.” — ChatGPT (simplified)

What Zapier can do that Airtable Automations can’t?

I’ll start with Airtable Automations. It can only be done within Airtable, and the integration is very limited. For example, you can do simple tasks like sending emails, tweets, FB posts, and a few more.
Zapier on the other hand, has loads of integrations, and not just with Airtable.

Airtable + Zapier = 💜

With Airtable and Zapier combo, you can do a lot of things beyond the simplest tasks.
But I won’t bore you with the details. Read on for the use cases that I’ve done throughout the years below.

We have a contact page!

I’ve been getting a good number of Twitter DMs asking for my help.
From auditing their Airtable workflow to creating a quick directory.
When they saw the website, they couldn’t find a way to book my time.
So, I’ve created one with embedded TidyCal.
It’s here at the nav bar. Go check the page out, and let’s chat (?).😉
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What’s Next?

I’m going to build a fun project this weekend. I couldn’t get enough of Stencil, the image generator tool. I’ll share the details in the next issue.
 
Cheers, Leif🌾 Founder of Airtable Wiz & No Code Asia