Updated: May 10, 2022
6 months. This is how much time Automate.io gave their users to find a new integration provider and migrate all their automations. Indeed Automate.io and their new owner have just announced that they will discontinue their automation product on October 31st, 2022.
That is bad news for all the people that spent time and money to build integrations on this platform, along with professional that made a living building automations for Automate.io customers.
What are Automate.io alternatives?
Zapier of course
Zapier is probably the number one name that comes to mind as an alternative. With over 3,000 apps Zapier has the biggest library of any integration platform. Like Automate.io it is best to build simple integrations and it can get pretty expensive.
Automate.io partnered with Zapier and worked out a pretty sweet deal that gives current users with a paid account 1 year of Zapier for free. To qualify you need: " you must have been a paid Automate.io customer and not a Zapier customer, in each case as of May 2, 2022" (source: Make the switch to Zapier)
Make does not have an offer that I know off for Automate.io abandoned users but they offer a great alternative to Zapier for those reasons:
Make capabilities are far superior to Zapier and Automate.io capabilities
The cost to build and run automations is much lower
If you want to read in more details how Zapier compare with Make (formerly Integromat) you can check this blog post I wrote a year ago or so, it is still very much relevant: Zapier vs Integromat (wiseflow.co)
So which one should you chose? Zapier or Make?
It is pretty hard to beat one free year but you should definitely not rule out Make just because of that free year with Zapier.
Your monthly subscription is only one factor in a more complex equation. Migrating to a new integration platform is very stressful and time consuming so you want to be sure that you pick the right tool.
Zapier is probably a good choice for you if:
- you build simple automations yourself
- you are not planning on scaling or building more complex automations
- your monthly usage is low (under 10,000 actions) - if you use apps that only integrate with Zapier
Make is probably a good choice for you if:
- you find Automate.io and/or Zapier limited
- you use over 10,000 tasks/actions/month
- you are planning on building more automations for your business
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