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Cronofy vs Zapier: What are the differences?

What is Cronofy? One API for all the calendars. Calendar integration is hard. So we've made it easy Each platform has its own data models and authentication flows.

Keeping track of changes is a headache.

Handling users' personal data is onerous.

We've fixed all of that..

What is Zapier? Automate tasks between other online services (services like Salesforce, Basecamp, Gmail, and 400+ more). Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.

Cronofy and Zapier are primarily classified as "Calendar API" and "Web Service Automation" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Cronofy are:

  • Support for Exchange, Office 365, Outlook.com, Apple, Google
  • All calendars not just the easy one
  • No more public iCal feeds

On the other hand, Zapier provides the following key features:

  • A Zap is a blueprint for a task you want to do over and over. In words, a Zap looks like this: "When I get a new thing in A, do this other thing in B." The first part is the trigger and the second part is the action. An example is "When I get a new entry from a Wufoo form, create a new lead in Salesforce."
  • You can pick what fields from the trigger service should go to the action service and you can use static text and custom fields too. For instance, you might say that the phone number from your Wufoo form should be the work phone of your new Salesforce lead.
  • Zapier regularly checks your trigger for new data. When the Zap triggers, Zapier automatically performs your action for you. Continuing with the Wufoo scenario, say you receive five new entries. Zapier takes each one and makes a new lead in Salesforce, customized to the way you specified in your Zap.

"All the calendars in one API" is the top reason why over 3 developers like Cronofy, while over 40 developers mention "Sync cloud services" as the leading cause for choosing Zapier.

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What is Cronofy?

Calendar integration is hard. So we've made it easy. Each platform has its own data models and authentication flows. Keeping track of changes is a headache. Handling users' personal data is onerous. We've fixed all of that.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is for busy people who know their time is better spent selling, marketing, or coding. Instead of wasting valuable time coming up with complicated systems - you can use Zapier to automate the web services you and your team are already using on a daily basis.
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      Avatar of mabruneau
      CTO at booxi
      Review ofCronofyCronofy

      After looking at the many challenges of implementing personal calendar sync into our code base, we ran into the Cronofy API. We decided to go forward with it after reviewing their well designed API and complete documentation.

      Cronofy has been a tremendous help for us. By implementing only 1 simple and solid Calendar Sync API, we inherited support for all the major calendars out there, which saved us a lot of precious time.

      We've also received exceptional support from the team at any stage of our integration.

      I recommend their API to anybody that needs calendar sync support.

      Review ofZapierZapier

      Hey! I have been using Zapier for a while and I get updates for everything that I do. :D Sports, gmail, and pretty much everything else!

      How developers use Cronofy and Zapier
      Avatar of Adam Bird
      Adam Bird uses CronofyCronofy

      For creating and updating events in the agent's calendar when a Task is assigned to them.

      Also to receive notifications when an event changes so the corresponding Zendesk task can be updated.

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      Adam Bird uses CronofyCronofy

      To create and update calendar events when the Evernote reminder is created/changed.

      Also to listen for changes to the calendar events so the Evernote reminders can be amended accordingly.

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      Kiana Beauty uses ZapierZapier

      Zapier is used to catch Webhooks from Shopify to do things like customer follow-up, cart abandonment and other cool things.

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      Bùi Thanh uses ZapierZapier
      • Trigger Redmine issues.
      • Merge request trigger from Gitlab by webhook.
      • Post messages/alerts to Chatwork to dev team.
      Avatar of Anthony Lee
      Anthony Lee uses ZapierZapier

      This service saves so much time integrating different API services and triggering different cloud apps.

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      Sail Tactics uses ZapierZapier

      Monitoring new customer sales, keeping MailChimp lists up to date with current subscriber information.

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      dotmos uses ZapierZapier

      Sends messages to Slack when code is committed in BitBucket or when deploys have launched.

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