How to Use Zapier to Connect an App That Isn't Supported by Zapier

Zapier supports over 1300 apps but what if you use something that isn't supported and you want to connect it to other apps you use? There are some great workarounds ranging from using an intermediary such as RSS or Email through to creating your own app with the Zapier Email Parser, mining data from your app databases with Zapier or using Zapier Webhooks if your app supports webhooks.

How to Get Any App to Work with Zapier

But when you find that your favorite app doesn’t work Zapier, don’t despair. Most apps work with something else—perhaps email or Dropbox—and when that something else works with Zapier, you’re in luck. You’ll use that extra connection as the bridge to get your apps working together with Zapier.

Webhooks get data from an app and send it somewhere else. They can be used in the cases where there is no Zapier integration for the app in question. One example is custom platforms built internally for a specific company. It means that standard integrations with Zapier aren't available but can still be achieved using Zapier webhooks.

Steal This Workflow: How to Save Hours Every Week with Webhooks

We have about sixty active Zaps that automate all aspects of our business, explains Liam McDonald, CPO and Automation Engineer at MOBIT. They touch all points of our work. It would be impossible to manually complete the tasks that Zapier and webhooks automate for me.

A really handy way of getting data from one app to another when the app isn't supported by Zapier is to export the data to Google Sheets and then create a zap to automatically import the data into another app such as a CRM or a database such as Airtable.

Zapier Import/Export with Google Sheets

If you are able to get your data into a spreadsheet format like an excel or CSV file, you can use Google Sheets as an intermediary app in creating a Zap that mimics an import/export function of data from one app to another.