Zapier Vs Ifttt Vs Integromat Vs Power Automate Which Is The Best

Zapier vs IFTTT vs Integromat vs Power Automate: Which is the Best

In the modern age of smart home devices, automation and integration of services are very important.

We have many non-code, simple, and clean solutions to integrate services, which include Zapier, IFTTT, Integromate, and Power Automate

These all have excellent features but a normal person can get confused with overwhelming features and different functionalities provided by different apps.

That’s why we have got for you Zapier vs IFTTT vs Integromate vs Power Automate comparison, discussing the variety of apps/services offered, free features, paid features, ease of use, and support.

First, let’s discuss the basics of every platform and then compare them

Zapier

Zapier is a great and popular platform for integrating different services.

It has the highest number of apps. The majority of apps for daily use are available for free. But some other apps are premium and are available in paid plans 

Zapier is better for businesses due to its advanced features.

Key Takeaways:

  • Over 1500 apps, most common apps are free with some paid ones
  • Widest range of triggers, with some advanced triggers that aren’t available in other apps
  • Conditional Logic and advanced multi-step actions available as premium features

IFTTT

IFTTT, which is short for “If This Then That” is one of the oldest and most user-friendly integration services you can find.

It is older than Zapier.

It was free for quite a long time, until recently where it introduces an affordable Pro plan.

Though they still have a free plan. 

The free plan allows you to create 3 original workflows which they call Applets.

Key Takeaways;

  • Widest range of original applets available. 
  • Services/Apps can build their official Applets that are available for everybody.
  • It has excellent UI and gets the job done.
  • Not a very good support for Free Plan, however, the UI + Features are good enough, that you’ll not need customer support often.
  • The Pro plan offers nested commands and logic along with the ability to create more than 3 applets, at an affordable price.

Integromat

Integromat is also a freemium platform, with a lot of features.

It is known to have one of the best customer support among all platforms, and in my experience had one of the smoothest (and maybe fastest) setup processes.

It’s got a wide range of services and apps, and also has HTTP/SOAP and JSON support, so if you want to integrate with websites that aren’t directly available on IFTTT, you can do that too. For example, you can connect WordPress sites using JSON.

Key Takeaways;

  • It allows users to create unlimited workflows and allows generous 1000 operations per month
  • It has a well-built Visual Editor that makes work easy and allows lots of customization without using code. Though it supports code for really advanced use cases too.
  • It allows conditionals to limit it to run on specific days/times only.
  • Detailed logging of operations, excellent error handling, and wonderful multi-step integrations.

Power Automate

Microsoft Flow which is now rebranded as Power Automate is Microsoft’s solution for app integrations.

Power Automate comes bundled with Microsoft 365 Subscription but is also available in a variety of other ways.

Automate is focused on consumer as well as professional-level app integrations. Microsoft Power Automate manages and integrates notifications, synchronizes files, collects data, and more.

  • It is good for professionals, as it allows businesses to smoothly integrate with other apps.
  • It supports a wide range of apps and has great pre-built templates for popular actions.

Compare Zapier vs IFTTT vs Integromate vs Power Automate

Now that we are done with the basic information and top features.

Now let’s deep dive and compare all the services feature by feature.

We will compare Zapier vs IFTTT vs Integromat vs Power Automate based on

  • Apps Available
  • Customization
  • Ease of Use
  • Pricing and Free Plan

Apps Available

Availability of apps is important to ensure that you can find suitable integrations everywhere.

Zapier by far has the highest number of apps available.

Zapier has over 3000 apps as of 2021, and it usually has the highest number of triggers and actions for each app too.

This makes Zapier a really good choice for versatility and has widespread use cases.

Zapier often has too many triggers and actions, and sometimes they don’t blend in nicely. That’s why they give you the option to test and review your workflow even before turning it on.

IFTTT has a lot of integrations but they are still nowhere even half of Zapier, however, IFTTT generally speaking is much more reliable and polished and will probably work right from start, no need for trial and error.

Integromate can easily integrate with apps, it has relatively fewer apps but has excellent support for JSON requests, which allows you to integrate with a wide range of websites/apps that are not directly available on Integromate.

Winner: Zapier is the clear winner with over 3,000 apps. IFTTT is nearest to Zapier, but it is still only 1000 apps. Though all 4 of them offer most of the popular apps 

FeaturesZapierIFTTTIntegromatPower Automate
Apps3000+1000+250+250+
Support for JSON AppsNoNoYesYes
HTTP/2 requestsYesNoYesYes
First Party IntegrationsGoodExcellentAverageExcellent

Customization

Customization is important for all sorts of use cases.

Zapier is great with the widest range of triggers/actions available. It’s really easy, Zapier doesn’t support coding, all is done visually. This makes difficult customizations easy for a non-programming individual.

Integromate is good as it supports advanced Visual Editor and also has coding abilities for advanced use cases. Though the majority of Integrations can happen directly.

Power Automate has a lot of capabilities with a lot of customization. Also, it checks for triggers every minute. 

IFTTT is much more conservative, it has a basic level of customization. It wants to be highly reliable, and provide maximum support for general purposes.

Winner: Zapier and Integromat are winners here for the number of features and tools it offers, even without offering proper coding support, it is a step ahead of everything else.

FeatureZapierIFTTTIntegromatPower Automate
Triggers & ActionsExcellentVery GoodGoodGood
Support Multi-Step (Paid Plan)YesYesYesYes
Coding SupportNoYes, on Paid plansYes

Ease of Access

IFTTT has one of the best ease of access, with a simple interface, streamlined process, and easy to navigate. IFTTT is the best when it comes to simplicity and the ability to do things. IFTTT doesn’t have very nice customer support for the Free plan, but the documentation and the variety of Applets for a single task ensure that you can quickly switch to something else and test it.

Power Automate has one of the best ready-to-use templates that can be easily configured and put into action. Even without a very wide range of supported apps, Power Automates is smooth and gets the work done quickly in most cases.

Power Automate is another service that isn’t very widespread and people often haven’t heard about it yet, thanks to it being rebranded from Microsoft Flow to Power Automate, it has some of the best-predefined templates that work right out of the box, with some customization options too. It works smoothly. The apps you need are supported by Power Automate then it’s the best.

Zapier has a lot of configuration but not a very robust set of templates/pre-built apps, you would often have to build your Zap instead of relying on existing solutions. This makes it a bit of a hassle, the overwhelming number of actions/triggers may confuse a first-timer into choosing the right trigger.

Integromat is good too, the distinguishing feature for me was their smooth customer support. Even if you are building for the first time, their support makes things a breeze. I am sure they have great diagnostic tools and well-trained technicians that understand the problems even before we complete explain them. They were awesome.

Winner: IFTTT and Power Automate tie here, as they have the best ease of access with clean+ simple to use UI and lots of features to build integrations for first-timers. IFTTT excels in a variety of existing Applets, Power Automate too has advanced templates. Integromat is an Honorable mention due to its amazing customer support.

FeatureZapierIFTTTIntegromatePower Automate
User InterfaceExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellent
DocumentationGoodExcellentDecentGood
Pre Existing IntegrationsVery GoodExcellentDecentExcellent
Customer Support (Free Plan)YesNoYesYes

Pricing and Free Plan

Pricing and the Free plan are some of the crucial factors for this. Some people just want to make their life easy and consider these integrations services as nice-to-have things rather than necessities.

Other businesses consider it important because of their specific needs.

IFTTT has the most cost-effective plan, its free plan allows you to use unlimited pre-existing Applets, and create 3 applets of your own. The Pro plan for IFTTT is $3.33 a month, which is the cheapest paid plan of all. This allows you to create unlimited applets and gives you access to their customer support too.

IFTTT also has some developer/business/enterprise plans, but use them only if you are willing to code or have to deploy your integrations at a really large scale. For the majority of people, the $3.33 plan would be more than enough.

Zapier has a free plan which allows 100 tasks a month. Their Starter plan is a bit expensive at  $19.99/month when billed annually, and gives 250 monthly tasks executions and the ability to create 20 Zaps. Its Professional plan at $49 introduces advanced conditional Logic, faster executions, and a 2000 task limit per month.

Integromat has the most cost-effective plans after IFTTT, it features 1000 operations a month for free, and the cheapest paid plan starts at $9 a month and offers 10,000 executions.

Power Automate with limited capabilities is included with the License for Microsoft Office 365. Other than that there is NO free plan, but it has a generous 90-day free trial.

Winner: IFTTT is a clear winner here with its awesome free plan and cost-effective pro plan that is at least 3x cheaper than all of its competition. Integromat is a close second that offers far more features in the paid plan, though is a bit expensive.

FeatureZapierIFTTTIntegromatPower Automate
Free PlanYesYesYesNo
Features in Free PlanDecentVery GoodExcellentN.A.
Cheapest Paid Plan

$3.33/mo

$19/mo$9/mo
Features in Cheapest Paid Plan

Good

ExcellentVery GoodExcellent

That’s it, if you would like to mention any other feature or specialty then do let me know in the comment section below.

Conclusion

All of these services are good on their terms but there are few subtle differences.

If you are trying to do smart home stuff, and don’t want to spend (or spend less) then #IFTTT is perfect for you all.

In case you want a lot of ready-to-use integrations that work with just a single tap then also IFTTT is perfect.

If you use a lot of tools that involve #Microsoft Office services, then Microsoft’s Power Automate is good for the task.

If you are eyeing a cost-effective way to have a lot of executions with less delay between trigger and execution then Integromat is good.

#Zapier Is versatile, in case you want a little less popular app or you want a wide range of  integrations then it’s really good

The ability to test triggers before deploying your automation makes Zapier a really useful tool in general.

Integromat has a really good free plan and supports a lot of features. #Integromat has one of the best customer support in my experience.

Integromat offers a Wide range of functions available for free. Besides that, Integromat is also very good with Customizability and all-around experience.

Overall, all of them are good and can solve the purpose, they all offer free stages (or free trial periods) which allows you to test which one works best and then implement it for yourself.

In case you have any confusion or doubts, then I am there for you in the comment section.

FeaturesZapierIFTTTIntegromatPower Automate
Apps Available    
Apps3000+1000+250+250+
Support for JSON AppsNoNoYesYes
HTTP/2 requestsYesNoYesYes
First Party IntegrationsGoodExcellentAverageExcellent
Customization    
Triggers & ActionsExcellentVery GoodGoodGood
Support Multi-Step (Paid Plan)YesYesYesYes
Coding SupportNoYes, on Paid plansYes
Ease of Access    
User InterfaceExcellentExcellentVery GoodExcellent
DocumentationGoodExcellentDecentGood
Pre Existing IntegrationsVery GoodExcellentDecentExcellent
Customer Support (Free Plan)YesNoYesYes
Pricing    
Free PlanYesYesYesNo
Features in Free PlanDecentVery GoodExcellentN.A.
Cheapest Paid Plan

$3.33/mo

$19/mo$9/mo
Features in Cheapest Paid Plan

Good

ExcellentVery GoodExcellent

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