What can do I with Glue42 for Zapier?
Glue42 for Zapier allows you to integrate Glue-enabled applications on your desktop with any of the 750+ web applications supported by Zapier.
The Glue42 Excel app allows you to easily start building Zaps that will make Excel sheets interwork with whatever web apps you wish to integrate on the Zapier platform.
The app solves the problems faced by users who want to take advantage of the full functionality of Excel on the desktop, whilst also benefiting from the connections to web applications that Zapier offers.
Users can automate workflow in both directions between Excel on the desktop and popular note taking apps, project management tools, CRMs, emailing services and much more.
Glue42 Excel is the first integration for a desktop application on the Zapier platform.
Glue42 for Zapier is a code free product that is simple to start working with. In order to use the app all you need is an account with Zapier, a Glue42 account and the Glue42 Excel add-in installed.
Once this is installed you need to have Excel running with the add-in loaded. You’re then ready to begin setting up Zaps on the Zapier platform! You can select Glue42 Excel as both the ‘trigger’ and ‘action’ application in any Zap.
Advantages of Excel on the desktop vs Office 365 version
Unlike using Excel Online, working on your desktop allows you to exploit the full functionality of Excel, with the ability to:
- Work with files on the go, utilizing offline access across multiple devices
- Work with your sheets wherever they are stored and access protected files
- Run macros
- Add XML functions
- Use digital signatures
- Set up data validation
More differences between working in the Excel desktop app and in online workbooks.
How does Glue42 for Zapier work?
Glue42 for Zapier uses add-ins on the user’s desktop to connect applications with other apps on the Zapier platform.
Users who have the Glue42 Excel add-in installed and Excel running on their desktop are able to use Glue42 Excel in Zapier to configure Zaps.
Glue42 Excel makes use of REST Hooks, enabling Excel to interwork in real-time with the other apps on Zapier that use this service. It is also possible to integrate Excel with the other applications on the platform (which do not take advantage of REST Hooks) – the only difference is that integration with those apps relies on the polled model, which results in longer delays between triggers and actions across apps.