tech, simplified.

It's always difficult to authoritatively state "This is the best app for X" when there are so many different apps available. And while it's somewhat easy to guess which apps are the most popular, based on App Store downloads and general tech news buzz, it's a bit harder to say with certainty which apps are actually being used the most—the ones that bring the most value.

And so, at Zapier, this year we looked at which of our 750 apps grew in usage the most in our automated workflows. There are two lists: One with the fastest growing existing apps, and another with the fastest growing new apps. The former are tools you've likely heard of—ones you definitely shouldn't ignore. The latter are the new apps that are quickly becoming popular, the ones you should be trying out.

Here are the apps you should be using.

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