What are Zibots?

    Overview - Think of Zibots as an army of robots, each with their own unique skills in creative production. Zibots work within Ziflow, and their sole focus is helping you deliver projects faster by automating marketing tasks that you’d otherwise be doing yourself.

    To use Zibots you must:

    1. Setup a connection to your personal or business cloud storage (Dropbox or Google Drive) inside Ziflow.
    2. Create flow/s inside Ziflow that will utilize the Zibots depending on your needs.
    3. (Optional) If you want to use our Zibots built specifically for Basecamp or Slack then you need to connect to those applications inside Ziflow.

    Meet the Zibots!

    Example of a simple flow and where the Zibot fits in:


    When: A Word document is moved into a folder called “Create PDF” on Dropbox

     

    Then: Instruct the PDF Zibot to automatically create a PDF and place it in the same folder


    Here you can see how that simple flow would look inside Ziflow.


    When you create a flow you can set the parameters to fit your requirement.


    This flexibility means you can create many different flows automating many different tasks.

    This was a very simple example but maybe you want your Zibots to combine to create a multi-step Flow.

    Example of a multi-step flow and where the Zibot fits in:


    When: A Word document is moved into a folder called “Create PDF” on Dropbox

     

    Then: Instruct the PDF Zibot to automatically create a PDF and place it in the same folder and then instruct the FTP Zibot to transfer my PDF to my client and then get the Email Zibot to email my client informing them that the PDF has been sent.


    Here you can see how a multi-step flow would look inside Ziflow.


    As you can see combining your Zibots into a multi-step flow gives you very powerful multi-step automation tools.


    Each Zibot is designed to be a configurable tool within your Flow.


    Ziflow will even check that your steps are logical eg. In the example, if we put the FTP Zibot before the PDF Zibot it would not be logical (you are trying to send an FTP before the file is created). Don’t worry Ziflow will flag any issues in your config and point out what you need to change.