The Basics

What is Built.io Flow Express


Built.io Flow Express is a powerful tool that lets you automate all your routine tasks by connecting all your favorite web apps at one place. It lets you create integration flows that enables you to receive notifications, sync files, and transfer data from one app to another. 

What’s more? It’s easy, quick, and you don’t need to write code to create your own automation flows. Built.io Flow Express provides ready-to-use tools that you can quickly connect with your favorite apps to help you get started in seconds.  

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What is a flow


Automating tasks means creating flows in Built.io Flow Express. Once a flow is created, Built.io Flow Express will keep doing the hard work for you. 

A flow is a connection between two or more apps. It is like a blueprint of the tasks that you want the flow to perform. In other words, creating a flow means giving specific orders to Flow Express:

When some event happens in ‘App A’, do something automatically in ‘App B’. 

A flow is made up of two elements: trigger and action(s). A trigger is something that kicks off the flow, and an action is the task that the flow will perform. In the above example, when something happens in App A (trigger), the flow will start automatically, and it will perform the specified task in App B (action).

Why do I need Built.io Flow Express


Let’s look at a real-world example to understand how Built.io Flow Express can help you do more by doing less.

Let’s say you are collaborating with your team on a project. Your team uses Trello (task management app) to manage all the tasks of the project. But the senior manager of the project is in Spain, and wants all the updates in Spanish everyday. As a result, at the end of each day, you have to check for new cards (tasks) on Trello, translate the card content in Spanish, and send the whole list to your boss’ Gmail account. 

Imagine doing this every day. Isn’t that a lot of work?

With Built.io Flow Express, this can be automated. You need to set up a flow with Trello – New Card as trigger, Bing – Translate Text as action, and Send an Email as another action. 

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Once such a flow has been created and saved, Built.io Flow Express will constantly keep checking your Trello account for new cards. As soon as you or any other team member adds a new card, the flow will be triggered. It will automatically translate the card content into Spanish, and send the details in Spanish to your boss’ email address. 

No more hard work. 

Just like this simple flow helps you save hours of efforts spent on a repetitive task, you can put all your work on auto-pilot mode by creating flows for all your routine tasks. 

Check out how to create a flow in Built.io Flow Express.