๐Ÿ’ฌ Workflow86 Blog

Blog posts, articles, news, updates and announcements from Workflow86.

Getting into Y Combinator

Y Combinator is the most renowned start-up accelerator in the world. It has backed companies including Reddit, AirBnB, DoorDash, and Dropbox. Hereโ€™s our story of applying and interviewing for Y Combinator Winter 2022.

Workflow vs process: whatโ€™s the difference?

Workflow and process, workflow automation and process automation โ€“ weโ€™ve all heard the terms, but is there actually any difference between the two? We examine the difference between workflows and processes and discuss how understanding this difference can help your team achieve their big and ambitious goals.

Merge and converge workflow paths and branches

The ability to merge multiple paths of a workflow back together is a popular feature request in many workflow automation platforms. The bad news is a lot of platforms still do not offer this functionality. The good news is that you can merge and converge in Workflow86. In this article, we go through the why and where you would use merging in a workflow.

We are now fully integrated with Zapier

Trigger a workflow from 3000+ apps, and trigger actions in 3000+ apps from inside a workflow. Workflow86 is now fully integrated with Zapier.

A major change to how you build workflows

Weโ€™ve made a major change to how connections work to make building workflows even easier and intuitive.

From Covid-19 to Cybersecurity: 18 workflows you can download right now

From workflows to orchestrate COVID-19 check-ins on a mass scale, to cybersecurity playbooks and response plans, we have just released 18 new workflow templates covering use cases across business operations, finance, legal and more, all of which you can clone and use right now.

How Deakin Uni built a NIST toolkit with Workflow86

Learn how students at Deakin University used Workflow86 to rapidly build and implement a NIST Cybersecurity Risk Toolkit in just a few weeks.

How to conduct reference checks

If you have ever written a CV, you will have likely put down the name and contact details of someone to act as your reference. But do reference checks actually add anything to the process? or are they a relic of hiring practices that should be retired?

Build signup flows in minutes

Learn how to build signup flows in minutes with Workflow86, and see how we built our own signup flow for early access inside our own platform.

Release of Airtable integration

We’ve just released a built-in Airtable integration that allows users to create and update Airtable records as part of their workflows.

8 lessons learned from getting to the front page of Hacker News

A few days ago, our post to Hacker News unexpectedly went viral, resulting in a 20,000% increase in website traffic, hundreds of new users, new customers, new markets, and some great feedback on our product. All in the span of about 48 hours and for $0 in marketing spend. This article goes through our experience and 8 lessons we learned along the way on how to launch on Hacker News.

4 reasons why automation won't replace you

Will the proliferation of automation software leave you without a job? We explore what role humans will play in automated workflows and how Workflow86 keeps humans in the loop in its workflows.

Vulnerability disclosure โ€“ what is it, why you need it, and how to build it

What is vulnerability disclosure, why do you need one, and what does it involve? In this article, we give an overview of everything you need to know about vulnerability disclosure. We also share out own workflow template for our vulnerability disclosure program so you can get your own program up and running in less than 10 minutes.

Linear and non-linear workflows

Workflow86 was built to handle complex non-linear workflows. What does “non-linear workflows” even mean and why should you care?

New year, new look

Itโ€™s a new year, and weโ€™ve kicked it off with giving the whole platform a makeover. The canvas has been de-cluttered, giving you more space to work and build, and valuable vertical screen space throughout the platform has been reclaimed by removing the top navigation bar.

Create, assign and manage tasks in Workflow86

Complex and high-value business processes can rarely be automated end-to-end. Almost all of your most important workflows and processes require human input at some stage. Workflow86 allows you to perfectly sync automated operations with human input steps and manual tasks with the release of its new built-in task management features.

Automate your recruitment process with 1 click

Learn how we built a workflow to handle our recruitment process from initial applicant expression of interest to drafting an employment contract.

Collecting feature requests from users

Collecting feature requests provides a valuable source of ideas and feedback from the people who matter the most – your users and customers.

Generate online proposals and more with sequential form placeholders

Weโ€™ve just released one of our most requested features: the ability to use placeholders to dynamically render content inside of the sequential form.

Typeform integration launched

Learn about our new Typeform component which allows you to run workflows everytime a Typeform submission is made.

Release of time-based functionality

We’ve just released several new components and features that allow users to control how workflows are executed based on time. Set when to start a workflow, and send reminder emails after a certain amount of time, and more.

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