Hi! It’s Deb from the Zapier blog, here to talk about how I overcame my severe parserphobia (fear of using email parsing tools). I was a little skeptical about robots reading my emails, but the real fear was just that I would spend hours trying to set it up only for it not to work. That’s hours I could have spent watching back episodes of Survivor (or working or whatever).
Anyway, I finally decided to try it. And without going into detail about how many times I swore at the computer, I set up an automation to pull invoicing details from my email into the spreadsheet where I monitor my budget—and I did it in 15 minutes. 15 minutes! Over the past week-ish since I made the Zap, I’ve absolutely already saved at least that much time not having to open multiple documents and copy and paste and all that jazz.
So here I am telling you: try an email parser. It won’t bite.
Our staff writer Justin did loads of research and put together a list of the best email parsers. Yes, Email Parser by Zapier made the cut, but most of the rest of them integrate with Zapier too.
If you go with Zapier’s option, take a look at our guide to email parsing.
What’s a tool you were afraid of and then finally tried? Did all your darkest fears come true, or did you have more of a Deb-does-email-parsing kind of ending? Let me know in the comments!