Meet the Best Automate.io Alternative

Automate.io is used to set up simple, 1-way integrations between apps. But if you need 2-way workflows and unlimited real-time syncing between tools, Unito is your best Automate connector alternative.

How we compare
Price points
(starting at, per month)
$159 $249
Ease of use Easy Easy
Sync and automation 1-way 2-way
Customizability Moderate
(Per recipe/per field)
Extensive
Historical syncing No Yes
Subtasks, Comments, Attachments No Yes
Live training workshops No Yes
Setup efficiency Many recipes per workflow Simple, no-code
Onboarding time Hours Minutes
Integrations Thousands 50
Update time 1 minute 1 minute
Changes
(actions)
100,000 actions Unlimited

Note: this is a comparison between Unito's Company plan and Automate.io's Business plan. Learn more on our pricing page.

"Finally a platform that delivers sophisticated two-way sync between DevOps, Jira, Git, Trello, and Airtable. Keeping PM and dev tools in sync is a major hassle and Unito takes the pain away from the process. Before discovering Unito I'd tried Zapier and Power Automate, but they're only good for one way integrations unless you start chaining them together."

Ryan Duguid , Product Leader/Regional Director @ Microsoft

Flows versus bots

Unito's flows enable two-way syncing by default, so you can enable real-time collaboration across tools with one flow as opposed to creating an army of bots. Automate.io only supports 1-way automations with bots, capable of performing multiple actions in response to a trigger in a single direction.

Depth versus breadth

Unito prioritizes depth of integration by syncing more fields — including custom fields — and historical data. Although Automate.io supports hundreds of apps, not all integrations are created equal; you need to pay more for “premium” apps such as Salesforce, Zendesk, and Shopify. Most are basic, out-of-the-box integrations with limited customization options.

Features you'll find only in Unito

Real-time 2-way syncing

A bidirectional, or 2-way, sync gives everyone access to the information they need in the tools they're already using. Anything you connect with Unito can be synced in real-time, so it's always up-to-date in your interface of choice.

Complete customizability

Only Unito syncs your data with a range of fields and rules to build deeply customized workflows that match your needs with precision, no coding knowledge or IT support required.

Subtasks and hierarchies

Organize your work how you see fit, even when collaborating across tools. Unito syncs subtasks so you can capture information hierarchies and sync data between even the most complex projects.

Attachment streaming

You shouldn't have to leave your preferred app to get the attachments you need. Unito provides access to documents, images, and more without needing an account for both tools.

Industry-leading support

Many of our plans come with a free onboarding session so you can start off on the right foot with our live support staff.

Visual workflow designer

Need to map out flows that connect multiple projects? With Unito's workflow designer, you can figure out exactly what information needs to get where.


Use case: Translating the dev team's progress to other tools

Software developers love Jira for its agile approach to issue tracking. But not everyone knows the difference between a sprint and an epic, which can be overwhelming for anyone unfamiliar with the tool. If a team lead wants to share Jira updates with other departments or stakeholders, how can they do so easily on a high-level roadmap in a tool used by other teams?

Here's how it's done in Unito and Automate.io.

10+ automations
2+ hours set up time

2 total flows
20 minute set up time