These are the top business apps of 2018, as ranked by Zapier

The automation service’s lists of most-used apps include both familiar names and fresh faces.

These are the top business apps of 2018, as ranked by Zapier
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Each year, automation service Zapier publishes lists of the top business apps, as judged by the volume of automations (or “zaps”) performed by its customers. These rankings include some names you’d expect to see, such as G Suite, Slack, and Mailchimp. But the lists of fastest-growing apps are full of lesser-known brands, which—if they continue to grow apace—could be tomorrow’s big guns.


The top apps overall:

  1. G Suite
  2. Slack (up five spots)
  3. Facebook Business (down one spot)
  4. Mailchimp (-1)
  5. Twitter (+1)
  6. Trello (-2)
  7. Typeform (-2)
  8. HubSpot (new to list)
  9. ActiveCampaign (new to list)
  10. Asana (-2)

Fastest growing new apps:

  1. Discord
  2. Squarespace
  3. Netlify
  4. Leadpages
  5. Things
  6. PandaDoc
  7. Klaviyo
  8. WebinarJam
  9. ClickUp
  10. Proposify

Fastest growing existing apps:

  1. ManyChat
  2. Front
  3. Dubsado
  4. Gitlab
  5. Facebook Offline Conversions
  6. Bitly
  7. Bonjoro
  8. WPforms
  9. Mailshake
  10. Zoho Forms

About the author

Harry McCracken is the global technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.


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