Android/iOS/Web: Microsoft’s IFTTT competitor Flow has been in beta for the better part of 2016, but it wasn’t quite fully-baked yet. Now, the company is ready to release it to the world and it’s starting to look good.
When we compared Flow to IFTTT and Zapier earlier this year, we noted that it lacked an Android app (which it picked up a couple of months later) and had fewer triggers. Now, Flow has apps for both major mobile platforms and the services are more robust. You can get notifications when one of your flows runs. Microsoft also introduced “dynamic content” which, aside from having a boring name, means that you can create more complex flows based on the triggers you receive.
Flow also no longer requires users to have an education or business email address to run. Anyone can sign up. However, Flow also now comes with new pricing plans. Users or businesses will have to pay $US5 ($7) per user per month for 4500 runs every month and a three-minute check window, or $US15 ($20) per user per month for 15,000 runs per month and a one-minute check window. Free users can run their flows up to 750 times per month, but they will only check every 15 minutes, which can be a bit of a drag if you want responsive automation.
Microsoft Flow [iTunes App Store]
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