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Running browser scripts without using Zapier

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With BrowserCloud, you can run your automation entirely in the cloud and gain the ability to work without a browser. However, you still need to run the script that connects to our browsers. To do this, you can use the Zapier integration instead of Node.

Using Zapier for no-code integrations

Zapier is a service integration platform that allows you to set up workflows between services. It is Zapier that we use for no-code or low-code integrations of BrowserCloud in the cloud. By using BrowserCloud in Zapier, you can connect our service to other apps by dragging and dropping. You will be able to integrate our service into Gmail, Google Drive, GitHub, ChatGPT, and many other apps. In Zapier, you can create posts of any complexity and length.

An alternative to libraries and APIs

To set up automation, you need to connect to a compatible library or request it from your own app with REST APIs. Such operations will not cause difficulties for developers or advanced users. However, beginners are likely to encounter difficulties. In addition, connecting the compatible library and using REST APIs will take time. Zapier saves time and makes it easy to set up automation. Thanks to this, the platform is useful not only for beginners but also for advanced users who simply do not want to deal with lengthy setups.

What actions are supported when used without a browser in Zapier?

When you use BrowserCloud in Zapier, HTTP requests to our REST APIs happen in the background. Our platform currently supports several use cases in Zapier:

  • Take a screenshot (/screenshot)
  • Extract data (/scrape)
  • Get the HTML code of the site (/content)
  • Create PDF file (/pdf)
  • Measure website performance (/stats)

Setup steps

[1]. Register with BrowserCloud and copy your API key [2]. Sign up for Zapier [3]. Go to your Zaps and click on Create then New Zap. [4]. Choose a Trigger [5]. Click on Action and select BrowserCloud. [6]. Once the right panel opens, you need to select the event that you want to execute. For example, try taking a screenshot. Next, click “Continue.” [7]. Zapier will then ask you to connect your account. In the pop-up window, you need to enter your account name and API key from step 1. [8]. At this stage, select you need to set up the action configuration. To check the setting, run a test. Provide the URL where you want to take a screenshot. Next, click “Continue.” [9]. The screenshot is ready and now you can integrate it with another application. To check, integrate the file with Gmail. [10]. Once you select Gmail, click “Send Email” and connect your account. [11]. Fill out the required sections and go to the last field called attachment. Find and click on BrowserCloud and select the section labeled “File”. Next, attach the file to the letter. [12]. Click Continue. If the setup was successful, an email with a screenshot will appear in your inbox.

Advanced settings

In addition to the quick options provided by Zapier, Advanced Options are available to you on our platform. By feeding a RAW JSON text, you can use all fields within our platform's schema. This way, you can quickly exchange data and the results of web services. In the Launch flags field section, you can add command-line arguments and BrowserCloud flags when using Zapier. All flags that our platform supports are collected in our Launch Options docs.


Automation will be challenging for beginners, but using BrowserCloud in Zaps will help you quickly set up the platform and integrate it with other web applications. At the same time, you do not have to spend time on lengthy infrastructure setup. To get acquainted with our platform, you can create a free account and do a few trials.