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Test of TimeTonic, the no-code tool to create apps with your data and automate easily

TimeTonic is a no-code tool that empowers employees to create apps with any data used for the company activities: customer data, emails, images, documents, invoices, etc. The no-code character means that users don't need coding knowledge to build an application.

I realized the test described here after a demo that convinced me of the solution potential.

Getting started

The first connection creates a trustful environment with customer testimonies.

The first available workspace contains resources to start with the tool when you log in, which is very handy. It’s mostly a collection of links to interact, get support, view articles, and access the primary information such as pricing. There is also a training module with several steps to discover the different features.

I have to admit that I prefer to get my hands in the tool and jump right into making it.

The test I'm sharing below worked the first time, and I converted it into real-world use. Thanks to TimeTonic, I performed an automated scenario for sending a welcome email each time I add a name into my subcribers' database.

Step 1: Import data into TimeTonic

Naturally, I'm looking to get the information I need from LinkedIn.

Unfortunately, LinkedIn makes sure that none of the emails are downloaded with your archive and delivers data of such poor quality that you can't do anything with it.

I had anticipated the problem and started to create a list in Airtable, which I use for my website administration. So, I need to import this list into TimeTonic.

Exporting data from Airtable

Bad news: there is no data export function as such. This is not a good point for portability between tools.

Good news: I can select all records, copy and paste them into Excel with a clean result. This probably wouldn't work for thousands of rows, but it's good enough for my purposes.


  • The export did not provide the column headings, I have to title them manually.
  • The checkboxes were copied into Excel with the word "checked".
  • I was careful not to save my contacts with accents because I know how tricky that is.

Importing data into TimeTonic

Well, I have to admit that I am a bit confused at first. I am quite familiar with database systems and CRMs, from Access to Salesforce, Hubspot, Pipedrive, Sellsy, etc. I couldn't figure out how to create a table , then I realized that a table is called a workspace and refers to a set of data that can be shared with a group of users.

Once the workspace is created, I add all the corresponding columns to my Airtable data. When you create a column, you have options for the type of data you want to add. Typical fields are text, number, dates, URL, etc. You also find links to other tables or columns in different tables very useful, as well as image data.

The import process is quite simple, and the result is very clean. The system automatically filters out duplicates, and the only improvement would be an automatic suggestion of matching fields.

Step 2: Automate emailing with Zapier and Gmail

I consider a small part of my audience for my test, the subscribers I need to address in English only. I just create a view, put a filter (on the "English speaker" column), and give it a name.

I have to go through Zapier and connect it to Gmail to automate the welcome email.

It takes one minute to create an account on Zapier, after which I connect it to TimeTonic. I just have to copy two pieces of information from the TimeTonic profile (API and username) to Zapier, and hey presto! The application is connected.

Connecting to Gmail is even more accessible with two clicks.

I want to test a scenario where I send a welcome email every time I add someone to the 'English speaker' view.

So I create my very first Zap between Zapier and TimeTonic.

First, I set up the trigger that works every time I add a line in my view.

Then I define the action in Gmail, which is creating an email, and I choose the elements, including the subject, HTML body, signature, etc., in Zapier. It all happens quite naturally, just like when you create an email in Gmail.

When the configuration is done, I add a person in the subscribers' table "English speaker" and....

It works!

🧨🙏🏼 Adding a registration automatically creates a welcome email. Pretty cool!

Some tips if you want to test:

  • Avoid setting a type for the email (Inbox, important, etc.); test emails were routed to spam.
  • Test the sending several times. Note that the signature does not appear in the test emails.
  • If you don't know how to write in Html, use plain text. It is not as well-formatted, but it is clean.
March 2022

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