Tarpipe allows users to automate publishing to several social media platforms by creating workflows. The workflows can be triggered by email, instant message updates, or third party apps.
Tarpipe was founded by Bruno Pedro and Vitor Rodrigues in 2008.
Users create unique workflows depending on their needs and social media destinations. Users may also access a stream of past activity to analyze and contextualize actions.
Once registered, users are given the choice of configuring third-party accounts, creating workflows, uploading information, or checking the activity list. To configure accounts, users must enter usernames and passwords for third-party apps including: friendfeed, Google Buzz, identi.ca, plurk, Twitter, 23hq, flickr, Photobucket, pikeo, TwitPic, Facebook, Plaxo, Tumblr, WordPress, del.icio.us, diigo, Zootool, Evernote, and more.
Users may create new workflows for their own use or clone one from one of the publicly available workflows in the application. To create a workflow, users choose which receptor, either a Mail drop or a REST API, and then the connectors they wish to use. The process is visual and dynamic so that users can see exactly what they are creating.
The one item that is lacking in Tarpipe is a comprehensive, useful help and FAQ section. For users unfamiliar with the process, the information provided could be expanded to explain the app further, including the steps needed.
New users may sign in with a Google account or Open ID for free plans. Once the account is linked, the user must provide full name, email address, nickname, and country. Paid plans require payment information.
The Basic plan is free and includes 100 requests per month with 2 destinations and 1 workflow. The Pro plan is available at a cost of $4.90 per month with 4 destinations and 2 workflows. The Biz plan is $9.90 per month and includes unlimited requests and destinations with 4 workflows. The Max plan is offered at $14.90 per month with unlimited requests, destinations, and workflows.
Workflows are defined as how a user wants their information published on the web. Destinations are where the information is published.
Tarpipe is an application that would be very useful for people who want to share content across multiple social media platforms.