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What Is n8n.io?

n8n is an extendable workflow automation tool. With a fair-code distribution model, n8n will always have visible source code, be available to self-host, and allow you to add your own custom functions, logic and apps. n8n's node-based approach makes it highly versatile, enabling you to connect anything to everything.

Who Uses n8n.io?

small startups to enterprise

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Reviews of n8n.io

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
3.9
Customer Service
3.9
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.7

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
69%
4
24%
3
3%
2
3%
johan
johan
degree in nursing in Colombia
Verified LinkedIn User
Alternative Medicine, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

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Save a lot of money with n8n and be the owner of your data

5.0 last year

Comments: I love it, I recommend it, maybe at first it is overwhelming, but when the months go by and you see what you save on the bill, that gives me great joy and knowing that I am the owner of my data and if I do much more traffic due to workflows, I still pay what same at the end of the month in the vps

Pros:

1) ability to integrate almost all tools2) easy to integrate pre-designed flows3) you can implement it on your own VPS infrastructure4) NO LIMITS OF flows per month I love that.

Cons:

To be honest I took a course, it cost me a few bucks, however now I can ask questions because the support was not very good in the public community

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Executive Office, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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Great value for the money (you need a bit of technical expertise tho)

5.0 10 months ago

Comments: I have found Zapier and N8N to be very useful tools. I use both platforms depending on the complexity of the workflow. When dealing with tasks that require multiple steps, I prefer to use N8N. For simpler tasks, I opt for Zapier. Eventually, I plan to migrate all my workflows to N8N when I have more time.

Pros:

N8N's pricing structure is more appealing than Zapier's. Unlike Zapier, where you are charged for every action or step your zap executes, N8N offers "workflows" that can include unlimited steps (as far as I know). In N8N, you are charged based on the number of workflows executed.

Cons:

There are some complexities in performing tasks like creating a contact in Hubspot or writing a column in Sheets. When I first had to set them up, I had to search for several tutorials on YouTube because setting up parameters can be tricky, especially when working with webhooks and JSON parsed files. It would be helpful to have a more user-friendly version of N8N, similar to Zapier, where the user can choose which one to use based on their available time and expertise.

James
Sales Ops in UK
Computer Software, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Good open source workflow automation engine

4.0 2 years ago

Pros:

N8n is an open workflow automation tool. It has a large number of integrations with popular software systems (which it calls nodes). There are workflow which are templated automation steps that can be shared publicly. The community is moderately large and they are fairly responsive.

Cons:

Original n8n was open source but they changed the licensing to be extremely restrictive. So it's not really useable to base a project on top of. It does require some technical no-how, I wouldn't really term it as low-code. While there are lots of integrations, mostly only implement a few API calls and are incomplete.

FRANCOIS
Digital project in France
Retail, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
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Good product but…

4.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Very good service but it can be quite difficult to setup some workflow. Also, it can’t manage a very big volume of data.

Cons:

Performance with big data volume when I download from sftp, extract and request it to apis

Inayet
Owner in US
Marketing & Advertising, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
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5.0 2 years ago

Comments: Introducing n8n.io, the next generation of local and cloud-based computing! With n8n.io, you have the power to choose who gets access to your data and how it is used. Integrate third-party services or in-house tools with ease using our community-built nodes. Learn everything you need to get started from our comprehensive docs and tutorials. Get up and running today with n8n.io!

Pros:

This is not your average API aggregation and management service, this is the real deal. You can build custom connectors to any JSON-based API using our easy drag and drop interface, or just choose from an ever-growing list of prebuilt connectors in our catalog to get started quickly. And it doesn't stop there! With n8n's fair-code license, you can self host unlimited zaps with no limitations on how many developers are on your team or what size of organization you're working for

Cons:

Can't really think of any besides that it focused on javascript, which python would be introduced as time rolls on.