How it Works
PixieBrix is a set of building blocks – we call them “Bricks” – which can be combined to create custom integrations and workflows. Each Brick abstracts away the complexity of writing low-level code, while combining Bricks enables a practical level of flexibility to satisfy many use cases.
PixieBrix deploys as a Chrome Web Browser extension. Integrations that you develop in PixieBrix live inside your web browser and can interact with any website you visit, including SaaS, proprietary web apps, and third-party websites. PixieBrix can also call into web services and APIs
Types of Bricks
Whether you're building a basic blueprint with a couple bricks, or need to automate a complex workflow, we've got you covered
Foundations are things you can “see” such as buttons and panels. Buttons can be used to trigger workflows, while panels embed information from somewhere else on the web
Readers do just that — read data or “scrape” a webpage. They can extract data from a page's HTML or read data directly from the most popular web frameworks
Effects take an input and perform an action. Effects range from opening a new tab, to inputting text into a search bar, to appending a row to a spreadsheet
Transforms take an input and produce an output. Examples of this include calling an API, running a JSON transform, and parsing text
Renderers show information on a page as an interactive web component or static HTML. Examples include rendering Markdown, or showing data in a table
Services are reusable resources and configuration, such as a Google Sheet or Slack Channel. As their name suggests, they can also be used to authenticate requests to service APIs. By creating a PixieBrix account, you can securely share service configurations with your team
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