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Automation of tasks is a crucial component of modern day work. creating workflows and automating menial tasks to save time and money.
Extendable workflow automation
fair-code licensed - Apache 2.0 with Commons Clause
Free and open
With our fair-code license, you can run n8n totally free no matter if you’re in the bedroom or boardroom 🤘
Create your own nodes to integrate third‑party services or in-house tools. Learn how from our community, docs and tutorials.
Your data stays with you
Run n8n locally or in the cloud. You decide who gets access and keep the full control of your data 😊
n8n - Workflow Automation Tool
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.
📺 A short demo (< 3 min) which shows how to create a simple workflow which automatically sends a new Slack notification every time a Github repository received or lost a star.
n8n has 200+ different nodes to automate workflows. The list can be found on: https://n8n.io/nodes
The official n8n documentation can be found under: https://docs.n8n.io
Additional information and example workflows on the n8n.io website: https://n8n.io
The changelog can be found here and the list of breaking changes here.
npm run start
Sign-up for an n8n.cloud account.
While n8n.cloud and n8n are the same in terms of features, n8n.cloud provides certain conveniences such as:
- Not having to set up and maintain your n8n instance
- Managed OAuth for authentication
- Easily upgrading to the newer n8n versions
If you have problems or questions go to our forum, we will then try to help you asap:
If you are interested in working for n8n and so shape the future of the project check out our job posts
What does n8n mean and how do you pronounce it?
Short answer: It means "nodemation" and it is pronounced as n-eight-n.
Long answer: "I get that question quite often (more often than I expected) so I decided it is probably best to answer it here. While looking for a good name for the project with a free domain I realized very quickly that all the good ones I could think of were already taken. So, in the end, I chose nodemation. 'node-' in the sense that it uses a Node-View and that it uses Node.js and '-mation' for 'automation' which is what the project is supposed to help with. However, I did not like how long the name was and I could not imagine writing something that long every time in the CLI. That is when I then ended up on 'n8n'." - Jan Oberhauser, Founder and CEO, n8n.io