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Hi! I’m Deb, one of the manging editors of the Zapier blog. I wanted to share a new Dropbox feature we’re excited about that’ll add some power to your Zaps. Dropbox recently added the ability to back up files from your Dekstop, Downloads, and Documents folders on your computer. We’ve been waiting for this one, because it means you can trigger Zaps by putting files into folders on your computer desktop. (Be careful: with great power comes great responsibility.) Our staff writer Justin wrote about the new feature, including its limitations and how you might use it to automate some of your workflows (like automatically uploading media or saving email attachments to your downloads folder). Here’s the article: Dropbox can now back up your Desktop, Downloads, and Documents folders. Here's what you need to know. Enjoy, and feel free to send me a note if there’s anything specific you’d like to see us write about on the blog. Thanks!
Hi, folks! I’m Janine, one of the managing editors here at Zapier. My team writes articles about how to use Zapier to make your work easier. Today, I wanted to share some tips about automation for video calls. If you’re anything like me, video calls are a huge part of how you’re working (and socializing) these days. By now, you’ve got your tech figured out, and all the randomness about working from home with your roommates, family members, and pets has become old hat. (My daughter likes to carry one of our pet chickens into the room when I’m on a call. No one is surprised anymore.) Staff writer Krystina Martinez put together this collection of Zaps that can help make your video conferencing life a bit better by using Zapier to set pre-call reminders, schedule calls at a time that’s best for everyone, create agendas, automate follow-up tasks, or manage meeting recordings. Check it out! 4 ways to automate video calls Related reading: Never lose a meeting action item: automat
Whether you’re a Zapier pro or just starting out, it can be overwhelming coming up with ways to make the most out of your automation. Because we support so many apps, and the combinations are nearly limitless, it’s not uncommon for Zapier users to suffer from analysis paralysis. Lucky for you, we’ve spent a lot of time gathering Zapier customer stories to see how people have put Zaps to work for their daily tasks. You can check all 100+ of them on our Customers page, but I thought I’d give you a sampling of what you’ll find there: How a leadership development advisor went from corporate America to successful business owner 4:40 min read“As Michelle was building her business, she knew that she had to put processes in place to be able to scale. She was using dozens of different apps to run her business, spending extra time moving information between them so they'd work well together. But she needed to focus on the tasks that required her expertise and creativity. So she turned to Zap
We recently had a couple of users who had asked how to achieve this sort of workflow: the trigger provides line items (like ordering products, for example) there can be multiple items, but the number can vary the end result should be something like product/item x quantity = total (like in an email confirmation) but only for non-empty line items we want to avoid something like x = showing up in the email when some lines are empty Courtesy of some help from our resident Workflow Whiz, @TimS, here’s a solution (a code step would be ideal, but crafting that code is beyond our scope in the Zapier Community, and the following is a great learning opportunity): NOTE: this will differ slightly, depending on how your data comes through the trigger step Click “Show Content” to see the ways in which your data will typically come through: 1) Each piece of info is its own separate field (like from a form, for example): 2) All the fields are under a single line item (not
Hi there! Tim here from the Zapier Support Team with a workflow idea. Background I’ve seen many users write in and ask for a Zap that can do the following: Trigger on a Schedule, like once per week, for example Pull in multiple rows from a Spreadsheet Check each row for a particular condition Run some actions for each row if that condition is met An example might be checking to see if there are any leads in a spreadsheet that haven’t replied to you and generating notifications saying that they need another reach out. I’ve also wanted a Zap that can do this from time to time, but it was a tricky problem that didn’t seem to have a solution. Recently I did find a way to do this that I’d like to share with you. This method works by leveraging the Airtable API in a Code Step, so to use it, your rows would need to be in an Airtable. If you’re not familiar with Airtable, it works and feels a lot like a Spreadsheet app, and also has database features for linking records to each
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