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Hi all,Just a heads up that the latest Vybit release now includes the ability to record your own sounds for your notifications! Also you can import your own sound files via local upload or web url download. So now the notification sounds you hear can be even more customized and meaningful. Heck, you can even just speak what the notification is, e.g., "New Tweet from George" or "Take out the trash, hurry!". Be welcome to post any questions here or learn more athttps://www.vybit.net and https://zapier.com/apps/vybit-notifications/integrations.Thanks, Brady
Figured this workaround out today but have been trying to figure this out for a bit so I thought I would share in case anyone else needed it! This is to create dynamic formulas that will calculate data as rows come in to google sheets. First use the create row step to create the row without the formula fields or with formula fields that are not dynamic. Immediately after this step, add another step to Update a Row. Use the custom tab to insert the row that was created in the previous step for the row to be updated then when you type in your formulas you can insert that same row Id where you would usually reference it in your formula. Voila! I hope that helps!
Hey everyone!I wanted to share a quick tip about an app that I just discovered. I received a notification for this Reddit post in the Zapier subreddit. Vybit enables you to find a sound that will be played in your web browser and/or their mobile app when your Zap is triggered.You can check out the integration here: https://zapier.com/apps/vybit-notifications/integrationsWays I can think of that you could use this:have a specific sound when you receive an email from someone you deem important hear something like a cash register (or an airhorn) when your online store makes a sale trigger a Zap using Shortcuts in iOS to play a sound on demand (on someone else’s device, for example) play a siren sound 5 minutes before meetings, to make absolutely sure you don’t show up lateI’m sure there are countless other ways you could make use of this :)EDIT: I see that the Vybit team added their own post in the Zapier Community as well...probably should have checked for that first, haha.
Hi All,I recently launched a new integration app on Zapier. Vybit sends distinct, custom sound notifications that you create by choosing from thousands of possible sounds (from freesound.org). The idea is that the specific notification sound itself tells you exactly what Zap trigger fired (and if making the effort to grab and look at your device for the notification details is warranted). Vybit is free and it also works with anything that has outbound webhooks. Please check it out including the Zap Templates, I think you will find it super useful! Questions and feedback are very welcome! Thanks, BradyVybit on Zapier
What is Upsert?UpSert is a Coda.io function that permits to OR create a new row OR to update a row if there is a match. I had a working solution for a while based on a Coda Row ID. The logic was like this:A form of Paperform was filled out and via Zapier the data was injected into a Coda table. When the subcriber wanted to update the info (via a link in an email sent via Zapier - > MailJet ) an Upsert took place based on a hidden field in Paperform that I had injected with a Coda Row ID. The creation of the Row ID and how to prefill the Paperform is not the issue here, I guess the reader knows how set this up.Coda and the RowIDWhen a form with a Row ID came back, the uspert took place. The handy thing was that inside Coda we had an automation running that created a duplicate of the RowID column. Due to this automation it was not a formula driven column so we could used it to set up a Match in Zapier. However after a while this solution did not work anymore. I created two solutions
This week’s Workflow Wednesday article is going to be a little different. Rather than dive into a particular workflow I’m going to highlight some interesting apps I found in our directory. More specifically, these are triggers and actions that enable you to do some pretty nifty things with images/screenshots.NOTE: I haven’t necessarily tried all of these extensively, it’s not an endorsement of these particular apps, and this is by no means an exhaustive list. I just thought these could be handy for some of you.CloudConvertCloudConvert converts files between more than 200 supported formats: documents, image, spreadsheet, presentation, audio, video and more!Capture a WebsiteCreates job to capture a website as PDF or create a website screenshot as JPG or PNG.No advanced features here but when I’ve used this in the past it’s worked well. PikasoPikaso is a tool that lets you screetshot tweets.Screenshot TweetTakes a screenshot of a tweet.Providing a tweet’s URL, you can then produce images
I have been trying to figure out how to copy my Zoom recordings to Vimeo and although there were several topics on it, they made it more complicated than it needed to be, and didn’t give you the ability to easily name your Vimeo video something from Zoom. You can do it in 1 Zap. Zap Steps For Google Sheets I created 2 columns, one form the Video DL URL, the other for the Topic from Zoom (which I am actually getting from another Zap with YouCanBook.me and Zoom. Google SheetsI put a delay in just to make sure it is written to Google Sheets before trying to copy it to Vimeo. The last step was to then upload it to Vimeo. I used the Video URL from the above step from Google Sheets, and the Topic I grabbed from Zoom.
Are you interested in learning about how you can use Zapier to automate your social media marketing efforts? If so, please join us for the following webinar event:SocialBee & Luhhu: Zapier 101When?October 27th at 6 PM Central European Time / 12pm ET / 9am PTWho are SocialBee?SocialBee is a top-notch social media management tool for businesses that want to automate their online presence. In recent years, SocialBee has developed both services and training that complement the Tool. Currently, SocialBee has 17K+ App Customers, and over 18M+ status updates published via SocialBee.Who are Luhhu?Luhhu is an automation agency and one of Zapier’s top-rated experts. They help businesses save time and money automating their processes.
Zapier Experts are certified consultants, freelancers and agencies that can help you do more with automation. They can help you improve processes, recommend applications and streamline your workflow. How to identify a Zapier Certified Expert?Zapier Certified Experts are distinguishable in Community via the Expert badge and title. These identifiers are visible on the Expert’s Community profile page and beside their name within any responses or topics they share in Community: How to get started and what should you ask an Expert you may be interested in hiring?We sat down with Zapier Expert, Andrew Davison of Luhhu to learn more about what to consider and prepare for your first chat. General questions that a client should consider before hiring an Expert or any third-party to assist with their Zaps are: What timezone are they located in? What their working process is (does this align with your own?) How will projects be managed and who will be the main point of contact? Timing is a
Hi Zapier Community,As stated in the title, I’m looking to get an action to trigger after a year. To be accurate, I set up a learning quiz using LearnDash and I’m looking for a way to send an email a year after it gets successfully completed. Because LearnDash works well with Zapier, it would be convenient to find a way to solve my problem using it.Upon reading the documentation from this article, I understand that a delay can only be scheduled for up to a month in Zapier and I should look for another way to do what I want.However, if someone has an idea on how to bypass this or can recommend an alternative solution I would be grateful to hear it.
Hi there,I represented the Plumsail Documents team. Recently, we built a Zapier integration for document generation. We’re passionate about tools that save time, human resources, preserve you from repetitive routine:-)Plumsail Documents allows you to:generate documents from templates (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML) auto-populate fillable PDF documents deliver the resulting files to the cloud, and much moreNow, with its integration for Zapier, it’s easy to connect your document generation to other apps like web forms, CRM systems, payment applications, and so on. For more flexibility and functionality, we’ve added support of line items. Now, you can insert multiplying values from line items to document templates. Please, give it a try. Personally, I’d appreciate your feedback and if you share some of your use cases. Regards,Anzhelika CherinaPlumsail team
Hey, Zapier Community! Soheil from Pikaso here. I just published this post, explaining how to use Zapier + Pikaso to automatically screenshot your tweets and publish them on Instagram. Please check it out:https://pikaso.me/blog/how-to-automatically-publish-your-tweets-on-instagram Cheers
I discovered a new feature today (to me anyway) - the ability to export a json file of your zap set-up. To get there click on new info button next to zap title: This will take you to the following page: I remember there was a way to export this json previously but it was not so front-and-center. Now that more people will likely be exporting this file can anybody provide a mapping of the json elements with which apps are used etc? (at the moment the json is all very cryptic). If so, it may be possible to do build a zap feeding this data into a diagramming app like Lucid Charts with a pre-built template and have a cool visual flow diagram of every zap - something I’ve been longing for for ages!
Hey Everyone! I’m going to start making weekly videos about Zapier and automation. The first is about connect facebook leads to zapier. I often get asked how to do this which allows my clients to send their facebook leads to Google sheets, Mailchimp or any CRM. If you have questions or video requests, let me know below!
I’ve run into this often and have a decent work around so by posting it here hopefully this can help others. The issue: Zapier steps that “depend” on the output from a previous step will fail if the previous step fails or has an issue. This can happen for a number of reasons, like the webhook step had an error, or (and this has been happening A LOT lately) an app like Google Sheets responds with an error like 500 “Server Error time out”. Or a search step fails and you don’t want to create a record Or the application doesn’t give you that option. I want to make my zaps smarter and to work around these issues. As you’ll see below It takes a number of extra steps and paths to do this, so I only do it on critical zap steps or where failures are common. For example if I try to post to a Google Spreadsheet and I get a time out error I want the zap to take a delay and then make another attempt. Or if there was a failure in finding a row or a contact or whatever the search was I want the zap t
So, the need that we heard about was for Covid 19 screening forms for employees and visitors to US places of business. Every morning at 6 am the plan was to send out the forms to all employees who were on the list. They had to complete the form and if they were high risk based on answers then HR is notified. If they are low risk, they got a pass to show up. Solution: Zapier’s new schedule function as a Zap runs each morning at 6am. This Zap begins a workflow for the HR person to update the spreadsheet and click to run a google script! The google script pulled names and emails from the google sheet and sent over to OnTask. OnTask sent out the forms to all that were on the list to fill out and sign. Conditional routing in OnTask sent them to HR or gave them the all clear and reported this all back to HR. As U.S. businesses reopen, what are you all doing around Covid-19 contact tracing, screening, et cetera? Using Zapier for anything related to your plan?
Hi there, I used to spend a lot of time working on monthly reports for the sales department, I know how painful and time-consuming it could be to create presentations from scratch. That's why I'd like to share one zap idea that will help you to automatically create PowerPoint presentations with charts and diagrams in just a few minutes. In Zapier it's possible to pass data, say, from web forms to the process which will populate a pre-made PowerPoint template with form entry data. For that, I use Plumsail Documents integration. It supports PPTX templates and it works like a charm. I just submit some data and get a ready presentation with visualization of this data. I used it in conjunction with Typeform. The same approach could be applied to generate presentations from CRM systems.
The Challenge "I want zap that will make a Trello card change date monthly when I have done a task. Like a calendar reminder in emails that comes up every month on the same day every month" What this user wanted was to use Trello like a monthly reminder, without having to keep changing due dates. So the reminder on the 26th of the month would let her know it was due, then be changed automatically to the 26th of next month. She didn't even want the Trigger to be marking that card as complete. Just change it to the subsequent month, recurring. The Solution Trello has a Trigger called New Notification. When you are assigned a card or are subscribed to it, Trello gives you a notification 24 hours before that card is due. So if something is due on August 26th, Trello will tell you on August 25th. That triggers the Zap. We also want to add a filter to make sure the notification is one telling you a card is due soon. We could add a filter for the board or list if we needed to. We t