Asana Zapier Integration

How to Automate Your Life and Everyday Tasks with Zapier

Every day, we perform numerous small tasks. On their own, they wear’& rsquo; t take much time. But they can build up, especially if you think about that time for an entire year. But we’& rsquo; re technologists and it’& rsquo; s 2020. How can we use tools like Zapier to make robotics

What can we make with Zapier Zaps?

The fantastic part about Zapier is each app integration makes its API readily available via Zapier to other app integrations giving you a ton of alternatives to link and construct powerful workflows.

Particularly, we're going to discover how to do a few things:

Sending a text every morning if it's going to rain

Establish a weekly print job to keep your ink fresh

Get e-mails for brand-new jobs on Smashing Magazine's job board

While each of these tasks are little, they end up saving you a great deal of time. And if you're innovative, you can build upon these workflows to tailor a great deal more.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is an automation tool that links all of the apps you love and develops effective totally automated workflows. Whether it's automating sending out an e-mail or ensuring that brand-new article gets a tweet, we can eliminate the manual actions of mundane jobs to concentrate on other things that art important.

Each time you produce a new workflow, you're producing a “& ldquo; Zap & rdquo;. It's basically Zapier's method to offer a name to the workflow you produce.Getting going with a Zapier account

Before we get into setting up workflows, you'll need an account.

Registering for Zapier is totally free and you get 5 totally free Zaps to start, so we do not need to stress over cost here.

Now let's enter the Zaps.

Zap 1: Get a text if it's going to rain with Zapier

To get an idea of how this works, we'll begin with something easy. We're going to set up a Zap that will send us a text if the weather forecasts rain.

To begin, click the big Make a Zap button on the leading left of the page when you're logged into your account.

Making a new Zap Here, Zapier would like to know the first app we want to link. Given that we're going to base our Zap on the weather condition, look for “& ldquo; weather & rdquo; and choose Weather by Zapier. Selecting the Weather by Zapier integration It will then ask you to select a Trigger Occasion, where you'll choose “& ldquo; Will It Rain”Today? & rdquo;, then you can click the Continue

button. Choosing the Will it Rain Today? occasion When picking Weather condition as an occasion, it needs a little bit of info to provide us a tailored prediction. Particularly, it needs your Latitude and Longitude, which we can look up utilizing latlong.net Finding latitude and longitude with latlong.net You can then enter your Latitude and Longitude into the Customize Projection screen of Zapier, select your Units which defaults to Fahrenheit, and after that click the huge Continue button.

At this moment, you can click Test Trigger, which just ensures it's working, and click Continue again.

Now we're going to tell Zapier what to do with the info once it understands it's going to rain.

In the Do this ... panel, search for “& ldquo; sms & rdquo; and select SMS by Zapier

. Choosing SMS by Zapier We're going to leave the App and Occasion as the defaults, so the next screen you can simply click Continue.

SMS App and Occasion Now, for Zapier to send you a text, it needs to verify that your contact number comes from you or that the telephone number is knowingly signing up for these texts. To do that, it sends you a one-time PIN that you'll get in.

So click Sign in to SMS by Zapier, which will open a popup window.

Here, enter your phone number, and pick Sms or Call as the confirmation approach at which point it will contact you with a PIN.

Sign in to SMS by Zapier and send a PIN With that PIN, enter it into the field and click Continue.

Entering the SMS confirmation PING At this moment the window will close and move you back to the initial circulation. Here, click Continue once again.

Now we get to tailor the text that we receive.

In the From Number field, Zapier provides a bunch of phone numbers you can use. You can either pick one number to always send out from, which you can set up as a contact so you understand it's Zapier, or you can pick Random, which will utilize a random number each time.

Then, click inside of Message, and it will raise some choices. I would like to know whatever possible if it's going to rain, consisting of the probability, max temperature level, and summary, so we can choose all or as much as we want and again click Continue.

Configuring Weather message Lastly we get to evaluate if our Zap worked. At this point whatever need to be set up, so click the Test & & Review button and you need to get a sample text!

Keep in mind: If you choose a single From Number, you might be limited in how regular you can get texts, so if you don't get it right now, that might be why. Setting random assists avoid that issue, however the the number isn't consistent.

And when you're happy with the setup, you can click Switch on Zap.

Turning on the SMS Zap You'll now get texts in the morning if the weather is anticipating rain!

Zap 2: Print a test weekly with Google Cloud Print

This one doesn't sound interesting, however have you ever gone through a long period of time where you didn't print something, just to wind up with dried printer heads or even worse yet, a now unsalvageable printer?

We can avoid this by simply running a weekly print task that keeps our printer ink nice and fresh.

For this, we'll use Google Cloud Print. To make this work, you'll need to already have this configured with your Google account.

Let's develop a brand-new Zap and this time for our “& ldquo; When this happens & hellip;” & rdquo; search for and select Arrange by Zapier.

Picking Schedule by Zapier We can then select a Trigger Event of Every Week and click Continue.

Setting Trigger Occasion as Each Week Next, you can pick the Day Of The Week and Time Of Day you 'd like to print. I personally run this task weekly at 8pm on Sundays right prior to the start of a new week. As soon as configured, click Continue.

Setting up Zapier schedule At this point, we can click Test trigger, which just like in the past makes sure it's working correctly, and then we can click Continue.

Now, for our “& ldquo;” Do this & hellip; & rdquo; we wish to print, so search for and choose Google Cloud Print

. Selecting Google Cloud Print And for the action, select Submit Print Task.

Setting Send Print Job as Action Occasion At this moment, you'll require to sign into Google Cloud Print. This will open a window and have you visit through Google so that Zapier can interface with the service.

As soon as linked, click Continue.

Now we can set up out print task. Here we'll want to specify what we print.

Setting Up Print Job in Zapier In the above, we're configuring:

Which Printer: the printer we wish to print to linked to Google Cloud Print

Material: this can be a URL to a file, HTML, or plain text. I'm using a URL which is a basic test page I made that has some color in it

Content Type: you'll wish to set this depending on what you set in Content. If you set a URL like I did, it needs to be URL

Title Of Print Job: the name of the task so you can see it in the print logs

Number of Copies: most likely just desire 1 so it does not lose ink and paper

Color or Black and white: you'll want to explicitly set this if you want color. The idea is to revitalize all of the ink cartridges, so just printing black will not help the color ink, so in my case, I chose color

The rest of the fields are optional, do not hesitate to tailor to your taste.

With our configuration set, click Continue, and similar to before, we can click Test to see our print job in action and if we're happy, we can click Turn on Zap!

Test print from Zapier print task If you wish to utilize the exact same document, you can discover it here:

https://fay.io/printer-test.pdf

Zap 3: Smashing Magazine Job Informs with Gmail

If we're searching for a job, it can be a discomfort to need to check out every task board every day (or every hour, am I right?). But we can automate this procedure when the job board supports it.

Luckily, task boards like Smashing Magazine and a whole lot of others offer RSS feeds which we can hook right in to Zapier to automate getting an e-mail whenever a brand-new task is published.

To get going, let's create a brand-new Zap, and this time, look for RSS and choose RSS by Zapier.

Picking RSS by Zapier For our Trigger Occasion, select New Item in Feed, then click Continue.

Setting New Product in Feed as Trigger Occasion At this moment, we want to go into a feed URL. This will be the URL to the XML RSS feed that websites provide. For Smashing Publication, you can discover it here:

So get in that URL above into Feed URL (you can leave Username and Password blank), and keep Different GUID picked for What Activates A Brand-new Feed Item. Then click Continue.

Setting RSS Feed URL Like normal, now you can test the trigger to make certain it works. If the RSS feed stands, this will be smooth, otherwise you might see an error. The above URL should stand!

Testing the RSS feed Next, we require to select what we want to do with the new item. Given that we desire it emailed, we can choose our e-mail service, which in my case is Gmail.

Choosing Gmail in Zapier For our action, we wish to Send Email.

Setting Action Event as Send Out Email Next, you wish to check in to your account, comparable to what we made with Google Cloud Print. This need to be your Google account that you use Gmail with.

Check in to Gmail Now when we customize our email, we wish to consist of the following:

To: wherever you want these sent to, most likely the exact same account you signed into Gmail with

From: pick your Gmail account

From Name: can be anything you'll acknowledge, like I'll use Colbybot

Topic: can be whatever you 'd like, however a valuable concept could be “& ldquo; New Task Alert: followed by selecting the title from the dropdown choice

Body Type: you can leave as Plain

Body: I would advise including all tokens you'll find valuable consisting of the Title, Description, and Link

Setting up job notice e-mail Once you're done configuring, you can hit continue. Then, similar to previously, click Test & & Evaluation, and you need to get your test email.

Test job alert e-mail Finally if you more than happy with the configuration, turn on the Zap, and enjoy your job search!

More Ideas

Here's more ideas to get you moving in the ideal direction:

Post Tweets to Slack: whenever an account tweets or somebody from a list of accounts tweets, post that tweet to Slack

File Github Bugs to Jira: whenever someone tags a Github Issue with a label of “& ldquo; bug & rdquo;, develop a new ticket in Jira with that Issue information

Post RSS Items to Twitter: do you compose your own content? Establish an RSS feed to automatically post a tweet with your brand-new blog post

Not Google Assistant

The only thing that it's missing out on for me right now is Google Assistant, otherwise I would have included some Zap concepts for that.

IFTTT supports Google Assistant for easier circulations, however Zapier can get more powerful.

Webhooks

Zapier supports web hooks suggesting you can truly do whatever you desire. Though this is a premium function, you can set up some custom workflows based off of new data Zapier sees or accept requests that you publish to activate other automations.

What's your preferred Zap?

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Asana Zapier Integration