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How to Automate Your Life and Everyday Tasks with Zapier

Every day, we perform numerous little jobs. On their own, they wear’& rsquo; t take much time. However they can add up, especially if you consider that time for a whole year. But we’& rsquo; re technologists and it’& rsquo; s 2020. How can we use tools like Zapier to make robots

What can we do with Zapier Zaps?

The fantastic part about Zapier is each app combination makes its API available through Zapier to other app combinations offering you a lots of alternatives to connect and construct powerful workflows.

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

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

Set up a weekly print task to keep your ink fresh

Get emails for new jobs on Smashing Magazine's job board

While each of these jobs are small, they end up conserving you a great deal of time. And if you're innovative, you can build upon these workflows to customize a whole lot more.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is an automation tool that connects all of the apps you like and builds effective fully automated workflows. Whether it's automating sending out an email or making sure that brand-new post gets a tweet, we can get rid of the manual actions of mundane jobs to focus on other things that art essential.

Each time you create a brand-new workflow, you're producing a “& ldquo; Zap & rdquo;. It's essentially Zapier's way to give a name to the workflow you develop.Getting going with a Zapier account

Prior to we enter into establishing workflows, you'll require an account.

Signing up for Zapier is free and you get 5 totally free Zaps to begin, so we don't need to stress over expense here.

Now let's enter the Zaps.

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

To get a concept of how this works, we'll begin with something simple. We're going to establish a Zap that will send us a text if the weather forecasts rain.

To get going, click the huge Make a Zap button on the top left of the page when you're logged into your account.

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

button. Selecting the Will it Rain Today? event When picking Weather as an occasion, it needs a bit of info to offer us a customized forecast. Especially, it needs your Latitude and Longitude, which we can search for using latlong.net Finding latitude and longitude with latlong.net You can then enter your Latitude and Longitude into the Customize Projection screen of Zapier, choose your Systems which defaults to Fahrenheit, and after that click the big Continue button.

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

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

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

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

SMS App and Event Now, for Zapier to send you a text, it needs to validate that your telephone number belongs to you or that the telephone number is intentionally registering for these texts. To do that, it sends you a one-time PIN that you'll enter.

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

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

Check 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 point the window will close and move you back to the initial circulation. Here, click Continue again.

Now we get to customize the text that we get.

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

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

Configuring Weather message Finally we get to test if our Zap worked. At this moment whatever must be configured, so click the Test & & Review button and you must receive a sample text!

Note: If you select a single From Number, you might be restricted in how regular you can get texts, so if you do not get it right away, that might be why. Setting random assists avoid that issue, however the the number isn't consistent.

And when you enjoy with the configuration, you can click Switch on Zap.

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

Zap 2: Print a test every week 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 end up with dried printer heads or worse yet, a now unsalvageable printer?

We can prevent this by merely running a weekly print task that keeps our printer ink great and fresh.

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

Let's produce a brand-new Zap and this time for our “& ldquo; When this happens & hellip;” & rdquo; look for and select Set up by Zapier.

Choosing Set Up by Zapier We can then select a Trigger Occasion of Each week and click Continue.

Setting Trigger Occasion as Weekly Next, you can select 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 before the start of a brand-new week. When set up, click Continue.

Setting up Zapier schedule At this moment, we can click Test trigger, which much like before ensures it's working properly, and after that we can click Continue.

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

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

Setting Submit Print Job as Action Occasion At this moment, you'll need 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.

When linked, click Continue.

Now we can configure out print task. Here we'll want to define what we print.

Setting Up Print Task in Zapier In the above, we're setting up:

Which Printer: the printer we want to print to connected to Google Cloud Print

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

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

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

Variety of Copies: probably just desire 1 so it does not waste ink and paper

Color or Monochrome: you'll wish to explicitly set this if you desire color. The concept is to refresh all of the ink cartridges, so only printing black won't help the color ink, so in my case, I chose color

The rest of the fields are optional, feel free to tailor to your liking.

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

Test print from Zapier print job If you want to utilize the same document, you can find it here:

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

Zap 3: Smashing Magazine Task Signals with Gmail

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

Luckily, job boards like Smashing Publication and a whole lot of others provide RSS feeds which we can hook right in to Zapier to automate getting an email whenever a new job is published.

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

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

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

So enter that URL above into Feed URL (you can leave Username and Password blank), and keep Various GUID chosen for What Activates A New Feed Product. Then click Continue.

Setting RSS Feed URL Same as normal, now you can check the trigger to make sure it works. If the RSS feed stands, this will be smooth, otherwise you may see an error. The above URL must stand!

Testing the RSS feed Next, we need to pick what we wish to make with the brand-new item. Because we desire it emailed, we can choose our email service, which in my case is Gmail.

Picking Gmail in Zapier For our action, we want to Send out Email.

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

Check in to Gmail Now when we tailor our e-mail, we want to include the following:

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

From: select your Gmail account

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

Topic: can be whatever you 'd like, however an useful concept might be “& ldquo; New Job Alert: followed by picking the title from the dropdown choice

Physique: you can leave as Plain

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

Configuring job notification email Once you're done setting up, you can hit continue. Then, similar to previously, click Test & & Review, and you need to receive your test e-mail.

Test job alert email Lastly if you enjoy with the setup, turn on the Zap, and enjoy your job search!

More Concepts

Here's more ideas to get you moving in the right instructions:

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

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

Post RSS Items to Twitter: do you write your own content? Set up an RSS feed to immediately publish a tweet with your brand-new blog post

Not Google Assistant

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

IFTTT supports Google Assistant for easier flows, but Zapier can get more powerful.

Webhooks

Zapier supports web hooks suggesting you can really do whatever you want. Though this is a premium feature, 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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