Bitrix24 Zapier Integration

How to Automate Your Life and Everyday Tasks with Zapier

Every day, we perform hundreds of small tasks. On their own, they don’& rsquo; t take much time. However they can add up, specifically 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 robots

What can we finish with Zapier Zaps?

The brilliant part about Zapier is each app combination makes its API readily available via Zapier to other app combinations giving you a ton of alternatives to connect and build effective workflows.

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

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

Establish a weekly print task to keep your ink fresh

Get emails for brand-new tasks on Smashing Publication's task board

While each of these tasks are little, they wind up conserving you a great deal of time. And if you're creative, you can build on these workflows to tailor a whole lot more.

What is Zapier?

Zapier is an automation tool that connects all of the apps you love and develops powerful 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 steps of ordinary tasks to concentrate on other things that art essential.

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

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

Signing up for Zapier is totally free and you get 5 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 a concept of how this works, we'll begin with something easy. We're going to establish a Zap that will send us a text if the weather condition anticipates rain.

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

Making a brand-new Zap Here, Zapier needs to know the first app we wish to link. Because we're going to base our Zap on the weather condition, look for “& ldquo; weather & rdquo; and choose Weather by Zapier. Picking the Weather condition by Zapier integration It will then ask you to pick 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 choosing Weather condition as an occasion, it needs a little bit of details to provide us an individualized prediction. Particularly, it needs your Latitude and Longitude, which we can look up using latlong.net Finding latitude and longitude with latlong.net You can then enter your Latitude and Longitude into the Customize Forecast screen of Zapier, choose your Systems which defaults to Fahrenheit, and then click the huge Continue button.

At this point, you can click Test Trigger, which simply makes certain it's working, and click Continue once again.

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

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

. Picking 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 phone number comes from you or that the contact number is purposefully signing up for these texts. To do that, it sends you a one-time PIN that you'll go into.

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

Here, enter your telephone number, and pick Sms or Call as the verification approach at which point it will call 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 verification PING At this moment the window will close and move you back to the initial circulation. Here, click Continue again.

Now we get to personalize the text that we get.

In the From Number field, Zapier gives a bunch of phone numbers you can use. You can either choose one number to constantly send from, which you can establish as a contact so you understand it's Zapier, or you can choose Random, which will utilize a random number every time.

Then, click within Message, and it will bring up some options. I need 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 check if our Zap worked. At this point whatever should be set up, so click the Test & & Review button and you should get a sample text!

Keep in mind: If you pick a single From Number, you may be limited in how regular you can get texts, so if you don't get it right away, that may be why. Setting random helps prevent that concern, however the the number isn't consistent.

And once you enjoy with the configuration, you can click Turn On Zap.

Turning on the SMS Zap You'll now get texts in the morning if the weather is forecasting 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, only to end up with dried printer heads or even worse yet, a now unsalvageable printer?

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

For this, we'll use Google Cloud Print. To make this work, you'll require to already have this configured 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 choose Schedule by Zapier.

Choosing Set Up by Zapier We can then pick a Trigger Event of Weekly and click Continue.

Setting Trigger Event as Every Week Next, you can select the Day Of The Week and Time Of Day you wish to print. I personally run this job weekly at 8pm on Sundays right prior to the start of a brand-new week. When set up, click Continue.

Setting up Zapier schedule At this point, we can click Test trigger, which similar to before makes certain it's working properly, and after that we can click Continue.

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

. Picking Google Cloud Print And for the action, choose Submit Print Job.

Setting Submit Print Task as Action Event At this point, 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.

When connected, click Continue.

Now we can configure out print job. 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 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 upon 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 job so you can see it in the print logs

Variety of Copies: most likely simply desire 1 so it does not waste ink and paper

Color or Grayscale: you'll wish to explicitly set this if you want color. The idea 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 remainder of the fields are optional, do not hesitate to personalize to your preference.

With our configuration set, click Continue, and comparable to before, we can click Test to see our print job in action and if we enjoy, we can click Turn on Zap!

Test print from Zapier print job If you want to use the exact same file, you can find it here:

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

Zap 3: Smashing Magazine Job Signals with Gmail

If we're looking for a job, it can be a pain to have to go to every job board every day (or every hour, am I right?). But we can automate this procedure when the task board supports it.

Thankfully, task boards like Smashing Magazine and a great deal of others offer RSS feeds which we can hook right in to Zapier to automate getting an email whenever a brand-new job is posted.

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

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

Setting New Product in Feed as Trigger Event At this point, we wish to go into a feed URL. This will be the URL to the XML RSS feed that sites make available. For Smashing Publication, you can discover it here:

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

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

Evaluating the RSS feed Next, we need to select what we want to finish with the new item. Considering that we desire it emailed, we can choose our email service, which in my case is Gmail.

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

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

Sign in to Gmail Now when we personalize our email, we wish to include the following:

To: any place you desire these sent to, probably the same account you signed into Gmail with

From: pick your Gmail account

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

Subject: can be whatever you 'd like, but a helpful concept might be “& ldquo; New Job Alert: followed by choosing the title from the dropdown selection

Body Type: you can leave as Plain

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

Setting up task notice e-mail Once you're done setting up, you can hit continue. Then, similar to previously, click Test & & Evaluation, and you should receive your test email.

Test job alert e-mail Finally if you're happy with the setup, switch on the Zap, and enjoy your job search!

More Ideas

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

Post Tweets to Slack: every time 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 Concern with a label of “& ldquo; bug & rdquo;, create 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 immediately post a tweet with your brand-new article

Not Google Assistant

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

IFTTT supports Google Assistant for simpler circulations, however Zapier can get more effective.

Webhooks

Zapier supports web hooks meaning you can actually do whatever you desire. Though this is a premium function, you can set up some customized workflows based off of brand-new information Zapier sees or accept requests that you post to activate other automations.

What's your preferred Zap?

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