3/08/2016

Automating your tasks with Zapier

I had a requirement at my work place where I need to keep an eye on the latest news (releases, vulnerabilities, new features etc) of the 3rd party Software that our Product depends on. This includes Windows Operating systems, Databases, Office and Apple OS etc.
I achieved this by creating some 'Zaps' and automating the process.

I found that most of the latest and reliable information is found in the official blog sites of the respective vendors.
Then I used their RSS feed URLs ex:
  • https://blogs.windows.com/feed
  • https://blogs.office.com/feed
  • https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/feed
  • https://www.apple.com/main/rss/hotnews/hotnews.rss
and then used them in Zaps.

You can create a Zap by login to Zapier.com and then use its 'RSS by Zapier' and Gmail integration. So I set the trigger saying, when a new blogpost is added, then send me a notification as amail To my desired mail client



Once done, the zaps will be listed in the app dashboard like this:





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