Multitasking is a daunting task for many. Anyone who's been running their own business, or they've been working in the marketing/PR/advertising world know this all too well. A lot of people are genuinely scared to multitask, and for a good reason.
Multitasking is scientifically proven to be harder for men, less productive, and above all it can decrease our IQ (when it comes to intellect, we men got the short straw millennia ago). So then, why do it? Way too often working in a startup or a small company leaves you with no other choice. And many managers don't know how to delegate, resulting in one person taking several roles. But how to turn this into our advantage? If you can't transfer your work to others, or you prefer to automate your work process instead, fear not for we might be what you were looking for all along.
We're not your ordinary service integration software. We help people automate their workflow easily by turning the tedious tasks into a fun, almost game-like activity. With a robust engine, sophisticated search functionalities and deeper integration, you'll be literally blown away (just like the Kazoo Kid).
How to make multitasking fun using Cloudpipes? Wonder no more. In this post I'll show you how to integrate Asana, Slack and Evernote with Google Sheet and Calendar to make a quite unusual pipeline that would demonstrate some of the many functionalities of our platform. Let's get going!
How To Get Asana, Evernote and Slack To Work Together?
Every adventure has a beginning, and ours starts with synchronizing each service with Cloudpipes. Basically, that's a pretty straight-forward process that involves having all services open, after which you should select each app from the drop-down menu on the right upper right corner of the screen, and then click on the Connect button to sync each of them separately. Once all of them are connected to Cloudpipes, the real fun begins.
Constructing Your Pipeline
Piecing together your pipeline is the phase that truly shows what Cloudpipes is capable of. To demonstrate this let's make a pipeline that will trigger every time when an Asana task is updated. Then it’ll append a new row in Google Sheet, send a message in Slack, which if contains a specific emoji will create a note in Evernote. If not, then it will send a desktop message. And finally all of this will culminate with the creation of an event in Google Calendar. Completely bonkers, right? With Cloudpipes you'll be able to do so much more.
But let's get going. We'll start with the trigger. In our case that'll be Task Updated in Asana. To make it more interesting, I decided that I want my pipe to trigger every time, when its name is being changed.
Because that's not enough for me, each time my Asana task is updated, Cloudpipes will append a new row in Google Sheet, and it'll fill it with email and phone information.
This will then prompt a Slack message, stating what's been done, and containing an emoji. The emoji will trigger an IF/THEN condition that will either lead to a note in Evernote or a desktop notification. The pipeline then will end will a Google Calendar event.
After you place the last pipe, hit the Start button, and you're set.
All done! This is just one example of how Cloudpipes works. Found a better to use our service? We'd love to hear about it.
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