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How to Sync Airtable with Google Contacts

One of the most popular use cases for Airtable is to build a CRM to run your business. Practically all CRMs have a table that stores CONTACT data - names, emails, phone numbers... most business requires transactions between humans (I give you this, you give me that). However, your Airtable CRM isn't always the easiest thing to access. Perhaps your on the road and you want to call a client - or...

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Creative Tips for Entering Data into Airtable

Airtable's mobile app is certainly not as robust as the desktop version. That said, there are many times that you may be on the go and need to enter data into your database. What's the quickest way to get that data where it needs to be?

For example, I have an Airtable base that tracks my weight. Every day, first thing in the morning, I step on my scale and check in with myself. My...

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Exploring the New Airtable Trigger by Zapier

Automation from Airtable is a powerful tool, but the software that it connects to is still limited. By contrast, Zapier allows us to connect to over 2,000 different software choices, making it a much more flexible tool. However, the ability to trigger automation between Zapier and Airtable effectively has been limited for years. Specifically, Zapier only triggered one time per record - leaving...

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Advanced Automation Retrigger

Full Disclosure: this is a more advanced concept than I wouldn't normally address in my videos. If you are still getting comfortable with the software, you may opt to bookmark this post and come back to it later. There are a lot of moving parts here...

The problem is simple enough: Airtable Automations allow us to retrigger multiple times off the same record, but Zapier automations do not ...

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How to Create Automated Images for Social Media

Images are a vital part of every social media post. Social media algorithms reward posts with high engagement, and including images with your posts is a key to ensuring that you get the online attention you deserve.

That said, a lot of social media images are derived from a template. For example, every thumbnail I create for YouTube comes from a template. Sure, there are changes for each image...

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How to Use Webhooks with Airtable

In many cases, automation is fairly straightforward to build. Simply connect your software, choose your trigger and actions from a list, and away you go! However, sometimes the specific thing you're trying to automate doesn't already have a trigger established. There are an unlimited number of possibilities here, but let's use the example of pushing a button in Airtable. At present, there...

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How to Capture Payment Info in Airtable with Automation

Getting your cashflow organized is a vital step for running a successful company. Quite often, businesses have money coming in from multiple places and they lack the ability to get a clear picture to the health of the overall business. Thankfully, Airtable is a great solution for consolidating all this information.

This particular video walks through the steps to building an automation with a...

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Build Automation Using Table Sync

Airtable Sync allows you to now connect information across multiple databases - finally! However, the sync does come with a limitation, specifically that syncing requires data to be updated in the 'source.' This means that, while you can see the data in synced table, the underlying data can't be edited without going to the source base. As you might imagine, this limitation makes...

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Creating a Weekly Summary of Events

Someone in the forums recently asked about creating a weekly summary of events to be submitted in an automated email. If grabbing bulk data was possible within Zapier or Airtable automation, this would be a fairly easy thing to automate. However, bulk data isn't natively available to these platforms... so then how can we build an automated process?

The secret lies in linking these records to...

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How Airtable Automations Differ from Zapier

With the new release of the Airtable Automations feature, Airtable has unlocked amazing new potential for its users. While it's still in the early stages, this feature allows us to automate from directly inside our databases, without needing to use a third-party software. But does this mean that users can completely abandon their Zapier accounts and run all of their automation directly inside...

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