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Readability Sunset

On Friday, September 30, Readability will shut down its Bookmarking service. Here’s what you should know:

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All the Netvibes features based on Readability will cease to work. Our Readability Ingredient will soon be deleted from the Potion wizard and all your Potions using Readability will be turned off until you configure them with one or several available Ingredients. You can use Pocket as an alternative.

The Readability option will also be deleted from the sharing services.

Got any questions? Feel free to contact us or leave us a comment below.

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Summer is here! Automate your digital life with Netvibes Potions

Today is the official start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, so it’s time to break out the sunglasses and flip-flops. Take to the waves, leave your mundane worries behind, and let your Netvibes dashboard take over your digital day-to-day tasks! With Netvibes Potions, automated actions (as well as guilt-free beach BBQs) are only a click away.

Netvibes Potions for summerNetvibes Potions make it simple to program your dashboard to act for you, automatically. (If you’re new to Potions, learn more on our FAQ page). You choose the Trigger(s) that will activate the Potion, along with the Action(s) that you want Netvibes to do, and your dashboard does the rest. That’s it! So get ready to unplug, put your work phone away, and soak in those summer moments while Netvibes works for you.

Here are a few Summer Potion ideas to get you started:

 

Plan for the weather

Is it a nice day for the beach or the museum? Stay ahead of the curve and plan for the weather! If the forecast is over 70 degrees and Sunny, get a push notification sent to your phone with the weather update, along with a list of fun summer activities in your city. For this Potion, we are using the latest articles published by FunCheapSF, saved as a Tracked Topic on the dashboard. Note: Tracked Topics are available for VIP and Premium users only.

Click here to try this Potion: http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?preconfig=03ffcb88-34dc-11e6-bedf-842b2b482ce2&preconfigtype=module

 

Monitor office KPIs while you’re out

Relax while you’re out on vacation, and let your Netvibes dashboard keep an eye on your business metrics. Set up a Potion to automatically alert you to important changes. For example, when the sales team exceeds its monthly sales goal, automatically receive a text message and send a congratulatory email to your team. Note: Analytics are available for Netvibes Premium dashboards only. Contact us for a free demo.

Click here to try this Potion:

http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?preconfig=2c6d4d20-3711-11e6-9e4f-842b2b5a2688&preconfigtype=module

 

Got pets? No sweat!

Have a lap cat or a hungry hound at home? Help them stay cool while you’re away. When your Nest Thermostat detects a change in the ambient temperature at home, your Netvibes Potion will adjust the AC accordingly and automatically send a text to your neighbor to make sure your furry friends are staying chill and hydrated.

 

“Paid vacation”

Nothing like making money while at play, am I right? Let Netvibes stay on top of your investments and alert you when there is a change in stock price. For example, if Apple (APPL) stock falls beneath $90.00, automatically receive a text message on your phone and send an email to your financial advisor telling her to buy.

Click here to try this Potion: http://www.netvibes.com/subscribe.php?preconfig=7f1a7e80-34e1-11e6-b76c-782bcb103767&preconfigtype=module

 

These are just a few Potion ideas. Brew your own custom Potion by mixing and matching Trigger(s) and Action(s), using any of Netvibes’ currently supported Ingredients (with more being added all the time). Start Potion-brewing by clicking here, and our wizard will walk you through the easy steps of crafting your first Netvibes Potion.

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Automate your IoT devices with Netvibes Potions and ARTIK Cloud

Today we’re excited to announce that Netvibes has partnered with Samsung’s ARTIK Cloud to extend the magic of Netvibes Potions to more devices, consumers and businesses. With the integration of ARTIK into Netvibes, you will soon be able to connect any ARTIK-supported device to the Netvibes dashboard and create Potions using those ingredients.

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Netvibes Potions are the best way to automate actions between your favorite apps, smart devices and data. Get your houseplants to tweet when they’re thirsty, automatically share your newest blog post on Facebook and Reddit, or receive an email when your monthly web traffic exceeds 1M. You can do it all with Netvibes. To create your own Potion, simply pick the Trigger(s) and Action(s) you want to take place. To learn more about Potions, please visit our FAQ page.

Samsung’s ARTIK is an IoT development platform that supports a wide variety of smart devices and apps, including the Runkeeper app, iHealth oximeter, Fitbit, and other wearables. By bringing together ARTIK as the data collection layer and Netvibes as the automation layer, Netvibes and Samsung are empowering users to do more with the Internet of Things.

See Netvibes Potions at the Samsung Developers Conference

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New Netvibes Potion Ingredients: Reddit and Pinterest

Netvibes Potions make it easy to automate actions from your dashboard. Enterprises can automate analytics and business logic (e.g., If monthly website traffic drops below 1M, then text the administrator and email the IT team). Agencies can automate reporting (e.g., Every Friday, email a campaign report to the client), and consumers can control their smart devices (e.g., On weekdays, set my Nest Thermostat to 65ºF).

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We are continually adding new Potion Ingredients to Netvibes, and today we are pleased to announce support for two new Ingredients: Reddit and Pinterest. Dust off your cauldrons because we’re about to brew some magic potions.
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Netvibes Wins People’s Choice Award for Best IoT Technical Innovation

The 5th annual Internet of Things Awards celebrate excellence and leadership in the fast-growing field of IoT. The 2015/16 winners were just announced, and Netvibes is honored to be the People’s Choice winner for “Best IoT Technical Innovation.”

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Netvibes’ Dashboard of Things revolutionizes IoT by making it simple for anyone to program automatic interactions between devices, apps and data from the Netvibes dashboard. Take control of your Internet of Things by creating your own “Potion” with the Trigger(s) and Action(s) you want to take place: e.g., If A or B happen, then do X; Otherwise, do Y and Z.  Netvibes makes the magic happen, automatically, to obey your every command. Consumers can automate their homes and devices (e.g., Turn on the lights at sunset), while enterprises can automate their business logic (e.g., If the website goes down, text the administrator and automatically begin the reboot process through SSH). Learn more about Potions on our FAQ page or contact us for a free demo.

The 2015/16 IoT Awards winners were selected by a panel of judges and by the general public in a popular vote. IoT companies and products were honored across 21 different categories. For the category of Best IoT Technical Innovation, Netvibes’ Dashboard of Things was the top public vote-getter to win the accolade of People’s Choice.

Thanks to everyone for voting, and congratulations to all the winners!

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Netvibes wins Appsters Award for “Best IoT Development 2015”!

Since Netvibes launched the Dashboard of Things (DoT) earlier this year, our customers have been telling us how much they love the ability to program their own automatic interactions between apps, data, and smart devices in the Internet of Things (IoT). We’re also attracting attention in the industry. Today we are honored to announce that Netvibes has won the Appsters award for Best IoT Development 2015!

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The Appsters are a prestigious, annual awards program that recognizes excellence in the apps industry. The winners in each category were decided by a global judging panel of 32 experts and honored at a special awards ceremony November 18 in London as part of the Apps World conference.

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Create Email Potions with Microsoft Exchange + Netvibes

We’ve added a new Ingredient to the Dashboard of Things: you can now create Potions using Microsoft Exchange. Make magic happen with your corporate email! Here’s how it works.

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Netvibes Potions allow you to take control of your digital life by programming automatic interactions between devices, apps and data. For example, If this thing happens, then do these 2 things. (If you’re new to Potions, read more on our FAQ page).

One of the most popular services for corporate email accounts, Microsoft Exchange is now supported as a Trigger for Netvibes Potions. When you receive a new Exchange email that meets your specifications, it can trigger any action you choose.

Potion Triggers: Microsoft Exchange (new!)

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I receive an email
This Trigger fires every time your Exchange account receives a new email

As always, you can customize your Potion to do exactly what you want. Using the Potion wizard, you can specify different email attributes, including:

  • Address of sender contains
  • Name of sender contains
  • Content contains
  • Subject contains
  • Mail must contain attachments: Yes/No

Potion Ideas: Microsoft Exchange + Netvibes
Now let’s explore some Potion ideas for Exchange. It’s easy to set up your own alerts for important email messages.

Important Email Alert: When I receive a new Exchange email message AND the name of sender contains “My Boss,” then send me Pushbullet alert across all my devices.

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Click here to try this Potion now!

You can also use Exchange to trigger other actions, such as sending an email auto-response.

Email Auto-Respond: When I receive an Exchange email from my boss AND it’s after 7:00pm, then email my boss: “I got your email and will respond first thing in the morning.”

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Click here to try this Potion now!

Let’s say your team is working on an important project, and you want to keep all the emails together for easy reference. So, you set up a private, password-protected Tumblr page and automatically forward all the emails related to the project.

Email Aggregation: When I receive a new Exchange email message and the content contains “Project Codename”, then post the message on Tumblr.

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These are just a few Potion ideas to get you started. With Netvibes, the possibilities are limitless!

How to set up Microsoft Exchange + Netvibes
To use Potions with Microsoft Exchange, you will first need to connect your Exchange email account to your Netvibes dashboard.

Setup requirements:

  • A Microsoft Exchange Server that you can use remotely (outside the LAN)
  • A valid Microsoft Exchange Server Account
  • You must enter your Exchange Server information into Netvibes:
    • Username
    • Email
    • Password
    • Server address
      Note: If you need help locating your server information, please contact your organization’s Exchange Server administrator. If your smartphone is already connected to your corporate email through Exchange, you might try checking your phone’s settings for the correct Server name/address.

You can create your own Potions to automate any task you wish, using Exchange or any other Potion Ingredients. Click here to get started, and the Netvibes wizard will walk you through the easy steps of potion creation. Or contact us for a free demo.

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Share your Netvibes Potions with just a click

You can use Netvibes Potions to magically receive text alerts, automatically share content on social media, and automate many more tasks from your dashboard. (If you’re new to Potions, learn more on our FAQ page). Today we have a new Potion feature to introduce: with just a click, you can now easily share your Potions with anyone! Here’s how it works.

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Once you create a Potion, the Potion will live on your dashboard in its own app (see image, above). From this app, you can monitor all the times your Potion is triggered, edit your Potion’s Trigger(s) and Action(s), or turn the Potion on and off by toggling the switch. In this example, our Potion is pretty simple, using just one Trigger and one Action:
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When Netvibes posts a new photo on Instagram, automatically share it on Twitter
To share this Potion, click on the menu button in the upper right corner, then click “Share.” You will then see the “Share Widget” pop up.

The Share widget offers a variety of different options for sharing your Potion: email your Potion to a friend, grab a link to share, or instantly post your Potion on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Evernote, or many other third-party services.

Want to try the Instagram->Twitter Potion for yourself? Just click netvib.es/p/DWj6

When your friend or social followers click on the link, they will then have the option to add your Potion to their own Netvibes dashboard (or they can sign up for free if they’re not already a Netvibes user).

Here are two important things to know about Potion sharing:

1. Your personal information and log-in credentials are always private. When you share a customized Potion like this one (Instagram -> Twitter), the new users will be required to enter their own social media credentials in order to activate the Potion.

  • The original Potion: When Netvibes posts on Instagram, then share on Netvibes’ Twitter.

When you share this Potion with Bob, he must customize it as his own:

  • Bob’s new Potion: When Bob posts on Instagram, then share on Bob’s Twitter.

2. For Potions using Ingredients without private log-in credentials (e.g., RSS feeds), you can share those elements of the Potions as-is. Copies of the Potion will continue to act just like the original. This means that new users can enjoy your Potion without having to change their own dashboard’s Personal Corpus. As an example, consider this Potion:

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When TechCrunch posts a new article with “Apple” in the title, automatically share on Twitter and Facebook

When you share this Potion, the new user “Bob” will have to customize the Twitter and Facebook ingredients with his own log-in credentials. However, the RSS Trigger on Bob’s Potion will work exactly the same way as it does on the original Potion. Bob’s dashboard doesn’t even have to include the TechCrunch feed!

Bob’s Potion-copy:
RSS-> Twitter and Facebook

When TechCrunch posts a new article with “Apple” in the title [triggered from the original dashboard], then share on Bob’s Twitter and Bob’s Facebook.

Now that you know all about Netvibes Potions, you’re ready to share the magic with your friends and colleagues! Which cool Potion will you create next? Click here to get started, and our wizard will walk you through the easy steps of Potion-building. Or contact us for a free demo.

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New Potions with Gmail + Netvibes

Today we have added support for a new Ingredient in Netvibes Potions. You can now use Gmail as a Trigger or an Action in your Potions. Let’s see how it works.

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Netvibes Potions allow you to automate actions and alerts from your dashboard by selecting the Trigger(s) and Action(s) you want to take place. For example: If a new article is published about MyCompany, then email me and share the link on Twitter. (To learn more about Potions, please visit our FAQ page).

Potion Triggers: Gmail (new!)

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This Trigger fires every time your Gmail account receives a new email

Example Potion #1: When I receive a new Gmail message, then text meAdd this potion to your dashboard!

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ing_gmail_star_icoI star an email

This Trigger fires every time you “star” (mark as important) a message in Gmail

Example Potion #2: When I star a Gmail message, then post it on TumblrAdd this potion to your dashboard!

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As with most Netvibes Potion Ingredients, you can customize the properties of your Potion to do exactly what you want. Using Example Potion #1, let’s say you want to receive a text message only when your boss emails you. To do this, we need to define specific properties of the Potion–in this case, my boss’s email address.

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