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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!)

ing_gmail_receive_icoI receive an email

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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Get ‘er done! Productivity Potions from Netvibes

It’s September, summer vacations are over, and your schedule is getting busier. Looking for some new ways to boost your productivity? There’s a Netvibes Potion for that.

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Netvibes Potions make it easy to program your own automatic interactions between apps, devices and data on your dashboard. (For an introduction to Potions and Netvibes’ Dashboard of Things, please visit our FAQ page or read more on our Potion blogs).

By automating a few of the tasks on your plate, you can get more done in less time, stay focused and keep yourself motivated. Here are a few Potion ideas to get you started:

  • Morning Motivation – Productivity experts recommend waking up earlier as a way to get a jump start on your day. The challenge is motivating yourself to get out of bed when that alarm clock rings, rather than hitting the snooze button.

    Every morning at 5am, text me a “Motivational Quote of the Day” (from RSS feed)

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  • Team Collaboration – Stop emailing spreadsheets back and forth, which wastes time and can create version-control problems. Instead, use Dropbox to share documents, and use a Netvibes Potion to keep you informed of the edits being made. This Potion monitors the shared directory on Dropbox where your team shares files.

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Social Media Automation with Netvibes Potions

Netvibes Potions enable you to automate interactions between devices, apps and data using your dashboard. You pick the Trigger(s) and Action(s)—If X and Y triggers happen, then do Z action—and Netvibes makes the magic happen, automatically.

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(To learn more about Potions and Netvibes’ Dashboard of Things, please visit our FAQ page or read more on our Potion blogs).

Potions can automate a wide variety of different tasks. Today let’s take a look at some potions for Social Media automation, so you can save time while expanding your brand’s reach across different social channels.

  • Press Coverage: Automatically share articles on social media with your followers Continue Reading
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Your Business on AutoPilot: Potions for the Enterprise

With summer in full swing, you might be planning some vacation time away from the office. A recent study found that 42% of workers feel obligated to check their work email during vacation. If you’re lucky, you have coworkers who can cover tasks for you while you’re out. But did you know that you can program your Netvibes dashboard to do some of those digital tasks for you?

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Netvibes’ Dashboard of Things makes it simple to automate digital activities from the dashboard. You pick the Trigger(s) and Action(s) to create a Potion, and your dashboard magically obeys. For an introduction to DoT, please visit our FAQ page.

As you get ready for vacation, here are some example Potions that can help you relax and ignore your email, but still be alerted immediately if anything important happens.
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Do More with Pocket on the Dashboard of Things

Netvibes’ Dashboard of Things (DoT) makes it simple to automate your digital activities from the dashboard. You pick the Trigger(s) and Action(s), and your dashboard magically obeys. We are continually adding new Ingredients to DoT, and today we are excited to announce we have added two new Triggers on Pocket: archiving and favoriting.

You can now design your Netvibes Potions to be triggered whenever you archive an article or favorite an article on Pocket. This means there are now 3 available Triggers for Pocket on Netvibes DoT:
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Get Ready for Summer with Netvibes Potions

Summer is officially here! In the Northern Hemisphere, June 21 marks the first day of Summer 2015. While you’re busy enjoying the beach, grilling in the backyard, or planning your summer getaway, let your Netvibes dashboard help by automating some of the digital tasks on your plate.

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Netvibes Potions make it simple to program your dashboard to act for you, automatically. 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!

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

Personal Potions:
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