Gmail Add-On to create tasks


#1

Please consider creating a Gmail Add-On.
Allow us to turn emails into tasks in Airtable.
Thanks!
Mark


#2

You can achieve this with Zapier or IFTTT.

Regards

Rob


#3

Good morning and thank you for your reply.

I am using Zapier but it is far from elegant.

I have it so I forward the email to a unique email which triggers the Zap and lands the item in Airtable.

Can you share your Zap if you have it working better than that?

Thanks,

Mark


#4
  1. Create a Gmail label called “Add to Airtable”

  2. Create a Zap that triggers anytime “Add to Airtable” label is applied to an email

  3. Create a step in the Zap that send the data to Airtable

Or!

  1. Create a step that searches your Airtable base for the from or to email address. Associate the email data with the record

  2. Whenever you want to forward an email to Airtable, just apply the label. Easy!

Or!

  1. Create a Gmail filter that applies the label based on certain conditions.

Or!

  1. Create a seperate Zap that applies a label to an email based on any number of triggers.

Hope that helps!


#5

Thanks Hashim, I appreciate that.

I did try out the label approach, only major hitch is the two day limit. According to Zapier, Google’s API will only trigger and send email off to other app if the email has been sitting for less than 2 days in your inbox…go figure.

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I did create a Zap that triggers when I forward email to myself to mark+whatever@gmail address…that does work always. Not very elegant…but works.

Have a great weekend,
Mark