Automation question

Good evening super smart friends! I’d love to hear if there is an automation that could do something like this…

Someone FB messages me…that loads into my notes app. Further could I specify the person who messages me dumps into a note I have set up with their name. Is that too much or too weird?

Thank you for any and all thoughts on this! :slight_smile:

Hmm. At a glance, implementing exactly what you’re looking for isn’t straightforward—and it might cost you a few subscription fees.

Zapier can do actions based on FB Messenger messages:

You could use that to send a trigger to a Pushcut server…

…which could then create and append to Notes notes.

Trick is, you’ll probably need a Zapier subscription, a Pushcut subscription, and a dedicated iOS device on which to run the Pushcut server.

You could cut the Pushcut part by using Zapier to push messages to something like Google Sheets, and then manually run a Shortcut (you can set up regular reminders to initiate this) to detect new additions to the spreadsheet and act on Notes.

And that would still require, I think, a Zapier subscription.

This is just off the top of my head. Maybe there’s a simpler way I’m not thinking of.

1 Like

Thank you for this!! :smile: I’ve been considering looking into zapier. I didn’t realize it’s capabilities! I’m willing to look further into and potentially change my work flow too. :white_check_mark:

1 Like